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Alan 1:04 Sat Jun 29
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Real Madrid may have to pay as much as £150m up front to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but the 30-year-old is unlikely to join Manchester United or Liverpool. (90min.com)

Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha has asked Crystal Palace to let him join Arsenal. The Eagles value the 26-year-old at £80m. (Mirror)

Chelsea plan to announce Derby manager Frank Lampard as their new boss before the Blues players return for pre-season training next week. (Sun)

The ex-Blues legend will return to the East Midlands over the weekend to begin pre-season training on 1 July. (Sun)

Manchester United are confident they can secure deals for Newcastle's 21-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff and Sporting and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24. (Evening Standard)

The family of Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen have been seen house-hunting in Madrid, where the 27-year-old Denmark international would like to move this summer. (Times)

Chelsea have ordered Atletico Madrid to pay £50m for a permanent move for 26-year-old striker Alvaro Morata or they will recall him from loan. (Telegraph)

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told chairman Daniel Levy it is "essential" Spurs splash the cash this summer to strengthen their squad. (Sun)

Gareth Bale could remain at Real Madrid with the club struggling to find a buyer for the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

The Wales forward has told Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane he will be on the club's pre-season tour. (Cadena Ser, via Mail)

Ex-England skipper Wayne Rooney is hoping for a job in management, and has consulted Pep Guardiola's former number two and current New York City chief Domenec Torrent to prepare him for a potential future role. (Sun)

A meeting was held between Real and Atletico Madrid chiefs over the proposed transfer of French forward Antoine Griezmann, 28, to the Bernabeu. (L'Equipe - in French)

Barcelona might sign Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi's son Ianis, 20. In two seasons at FC Viitorul the playmaker has featured in 45 matches and scored 16 goals. (One Football)

​Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace are all considering offering former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill, 33, a contract. (90min.com)

Liverpool have agreed a deal worth up to £7m with Sporting for the sale of 19-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Camacho. (Evening Standard)

Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 33, wants to join David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami when his Monaco contract expires. (Sun)

Aston Villa are set to bid for Southampton's 23-year-old English left-back Matt Targett. (Express and Star)

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic wants former Hammers team-mate Julian Dicks to join him at the club as first-team coach. (Express and Star)


Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham eye Gary Cahill - he has preferences after Chelsea exit

ARSENAL are one of several teams who are eyeing a move for Gary Cahill following his Chelsea exit.

Cahill’s seven-year career with Chelsea comes to an end this summer with his contract expiring.

The 33-year-old is now seeking a new club as he eyes, what could be, the final move of his career.

Interest in the Champions League winner is widespread with Arsenal joined by West Ham, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace in the race for Cahill’s signature.

But according to 90min.com the defender’s preference is to remain in London.

That gives the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Palace the upper hand in negotiations given their geographical location.

Cahill was linked with a move away from Chelsea in January, with the Eagles an interested party then, but he decided to see out his contract.

Arsenal are in need of defensive reinforcements with their inability to keep goals out their problem under Unai Emery.

Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba is heavily linked with a move across the Channel, but Cahill would still be a worthy addition.


West Ham may have just found the perfect partner for Declan Rice

by Ben Goodwin

West Ham are reportedly eyeing a move for Chile international Charles Aranguiz, who could be the perfect midfield partner for Declan Rice.

What’s the story?

According to Bild, Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed by Aranguiz during the Copa America in Brazil.

The report claims Bayer Leverkusen want to keep the midfielder, but with just one year left on his contract that may prove difficult for the Bundesliga outfit.

The Hammers have of course already added Pablo Fornals to their midfield ranks this summer.

The perfect combination?

In the shape of Marko Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and Fornals, West Ham have perhaps the best selection of attacking talent outside of the ‘big six’.

The problem though is that behind that, there is only really Rice who can be relied upon to play regular matches to a high level.

Mark Noble has just turned 32, and Pedro Obiang simply isn’t good enough, so a move for Aranguiz makes a lot of sense.

The 30 year-old may not be far behind Noble in terms of age, but he covers an incredible amount of ground compared to the Irons skipper, and provided three goals and seven assists for Leverkusen last season.

He is a typical box-to-box midfielder, doing a little bit of everything for the German club last year with 88.6% passing and 1.3 key passes per game, while also contributing two tackles and one interception per game (Whoscored).

While Rice excels at breaking up play and spraying the ball around, Aranguiz is an all-action presence who will cover every blade of grass, help Rice in a defensive sense and get forward and contribute alongside the aforementioned array of attacking talent.

The 70-cap Chile ace is not a name who will set the world alight, but if he offers Pellegrini a reliable and busy presence in the middle of the park then it would be money well spent from the Hammers.

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