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Alan 1:57 Tue May 14
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Chelsea's 28-year-old Belgium forward Eden Hazard will complete an £86m move to Real Madrid after the Europa League final. (L'Equipe - in French)

Real Madrid have offered Tottenham the chance to sign their former player Gareth Bale on loan for £10m. The Spanish club would also want Spurs to subsidise about half of the Wales forward's£600,000-a-week wages. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have set their sights on the Real Madrid trio of Bale, Spain midfielder Isco, 27, and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 29. (Le Parisien, via AS)

Uefa investigators will recommend Manchester City be banned from the Champions League for at least a year over allegations the club mis-led European football's financial regulators. (New York Times)

Premier League champions City are planning a £200m summer spending spree because of the threat of a transfer ban. (Mail)

England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 23, will only sign a new deal at Chelsea if he is given assurances over a place in the first team. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid will hold a meeting with France striker Antoine Griezmann this week, with the club fearing the 28-year-old has already agreed to join Barcelona. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)

Tottenham are closing in on a deal worth £25m for Fulham's 18-year-old England left-back Ryan Sessegnon. (Mail)

Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 32, is confident he will recover from an ankle injury to be fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, 1 June. (Guardian)

Manchester United have made Napoli and Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, 27, their main transfer target this summer. (Mirror)

And United also plan to spend £45m on Lille's Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 23. (Mirror)

Newcastle United and England midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 27, could consider a move away from the Tyneside club. (Chronicle)

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has told the club to act quickly to secure the permanent signing of £40m-rated Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 22, from Monaco. (Star)

Foxes players have been telling Tielemans how much they want him to stay in the hope of boosting the club's chances of signing him. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester City have had a bid rejected for Lyon's 22-year-old France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. (Le 10 Sport, via Manchester Evening News)

RB Leipzig's chief executive says Liverpool could still sign 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner as the club have not yet held talks with Bayern Munich. (Bulinews, via Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona expect to receive a bid from Chelsea for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26, if the Premier League club's transfer ban is delayed. (Goal)

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 30, says he has no intention of leaving the club. (Dazn Dach, via Mirror)

Everton have been offered chance to sign 26-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Mario from Inter Milan for £15m. (Mail)

Toffees boss Marco Silva has told the club it is vital they make loan deals for Chelsea's France defender Kurt Zouma, 24, and Barcelona's Portugal midfielder Andre Gomes, 25, permanent. (Liverpool Echo)

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis is set to meet the club's chairman Steve Gibson to discuss his future and the talks could lead to him leaving the Riverside outfit. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid have told Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, 32, he is not in their plans for next season. (Marca)

Leicester's Croatia Under-21 defender Filip Benkovic, 21, is open to spending another season on loan at Scottish champions Celtic. (Leicester Mercury)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

Hot off the heels of winning the tightest Premier League title race in aeons by a nose, Manchester City could conceivably find themselves subjected to an embarrassing one-season ban from the competition their Gulf owners are most desperate to win, according to the New York Times. The American newspaper says an investigation into accusations that the club “misled European soccer’s financial regulators in pursuit of its success on the field is expected to recommend that the team be barred from the Champions League”. According to reporter Tariq Panja, who knows a thing or two about the goings-on in football’s corridors of power “it remains unclear if any Champions League ban, if levied, would be enforced next season or in the 2020-21 campaign”. Whether or not Uefa would be willing to cast such a wealthy, high profile club into the European football wilderness even for just one season, is another matter altogether.

Surplus to the requirements of his manager Zinedine Zidane but with a £14m-per-year contract that could keep him at Real Madrid for another three years, Gareth Bale has quite the dilemma. Specifically, what to spend all that money on? As reported in Monday’s Rumour Mill, his employers are eager to sell him on and Juventus has been identified as one particular destination. However, reports on the back pages suggest Real have offered him back to his former employers Tottenham, who would have to stump a £10m loan fee and pay around half the Welshman’s £600,000 per-week (before tax) wages. Whether or not Spurs are interested remains to be seen, but Paris Saint-Germain could ride to Real’s rescue if speculation that they’re interested in taking a job lot of big-name talent comprising Bale, Isco and Toni Kroos off their hands turns out to have any basis in reality.

Tottenham are close to signing Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for £25m, following the 18-year-old’s rather underwhelming maiden season in the Premier League. So instrumental in helping his club win promotion from the Championship last season that he almost earned a call-up to England’s World Cup squad, the full-back/winger was far from the only Fulham player to be unsettled by the club’s subsequent, ill-advised £100m summer trolley dash and remains an incredible talent.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is eager to make the loan signing of Youri Tielemans from Monaco more permanent before any other clubs try to turn the Belgian international’s head, while Atlético Madrid are about to haul their striker Antoine Griezmann before the headmaster to explain rumours that he has agreed to leave them for Barcelona.

