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
49%
  
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 12:29 Tue Jul 10
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Chelsea are trying to jump in to beat Manchester City to the signing of Lazio's Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26. (Manchester Evening News)

City have also made an enquiry for Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24, amid doubts over their pursuit of Jorginho. (Mirror)

Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 27, says Real Madrid "makes everyone dream" even without Zinedine Zidane in charge. (Marca)

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, looks set to stay with the club despite being linked with a move away. (Bild)

Roma's sporting director Monchi says he will consider offers for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson but that no club has bid for the 25-year-old.

Manchester United and Real Madrid have met officials from Lazio to discuss a move for 23-year-old Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Il Messaggero - via Talksport)

Southampton are hopeful of completing an £18m deal for Borussia Monchengladbach and Denmark centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, 25. (Daily Echo)

Newcastle United are hoping to sign Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan before they head to Ireland later this week. The 22-year-old Brazilian is travelling to Tyneside to complete a loan move. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Borussia Dortmund plan to use the money from Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko's imminent transfer to West Ham to help fund a move for 25-year-old Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast midfielder Wilfried Zaha, who has also attracted interest from Tottenham and Everton after turning down a new contract at Selhurst Park. (Sun)

Everton boss Marco Silva is desperate to land Zaha, 25. (Mirror)

Juventus have told Liverpool they can sign Croatian winger Marko Pjaca, 23, this summer for £22m. (Gazzetta dello Sport - via Talksport)

Liverpool have seen an opening 18m (£16m) Euro offer for 29-year-old Croatia and Besiktas central defender Domagoj Vida rejected. (90min)

West Ham could sign Sevilla attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez, 22, with the Spanish club open to selling the Italy international for the right offer. (Sport Witness)

Hull have agreed a fee with West Ham for English defender Reece Burke, 21. (Sky Sports)

Italy's former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will become Marseille's highest-paid player when he completes a move from Nice in the coming days. (RMC - via Talksport)

West Ham have made a club-record bid for Lazio's versatile Brazilian forward Felipe Anderson, 25. (Goal.com - via Calciomercato)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery personally persuaded Lorient's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 19, to join the Gunners instead of Paris St-Germain or Borussia Dortmund. (L'Equipe - via Metro)

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza, 21, has flown to the United States with Eintracht Frankfurt before a potential loan move to the Bundesliga club. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Real Madrid defender Michel Salgado believes Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 24, is the Spanish club's second transfer target this summer - after Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar, 26. (Talksport)

Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Barcelona and Inter Milan are likely to miss out on 20-year-old Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who is set to sign a new deal with Liverpool which could lead to a loan move to Monaco. (Teamtalk)

Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Sporting Lisbon and Portugal attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 23. (A Bola - via Sportslens)

Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Molde's 17-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, the son of former Manchester City and Leeds midfielder Alf-Inge Haaland. (Mirror)

Newcastle and Tottenham are set to miss out on Nice forward Alassane Plea with the 25-year-old Frenchman likely to move to Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach. (RP-Online)

Galatasaray are in talks to sign Everton's Nigerian winger Henry Onyekuru, 21, on loan. (Liverpool Echo)

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag admits he is interested in bringing Manchester United's Dutch defender Daley Blind, 28, back to the club this summer. (Sky Sports)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is expected to sign a new three-year deal with the club. (Star)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce says the club's financial position means it is inevitable key players such as English midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, will leave this summer. (Sky Sports)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Scott Murray

A few months ago, it sounded like Napoli schemer Jorginho was on his way to Liverpool. Then Manchester City got involved, and the Italian midfielder seemed a shoo-in to join the Premier League champions. But at the last minute Chelsea have poked their neb in. City are still hoping to seal the deal, but just in case there’s a last twist, they’re also looking at Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic.

Across the way, Manchester United’s dogged pursuit of Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic continues apace. They’re also keeping tabs on young Molde striker Erling Haaland. Yes it is his son.

