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Alan 12:07 Mon Jan 28
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 32, says he could return to play in his homeland after the Blues finally signed Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain's France midfielder Adrien Rabiot has rejected Tottenham because the 23-year-old wants to join Liverpool instead. (Sun)

Everton and DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie has told the club he wants a loan move to another Premier League side after cutting short his stay at Aston Villa. Newcastle, Burnley and Cardiff are looking at the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

Arsenal are still hopeful of a deal for Barcelona's Brazilian winger Malcom, 21, before the transfer window closes. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have made a bid of £21.5m to sign Everton's Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye - but the Toffees say the 29-year-old is not for sale. (Sky Sports)

Southampton have made an £8m bid for Birmingham forward Che Adams, with the 22-year-old Englishman being watched by 12 Premier League clubs. (Mirror)

Manchester City have held further talks over a £5.5m deal for Hajduk Split's 18-year-old Croatian midfielder Ante Palaversa. (Mail)

Leicester and Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva, 29, wants to leave the club before the transfer deadline after not starting in the Premier League since the opening day of the season. (Guardian)

The Foxes have entered talks with Monaco over Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, 21. (Leicester Mercury)

AC Milan remain keen on signing Watford's Spanish winger Gerard Deulofeu, 24. (Di Marzio)

New Stoke manager Nathan Jones wants to freshen up his squad by listening to offers for experienced trio Bojan, Darren Fletcher and Peter Crouch - who are all among the club's highest earners. (Mail)

West Ham defender Reece Oxford, 20, is wanted by Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest - with the Championship side set for an £8m bid for the Englishman. (Mirror)

Oxford has already spent time on loan in the Bundesliga and Eintracht Frankfurt are also keen to sign him this month. (Sky)

Liverpool have opened talks to sign 18-year-old Italian midfielder Sandro Tonali from Brescia. (La Gazzetta dello Sport via Express)

Paris St-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged the Ligue 1 champions to hurry up and sign new players before the transfer window closes. The French champions are interested in Napoli's Brazilian midfielder Allan, 29. (Goal)

Wales forward Ben Woodburn, 19, the youngest goalscorer in Liverpool's history, could join Hull on loan after returning from Sheffield United. (Mail)

Leeds are hopeful of signing Swansea winger Daniel James but will have to increase their bid of £3m for the 21-year-old Welshman. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Three Championship sides are interested in signing Sheffield United's English striker Leon Clarke, 33, before the deadline. (Sheffield Star)

Sunderland are set to re-sign Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter - 10 years after the 33-year-old Englishman left the club for Ipswich. (Sunderland Echo)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

A £7.6m signing from Aston Villa in August 2016 at the beginning of the ill-fated Ronald Koeman era, tough-tackling midfield interceptor Idrissa Gueye is wanted by Paris-Saint Germain. Sky Sports say the French champions have tabled a bid of just over £21.5m for the Senegal international, who is understood to be eager to move to the French capital even if his current employers are not so keen to let him go. With four days left until the transfer window closes, PSG are expected to test Everton’s resolve with a new and improved offer.

Eager to leave PSG, for whom he has not played since before Christmas, Rumour Mill staple Adrien Rabiot is reported to have rejected overtures from Tottenham because he’s hoping to go to Liverpool if his long mooted move to Barcelona doesn’t come to pass.

After failing to impress on loan at Aston Villa in the first half of the season, Yannick Bolasie is angling for a loan to a Premier League club. The winger’s former employers Crystal Palace are understood to be interested in taking him back, while reports link him with moves to Burnley, Cardiff City and Newcastle. Bolasie’s chances of securing a temporary move to either the Welsh capital or Tyneside look negligible, as both clubs already have the maximum two loanees allowed from other English league clubs on their books. The upshot? Any transfer to Newcastle or Cardiff would need to be a permanent one.

