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Alan 1:33 Sun Jun 17
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United will demand £70m for Anthony Martial if the 22-year-old French forward continues to press for a move away from Old Trafford. (Star on Sunday)

Due to interest from Spurs, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid, the Old Trafford club will not settle for less than £75m for the player. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United look set to miss out on Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar this summer after the Italian club rejected a £57m bid for the 23-year-old Slovakian. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Maurizio Sarri is growing increasingly confident Chelsea will reach an agreement with former club Napoli for him to become the new manager at the Stamford Bridge club. (Observer)

Real Madrid have offered £50m for Roma keeper Alisson, who is also a target for Liverpool, but the Italian club want £75m for the 25-year-old Brazil international. (Mail on Sunday)

Boca Juniors want Colombian midfielder Wilmar Barrios to postpone a move to Tottenham until the January transfer window after the north London club stepped up their interest in the 24-year-old. (Independent)

Wales forward Gareth Bale's career at Real Madrid has been given a lifeline because the 28-year-old's new manager Julen Lopetegui can speak English, unlike former boss Zinedine Zidane. (Express)

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, is set to leave the club on a free transfer after being told he is not a key part of new manager Unai Emery's plans. (Sunday Mirror)

The Gunners will not increase their £100,000-a-week contract offer for Jack Wilshere, which is a 20% pay cut, and West Ham are confident they can sign the midfielder in a deal worth £130,000-a-week. (Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle are still keen to sign Brazilian playmaker Kenedy, 22, permanently from Chelsea despite also being linked with Crystal Palace's English winger Andros Townsend. (Newcastle Chronicle)

England left-back Danny Rose, 27, said the squad's players knew manager Gareth Southgate "was not somebody to be messed around" after he dropped striker Wayne Rooney for a game against Slovenia. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

England's World Cup players will be wearing battery-powered heated trousers throughout the tournament to combat injury-threatening changes in temperature. (Mail)

Southampton are close to signing Norwich City midfielder James Maddison after having an offer of more than £20m accepted for the 21-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva says he is going to try to persuade manager Pep Guardiola to buy some more Portuguese players to give him support in the dressing room. (The Player's Tribune)

Huddersfield have made a move for Wolves striker Ivan Cavaleiro with the 24-year-old Portuguese not part of the club's plans. (Mirror)

West Ham have re-opened talks to sign Paris St-Germain's Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore, 28. (Sky Sports)

Former international Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, is key to France's hopes of winning the World Cup for the first time since 1998. (Standard)

Saturday's gossip column

Spain defender Sergio Ramos vetoed Real Madrid's move for Antonio Conte after speaking to Chelsea's Spanish contingent of players while on international duty. (Metro via El Pais)

Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy has returned to pre-season training three weeks early to build on his good performances last season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Former Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Barnsley footballer turned reality television star Ashley Ward claims he is fitter now at 47 than he was when he was playing professionally. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits his keeper David De Gea, 27, made a "a bad mistake" for Spain against Portugal at the World Cup but that the "good thing with the best is that in the next match he will be there, not afraid, confident to go and ready to help the team". (Sunday Times - subscription required)


West Ham boosted by belief they can sign Jack Wilshere as Arsenal refuse to up offer

Free agent Wilshere has met with new Gunners boss Unai Emery who wants him to stay at the Emirates Stadium

Exclusive By Justin Allen

WEST HAM believe they can complete the signing of Jack Wilshere.

The out-of-contract Arsenal midfielder met new Gunners boss Unai Emery on Monday for talks.

Emery told Wilshere he would like him to stay, but the club’s position remains unchanged - they will pay him only £100,000-a-week, which is a 20 percent pay cut.

And that has thrown the door open for the Hammers who are willing to hand Wilshere a four-year deal on £130,000-a-week.

Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini is a big admirer of Wilshere and the Hammers have told the ace they want to build a team around him.

Wilshere would prefer to stay in London but Wolves, Everton and Newcastle are all understood to be interested too.

Juventus have still not given up hope on luring him to Italy.

Emery wants Wilshere to hold fire and wishes to hold a second meeting with the player.

Wilshere suggested on social media in the week that he might be about to leave Arsenal.

He wrote on Instagram: "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book."

Meanwhile, Pellegrini has already been busy on his return to the Premier League.

The new Hammers boss has signed Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, while being linked with Yaya Toure, Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski.

West Ham beat Everton and Sevilla to bag Toulouse defender Issa Diop and set to tie up move next week

Diop set to be first major addition for Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini with Londoner's back in talks with PSG playmaker Javier Pastore

By Warren Haughton

WEST HAM have beaten Everton in the race for Toulouse defender Issa Diop, according to reports in France.

The Hammers will look to wrap up their first major signing of the Manuel Pellegrini era by bagging the central defender who was also attracting the attention of the Toffees and Sevilla.

L’Equipe reckon the Londoner’s have agreed a £22million fee for the 21-year-old and will push to wrap up the deal as early as next week.

Pellegrini and new director of football Mario Husillos have made bolstering thier defence a priority after the departure of James Collins.

The Welshman’s exit has left Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice as the only senior centre-backs at the London Stadium.

Diop has represented France at every level from Under-16s to U21s operates as a centre-half.

He started his youth career at Balma SC in 2004 but has been with Toulouse since 2006, making 85 appearances for the senior side and scoring six goals.

The defender was born in France but his family are from Senegal.

Diop’s grandfather Labysse Diop, made history by becoming the first Senegalese footballer ever to in Ligue 1.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

COOL HAND LUKE 6:46 Sun Jun 17
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Permacrock Wilshire = 130K pw

Emerging star Rice = 16K pw...

No, no really... I don't see that being a problem at ALL...

Texas Iron 4:05 Sun Jun 17
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

mallard 2:03 Sun Jun 17
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Wiltshire £130k pw - FMOB!!

......ahh! The Sun

Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:48 Sun Jun 17
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

ironsofcanada 1:38 Sun Jun 17
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thank you sir

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