Wilfried Zaha has been a long-term target for both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. Now Borussia Dortmund are in the mix. As if the Jorginho story wasn’t disorienting enough.

Southampton are in negotiations with Borussia Mönchengladbach for central defender Jannik Vestergaard; West Ham wish to pair new boy Jack Wilshere with Seville’s Franco Vázquez; Liverpool have been offered Juventus winger Marko Pjaca.

And it was always bound to happen: World Cup and Golden Boot hopeful Harry Kane has been linked with Real Madrid, who want to pair the Spurs striker with popularity’s Neymar. Just idle speculation at the minute, but watch this one rise up the Rumour Mill page quicksmart if Harry ends up doing a Geoff Hurst-style turn on Sunday.






Sport Witness

West Ham willing to offer ‘close to €15m’ to sign Manuel Pellegrini target

The Marlon saga is getting slightly irritating.

First the Catalan media presented a move to West Ham as very close, and then the Hammers were cast aside and it was Southampton who were set to sign the Barcelona player, and now the pair of Sport and Mundo Deportivo seem to be pin-balling between the two Premier League clubs.

Today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo mentions Southampton, but not West Ham, and the other Catalan newspaper, Sport, mentions the Hammers ahead of the Saints.

Marlon spent last season on loan at Nice, where he meant to stay for two years. That contract was cut short as Barca thought they were close to a deal to sell the Brazilian.

Sport state West Ham would be willing to offer ‘close to €15m’ for the Manuel Pellegrini target.

On May 30th, the same newspaper reported Marlon was on the verge of signing for West Ham, for that very same €15m. The deal was presented as almost done.

On June 12th, Mundo Deportivo reported the asking price had moved to €25m, which seemed over the top, and West Ham were willing to pay around €15m.

Maybe this is a case of the Hammers sticking to their €15m guns, and Barca trying to see if they can get more out of Southampton, and so far failing.




C&H

West Ham spending to exceed £100m

West Ham spending is set to top £100m this summer but outbound sales are still likely to bring that down to net spend of around £75m.

The Hammers spent £22m on Issa Diop, £7m on Łukasz Fabianski, £10m of signing on and agent fees for free agents Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere.

It appears Andriy Yarmolenko will soon complete his transfer for around £17.6m (20 million Euros) plus Fabian Balbuena for £3.5m (4 million euros)

This would take West Ham’s overall committed spending to just over £60m but the record signing of Felipe Anderson at £40m expected by the end of this week would bring the total to over £100m!

West Ham will still want to balance their books by selling some players that Pellegrini believes are surplus to his requirements.

These could include Michail Antonio £15m and Cheik Kouyate £10m which could bring West Ham’s spending within the predicted transfer budget.

Although transfer fees are spread over a number of years that works both ways and evens itself out. We are still paying for players we have purchased over the last three years and equally we are still being paid for players we sold in the last three years so a case of swings and roundabouts.


Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

andyd12345 8:58 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Unless Antonio is completely broken somehow, there’s no reason he should be worth £15m. Keep him fit and he gets 15 goals a season from midfield. English, the right age, and that makes him worth £40m+ in today’s market

£15m is a row of beans.

RM10 7:10 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
with current stupid prices i would expect more than 25m for both antonio and cayote

Mex Martillo 6:58 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

norwaytips 5:35 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Frank’s Al

gph 4:52 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan

Texas Iron 4:04 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Russ of the BML 3:07 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
To see Balbuena, Anderson and Yarmalenko come through the door will be a very welcome relief and set us up nicely for a great season.

jimbo2. 3:02 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
This coming season is shaping up nicely with our signings. Thanks Al!

Thanks Alan 1:08 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
zebthecat 12:37 Tue Jul 10

charleyfarley 12:51 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Al

Sydney_Iron 12:46 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Enjoy your Thursday...........

zebthecat 12:37 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Takashi Miike 12:32 Tue Jul 10

Takashi Miike 12:32 Tue Jul 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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