Ipswich Town are struggling to hold onto talented young defender Tyrone Mings, with a number of Premier League clubs chasing his signature, according to The Northern Echo. They are determined to get a decent fee for him if he does leave however, and have demanded £8m from any potential suitors, the same report claims.
The piece suggests that we are among the clubs in the hunt for the versatile defender, but face competition from Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion.
The 22-year-old is highly rated, and Ipswich are understandably not keen to let him leave – especially on the cheap. English players generally come with a premium attached, and it seems Mings is no different.
Arsene Wenger has been building a British core over the last few seasons, with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and most recently Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers all making their way up the Arsenal ranks. Mings could be the next addition, although the price tag may turn Wenger off a player who is unproven at the highest level.