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Transfer rumours: Jose Mourinho wants Luton Town man, Aston Villa to sell defender, West Ham United want Matias Soule

Transfer rumours: Mourinho wants Adebayo, Villa open to Carlos sale, West Ham chase Soule
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Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer rumours, including Jose Mourinho wanting to take a Luton Town player to Fenerbahce and Aston Villa being open to offers for a defender.

Fenerbahce boss Jose Mourinho is allegedly interested in signing Luton Town forward Elijah Adebayo.

The Portuguese has just made the surprise decision to become the new manager of the Turkish giants, preferring to challenge for a league title than accept a role at a club challenging for European qualification in a bigger league.

As a result, a wide array of high-profile names have been linked with a transfer, but it appears that Mourinho is considering a shock move for a player who plied his trade for the Hatters last season.

According to Takvim, Adebayo is 'at the top' of Mourinho's shortlist for a new striker.

Adebayo contributed 10 goals from his 16 starts and 11 substitute outings in the Premier League during 2024-25, seemingly putting him on the radar of clubs on the continent.

Although the 26-year-old only signed a contract extension last July, Luton's relegation effectively means they will be open to notable offers for their star men.

Aston Villa's Diego Carlos celebrates scoring their first goal with teammate Moussa Diaby on November 9, 2023© Reuters

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are allegedly open to cashing in on defender Diego Carlos during the summer transfer window.

Despite qualifying for the Champions League, Villa are seemingly having to work hard to meet the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Douglas Luiz is said to be closing in on a transfer to Juventus, with two players moving in the opposition direction for a lower fee, while Matty Cash is reportedly attracting attention from Italy.

According to Football Insider, the West Midlands outfit are prepared to allow Carlos to depart the club before the end of August.

Although the 31-year-old made 27 appearances in the Premier League last season, it has been deemed he can leave Villa for the right price.

With Villa having paid £26m to sign Carlos from Sevilla two years ago, the likelihood is they will be looking for a fee marginally below that figure.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Julen Lopetegui on April 8, 2023© Reuters

West Ham United are reportedly interested in negotiating a deal for Juventus winger Matias Soule.

Earlier this week, the Hammers announced that they had completed the signing of Brazilian starlet Luis Guilherme from Palmeiras for just over £25m.

That level of financial commitment would appear to indicate the teenager will immediately challenge for a first-team role, but it appears Julen Lopetegui wants further reinforcements for the final third.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, West Ham would like to secure the signature of Soule over the coming weeks.

Juventus are allegedly open to cashing in on the Argentine winger should they receive what is described as an 'important proposal'.

Despite suffering relegation on loan at Frosinone, the 21-year-old contributed 11 goals and three assists from his 36 starts, enhancing his growing reputation in the process.

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