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Alan 1:06 Sun May 12
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Pep Guardiola has assured Manchester City he has no plans to quit as manager of the club for at least two years amid fears he could be tempted by a move to Juventus this summer. (Express)

Manchester United are interested in Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 29, with Everton wanting around £40m for the Senegal international. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are still interested in Chelsea's England international winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Bild - in German)

Mesut Ozil, 30, will not leave Arsenal this summer and the German will stay at the Gunners until the end of his contract. (Mirror)

Ligue 1 side Nice are interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, 32, in the summer, according to technical director Gilles Grimandi. (Canal Football Club via Bleacher Report)

Tottenham are considering a move for £35m-rated Portugal international and Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, 20. (Mirror)

Leicester's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, 22, expects to return to Monaco this summer when his loan move at the Foxes ends. (VTM Nieuws - in Dutch)

Paris St-Germain and Atletico Madrid are both interested in Everton's £70m-rated Brazilian forward Richarlison, 22. (Mirror)

Everton have opened talks with Barcelona over the permanent transfer of on-loan Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 25. (Liverpool Echo)

Southampton are planning a £30m summer move for Fulham's Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 24. (Express)

There has been a complete breakdown between Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale and manager Zinedine Zidane, meaning there is no future for the Welshman at the club. (AS - in Spanish)

Everton and Tottenham are considering a swap move involving left-backs Lucas Digne and Danny Rose. Spurs are interested in French international Digne, but would only consider the move if Rose was part of the deal. (Star)

Inter Milan are closing in on the 50m euro (£43m) sign of Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31. (Goal)

Barcelona are close to signing Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, and they are also interested in signing his team-mate Donny van de Beek, 22. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Newcastle are one of three clubs to have made a formal approach for Reims' French striker Remi Oudin, 22. (L'Equipe via Chronicle Live)


West Ham owners increase wealth by £60m to £1.62 billion

West Ham owner David Sullivan and his family increased their wealth by £50m in the past 12 months according to the Sunday Times Rich List of the most wealthy 1000 people in the UK. The Sullivan’s have fallen from 126th place to 133rd place while they are estimated to have a fortune of £1.15 billion.

Most of Sullivan’s net worth comes from his property empire although his 51% shareholding in West Ham and media companies is also significant.

West Ham owner David Gold and his family have dropped from 281st in the Rich list to 287th this year with their wealth increasing to £470m up £10m on last year.

This increase is surprising considering his retail company Ann Summers posted a loss £3m in April and said they faced difficult trading conditions on the high street and were looking to re-negotiate their shop leases with landlords. The Golds have also invested in property and a large proportion of the net worth is based his significant 35% shareholding in West Ham.

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Super Eagles Can Have Another 'Leon Balogun' In West Ham 20-Year-Old Star

Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun pledged his international future to Nigeria in 2014 under Stephen Keshi's watch despite his eligibility to play for Germany.

Unfortunately, the decision came too late as he was already in his mid 20s, which means he has limited time with the Super Eagles.

Balogun is currently in the later stage of his career and Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr should commence his search for a young defender with great quality as the player's possible replacement.

Rohr shouldn't look at any player other than West Ham youngster Olatunji Akinola who seems to be the perfect man to replace the 30-year-old defender.

Akinola, 20, joined the Hammers when he was eight years old and has featured for the Hammers U23 team this season.

The highly-rated defender has massive potentials to becoming a key player in the Super Eagles setup in nearest future.

Akinola can equally turn out to be an upgrade to Leon Balogun due to his ability to feature in any position at the back of the pitch which is obviously missing in Balogun's game.

Having played in 11 Premier League 2 games this season, the youngster already has a considerable amount of experience needed to become a top class defender, and he could be part of Manuel Pellegrini's team for next season.

Nigeria should make a move for his service now that he's very young to avoid repeating the same scenario that happened with Leon Balogun, who had his international debut at the age of 25.


Real Madrid talks opened over £20m midfielder signing

WEST HAM UNITED have opened talks with Real Madrid to agree a deal to take midfielder Dani Ceballos to the London Stadium this summer.

By Neil Fissler

Spanish international Ceballos, 22, has been told by Zinedine Zidane that he has got no future at the Bernabeu and that he can leave the club.

Ceballos has spent two years at Real Madrid after leaving Betis but endured an uneasy relationship with Zidane last season.

And as soon as the Frenchman returned to the Spanish capital it was only a matter of time before Ceballos became surplus to requirements.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed by scouting reports that he has received on Ceballos would like him in East London.

Real want around £20 million for Ceballos and despite spending £90 million last summer Pellegrini is planning another overhaul of his squad.

West Ham will be looking to strengthen their squad this summer ahead of what will be there fourth season in the London Stadium.

During that time, the Hammers have failed to finish in the top 10 despite having spent an abundance of money.

Pellegrini will be hoping his side can aim for the European spots next season but West Ham need to start building some consistency.

Felipe Anderson, however, has also been linked with a move in the opposite direction to Ceballos.

Anderson has been one of West Ham’s best players this season but the Irons will be boosted by the fact Eden Hazard looks set to make his move to the Spanish capital.

That may put Real off the idea of moving for Anderson, who cost West Ham £35m last summer.

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Mex Martillo 7:45 Mon May 13
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Takashi Miike 9:28 Sun May 12
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

if they want Anderson, give us out money back & Ceballos

bill green 4:17 Sun May 12
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:13 Sun May 12
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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