Meanwhile at Anfield, Liverpool’s hopes of making a Premier League star of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner were rumoured to have evaporated after it was reported that he was off to Bayern Munich. However, Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has told Sky he has no idea what Werner wants to do. “We haven’t talked to Bayern Munich about Timo Werner yet,” he said. “Maybe he doesn’t even want to go to Munich. Maybe he would rather join [Thomas] Tuchel in Paris, [Jürgen] Klopp at Liverpool or [Lucien] Favre at Dortmund.”

And finally, anyone old enough to remember German striker Jürgen Klinsmann’s comical penchant for diving to win penalties during his time as a striker with Tottenham Hotspur will be unsurprised to learn that his son, Jonathan, has grown up to become a goalkeeper. Dissatisfied with the lack of game time he’s getting at Hertha Berlin, the 22-year-old is being linked with a move to Rangers.


Manuel Pellegrini will stay with West Ham this summer despite being linked with Barcelona and Sevilla

Reports in Manuel Pellegrini's native Chile suggested he could leave West Ham
But sources close to the coach told Sportsmail he has no intention of leaving
The 65-year-old is happy at West Ham and plans to build on a successful season

By Pete Jenson

Manuel Pellegrini has no intention of walking away from West Ham despite being linked with a move back to Spain this summer.

Stories in Pellegrini’s native Chile have linked the former Manchester City and Real Madrid manager with a move to Barcelona or Sevilla.

But sources close to the coach deny the claims categorically and say he has no intention of leaving the club he took over last summer.

Sevilla wanted Pellegrini 12 months ago and now find themselves looking for a new manager again with caretaker boss Joaquin Caparros not likely to remain in the same capacity into next season.

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is also under pressure after their humbling at the hands of Liverpool in the Champions League and Pellegrini has been mentioned, along with Ronald Koeman, as a possible replacement.

But Sportsmail has been told the 65-year-old is happy at West Ham and has every intention of building on his first season at the club.

Pellegrini’s acrimonious departure from Real Madrid would mean his Santiago Bernabeu past would not rule him out of the Nou Camp post.

But the fervour for a managerial change in Catalonia has cooled since the defeat at Anfield and if Barcelona complete the league and cup double by beating Valencia in the Spanish Cup final in 10 days, Valverde is unlikely to leave this summer.


Deal agreed to bring in Colombian midfielder

South American journalist Gustavo Henrique Dando Choque claims that a deal has been done by West Ham in principle to sign Colombian midfielder Gustavo Cuéllar Gallego.

The 26-year old plays Brazilian side Flamengo and the local reporter says Callego will sign a contract with West Ham in July after the Copa América. He claims the deal is all settled between the two clubs but not signed. The player will receive two million euros (£1.7m Signing on fee), and Flamengo will receive a 28 million euros transfer fee (£24.3m) which will be paid in 3 instalments. The player could stay with Flamengo until December according to the report by Gustavo.

Gallego joined Flamengo in January 2017 for £1.62m from Deportivo Cali. In June 2018 Cuéllar extended his contract with Flamengo until June 2022, this new contract raised his release clause from €50m to €70m.

Gustavo played for Colombia U17 in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, he appeared in all seven matches and scored two goals, both against the Gambia in a 2-2 draw, as the team finished the tournament in fourth place. He also represented Colombia U20 in the 2011 South American U-20 Championship, he had five appearances and the team finished the tournament in the sixth place.

In 2015 Gustavo debuted for Colombia’s first team as a starter in a 1-1 draw against Peru.

The Pitbull


West Ham want to sign David Okereke

Dan Coombs

West Ham are reportedly keen on a move for David Okereke.

Tuttomercatoweb report the Hammers have joined the race to sign Okereke, who has impressed at Serie B side Spezia.

Okereke is just 21, and is the club's top scorer with 10 goals in 30 games.

The report states West Ham have been closely watching Okereke and their interest could develop into something more substantial in the coming weeks.

Okereke came through Spezia's academy and made his first team debut three years ago.

The young forward has been linked with a move to England before.

In January he was claimed by Tuttomercatoweb to be interesting Crystal Palace, along with Belgian side Standard Liege.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

norwaytips 4:16 Wed May 15
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

Takashi Miike 9:26 Tue May 14
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Thanks Alan

Mex Martillo 8:33 Tue May 14
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Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:51 Tue May 14
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Far Cough 5:23 Tue May 14
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No way will spurs pay Bale half his salary, no fucking way

Thanks Al

y2smif 3:54 Tue May 14
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Gareth Bale is on £600k a week??? Fuck me.

Thanks Alan

Lily Hammer 2:18 Tue May 14
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Alan, you missed this article.....


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