WHO Poll
Q: Manuel Pellegrini
a. A great signing for the Club and maybe the change of direction we all need
33%
  
b. It will only be a great signing if the Board back him with decent funds
50%
  
c. This is West Ham so it will only end in farce
15%
  
d. I'm not sure about this one, I'll wait until SKY is back to hear what Gary Neville thinks, then I'll voice my opinion
3%
  



Alan 1:07 Sat Jul 7
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Real Madrid want forward Cristiano Ronaldo to tell the club's fans he was not forced out of the Bernabeu if the Portugal captain moves to Juventus. (Mail)

Manchester United enquired about re-signing 33-year-old Ronaldo but were told there had been significant progress in talks about him moving to Juve. (Independent)

Paris St-Germain are willing to pay more than £100m for Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27. (Goal)

West Ham would be open to Marseille's French attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet returning to the London Stadium if he lowers his wage demands. The 31-year-old left the Hammers in acrimonious circumstances 18 months ago. (Mirror)

Jack Wilshere has started a medical at West Ham as the Hammers look to sign the 26-year-old midfielder on a free transfer from Arsenal on a three-year contract and a package worth £5m. (Times - subscription required)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has turned down a new £120,000-a-week pay deal with the Eagles. Tottenham, Everton and Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international. (Sun)

Manchester United have eight centre-backs on their transfer shortlist and may have to pay out a club record fee to have a chance of signing most of them. (Express)

Arsenal are in talks to sign Sevilla and France midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. The 29-year-old previously played for Blackburn and Stoke. (Sky Sports)

Everton have expressed their interest in signing Barcelona and Spain striker Paco Alcacer, 24. (Sport)

Southampton's Dutch midfielder Jordy Clasie, 27, looks set to return to former club Feyenoord. (Sun)

Saint-Etienne have upped their offer for Sunderland's Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri, 27, amid competition from Ligue 1 rivals Rennes. (L'Equipe - in French)

Former Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila, 28, could be on his way back to England. The Frenchman, who currently plays for Saint-Etienne, is wanted by Fulham and Crystal Palace. (Talksport)

Wolves have made a club record £16m offer for Manchester City's Ukraine left wing back Oleksandr Zinchenko, 21. (Sky Sports)

West Brom boss Darren Moore wants to sign Brentford and Saint Kitts and Nevis midfielder Romaine Sawyers, 26, if Belgium international Nacer Chadli, 28, leaves The Hawthorns this summer. (Express & Star)

Midfielder Arthur Melo, 21, has announced he is leaving Brazilian side Gremio to join Barcelona immediately, with the Spanish champions set to exercise their option to purchase him. (Reuters)

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia says manager Steve Bruce retains his "support" but that players will have to be sold to meet financial fair play rules. (Mirror)

Ryan Giggs, Robbie Keane, Damien Duff, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand are among a number of former players who will play in a tribute match for former Celtic,Manchester United and Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller, who died aged 36 in February. (Mail)







HITC

West Ham and Everton eye Samuele Mulattieri

Subhankar Mondal

West Ham United and Everton reportedly want Samuele Mulattieri of Spezia.

West Ham United and Everton are among the clubs interested in signing Spezia attacker Samuele Mulattieri in the summer transfer window, according to a report in Calciomercato.com.

Italian giants Inter Milan and Juventus are also claimed to be interested in the 17-year-old talented and promising attacker.

Tough for West Ham United and Everton

Inter and Juventus are two of the biggest clubs in Italy and are bigger than West Ham or Everton.

Given that Mulattieri is only 17 years of age, the Italian may not be willing to leave his home country and move to England this summer.

After all, the youngster would progress much better if he plays for the Inter or the Juventus youth teams.

Free transfer

According to Football.London, West Ham and Everton could actually sign Mulattieri on a free transfer.

It has been reported that the 17-year-old has yet to sign a professional contract with Spezia, meaning that the Premier League duo only need to pay the Italian side a compensation fee.




