Date: 30th July 2018 at 6:00pm
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With Aleksandar Mitrovic close to sealing his move to Fulham in a deal that could be worth up to £27m, thoughts will turn to how we will spend the money.

Rafa Benitez has confirmed he expects to spend more after the Serbian’s sale, but whether that translates into actual funds, we shall see.

Last week, it was reported that previous target Dennis Praet has a €26m (£23m) release clause that expires this week. I asked fans whether we should pursue the Sampdoria playmaker before it expires. A majority said that we should:

Calciomercato report that Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are now leading the race for the Belgian international. He would certainly fit the bill of a number 10 which Rafa Benitez is looking for.

However, it is expected that most of the money from the Mitrovic deal will be spent on West Brom’s Salomon Rondon, although the inclusion of Dwight Gayle in a part exchange transfer could free up funds for other purchases before the end of the window.

 

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