Date: 2nd August 2018 at 4:30pm
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We are one of three clubs looking at Toulouse centre-back Christopher Jullien, according to reporter Robin Bairner.

It is believed Southampton and Everton are also keeping tabs on the 25-year-old. The Chronicle reports that Rafa Benitez is looking for another centre-back despite sealing a deal for Fabian Schar this summer.

Bairner revealed on his Twitter account that Jullien would cost in the region of €10m (£8.9m), and with our track record this summer, it seems like a stretch that we’ll even be able to afford that.

The £22m sale of Aleksandar Mitrovic to Fulham should have freed up some funds but Rafa is getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of transfer activity.

It is believed that the manager wants four more signings before the window closes in a week’s time, but the snail’s pace in which negotiations have been conducted for West Brom’s Salomon Rondon would indicate that number is very ambitious.


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