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Alan 12:06 Tue Aug 7
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, is trying to engineer the 25-year-old France international a move to Barcelona. (Mail)

Manchester United have returned with a final offer for Tottenham's 29-year-old Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld. (Mirror)

Chelsea will pay the £89m release clause in Jan Oblak's Atletico Madrid contract to sign the 25-year-old Slovenia goalkeeper as a replacement for 26-year-old Belgium international Thibaut Courtois, who is set to join Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Alternatively, Chelsea will look to sign Stoke's 25-year-old England goalkeeper Jack Butland if Courtois leaves. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea are considering a £25m bid for Butland. (Star)

Birmingham City are set for 20% of the profit if Stoke sell the English goalkeeper this summer. (Birmingham Mail)

Tottenham and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 27, is a target for Roma. (La Repubblica, via Mirror)

Fulham want to sign 27-year-old Belgium defender Dedryk Boyata, but Celtic are reluctant to sell. (Mail)

West Ham are interested in Fiorentina's 32-year-old Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who used to play for Aston Villa. (Mirror)

Arsenal are open to offers for 27-year-old England forward Danny Welbeck. (Evening Standard)

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 32, is seriously considering leaving Real Madrid because he is tempted by a lucrative offer from Inter Milan. (La Sexta - in Spanish)

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says 23-year-old Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is "still very interested" in a move to the French club, despite reports suggesting the Colombia international is set to join Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Everton are set to sign 25-year-old Brazil winger Bernard on a free transfer. (Mail)

Manchester United are preparing a "huge" bid for Lazio's 23-year-old Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Calciomercato)

Fulham's signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michael Seri, 27, is "a steal", says former Cottagers manager Rene Meulensteen. (BBC Radio 5 live)

Real Madrid's 24-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic is refusing to train as he tries to force a move away from the Spanish club. (Marca)

Burnley remain keen to sign Stoke's 37-year-old former England striker Peter Crouch. (Sun)

Leicester are in talks with Dinamo Zagreb over a potential £13m deal for 21-year-old Croatian centre-back Filip Benkovic. (Mail)

Brentford have rejected Leicester's £15m bid for 20-year-old Wales defender Chris Mepham. (ESPN)

Southampton's 30-year-old former England goalkeeper Fraser Forster is a target for Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce. (Sun)

Spanish former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 33, has signed a permanent deal with Villarreal following a successful trial. (EFE)

Arsenal's 18-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson is set to be given a new long-term contract. (Sun)

Derby County have beaten Middlesbrough to the signing of Ipswich's 28-year-old striker Martyn Waghorn. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says England captain Harry Kane, 25, was disappointed with the amount of goals he scored at the World Cup, despite winning the Golden Boot. (Mail)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Paul Doyle

As Paul Pogba rejoiced and japed after helping France win the World Cup, José Mourinho said he hopes to “understand why he was very good” during the tournament so that he could reproduce such performances for his club. Well, today’s hearsay claims that Pogba understands he would be happier playing for a club not managed by José Mourinho, specifically Barcelona. Several organs would have us believe that the Catalan club have even offered to take Pogba in exchange for around £40m plus two players – the centre-back Yerry Mina and the midfielder André Gomes.
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Mina is wanted by Everton and Gomes by West Ham – but neither is wanted by United, at least not more than Pogba. So Barcelona have been told where to go, and Pogba has been told where to stay. And the steam coming out of Mourinho’s ears has got train enthusiasts comparing him to the Flying Scotsman and, the Mill imagines, the words coming out of his mouth might be evocative of a different effin Scotsman.

Rather than sell Pogba, Mourinho wants to provide him with more help in midfield, so United are said to be readying a gigantic offer for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and about time, too.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are trying to get in a goalkeeper before Thursday so that Thibaut Courtois can be allowed to leave. Jan Oblak is said to be their No 1 target and Jack Butland their No 2. If Chelsea do let Courtois go to Real Madrid, that could help their chances of landing the midfielder Mateo Kovacic who, sadly, cannot play in goal.

Tottenham are about to get active in the transfer market! At least that’s what Roma hope because they want to buy Victor Wanyama. Tottenham will sell if they manage to get Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon instead.

