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Alan 11:34 Fri Jul 20
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester City will sell England forward Raheem Sterling in 12 months if the 23-year-old does not agree terms on a new contract. Sterling's deal runs until June 2020 but City will not allow any of their key players to run down contracts. (Mirror)

However, Sterling fears his chances of earning the deal he wants with the Premier League champions have receded following his performances at the World Cup this summer. (Telegraph)

Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 24, is trying to convince former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at Anfield. Striker Mbappe, 19, won the World Cup with France earlier this month. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is the top target for the Japan FA as they look for a new national manager. The 68-year-old Frenchman has said he wants to stay in the game. (Mail)

Chelsea will target 19-year-old AC Milan and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if 26-year-old Belgium international Thibaut Courtois - a Real Madrid target - leaves Stamford Bridge this summer. (London Evening Standard)

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 31, will stay and fight for the number one spot at Real even if the Spanish giants sign Courtois. (AS)

Juventus and Italy defender Daniele Rugani, 23, will join Chelsea on a five-year contract worth £77,000 a week, with the Blues paying the Italian champions a fee of about £44.2m. (London Evening Standard)

Brazilian midfielder Willian, 29, still wants to leave Chelsea despite the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as manager at Stamford Bridge. Willian fell out with former boss Antonio Conte last season. (Sun)

Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha has told club bosses he wants to leave this summer, with Palace putting a £70m asking price on the 25-year-old. (Sun)

Everton want to make a part exchange bid for Zaha, with former Palace winger and DR Congo international Yannick Bolasie, 29, returning to Selhurst Park as part of the deal. (Mirror)

Arsenal are ready to sell England striker Danny Welbeck as new boss Unai Emery looks to trim his squad. Everton are reportedly considering a £15m move for the 27-year-old. (Sun)

Leicester City have agreed a £12.5m fee with Liverpool for 25-year-old goalkeeper Danny Ward and will meet with the Wales international in the next 24 hours. Ward is wanted by Foxes boss Claude Puel as competition for Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, not as a replacement. (Telegraph)

Valencia are keen to sign Manchester United's 20-year-old Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan with a view to a permanent signing. (Super Deporte)

Fulham have increased their offer for Espanyol's Spanish midfielder David Lopez, 28, from £13.41m to £17.88m. (El Mundo)

Swansea City are in talks to sign Manchester City's 21-year-old Kosovo midfielder Bersant Celina in a deal worth up to £4m. (Mirror)

Sheffield United have made a record £5m offer for 28-year-old English striker Martyn Waghorn from Championship rivals Ipswich Town. (Star)

United's Welsh striker Ched Evans, 29, is wanted on loan by Joey Barton's Fleetwood Town. (@SUFC_tweets)

Stoke City are close to agreeing a £10m fee with Huddersfield Town for 26-year-old English winger Tom Ince. (Telegraph)

The Potters are also close to confirming two more arrivals - Aston Villa and Wales defender James Chester, 29, and West Brom's Republic of Ireland midfielder James McClean, 29. (Stoke Sentinel)

Brentford's Dutch winger Florian Jozefzoon, 27, has chosen to join Derby County over Leeds United and will sign a three-year contract. (Derby Telegraph)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Rob Smyth

We start with the big breaking gossip that Stoke will have to pay £10m if they want to take Tom Ince from Huddersfiel-

Ach, let’s try that one again.

It’s another fresh start at Chelsea. If Thibaut Courtois leaves for Real Madrid, Maurizio Sarri will replace him with AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. At the age of 19, with potentially 20 years left in his career, Donnarumma is Sarri’s gift to his first 12 successors as Chelsea manager.
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Sarri is also peering inquisitively over the top of his glasses at the Juventus pair of Daniele Rugani and Gonzalo Higuaín. But Willian wants to leave Chelsea, which is why José Mourinho hasn’t been able to sit still for the next week.

Across Manchester, popular fashionista Pep Guardiola will sell Raheem Sterling if he has not agreed a new contract by the end of the season. Sterling’s contract expires in 2020 and the parsimonious Manchester club won’t allow anyone to run down a contract.

In other news, Arsène Wenger might be going back to the past: he will be offered the job as manager of Japan, where he spent two happy years with Nagoya Grampus Eight before joining Arsenal and giving some ungrateful sods the happiest moments of their miserable lives.

Wenger’s successor, Unai Emery, will continue Operation: Deadwood by selling Danny Welbeck, David Ospina and Lucas Pérez. Everton, who signed Theo Walcott last season, are interested in welcoming Welbeck to their retirement community.

In further news, Wilfried Zaha has asked to leave Crystal Palace, who want £70m for his considerable services. Marco Silva and Mauricio Pochettino are scrambling for the opportunity to analyse his signature.

Spurs are also keen on Anthony Martial, whose relationship with Jose Mourinho has gone from worse to even worse in the last six months.

Finally, here’s the all-new Guardian Rumour Videprinter with all the gossip that we snobbishly deemed unworthy of its own paragraph: Leicester will sign Liverpool keeper Danny Ward for £12.5m … Sheffield United want to break their transfer record to buy lively lump Martyn Waghorn from Ipswich … Valencia want to take Manchester United’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah on loan with a view to something more permanent, more meaningful, more profound, in a year’s time … Fulham have bought a one-way ticket from Espanyol for midfielder David López … Stoke want Tom Ince (Huddersfield), James Chester (Aston Villa) and James McClean (West Brom) … and Wolves are keen on Middlesbrough’s human F1 car Adama Traore.





HITC

West Ham, Newcastle interested in Diego Reyes

Subhankar Mondal

West Ham United, Newcastle United and Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in Diego Reyes.

Newcastle United and West Ham United are interested in signing Diego Reyes in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

Reyes is a free agent at the moment following his departure from FC Porto at the end of last season, and Premier League duo Newcastle and West Ham are claimed to be interested in the 25-year-old central defender.

Turkish giants Fenerbahce are reported to have made an offer for the Mexico international centre-back.

Good signing for Newcastle United or West Ham United?

Reyes is an experienced central defender, and the Mexico international would be a good signing for Newcastle or West Ham, especially as he is a free agent.

Although the defender failed to make a huge impact at Porto - the 25-year-old was out on loan at Real Sociedad in 2015-16 and at Espanyol in 2016-17 - there is no doubt that he has potential.

However, Fenerbahce may have an advantage over Newcastle and West Ham, as the Turkish giants could feature in the group stage of the Champions League next season - and that could be hugely attractive to Reyes.



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

jimbo2. 11:22 Sat Jul 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Al!

Mex Martillo 9:22 Fri Jul 20
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 3:09 Fri Jul 20
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...
Quiet day for Hammers...

Sydney_Iron 12:37 Fri Jul 20
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 11:43 Fri Jul 20

Coffee 12:36 Fri Jul 20
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
"Arsène Wenger might be going back to the past: he will be offered the job as manager of Japan, where he spent two happy years with Nagoya Grampus Eight before joining Arsenal and giving some ungrateful sods the happiest moments of their miserable lives."

Ha ha, very true!

Thanks, Alan.

Thanks Alan 11:43 Fri Jul 20
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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