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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 11:25 Fri Jul 26
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Everton have told Crystal Palace they are prepared to bid £60m and include 28-year-old Turkey striker Cenk Tosun as part of a deal for Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26 - but fear they could miss out to Chelsea. (Telegraph)

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told manager Mauricio Pochettino he will back him in the transfer market after securing a new £320m shirt sponsorship deal, with the club preparing an £80m bid for Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25. (The Times)

Manchester United could be forced to meet Leicester City's £80m asking price for England defender Harry Maguire after United's 25-year-old Ivorian centre-back Eric Bailly suffered a knee injury in Thursday's friendly win over Tottenham. (Mirror)

Leicester's 23-year-old English winger Demarai Gray says there is "nothing to worry about" over Maguire and does not believe the defender, 26, is disgruntled that there has been no movement regarding his future. (Leicester Mercury)

Wolves are in talks to sign Real Madrid's Spain Under-21 defender Jesus Vallejo, 22, on a season-long loan, while the club are also close to agreeing a £17m fee with AC Milan for the 21-year-old Italian striker Patrick Cutrone. (Mail)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, as a potential transfer target, insisting he is focused on building a team rather than acquiring individuals. (Independent)

Southampton's Portuguese defender Cedric Soares, 27, is being eyed by Monaco as Ralph Hasenhuttl tries to trim his wage bill at St Mary's. (Foot Mercato)

Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld's transfer value has increased dramatically after the 30-year-old Belgium centre-back's £25m release clause expired on Thursday. (Sun)

Manchester United are preparing for 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba's departure and are closing in on a £70m move for Lazio's Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 24. (Mirror)

However, Pogba could actually stay at Old Trafford for at least another year, which would scupper any move for Milinkovic-Savic (Express)

Aston Villa are on the verge of making their 11th signing of the transfer window - and taking their summer spending to £120m - with an £11m move for Club Brugge and Zimbabwe midfielder Marvelous Nakamba, 25. (Telegraph)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, will not be able to persuade Paris St-Germain striker Neymar to move to the Serie A side- because the 27-year-old Brazil international has his heart set on rejoining Spanish giants Barcelona. (Star)

Borussia Dortmund are in talks to sign Barcelona's Brazilian forward Malcom for 42m euros (£37.5m). (Goal)

Manchester United have been told they will have to spend more than £30m on Newcastle's 21-year-old English midfielder Sean Longstaff. (Manchester Evening News)

Middlesbrough are expected to sign English winger Marcus Browne, 21, from West Ham United. (Teesside Gazette)

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is remaining optimistic over his side's chances of signing Colombia forward James Rodriguez, 28, from Real Madrid this summer. (Marca)

Meanwhile, the agents of Lille and Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 24, have been in Naples to discuss a possible transfer to Napoli. The Italian club would also throw in Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas, 22, in a deal worth more than 82m euros (£73m). (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Lyon's 23-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele will be on Manchester United's shortlist if the club sell Belgium international Romelu Lukaku, 26. (Sky Sports)

Norwich City have been put off by Ipswich Town's £5m valuation for 20-year-old English midfielder Andre Dozzell. (Norwich Evening News)

Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 22, could become Steve Bruce's second signing at Newcastle United after the club bid £20m for the France Under-21 winger. (The Sun)

The Magpies are also close to signing former Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott, 21, on a free transfer. Scott has played for the England Under-16s, Republic of Ireland Under-17s and USA Under-18s and Under-20s. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Aberdeen forward Stevie May's hopes of returning to hometown club St Johnstone look to have ended. The 26-year-old Scot had passed a medical earlier in the week but talks stalled between the clubs. (Daily Record)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

Everton have sent Wilfried Zaha a DVD of their glorious Champions League campaign in 2005 in the hope of convincing the Crystal Palace winger that they are just as big as Arsenal. Marco Silva’s side are ready to offer £60m plus Cenk Tosun for Zaha – but their plans might be scuppered if Chelsea look to muscle in by arranging a deal with Palace that would see the 26-year-old join them once their transfer ban is over. Hear that? Yep, it’s the sound of evil laughter emanating from Stamford Bridge.
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Meanwhile, circus music continues to blare out of Old Trafford as Manchester United attempt to complete a deal for Harry Maguire. Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants United to pull their finger out and meet Leicester’s £80m asking price for Maguire immediately after losing Eric Bailly to a knee injury. Over to Ed Woodward, who’ll get right on the case as soon as he recovers from the shock of hearing that Newcastle want £30m for Sean Longstaff.

United will move for Lyon’s Moussa Dembélé if Romelu Lukaku joins Internazionale and are also said to be have identified Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a replacement for Paul Pogba, who continues to be linked with Juventus. Milinkovic-Savic will cost £60m, but United will only sign him if Pogba leaves.

Carlo Ancelotti always goes weak at the knees for a mercurial No10 – and the Napoli manager wants James Rodríguez from Real Madrid. Napoli are also in for Lille’s Nicolas Pépé. They are willing to offer £73m plus Adam Ounas for the Lille striker.

Borussia Dortmund are trying to sign Malcom from Barcelona for £37.5m. Malcolm is one of several players Barcelona are willing to offload to fund a move for Neymar, with Philippe Coutinho available for £120m and Ivan Rakitic a target for United and PSG.


Medel is Bologna's to replace Pulgar

According to the Turkish media Günes, the Italian squad already made an offer for the Pitbull, which in the first instance was rejected by the Besiktas.

Gary Medel could return to Italian football where he left pleasant memories during his stay at the Internazionale de Milan.

