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Alan 1:03 Tue Jul 17
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has told Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 27, he must consider a move away from Stamford Bridge, amid interest from Real Madrid. (Mirror)

But new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hopes to hold on to key quartet of Belgium forward Eden Hazard, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Brazil midfielder Willian and France midfielder N'Golo Kante, after their heroics at the World Cup. (Sun)

Manchester United are set to miss out on Gareth Bale, with the 29-year-old Wales forward expected to be told he is key to new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui's plans. (Metro)

Manchester City are unwilling to meet Real Madrid's £80m valuation of 24-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are discussing a £53m move for Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, 30. (Evening Standard)

Newcastle and Celtic are interested in Uruguay midfielder Giorgian de Arrascaeta, 24, who is valued at £18m by Cruzeiro. (Sun)

Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, 29, and 24-year-old Eintracht Frankfurt winger Ante Rebic are targets for Manchester United following their performances for Croatia at the World Cup in Russia. (ESPN)

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is set to miss the first four games of the Premier League season after being called up to the South Korea squad for the Asian Games. (Mirror)

Manchester City's England defender John Stones will dismiss worries about World Cup fatigue and be ready for his club's meeting with Chelsea in the Community Shield. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool defenders Joel Matip and Joe Gomez could capitalise on team-mate Dejan Lovren's World Cup exploits and partner Virgil van Dijk while the Croatia international is given time to rest. (Liverpool Echo)

Monaco have made an offer to CSKA Moscow for 22-year-old Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, who has also been linked with a £22m move to Chelsea. (Sport Express - in Russian)

Southampton have distanced themselves from reports they want Liverpool's 25-year-old English forward Danny Ings. (Daily Echo)

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is preparing to trim his squad - and the futures of England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, 29, are in doubt. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is "going nowhere for four years" according to manager Roy Hodgson. The 25-year-old Ivory Coast international is a target for Everton, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund. (Liverpool Echo)

Leicester's Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, 25, is being widely linked with a £40m move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. (Leicester Mercury)

Fenerbahce have made Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, a target as they look to further strengthen their squad. (Fanatik, via 90min)

Newcastle's English defender Jamaal Lascelles, 24, has no intention of leaving amid interest from other Premier League clubs. (Times - subscription required)

Lyon and France midfielder Nabil Fekir, 24, has dropped a hint a move to Liverpool is still possible. (Metro)

Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay has played down links with Arsenal's Spanish full-back Nacho Monreal, 32. (Mundo Deportivo, via Football London)

Derby are close to signing England youth midfielder Mason Mount, 19, on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea. (Telegraph)

Fulham have made a £1.3m bid for Espanyol's Spanish goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez, 32. (Lacontra Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sell Ivory Coast midfielder Jeremie Boga, 21, to Italian club Sassuolo for £3.5m. (Goal)

Former Southampton captain Jose Fonte, 34 is without a club as the Portugal defender's contract at Chinese outfit Dalian Yifang was terminated early. (Daily Echo)

Atletico Madrid have almost completed the signing of AC Milan and Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic, 30. (Marca - via Football Italia)

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, 31, is close to signing a deal to join A-League side Central Coast Mariners. (Telegraph)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

Having spent the past month putting his fingers in his ears every time someone asked him if he was enjoying the World Cup, Anthony Martial has realised that it might be time for a change. While Paul Pogba was adding a second star to France’s shirt, Martial was back in Manchester, sitting on his sofa, twiddling his thumbs and occasionally chucking darts at a picture of a smirking José Mourinho. Thanks for nothing, José! Summer ruined. Even Olivier Giroud got to go to Russia.

But Martial should look on the bright side, even though he was a notable absentee as France became world champions. He’s still young, there will be other tournaments and Bayern Munich are prepared to rescue him from what his Manchester United hell. A fresh start could be just what the 22-year-old forward needs and United would be unlikely to stand in his way given that selling him would allow them to spend £92m on Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic. Everyone wins. Apart from Martial, who won nothing this summer.

Busy times at Old Trafford, then, although it seems that United are going to miss out on Alex Sandro. The Juventus left-back and Mill favourite has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain. Chelsea, meanwhile, are ready to rival them for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Blues could have plenty of money to spend soon, especially if Roberto Martínez has his way. The Belgium manager has endeared himself to Chelsea fans by suggesting that Eden Hazard should join Real Madrid. “Players need new challenges and new projects,” Martínez said. “I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.” Thanks a lot, Spanish Bob!

Cardiff City are ready to spend £7m on Leeds United’s Rolando Vieira and Brighton will offer £10m for Newcastle United’s Isaac Hayden. Arsenal and Liverpool are both in the running for Max Meyer, who’s available on a free after leaving Schalke. The 22-year-old might need to lower his wage demands, though.

Speaking of free agents, Sunderland legend Jack Rodwell is hopeful of earning a contract at Watford. The comeback is on. Step aside, Eric Dier, Qatar 2022 is going to be all about J-Rod.





Football London

Revealed: The offer West Ham have reportedly tabled to sign Bernard ahead of Benfica this summer

The Hammers have already brought in seven new additions ahead of the new season

By Rob Guest

It's been a rather exciting summer for West Ham fans so far.

With Manuel Pellegrini replacing David Moyes at the helm back in May, the Hammers have brought in seven new additions ahead of next season.

Following two successive bottom-half finishes in the Premier League table, they are all welcome additions at the London Stadium.

However, it doesn't look like the club's transfer business has stopped there despite Felipe Anderson joining in a club-record deal from Serie A side Lazio.

As well as a deal for the Brazilian, reports in Portugal suggest that Pellegrini wants to sign Bernard following the expiration of his contract at Shakhtar Donetsk.

According to Portuguese publication O Jogo (via Sport Witness), the winger's agent, Adriano Spadoto, travelled to London on Thursday and is set to meet with the club's officials regarding a move for his client.

West Ham are believed to have offered the player a signing bonus of over €7m, plus a salary of €4m after tax per season to seal a move to east London.

Benfica are also said to be keen on a deal for the 25-year-old, although they will have to better their terms if they remain intent on signing the ex-Atletico Mineiro player ahead of West Ham.

The Primeira Liga side have offered an €8.5m bonus for the player to move to the Estadio da Luz, with his annual salary totalling €2.3m.



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Texas Iron 5:06 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...
Bernard hardly worth 80k a week...

Eggbert Nobacon 4:54 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Fenerbahce have made Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, a target as they look to further strengthen their squad. (Fanatik, via 90min)


seriously doubtthey would sell to us, but this is the player we need

Lily Hammer 3:14 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
At his age, if Bernard chooses Chinese money over a premier league challenge and chance to get back in his national squad, he’s out of his mind.

Trevor B 1:32 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
That Bernard story was from days ago, it doesn't look like we are in for him any more as he has had an offer from China and wants it matched, to the tune of about 200k a week apparently!

Sydney_Iron 1:28 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
charleyfarley 1:09 Tue Jul 17

charleyfarley 1:09 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thank Al

Thanks Alan 1:05 Tue Jul 17
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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