Transfer gossip: Bees ‘lead race’ to sign Posh winger, Sun say

Transfer speculation in Wednesday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…

Brentford lead a race to sign Peterborough winger Siriki Dembele, according to The Sun.

The newspaper say Fulham are among clubs also keen on the 24-year-old, who has reportedly handed in a transfer request.

Watford and Bournemouth are said to be interested in Dembele too after his impressive performances in League One.

The Sun say Brentford are in pole position to sign him after receiving a glowing reference from striker Ivan Toney, who joined the Bees from Peterborough last year.

No Wolves move for Giroud – Mirror

The Daily Mirror now say Wolves, who were linked with Olivier Giroud, will not be pursuing the Chelsea striker.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has apparently been told he will not have money to spend.

Barkley speculation continues

There continues to be speculation over the future of Ross Barkley.

The England midfielder is on loan at Chelsea from Aston Villa, who are reportedly keen to sign him on a permanent deal.

The Daily Star are among a number of newspapers reporting that Villa are likely to miss out because Chelsea are demanding a large transfer fee for Barkley.