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Alan 1:33 Wed Apr 3
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale has told his entourage he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu in the next transfer window. The 29-year-old has been linked with a return to Tottenham, and also with Manchester United. (Marca, via Inside Futbol)

Real boss Zinedine Zidane has not ruled out the prospect of Bale leaving, saying his future at the club will be decided at the end of the season. (Mirror)

Zidane dismissed suggestions of France defender Raphael Varane, 25, leaving Real. He said of the Manchester United target: "I don't want a Madrid without Varane." (Marca)

Real will demand any suitors for Varane pay the centre-back's 500m euros (£429m) release clause in full. (Goal.com)

Meanwhile, Zidane has hinted he will sell former Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 26, this summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United have made Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho their number one target for their summer rebuild and are prepared to pay more than £100m for the 19-year-old. (Independent)

Inter Milan and AC Milan are both chasing Chelsea's Spanish winger Pedro, 31. (Express)

Arsenal sent a scout to watch Cagliari and Italy midfielder Nicolo Barella, 22, in action against Juventus. (Star)

Real Madrid and Juventus have moved ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City as they compete for the signing of Benfica's Portugal Under-21 midfielder Joao Felix, 19. (Sun)

Sam Allardyce says he has not been contacted about West Brom's vacant head coach role, despite being named favourite to succeed Darren Moore - but the 64-year-old former England manager would be open to an approach. (Express and Star)

Manchester United are the latest team to show an interest in Leicester's Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 21, who is on loan from Monaco. (HLN, via Leicester Mercury)

Cardiff have asked Nantes for a meeting to try to resolve their feud over the tragic transfer of Emiliano Sala. (Telegraph)

Everton director of football Marcel Brands says the Toffees must return to a period of managerial stability with Marco Silva given the "time" to bring success to Goodison. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has set his sights on domestic glory in a fifth country, and left the door open to an approach from the Bundesliga. (Mail)

Mourinho has hinted his problems with France midfielder Paul Pogba may have stemmed from a row over the 26-year-old wanting to travel in his own Rolls Royce rather than the team bus. (Manchester Evening News)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is planning to have England Under-21 defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, and Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, in his squad next season - but admits every player has their price. (Evening Standard)

Leicester have been linked with a summer move for Cardiff's Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa, 24, who is on loan from Real Betis. (Leicester Mercury)

Chelsea are considering rewarding England Under-20 defender Reece James, 19, for his impressive loan spell at Wigan by making him part of their senior squad next season. (London Evening Standard)

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21, has been named as an ambassador for the club's charity following an impressive breakthrough season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Aberdeen will receive 20% of the transfer fee if Scotland winger Ryan Fraser leaves Bournemouth. The 25-year-old has been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Record)

Leicester City's 30-year-old Algeria forward Islam Slimani, who is on loan in Turkey with Fenerbahce, has been linked with a move to Greek side Olympiakos. (SDNA, via Leicester Mercury)

Kilmarnock goalkeeper Dan Bachmann, on loan from Watford, will snub a move to Rangers with the 24-year-old Austrian preferring to play in the Premier League. (Star)

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Time for Ole Gunnar Solskjær to go. He’s had long enough to get it right. Three defeats in his last four games simply isn’t good enough for the new Manchester United manager and it can’t be a coincidence that Sam Allardyce has explicitly ruled himself out of the running for the vacant West Bromwich Albion job. Big Sam knows. Something’s up.
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Move along, Ole. Big Sam’s going to be at the wheel next season and he’s already got big plans for the summer, with United ready to splurge £100m on Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and rival Leicester City for Monaco’s Youri Tielemans. Both players will surely be unable to resist the chance to play for the former England manager, who could also have Philippe Coutinho at his disposal if Barcelona decide to sell the Brazilian. Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also eyeing the former Liverpool attacker.

However United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Raphaël Varane after Zinedine Zidane said the defender will not be allowed to leave Real Madrid. The struggling European champions are more interested in signing players than losing their biggest stars – a policy that doesn’t apply to Thibaut Courtois, who will be allowed to leave in the summer – and are rivalling Juventus for Benfica whizzkid João Felix.

Speaking of Juventus, Arsenal sent scouts to watch them play against Cagliari on Tuesday night. Turns out they were watching Cagliari’s Nicolò Barella, though. The 22-year-old midfielder will cost £43m.

Staying in Italy, Inter and Milan are trying to nab Pedro from Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri will try to convince them to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi instead. Be serious, Chelsea can’t be doing without Pedro.

Leicester are preparing a move for Victor Camarasa, who has spent the season on loan at Cardiff from Real Betis. Sneaky.

Sport Witness

Player edging closer to summer transfer to West Ham, personal terms agreed

According to Super Haber, Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel is edging closer to signing for West Ham United this summer.

The 31-year old was linked with a move to Manuel Pellegrini’s side during the last winter transfer window but remained in Istanbul.

Super Haber claim Medel has agreed on personal terms with West Ham and is very eager to play under his compatriot Pellegrini.

Medel will reportedly join West Ham on a free transfer as he will look to terminate his contract with Besiktas at the end of the season.

It’s been well documented in the Turkish media that the Super Lig side have withheld salary payments to the Chile international, similar to the situation with Pepe before his departure.

The former Cardiff City man has also been linked with a move to Serie A side Parma, but it’s thought West Ham are now leading the race to sign the player.

Medel is under contract with Besiktas until June 2020.

Transfer Tavern

West Ham interested in Victor Camarasa

West Ham United have been extremely unpredictable this season, haven’t they? At times, they can put in a number of impressive performances, however, in the following match, they can look pretty anonymous at times.

Inconsistency has been a real issue for Manuel Pellegrini’s side with certain areas of the team not having performed at times, such as in the midfield and their ability to go forward. However, it appears he could look to address it with a player who has been impressing in the Premier League.

What’s the News?

According to Marca, West Ham are interested in signing Victor Camarasa this summer.

Real Betis’ all-action midfielder has been putting in a number of excellent performances for Cardiff City this season whilst on loan at the Welsh outfit.

However, the Hammers are not the only club to be linked with a move for the Spaniard as Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Leicester City are all credited with having an interest in him.

Camarasa has shown that he has plenty of quality and could be become an integral member of the West Ham team next season if they were to bring him to the London Stadium in the summer.

The 24-year-old could be the man to help add some extra creativity in the middle of the field, as he has an excellent ability to put the ball into the box, something the Hammers have not really had at times and a trait that would be truely welcomed in Pellegrini’s system.

The Spaniard is not scared of taking a shot from distance either, which would add some attacking threat to the midfield as the likes of Declan Rice and Mark Noble are not the type of players to try and work the goalkeeper from distance too often.

However, Camarasa’s passing and tackling can leave a little to be desired, as he has struggled to pick out a number of key passes at times, whilst he has allowed a number of his opponents go past him in matches.

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jack flash 9:17 Wed Apr 3
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Alan

Texas Iron 5:45 Wed Apr 3
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jimbo2. 4:28 Wed Apr 3
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Many thanks Al!

Thanks Alan 2:29 Wed Apr 3
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Alwaysaniron.. 1:52 Wed Apr 3

Alwaysaniron 1:52 Wed Apr 3
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Thanks Alan..

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