Sporting have reportedly turned down an offer of €30m for the Dutch striker Bas Dost. The bid, which arrived from the Premier League, is still far from what the club would accept for the player.
Despite stating that it came from England, Record don’t say which club made the offer. They only claim Sporting have no plans to let him go for less than his €60m release clause, and proof of that is that the club already rejected a €40m offer from China in the January market.
Although Sporting need sales, Dost is a different case. He’s a player to be kept, and president Bruno de Carvalho intends to make money by moving other stars such as William Carvalho and Adrien Silva.
Everton and Stoke desire wasn’t something new, since they have both been linked to Dost since 2012.
West Brom were repeatedly linked to Bas Dost in May, probably the most strongly of the three English clubs, but that seemed to come from Tony Pulis’ interest in William Carvalho.
Signed by Sporting from Wolfsburg for only €10m last summer, the Dutchman has scored 36 goals in his first season in Portugal.
A €30m offer for the striker, who turned 28 years of age in May, is probably too little to tempt Sporting.