Having prised Jonathan Walters from Stoke last season, Burnley plan to make a bid for Peter Crouch. After that they’ll make their move for Sir Stanley Matthews. Fulham have the hots for the Celtic centre-back Dedryk Boyata. They’re also said to be contemplating a move for Danny Welbeck, whom Arsenal would be willing to let go, reportedly.

The prospect of beginning the season with Wes Morgan and Youane Benalouane in the middle of defence against Manchester United has got Leicester thinking they need better cover at centre-back: so they’re thinking of making a bid for Filip Benkovic, currently of Dinamo Zagreb.

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster, once of England, is attracting
interest from Besiktas.


West Ham swoop for £4m Arsenal striker Lucas Perez - and eye Carlos Sanchez next

Gunners hitman Perez, 29, arrives as Manuel Pellegrini’s ninth summer signing

By Matt Lawless

West Ham have continued their £100million summer spree by signing Lucas Perez - and will swoop for ‘The Rock’ next.

Arsenal striker Perez, 29, arrives as Manuel Pellegrini’s ninth summer signing.

At a cut-down £4m, Perez will move across to east London to provide competition for Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.

And new boss Pellegrini is looking to make former Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez his 10th - and final - capture of the window.

Nicknamed ‘The Rock’, the 6ft Colombia international will provide the Hammers a solution to their defensive midfielder needs.

The 32-year-old is in talks to join from Fiorentina.

Sanchez, who has over 80 caps for his country, spent last year on loan at Espanyol.
He has Premier League experience having spent a two-year spell at Aston Villa, leaving in 2016.


Sead Haksabanovic joins Malaga on season-long loan

Sead Haksabanovic has joined Segunda División side Malaga on a season-long loan.

The Montenegro international moves to La Rosaleda for a campaign in the Spanish second tier.

The 19-year-old joined West Ham last summer from Halmstads BK, and made his debut for the senior side in the Carabao Cup clash with Bolton Wanderers, starting the contest.

Haksabanovic also made a substitute appearance versus Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup.

At U23s level the midfielder played 14 times in the 2017/18 season, and now Haksabanovic will spend a season with Malaga in his first loan spell away from the Irons.

Under the guidance of manager Juan Muniz, Malaga will be looking to return to La Liga at the first attempt, after ten consecutive campaigns in the top flight came to an end in May.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini previously worked with Malaga, taking the Spanish team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.


West Ham table £8.9m bid for Maxime Gonalons, after Everton bid rejected

Will Butcher

Gonalons has been the subject of plenty of interest from the Premier League, the latest being West Ham.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim West Ham United have tabled an offer of £8.9million for AS Roma midfielder Maxime Gonalons, who is said to be the subject of plenty of Premier League interest.

Gonalons, 29, is somewhat out of favour at Roma after the France international managed just 16 Serie A appearances last season. The Italian giants have since brought in Bryan Cristante in the middle of the park.

It sees him likely to leave this summer and that has put a number of Premier League clubs on alert, with the deadline now less than three days away. Italian outlet Il Romanista claims Everton and Crystal Palace have also made offers.

But it is believed both clubs have been rejected by the former Lyon midfielder, and now Manuel Pellegrini will do his most in a bid to convince Gonalons to move to east London this summer.

It is believed that West Ham had previously had a bid rejected by Gonalons, but it is understood that Gonalons is willing to reconsider a move to the London Stadium as doubts remain over the future of Pedro Obiang.

His dream, though, would be to return to France for family reasons but Pellegrini is expected to do his utmost in a bid to convince the midfielder that he should chance his arm in the Premier League.

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Texas Iron 7:53 Tue Aug 7
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COOL HAND LUKE 5:44 Tue Aug 7
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Cheers Alan - hope you are still ticking and buzzing, mate!

Mex Martillo 5:12 Tue Aug 7
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Thanks Alan

gph 12:42 Tue Aug 7
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Thanks, Alan

Far East Hammer 12:26 Tue Aug 7
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Sydney_Iron 12:17 Tue Aug 7

Sydney_Iron 12:17 Tue Aug 7
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Thanks Alan 12:11 Tue Aug 7

Thanks Alan 12:11 Tue Aug 7
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Thanks Alan

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