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Alan 11:38 Sun Jun 24
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are ready to battle Manchester City and Real Madrid to sign 19-year-old France striker Kylian Mbappe, who spent last season on loan at Paris St-Germain from Monaco. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are now targeting Valencia's Spanish left-back Jose Luis Gaya, 23, after being priced out of a move for Juventus' 27-year-old Brazilian defender Alex Sandro. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City have a verbal agreement in place to sign 26-year-old Napoli and Italy midfielder Jorginho, according to the player's agent. (Manchester Evening News)

Spanish playmaker Marco Asensio is concerned over his Real Madrid future and Liverpool keen to sign the 22-year-old. (Diario Gol, via Express)

Newcastle United are in no hurry to let Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic leave St James' Park, with club bosses hopeful of getting maximum value for the 23-year-old if manager Rafael Benitez still wants to sell. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has not ruled out reopening talks with Liverpool over France playmaker Nabil Fekir, 24, but says negotiations have ended for now. (Liverpool Echo)

Juventus are considering moves for Atletico Madrid's Uruguay defender Diego Godin, 32, and Ajax's 18-year-old Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt as they look to find a replacement for 23-year-old Italian Daniele Rugani, who is a target for Chelsea.(Tutto Sport, via Sun on Sunday)

Everton boss Marco Silva wants to sign Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, and fellow England midfielder Jack Wilshere from Arsenal. (Sunday Mirror)

Juventus have also joined the race for 26-year-old Wilshere - who is leaving Emirates Stadium when his contract expires this summer - with Crystal Palace,West Ham and Wolves also intereste. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea's France and former Gunners striker Olivier Giroud says Wilshere's departure will be a "big loss" to Arsenal, adding that the decision to let him leave is new boss Unai Emery's "responsibility". (Metro)

Inter Milan have made a bid to sign winger Malcom on loan from Bordeaux with an option to buy the 21-year-old Brazilian for a deal worth £35.2m. (Football Italia)

Former Leicester and Stoke defender Robert Huth, 33, is under consideration as Aston Villa look to replace former England captain John Terry. The 33-year-old German is a free agent. (Birmingham Mail)

Villa have received no formal bids for 22-year-old English midfielder Jack Grealish, who has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham. (Birmingham Mail)

Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, wants to leave Real Madrid and could attract interest from Premier League clubs. (Marca)

Liverpool are ready to join Barcelona in the race for PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano with the 22-year-old Mexico international's future set to be decided after the World Cup. (Star on Sunday)

West Ham are reportedly waiting on an answer from Lazio in order to confirm the signing of 25-year-old Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson. (Football London)

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has injury concerns over Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 27, and 25-year-old Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and could rest a number of first-team players for Thursday's Group G game against England.(Sunday Telegraph)

Brazil captain Thiago Silva, 33, has defended 26-year-old team-mate Neymar's antics in crying on the pitch after the World Cup win against Costa Rica. "I told him to get it all out, because he's been carrying a lot of weight," said Silva.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson says the Germany camp "rubbing it in our faces by making gestures" after their late winner caused a touchline fracas. (Mail on Sunday)

Football London

Issa Diop's first words after signing five-year deal will delight West Ham United supporters

The Frenchman has penned a five-year deal at the London Stadium

By Rob Guest

New West Ham signing Issa Diop has claimed that he is achieved nothing in football yet following his club-record move to the London Stadium.

Signed for a reported £22million from French side Toulouse, the 21-year-old has penned a five-year deal with the club amid interest from the likes of Everton, Roma and Sevilla.

Diop now joins Ryan Fredericks and Lukasz Fabianski as the club's new signings ahead of next season, while more are expected to follow ahead of the club's opening game of the season against Liverpool.

Speaking to French publication L'Equipe about his move to the capital, the centre-back explained that West Ham will allow him to grow as a player over the next few seasons.

"I did not have any priorities," he said. "The only criteria that I had, was that the club would count on me.

"West Ham is the club that will allow me to grow.

"The coach spoke to me, and explained what he expected from me.

"I know that I am going to arrive in a great place, with amazing players.
"It's a new step that I am taking. But this is not an accomplishment.

"I have not played in the Champions League, the World Cup.
"In football, I have achieved nothing yet."

Quizzed about the number of players who had moved to the Premier League in recent years and failed, Diop stated that he will not have done everything required if his move doesn't go to plan.

"I do not compare myself at all to other footballers," he added. "If I do not succeed, that will be on me.

"That would mean that I would not have done everything required to succeed.

"What is important for me is to put everything in place.

"The future will indicate if I made the right decision to leave at this time and come here. I have the keys to my future.

"I felt like now was the right time to leave. The right moment."


West Ham and Lazio find agreement for Brazilian star

Serie A giants Lazio and Premier League side West Ham have reportedly reached an agreement for Brazilian star Felipe Anderson.

Felipe Anderson joined Lazio from Brazilian club Santos in the summer of 2013 for a fee in the region of 8 million euros. With Lazio having failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, the winger has drawn links with the Hammers over the last few weeks and a move was told to be close.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that an agreement for the player has been reached by West Ham and Lazio, with the fee set to be in the region of 40 million euros.

The player's contract at the London club will have a future resale clause of 20 percent.


Everton, West Ham & another Premier League club target Aaron Mooy

By Benjamin Newman

It’s been a remarkable year and a bit for Aaron Mooy and Huddersfield Town.

Few gave Huddersfield any hope of beating the drop when they won promotion to the Premier League 12 months ago.

But Huddersfield defied their critics by surviving in their first EPL season.

In the end Huddersfield finished in 16th place with 37 points from 38 games.

Mooy was one of the standout players for the Terriers. And he’s now trying to help steer Australia out of their World Cup group and into the last 16.

This weekend the World Game – the Australian news outlet – are reporting that Mooy is a target for three Premier League clubs.

Those clubs are Everton, West Ham and Southampton.

The figures being bandied about around Mooy are that he’d cost £18 million. The World Game tell their readers the following:

The World Game understands that West Ham United have also turned their gaze on Mooy, with 68 per cent of fans on a recent online poll saying the club should make him a priority signing.

It’s believed two other Premier League clubs are also in the mix, along with a leading club in Italy’s Serie A and one of French football’s higher-echelon outfits.

Everton may be viewing Mooy as a replacement for Wayne Rooney in their squad.

As for West Ham, they are looking for additional creativity in their team after Manuel Lanzini’s ACL injury.

Southampton could also be in the market for creative midfielders as Dusan Tadic is tipped to join Ajax this summer.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

jimbo2. 9:44 Sun Jun 24
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It’s a good day to be an Englishman! Thanks as always Al.

BubblesCyprus 4:59 Sun Jun 24
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Thanks Alan much appreciated

ironsofcanada 2:43 Sun Jun 24
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Thanks Alan

I like the words from young Diop and the fact he was made captain indicates he is willing to back them up.

Texas Iron 2:29 Sun Jun 24
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charleyfarley 11:45 Sun Jun 24
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Thanks Al

Alan 11:44 Sun Jun 24
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Mooy story added.

Sydney_Iron 11:43 Sun Jun 24
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Alan 11:39 Sun Jun 24

Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 11:42 Sun Jun 24
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Thanks Alan

Alan 11:39 Sun Jun 24
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Anderson agreed?
I'm not getting too excited yet.

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