Birmingham City have turned their noses up at an £8m offer from Southampton for striker Che Adams, who is believed to be the subject of interest from a whole host of top flight sides. At Stoke, Nathan Jones is planning a clear-out and has put high earners Bojan, Peter Crouch and Darren Fletcher up for sale.

Leicester City are haggling with beleaguered Monaco in the hope of signing Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, while Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu is being doggedly pursued by Milan. With just two appearances in the Football League Trophy for West Ham this season, 20-year-old defender Reece Oxford is surplus to requirements at the London Stadium and could go to Nottingham Forest or Eintracht Frankfurt for £8m. Cardiff hope to bring Bayer Leverkusen’s Lucas Alario in to score the goals that will boost their chances of staying in the Premier League.

The youngest goalscorer in the history of Liverpool football club, Ben Woodburn could follow up his loan spell at Sheffield United with a similar sojourn in Hull. His compatriot and Wales team-mate Daniel James is wanted by Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds United and the 21-year-old Swansea winger will cost the Championship leaders £12m. Wilfried Bony is also being tipped to head for the Liberty Stadium exit door and may be off to Galatasaray or Al-Sadd.


West Ham considering signing Ayomide Faniyan

Olly Dawes

West Ham United are being linked with Ayomide Faniyan.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, West Ham United are deciding whether to offer a contract to free agent striker Ayomide Faniyan.

The Hammers may be in the market for a first-team striker this month, even if Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Javier Hernandez end up staying.

Yet West Ham may also look to bring in a young striker to develop in the years to come, with one name seemingly under consideration at the London Stadium.

All Nigeria Soccer report that West Ham have given teenage striker Faniyan a trial of more than eight weeks in an attempt to see whether he's worth a deal.

It's now believed that West Ham are closing in on a decision, but the club's hierarchy have a major concern about handing him a permanent deal.

The report states that West Ham higher-ups don't want to stunt the development of 15-year-old striker Amadou Diallo, and are worried that signing Faniyan may do just that.

Faniyan, 18, was on the books with Reading, but has been a free agent since being released by the Royals back in September 2018.

Faniyan has already spent two months with the club, and the Hammers would have even more time to think about a move as he can sign after Thursday's transfer deadline due to his free agent status.

Sport Witness

Benfica player expected to sign for West Ham today, unexpected transfer

West Ham United are reportedly on the verge of signing Mesaque Dju from Portuguese side Benfica.

It’s Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla who writes it today, claiming that the deal is already done and the player is signing for the Hammers on Monday.

The report says that the transfer has been handled by Stella Sport Consulting Group, the company owned by English agent Jonathan Barnett.

Mesaque Dju is a 19-year-old winger who still hasn’t made his official debut for the Eagles. He normally switches between Benfica’s B team and the U19 squad.

Despite being born in Guinea-Bissau, the player also has Portuguese citizenship and has played for Portugal at the U16, U17, U18, U18 and U19 levels.

This is not a transfer we’ve seen first in the Portuguese press, so West Ham have surely worked quietly on this one. We expect the Lisbon media to soon reveal how much the Hammers are paying for the teenager.

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COOL HAND LUKE 11:57 Tue Jan 29
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Alan!

(If he's 18, my cock's a carrot...)

*What's up Doc?*

Mex Martillo 8:04 Mon Jan 28
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Thanks Alan

Hello Mrs. Jones 5:17 Mon Jan 28
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What an amazing coincidence. I just got an email from his Dad informing me of a rather large windfall coming my way. Can't talk too much about it yet but after I've sent them a measly 1500 quid I'm going to be rolling in it soon.

Exiled In Surrey 4:31 Mon Jan 28
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Barty 12:11 Mon Jan 28

Jasnik 3:44 Mon Jan 28
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19 hmmm he looks a lot older than 19

Thanks Alan 1:27 Mon Jan 28
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B, Eddie 12:22 Mon Jan 28

Eddie B 12:22 Mon Jan 28
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Alan, thanks.

Barty 12:11 Mon Jan 28
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Thank you Alan

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