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Alan 11:52 Sun Mar 24
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Manchester United have joined the chase for England and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Mail)

Manchester United will have to smash their transfer record and pay £130m to take Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 27, to Old Trafford. (Mail)

Manchester City are prepared to offer £85m for Inter Milan's Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar, 24. (CalcioMercato)

Manchester United are targeting £10m-rated Norwich defender Ben Godfrey, 21. (Sun)

Manchester United are interested in three Portuguese youngsters, who could cost £250m. They are Benfica forward Joao Felix, 19, and team-mate 21-year-old defender Ruben Dias, 21, plus Sporting Lisbon's 24-year-old midfielder Bruno Fernandes. But United face competition for the trio from Manchester City, Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Tottenham are monitoring Wolves' Portuguese striker Diogo Jota, 22, and Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish. (Express)

West Brom striker Salomon Rondon's permanent move to Newcastle in the summer is in the balance as Magpies owner Mike Ashley has reservations over the Venezuela international's age, as he turns 30 in September. (Star)

Ajax director of football Marc Overmars has expressed interest in bringing Tottenham's Belgian defenders Jan Vertonghen, 31, and Toby Alderweireld, 30, back to the Dutch club this summer. (Fox Sports - via Metro)

Everton have enquired about Lille's Portuguese striker Rafael Leao, 19, as they look to add two new forwards this summer. (Mail)

Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini has confirmed he has had discussions with the clubs including Chelsea and Inter Milan regarding midfielder Nicolo Barella, 21. (Corriere dello Sport)

Newcastle and Tottenham will battle for the signature of Lille's French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 20. (Star)

Arsenal are prioritising a new left-back, a wide attacker and a replacement for Aaron Ramsey this summer. Manager Unai Emery is keen on Paris St-Germain's French midfielder Christopher Nkunku, 21, and Rennes' Senegalese winger Ismaila Sarr, 21. (Football London)

Bournemouth have placed a £34m price tag on Dutch defender Nathan Ake, with Napoli keen on the 24-year-old. (CalcioMercato)

Benfica are looking to increase Portuguese forward Joao Felix's release clause in order to ward off interest in the 19-year-old from the likes of Real Madrid. (AS)

Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane, 25, has told team-mates he wants to leave the Bernabeu. (Marca - via Mirror)

Spanish defenders Nacho Fernandez, 29, and Jesus Vallejo, 22, are both likely candidates to be sold by Real Madrid. (Mail)

Inter Milan are still hoping to sign Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, and PSV Eindhoven's Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn, 21. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)







C&H

Hammers will get their man for £12 million

Guillermo Maripan – rated at around the £12 million mark looks booked for a summer switch to the Irons.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has now firmly set his sights on the Chile international and director of football Mario Husillos is believed to be on the case.

The Alaves central defender has been mooted as a summer arrival for several days as the boss looks to strengthen at the back.

Should he arrive it will mean the squad is carrying five central defenders in Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna and Maripan.

And that would leave the way clear for a summer departure of either Reid or Ogbonna with the New Zealander favourite for the exit door.

When we approached a Hammers highly placed source there was absolutely no denial of the club’s interest and it was clearly confirmed that a new central defender would be on the way to the London Stadium.

And Alaves will have problems rejecting the cash on offer as one of La Liga’s less well off clubs once the Irons make their move through Husillos.

West Ham will be hunting for a short term back up to Lukasz Fabianski in the summer with Adrian now looking certain to be on his way.

The Spanish stopper has made just five EFL and FA Cup appearances this season such has been the outstanding form of Hammer of the Year favourite Fab.

The former favourite is out of contract in the summer and after two or three years in the Hammers shadows is now ready to move on – probably back to his homeland where we understand there is interest from a number of clubs.

Young under 23 prospect Nathan Trott is not considered quite ready to make the move up to number two and is more likely to be found a Championship loan club as he continues his development.

We were told by a well placed Hammers source; “That would see us in the market for a back up keeper who would be ready to come in on a year’s contract or even loan basis.“





Sport Witness

“It’s impossible” – Club president believes signing West Ham player is out of reach

In the middle of the week, when West Ham player Manuel Lanzini joined the Argentine national team, he teased over the possibility of returning to his old club River Plate.

Speaking to the local media, the 26-year-old has claimed that the Buenos Aires side still ‘make him happy’, and he would go back if ‘the club allows him to’.

As always, the quotes made some noise in the Argentine press, but the possibility was quickly denied by River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio.

Speaking to DirecTV Sports (via AS), the official has claimed the transfer to be ‘impossible’ for the Argentine club at the moment, as Lanzini would be far too expensive to be bought from West Ham at this stage.

“He’s worth between 40 and 50 million euros, it’s impossible to return now,” Donofrio told DirecTV Sports.

Lanzini left River plate in 2014 on a €7.5m deal with Al Jazira. One year later, he made the move to West Ham United, who paid €12m for him and have the player tied with a contract until 2020.


Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

the exile 9:33 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I suspect the Lanzini story has lost something in translation. Probably said he would like to end his career back there or something like that.

Texas Iron 9:03 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Good to see you Bubbles hope you are well

BubblesCyprus 1:38 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated.

Texas Iron 12:58 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

geoffpikey 12:50 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan Jazira

andyd12345 12:38 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Lanzini.

Gets injured playing for Argentina, club sport him for the 9 months he’s out injured, plays 3 games and starts mouthing off about moving club.

Mad Dog 11:52 Sun Mar 24
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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