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Alan 11:41 Sun Jul 7
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri wants the Toffees to look into signing Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Diego Costa, 30, as he looks to make a "statement signing" this summer. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United bosses are unsure whether 26-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba will join the squad for their pre-season training camp in Australia, admitting they don't know where he is. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to offer 34-year-old midfielder Fernandinho a new deal, just days after signing club-record transfer Rodri as his long-term replacement. (Sun on Sunday)

Former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has revealed he made his mind up about his future at the Magpies in May, but has not ruled out a return to the Premier League in the future. (Mail on Sunday)

David de Gea looks set to finally commit his future to Manchester United, with the 28-year-old goalkeeper set to sign a new £350,000-a-week five-year deal to remain at Old Trafford (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are the only club interested in signing Leicester and England defender Harry Maguire, but the Foxes want £85m for the 26-year-old. (Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal are interested in Bournemouth's Scotland winger Ryan Fraser, 25, as an alternative to Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha. (Sunday Mirror)

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, 33, is considering leaving Bayern Munich this summer, according to his agent. (Suddeutsche Zeitung - in German)

England full-back Danny Rose, 29, heads a list of eight players that Tottenham are looking to offload this summer. (Mail on Sunday)

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's agent has flown to London for talks with Manchester United representatives about a potential transfer for the 24-year-old Serbia international. (Sport Mediaset - in Italian)

Bournemouth and Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake has emerged as a shock £40m target for Manchester City. The 24-year-old would be signed as an alternative to Leicester City's Harry Maguire. (Sunday Mirror)

Ghana forward Jordan Ayew, 27, will join Crystal Palace from Swansea for around £2.5m as soon as the Africa Cup of Nations ends. (Guardian)

Manchester United's Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku wants to leave the club and has been offered to Juventus and Napoli. (Sun on Sunday)

Real Betis and Spain Under-21 left-back Junior Firpo has attracted interest from Liverpool and Barcelona. (Muchodeporte - in Spanish)

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff is "bitterly upset" about Rafael Benitez's exit and the 21-year-old is therefore considering his future at the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Benitez wants to take 29-year-old Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon from Newcastle to his new club Dalian Yifang in China. (Mail on Sunday)


Salomon Rondon to snub West Ham, Newcastle and Wolves

Jordan Harris

West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United are all reportedly set to miss out on Salomon Rondon.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday, Salomon Rondon is set to reject the chance to wait for a move to either Wolves, West Ham or Newcastle, with the West Brom striker attracting attention from the Chinese Super League.

Rondon has a lot of admirers this summer after impressive campaign on loan with the Magpies. He scored 12 goals, and with the Baggies failing to get promoted back to the Premier League, he looks set to be on the move again during this window.

The Sun reports that Newcastle want him back, while the Hammers and Nuno Espirito Santo's men are also keen. But the Venezuela international is about to reject the trio and head to China, with The Sun's sources reporting that he has lucrative offers on the table.

The report adds that a move to China could see West Brom bag £20 million from his departure, which would be a fantastic piece of business given that he only has one year left on his contract at the Hawthorns (via Express and Star).

If Rondon does indeed move to China, it would be a blow for the three Premier League sides. Newcastle and West Ham, in particular, definitely need new strikers this summer, and Rondon has been a consistent performer in England since his arrival.

With Wolves making Raul Jimenez's move permanent, they perhaps do not need the 29-year-old as desperately. But it will still be a big disappointment as Nuno's men prepare for Europa League football next season.

Sport Witness

“Absolute rubbish and a lie” – Agent fires back on Maxi Gomez – West Ham still very much in there

The Maxi Gomez situation is getting a little bitter in Spain, and there’s been several accusations sent the way of Stellar Group, the agency representing the striker.

Media local to Valencia have suggested it’s the agent fees being asked for which are causing a hold up on the player’s move.

Several times it’s been stated Stellar want more than €3m in commissions, and West Ham are willing to pay this.

Over at Valencia, the suggestion has been they only want to pay 10% commission on the €14.5m straight fee which Celta would be paid by Los Ches. Whereas the agents value the deal at more than €30m given it includes Santi Mina and a player on loan.

Jonathan Barnett has now spoken to Levante EMV after claims were made that Stellar want the €3m after paying €1m for Gomez to break with his previous agents less than a year ago. On that claim, Barnett has said: “It’s absolute rubbish and a lie.”

On the general transfer, he said: “It all depends on who makes a sufficiently acceptable offer (to Celta). If the two clubs (Valencia and West Ham) meet that requirement, the player will decide. I’m not talking about the offer in terms of the player’s salary, because before that West Ham should agree with Celta.”

It’s still all very much in the air.

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Texas Iron 6:52 Sun Jul 7
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Mex Martillo 1:39 Sun Jul 7
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Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 12:16 Sun Jul 7
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Sydney, Iron 12:12 Sun Jul 7

Sydney_Iron 12:12 Sun Jul 7
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gph 11:47 Sun Jul 7

gph 11:47 Sun Jul 7
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Thanks, Alan

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