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Alan 11:43 Tue Jun 19
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Arsenal are closing in on the £48m double signing of Bayer Leverkusen's Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 26, and Sampdoria's 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira. (Telegraph)

Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, has warned his club side Chelsea that "Real Madrid could interest me". (Sun)

Liverpool's deal to sign Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir is not over, according to the 24-year-old France international's agent. (Express)

Former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and ex-Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola could be confirmed as the London club's new management team this week, if an agreement is reached to terminate current coach Antonio Conte's contract. (Mail)

Sarri is an admirer of Russia central midfielder Aleksandr Golovin and Chelsea will compete with Juventus to sign the 22-year-old from CSKA Moscow. (Evening Standard)

The uncertainty over Chelsea's managerial position is hindering their attempts to sign players, including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, and Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 26. (Times - subscription required)

Southampton have joined West Ham, Wolves, Sampdoria and AC Milan in wanting to sign Arsenal's English midfielder Jack Wilshere, who has yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners and whose current contract expires on 1 July. (Mirror)

West Ham have beaten Sevilla to the signing Toulouse defender Issa Diop and the 21-year-old Frenchman is set to sign a five-year deal with the Hammers. (Star)

Everton want to sign Sporting Lisbon's Portugal winger Gelson Martins, 23, as well as Ajax's 18-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt. (Telegraph)

Everton's new director of football Marcel Brands is free to make signings from former club PSV Eindhoven, paving the way to make a move for winger Hirving Lozano, 22, who scored Mexico's World Cup winner against Germany. (Echo)

Manchester City are closing in on a deal in the region of £46.5m for Napoli's Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United's David de Gea is set to become the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world when the Spain player, 27, signs his new contract. (Marca)

Arsenal's Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin, 23, has been told he is one of just five players that new Gunners boss Unai Emery does not want to sell. (Mirror)

West Ham target Javier Pastore is now in talks with Roma, with the Argentine midfielder, 28, set to leave Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Newcastle United have been told by Feyenoord they will have to pay more than £20m to sign their 27-year-old Denmark striker Nicolai Jorgensen. (Chronicle)

Liverpool want £15m for Daniel Sturridge, with Sevilla reviving their interest in the out-of-favour England striker and Fenerbahce also keen on the 28-year-old. (Telegraph)

Tottenham's Belgium pair Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele, as well as Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, have decided to wait until after the World Cup to resolve their uncertain club futures. (Evening Standard)

Watford's search for a goalkeeper is showing no sign of slowing down after they were linked with a move for Benfica's Portugal Under-23 player Bruno Varela, 23. (Watford Observer)

Nottingham Forest are still keen on bringing back Cardiff City striker Lee Tomlin - but their best chance of doing so may be another loan deal for the 29-year-old Englishman. (Nottingham Post)

Leeds United have made a bid for Birmingham City's David Stockdale but have not met their Championship rivals' valuation of the English goalkeeper, 32. (Birmingham Mail)

Gavin Reilly, 25, has announced his departure from St Mirren, with Sunderland likely to take the Scottish midfielder on a free transfer. (Chronicle)

Brazil have submitted a written complaint to Fifa's referees' commission about the officials' decisions in their 1-1 draw with Switzerland, whose equaliser was allowed despite a slight push by goalscorer Steven Zuber on defender Miranda. (Times - subscription required)

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Arsenal have agreed a deal for Bayer Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno – insert your own Royksopp-themed gag here – and are set to follow it with the signing of Sampdoria’s Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira. Hang on, Torreira’s in Uruguay’s World Cup squad. Whatever happened t- oh never mind.

Chelsea will appoint the former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri as soon as they cross Antonio Conte’s palm with enough compensatory silver. Gianfranco Zola will be Sarri’s assistant. And as soon as the management team are confirmed, Chelsea will press ahead with bids for Robert Lewandowski, Nice midfielder Jean Seri and CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin. Won’t somebody think of Danny Drinkwater?

Don’t stop us if you think if you’ve heard this one before, because we already know you have: Eden Hazard may join Real Madrid from Chelsea this summer. And suggestions that Nabil Fekir’s move to Liverpool is definitely off are FEK NEWS: the transfer could still go ahead after the World Cup.

“Union” Jack Wilshere, whose Arsenal contract expires in a couple of weeks, is wanted by Sampdoria, West Ham, Wolves, Milan and Southampton.

Everton’s new manager Marco Silva is setting his sights high: he wants to get his healing hands on Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Mexico’s earthquake-causing winger Hirving Lozano.

Finally, Sevilla and Fenerbahce are interested in former footballer Daniel Sturridge, and Liverpool are interesting in receiving £15m for his increasingly inconsiderable services.


Hammers have zero interest in free agent

Jack Wilshere’s hopes of landing a West Ham gig remains the longest of longshots – indeed a non starter.

Reports have emerged over the last few days that Manuel Pellegrini wants the player and would love him to become his Manuel Lanzini replacement.

Indeed one report – in a notorious red top -went as far as to claim: ‘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.’

They add that Wilshere – who becomes a free agent at the end of the month – would prefer to stay in London but Wolves, Everton and Newcastle are all understood to be interested.

The truth, however, is that the Hammers, following their Andy Carroll experience, are totally disinterested in adding another player to the squad with a horrendous injury record.

He has already rejected a £100,000k a week offer from Arsenal to remain at the Emirates and the Hammers would offer nothing near that figure given his injury history even were they tempted to make a move.

Evening Standard

West Ham to unveil Lukasz Fabianski and Issa Diop double transfer


West Ham will confirm the signings of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and central defender Issa Diop within the next 24 hours.

The club, who have already signed Fulham full-back Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer, have agreed a £7million, three-year contract with Swansea for Fabianski but will delay confirmation of the deal until tomorrow since the 33-year-old former Arsenal keeper is in the Poland squad facing Senegal today.

Diop underwent a medical in London yesterday and was due to complete a £22m move from French Ligue 1 club Toulouse.

Everton and Sevilla are among the clubs who have shown an interest in 6ft 4ins Diop, 21, but West Ham who, under new manager Manuel Pellegrini, look eager to do the bulk of their business early, have moved quickly.

West Ham are also interested in Fabianski’s Swansea team-mate, central defender Alfie Mawson.

The bid to sign Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio has stalled. West Ham have offered £30.5m for the 25-year-old but Lazio, who have to pay 25 per cent of any transfer fee to the player’s former club Santos, want £42m.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Texas Iron 8:55 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

BubblesCyprus 4:17 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated.

jimbo2. 3:35 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
So that will be approx £27M of our actual transfer budget gone already, with the expected 2nd & 3rd signings? Thanks Al

Wham1966 12:53 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 11:49 Tue Jun 19

Thanks Alan 11:49 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Takashi Miike 11:45 Tue Jun 19

Jose+ 11:46 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The latest west ham transfer news is that there is no transfer news.

Takashi Miike 11:45 Tue Jun 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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