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Q: Manuel Pellegrini - What should we do
a. A good man & a good coach we should stick with him
b. A busted flush & he's outstayed his welcome, time to go
c. What difference does it really make who's in charge while the current owners are still in control

Alan 1:16 Wed Jul 24
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Paris St-Germain have moved ahead of Juventus in the race for Tottenham defender Danny Rose and are confident of completing a £20m deal for the 29-year-old England international. (Sun)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to push Toby Alderweireld's price up to £40m if the 30-year-old Belgian's £25m release clause is allowed to expire on Friday. (Telegraph)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will not join the summer tour as the club continues to work on transfers with two weeks to go before the deadline. (ESPN)

Woodward remains confident of completing deals for Leicester's England defender Harry Maguire, 26, and Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, 21. (London Evening Standard)

Man Utd have told Inter Milan time is running out if they want to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 26. (Mail)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery will decide in the next two weeks whether to let England Under-21 winger Reiss Nelson, 19, join Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan. (Sun)

Gunners centre-back Rob Holding was almost caught out by a fan after they handed him at Tottenham shirt to sign - but the 23-year-old refused to sign it. (Twitter)

Tottenham have moved closer to signing Real Betis' Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, for £45m. (Sun)

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will hold talks with Scotland full-back Kieran Tierney, 22, after a third bid from Arsenal was rejected for failing to meet the Scottish club's valuation of £25m. (Daily Record)

Sporting Lisbon's Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24, says he wants to play in the Premier League amid rumours of a move to Manchester United. (Mirror)

Sporting and Manchester United are still divided over the fee for Fernandes, with the Premier League side £7m short of the Portuguese outfit's £62m valuation. (Star)

Leicester have reportedly offered to double the wages of Sampdoria's Belgium midfielder Dennis Praet, 25, in order to beat AC Milan to the transfer. (Leicester Mercury)

Aston Villa have given up on their pursuit of Brentford winger Said Benrahma after having a £14m bid for the 23-year-old Algeria international rejected. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool will not allow England Under-21 midfielder Ovie Ejaria to leave on loan again this season - but are prepared to sell the 21-year-old. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is still looking to bring one more player in this summer, but admits it will be a very different transfer window to last summer's when they spent £170m. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 21, who spent last term on loan at West Brom, is set for a second successive season away, joining Championship side Blackburn. (Manchester Evening News)

West Brom want to take Everton's 22-year-old defender Mason Holgate back on loan after the England Under-21 international spent the second half of last season at the Hawthorns. (Sky Sports)

Sheffield United want to hijack Leroy Fer's return to Holland. The 29-year-old midfielder, a free agent after leaving Swansea, is in talks with Feyenoord. (Sun)

Ipswich's Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge, 30, has told manager Paul Lambert he would like to leave the club, amid interest from QPR. (East Anglian Daily Times)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Scott Murray

It’s not going to be the biggest transfer window in Liverpool’s history, but they might buy a player. That’s the hot news coming out of Anfield. As leads go, we’ll freely admit the Rumour Mill has published stronger, and with more detail to boot. But like Jürgen Klopp, you work with what you’ve got.

On to news featuring actual specifics. And popular Manchester United pen-pusher Ed Woodward will make the sacrifice of not joining the club for their summer tour, preferring instead to stay wedged behind his desk at Old Trafford wearing an uneasy smile, occasionally using the phone to ask his secretary for tea and biscuits, make contacts, etc. He’s confident of getting a high-powered business deal over the line for Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff, concluding top-level negotiations for Leicester’s Harry Maguire, and sealing a highly-professional agreement with a contract, printed on really nice paper, for Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon.

Some of hard bargaining will be offset by not getting quite as much money as he wants from Internazionale for Romelu Lukaku, but nobody’s perfect. United’s year-long search for a director of football continues apace, by the way.

Toby Alderweireld‘s release clause of £25m runs out at the end of the week. At which point Tottenham will start asking possible suitors for £40m. You have got to admire Daniel Levy. He’s also managed to get PSG interested in Danny Rose, already a target for Juventus. The bidding starts at £20m and won’t end there, we’ll be bound.

Arsenal are still interested in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney. At some point they’ll have to bid the £25m the Scottish champions are asking for. Sheffield United are hoping to beat Feyenoord to free-agent Leroy Fer. And West Brom are hoping to re-sign Mason Holgate from Everton on another year’s loan.

Now enough of this piddling about on the computer. Out you kids go to play. Summer doesn’t last long and it’s lovely outside. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

Sport Witness

Club set to restart talks with West Ham over signing Hammers player this window

Galatasaray are again interested in signing West Ham United forward Javier Hernandez.

The Turkish giants were linked with a move for Hernandez earlier in this transfer window but their interest in the Mexican had cooled in recent weeks.

According to the Turkish newspaper, Galatasaray want to bring in the player and talks between the two clubs are set to restart in the coming days.

Hernandez is also reportedly looking for ways to leave the Hammers and he may be tempted to continue his career at Galatasaray next season. The Super Lig club can offer the Mexico international Champions League football in the next campaign after again winning the league.

Star believe Hernandez will leave West Ham this summer after the Premier League side confirmed the arrival of Sebastien Haller from Frankfurt for a club record fee.

Gala are in the market for a striker with their current No.1 forward Mbaye Diagne close to leaving the club to join Al-Nassr.

Hernandez has just 12 months left on his contract with West Ham.


Turkish swap deal dismissed as Obiang arrives in Italy

According to Turkish media, West Ham have offered Pedro Obiang in a swap deal to sign Besiktas midfielder Gary Medel.

Turkish website Posta has made bold claims that Besiktas’ are only looking to accept offers in excess of €5m for Medel and that West Ham has offered Obiang to the Super Lig club in exchange for Medel. The report claims Besiktas have reportedly asked for time to think about the offer.

These Turkish media claims are utterly ridiculous as Obiang has made it clear he only wants to move to Italy where he has family and would have no interest what so ever in a move to Turkey. While they might be some interest in Medel, Obiang is undergoing a medical in Italy today and is expected to complete an €8m transfer to Serie A club Sassuolo by the end of the week.

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has recently published a photo of Pedro arriving in Italy this morning which seems to underline the foolishness of the report from Turkey.

Foot OM

Marseille or West Ham in the transfer window, his choice is quickly made

Cited as a player likely to leave because of his Channel rating, Morgan Sanson was close to engaging with West Ham a few weeks ago. Finally, the former midfielder of Montpellier has not signed in the Premier League and for the time being, he is more than ever part of the workforce of André Villas-Boas. And obviously, it delighted the main interested, whose intentions in the transfer window are very clear. Asked by RMC, Morgan Sanson has clearly indicated his desire to continue his career in Marseille, despite the imperative need for Marseille to sell this summer.

"OM? I'll be there. I want to stay there. I have a new coach, who has a good game philosophy. I like it and I want to continue with him. Rumors ? The most important thing is to get ready and be there on D-Day, when you get back. We are all a bit revenge compared to last season. After, a career is short. All seasons are hinged. We are confident, we showed on our last matches that we managed to produce the game "said the one whose market value was estimated at least 30 ME by the leaders of Olympique Marseille in this summer transfer window.

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Mex Martillo 8:48 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Exiled In Surrey 8:15 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mr. Burns 1:20 Wed Jul 24

Texas Iron 3:41 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Cicero 2:08 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

Nurse Ratched 1:24 Wed Jul 24
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Sydney_Iron 1:22 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Mr. Burns 1:20 Wed Jul 24
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Al.

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