Mirror

West Ham interested in shock Dimitri Payet reunion - if French ace lowers wage demands

The French star left the Hammers in acrimonious circumstances 18 months ago

By Darren Lewis

West Ham are interested in a shock reunion with Dimitri Payet - less than two years after he walked out on them mid-season.

The 31-year-old has been offered to the Irons with boss Manuel Pellegrini keen as he was not at the club when Payet left in January last year.

The sticking point is understood to be cash with Payet asking for wages that the Hammers - close to a deal for free agent Jack Wilshere - are not prepared to pay.

West Ham’s board are wary of moves for both players but are prepared to back Pellegrini.

Payet arrived in east London in the summer of 2015 for a bargain £10.7million from French club Marseille.

He went on to inspire the club to a top-four challenge that season - and to force his way to the French national squad for Euro2016.

West Ham eventually ended the 2015-16 campaign seventh in the Premier League table, qualifying for the Europa League.

Just months later, however, Payet - who had been handed a lucrative five-year deal in February 2016 - demanded to leave with the club fighting relegation.

The Hammers board dug their heels in to demand he at least stay for the remainder of the season.

But Bilic was forced to admit Payet had refused to play after a bid from Marseille had been rejected.

Bilic said at the time: “We have said we don't want to sell our best players but Dimitri Payet does not want to play for us.

"I have a team to manage. He's probably been tapped up. Until he changes his attitude and shows the commitment the club have shown him, he is out of the team.”

Payet, however, stood his ground and eventually forced the Marseille move.

To make it worse for Hammers fans, his performances remaining at a high level in France.

He helped Marseille into last season’s Europa League Final and would have been included in the France squad for the World Cup had it not been for a hamstring injury picked up in that match.




Di Marzio

West Ham target Yarmolenko as negotiations for Felipe Anderson stall

The negotiations between West Ham and Lazio for Felipe Anderson have risked to stop a few times but never did before now, as it got complicated again. David Sullivan, West Ham owner, has in fact decided to pursue Andriy Yarmolenko, Borussia Dortmund's winger. The offer has already been made on a €20m basis and there should be new developments in the coming hours to know what Felipe Anderson's future will be made of.




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Mr Logic 12:08 Mon Jul 9
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
that's the dogs bollocks m8, yeeehaaaaw

CARTERS 7:58 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Prayers answered from all WHOERS who appreciate all you do for this site.
It's just not the same when "Alan's Newspapers" column is not on the Forum

FOREVER IRON 4:21 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
That's great to hear - best news of the day !
As someone who looks forward to your column every day I'd like to say thank you very much - looking forward to you keeping up the good work.

Sunil 1:09 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I’ve never thanked you Alan, but today is a good day to start.

So....

Thanks Alan, and all the best.

J.Riddle 12:55 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I forgot to say Thanks Alan for far too long now for all your news and the best news is hearing your all clear, great to hear! Thanks Alan all the best.

terry-h 12:49 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Good to hear your news Alan.

And thanks as usual for your daily up dates.

Crassus 12:21 Sun Jul 8
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Alan

There you go mate - result again, told you so
Fuck me, merlot calling

happygilmore 11:11 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Unbelievable Jeff

The_Phantom 8:27 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
And the best news of all is in the comments bit.

Great news Alan.

All the best

hammerintheorient 7:52 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Congratulations, Alan - great to hear!

lowlife 5:44 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Excellent news, Alan.

Mad Dog 3:08 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Superb news Alan. Congrats

Texas Iron 2:55 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

norwaytips 2:26 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Great news, Alan ;-)

The Stoat 2:25 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Alan 1:19 Sat Jul 7

;-) Well done

bill green 2:16 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
congratulations Alan..

happygilmore 2:10 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Alan

Great news.

chim chim cha boo 1:42 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Great news about the all-clear. Really pleased.

Mike Oxsaw 1:38 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Alan 1:19 Sat Jul 7

Thanks for the news. And thanks for the news.

Mr Anon 1:36 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Great News Alan!

BubblesCyprus 1:33 Sat Jul 7
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated

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