This is reported by Günes, half Turkish who says that Bologna is soon to sell Erick Pulgar in a sum of 12 million euros considering the various interested in the antofagastino and has decided to replace it with the one formed in Catholic University

Pulgar had a great Copa América and this earned him that teams like West Ham, Seville, Rome and Milan, began a follow-upl.

The game of the Tower presumes that the Bologna wallet will be full, so the club would have offered four million Euros for the Pitbull, which was rejected by Besiktas.

The Turkish team aspires to get at least 6 million euros for the current captain of the National Team.


Chicharito prefers West Ham over MLS

Mexico international Javier Hernandez is set to stay with West Ham United through this summer and isn't eyeing a move to MLS at this stage of his career, according to ESPN FC sources.

Mexico's all-time top scorer has been the subject of interest from MLS clubs, Brazilian side Flamengo and Fiorentina, but different sources have told ESPN FC that he will continue in London unless there is an unexpected twist in the remaining days of the Premier League transfer window, which ends on Aug. 9.

The 31-year-old striker known as "Chicharito" was considering leaving West Ham earlier in the summer and the club even set a price of between $10 and 15 million for his services, as he only has one year remaining on his contract. However, the situation has changed following the departures of Marko Arnautovic, Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll.

West Ham have signed Sebastien Haller in a record deal to bolster their attack, but Manuel Pellegrini is still keen to keep Hernandez and the club have shown confidence in the Mexican by handing him the No. 9 shirt for the upcoming season.

The former Real Madrid and Bayern Leverkusen striker has been linked with MLS for years. Chicago Fire, Inter Miami and Austin FC are some of the clubs that have been mentioned in recent times, but sources stressed to ESPN FC that the Guadalajara native is more focused on football than ever following the birth of his daughter and is planning to extend his career in Europe for at least three more seasons.

Hernandez has been in China with West Ham and started The Hammers' last game of the Premier League Asia Trophy against Newcastle United.

Sport Witness

Player ‘especially’ wanted by West Ham – attempt expected in ‘next few days’

It’s not really a transfer window if Yann M’vila isn’t linked with a move to the Premier League, and L’Equipe do the honours on Friday.

It’s claimed there’s two English clubs keen on the signing: West Ham and Crystal Palace.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side appear to be ahead of Roy Hodgson’s, with the French newspaper saying the Hammers are ‘especially’ interested.

The 29 year old is currently playing for Saint-Etienne, where he has a contract lasting until June 2022. Fenerbahce are also keen, with the Turkish club looking for at least one midfielder, and are said to have offered a four year contract.

West Ham and Crystal Palace are expected to go on the attack for M’Vila in the ‘next few days’. For Fenerbahce, the plan would be to wait until the English window closes on August 8th, and then push for the signing with more confidence.

Saint Etienne would prefer to keep him, but it’s believed they could sell for around €10m.

Milan News.it

Cutrone, there is not only Wolverhampton: Patrick also likes West Ham

There would not only be Wolverhampton on Patrick Cutrone: as reported in the Gazzetta dello Sport edition on newsstands this morning, West Ham have targeted the young Milan center forward.


West Ham fans discuss Benjamin Moukandjo after ExWHUemployee’s claim

by Matt Law

According to ExWHUemployee, West Ham United could look to sign experienced forward Benjamin Moukandjo on a free transfer ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

The 30-year-old is currently available on a free having left Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning in March.

While speaking on The West Ham Way show, ExWHUemployee had some interesting things to say about Moukandjo.

“There is this guy as well whose name was brought to my attention the other day called Benjamin Moukandjo, who’s a Cameroonian who was in China up until last season but has recently been released.

“He’s got a decent goals-to-game record out there and is available on a free.

“Pellegrini knows him from his time in China and could be someone that is looked at.”

The 57-time Cameroon international has represented the likes of Monaco, Nancy and Reims during a well-travelled career, whilst he managed eight goals in 11 appearances for Jiangsu Suning.

The Hammers are currently lacking first-team options in the final third with Marko Arnautovic and Lucas Perez amongst those to move on ahead of the new season.

And given the lack of options available to Pellegrini, it would be no surprise if he moved into the market to pursue another centre forward before the window slams shut.

Sky Sports

Aaron Long move to West Ham frustrated by work permit issues

West Ham want to sign New York Red Bulls centre back Aaron Long but are struggling to complete a deal because he cannot get a work permit at the moment, Sky sources understand.

Long is the MLS defender of the year and has played in six of USA's past seven games, including the Gold Cup final defeat to Mexico earlier this month.

The 26-year-old has a £4m release clause and wants to move to the Premier League, although Marseille, Fiorentina, Rennes and Lyon also want to sign him.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 9:19 Fri Jul 26
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:14 Fri Jul 26
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scouse kid 4:42 Fri Jul 26
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Thanks Alan. Looks like sully had his lifts on in your photo

For those like me that just like laughing at how short Sullivan is.


Thames Ironworks 4:35 Fri Jul 26
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Love Sullivans Sports Direct Italian refs kit.

Thanks Alan

geoffpikey 2:19 Fri Jul 26
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Hahahaha. Good work.

Alan 2:17 Fri Jul 26
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scouse kid 12:57 Fri Jul 26

"Alan can you add the pictures of Sullivan at the training ground yesterday doing the crossed irons please"


scouse kid 12:57 Fri Jul 26
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Alan can you add the pictures of Sullivan at the training ground yesterday doing the crossed irons please

Sydney_Iron 11:55 Fri Jul 26
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bill green 11:26 Fri Jul 26

Alwaysaniron 11:47 Fri Jul 26
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Have we considered sending Zaha a DVD of how we won the World Cup in 66. Seems to be as appropriate as Evertons 2005 DVD.

bill green 11:26 Fri Jul 26
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Thanks Alan

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