Saints reject ‘derisory’ bid for Ward-Prowse from PL rival

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Saints reject ‘derisory’ bid for Ward-Prowse from PL rival

Southampton have rejected a bid worth £25million from Aston Villa for club captain James Ward-Prowse, according to a report.

This is according to journalist David Ornstein who says ‘the initial offer was seen as derisory and not even considered by the south coast club’.

Ward-Prowse has been at Southampton since 2003 and has made 322 appearances for the south coast club.



A transfer away from the Saints would be unlikely, especially to a domestic rival, but every player has their price.

The report also claims that a second bid is expected to be made by .

The England international has five years left on his contract and is seen as Southampton’s highest-valued asset.

He was instrumental last season as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side finished 15th in the league, scoring eight goals in 38 Premier League appearances.

His fine form earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s preliminary squad for Euro 2020, but was cut from the final 26-man team.

Former PL striker Noel Whelan said last month that JWP would be a good fit for Liverpool amidst Villa’s interest.

Whelan told : “We do know that Aston Villa have brought in a lot of midfield players. They’re still looking to bring in more.

“We did wonder where they’re all going to fit in if they go for Ward-Prowse. Then again, Liverpool might fancy Ward-Prowse. He’s that kind of midfield player as well, especially when it comes to set-pieces as well.

“You’ve got to look at delivery, you’ve got to look at everything. He’s tenacious in midfield, he’s got that energy about him and is a player that would could probably suit Liverpool as well.”

Elsewhere, ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson told  that he thinks that .

“Southampton normally sell their best players on but Ward-Prowse is so established there though so in this case it could be different.

“He would be a great signing for Aston Villa though and in truth, Villa are moving forward faster than Southampton. They are a bigger club as well.

“Southampton will not want to do business but they are a club that will do business at the right price, of that I’m sure. I think Villa can get the deal through if they are willing to pay.”

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UEFA announces capacity of 13,000 for Super Cup

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UEFA announces capacity of 13,000 for Super Cup

A crowd of up to 13,000 will be able to attend the UEFA Super Cup between Chelsea and Villarreal at Windsor Park in Belfast.

Champions League winners meet the Spanish Europa League holders on August 11, kicking off at 8pm.

Tickets sales for fans of each team will be managed by the respective clubs.



Supporters can apply for general tickets up until 3pm on August 2 – with all of those successful required to show proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test on entry to the ground, where no food or drink will be sold from the kiosks on the concourse area.

Any fans coming from outside the UK will need to comply with border entry restrictions and requirements which are in force at the time of the match – with no exemptions granted to ticket holders.

Seats will be made available at prices ranging from 40 euros (£35) for ‘Category 3’ up to 120 euros (£106) for ‘Category 1’, with supporters able to apply for up to two tickets per person.

Should demand exceed the number of available tickets, a random draw will take place.

Governing body UEFA noted the attendance level “may be adjusted according to the latest decisions from the local authorities”.

As at Euro 2020, tickets can be downloaded to the official UEFA app.

Elsewhere, this summer.

The Sevilla defender has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea over the last few weeks, while there has been speculation that both Tottenham and Man Utd were interested.

Fabrizio Romano said earlier this week that the Blues had offered Sevilla €30-35m and Kurt Zouma for Kounde, while personal terms were already in place if Chelsea were to get the green light from the Spanish side.

And now ‘talkSPORT’s European football expert’ Brassell claims that the possibility of Kounde joining the Blues “feels a bit like the Jadon Sancho deal” that saw him join Manchester United this summer.

“It’s very likely because for Sevilla, it’s part of their model to make a deal,” Brassell told talkSPORT.

“He’s been there for two years, they paid a lot for him in the first place and a lot of eyebrows were raised when they signed him for £21m.

“ can get their replacement in Kurt Zouma, who Monchi – the sporting director at Sevilla – has liked for a very long time.

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