Everton are reported to have topped Boro's offer for Jonjo Shelvey with a £3m bid. However, with Sunderland and Newcastle United also in the frame, we may not have seen the highest bid yet. Now the figures are starting to look realistic.
Charlton supremo Phil Parkinson has insisted that he wants Shelvey to remain at The Valley and says that would be in the player's best interests. However, it is difficult to see how he would benefit from the plunge to League 1.