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Alan 12:12 Fri Jan 24
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Manchester United could make a surprise move to re-sign Boca Juniors' 35-year-old Argentina forward Carlos Tevez.(Tuttosport)

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a 20m euro (£16.8m) deal with Inter Milan to sell midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Sempreinter.com)

However, Barcelona have made an enquiry about signing Denmark international Eriksen this month. (Sky Sports)

Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Isco, 27, although the La Liga giants want about 70m euros (£59m) for the Spain international. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, is open to a move to Barcelona. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Meanwhile, the Gunners are favourites to sign France midfielder Thomas Lemar, 24, from Atletico Madrid. (Express)

Chelsea have reopened talks with Lyon over a deal to sign French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, this month in case they miss out on Paris St-Germain's Edinson Cavani, 32. (Sun)

Manchester United are also considering a move for Uruguay forward Cavani this month. (Telegraph)

Manchester United's move for Bruno Fernandes is off because they refuse to meet Sporting Lisbon's £68m asking price for the 25-year-old Portugal midfielder. (Mail)

United remain keen to sign Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 23. (Star)

Southampton's 24 -year-old Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti's top transfer target. (Star)

Chelsea are set to miss out on Dynamo Zagreb's Spain winger Dani Olmo, 21. (Express)

The Blues and Barcelona are chasing Grasshopper's 21-year-old Swiss left-back Alan Arigoni. (Blick - in German)

Shakhtar Donetsk are asking for £30m from Arsenal for Ukraine defender Mykola Matviyenko, 23. (Sky Sports)

Manchester United are considering a summer move for Paris St-Germain's French midfielder Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe, 19, who is on loan at Le Havre. (RMC Sport)

The Red Devils also want to bring in Birmingham City's English midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, in January, to fend off interest from other European clubs. (Manchester Evening News)

Newcastle United are ready to make an offer for Tottenham's England defender Danny Rose, 29. (Evening Standard)

The Magpies have agreed a deal to sign Inter Milan midfielder Valentino Lazaro on loan with the option to sign the 23-year-old Austrian for £20m in the summer. (Sky Sports)

Leicester have rejected Aston Villa's bid to sign Islam Slimani, 31, on loan for the rest of the season. The Foxes would only consider a permanent deal for the Algeria international, who is on loan at Monaco. (L'Equipe, via Star)

Inter Milan have opened talks with Napoli over a deal to sign 34-year-old Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, which could see the club end their interest in Chelsea's France forward Olivier Giroud, 33. (Sky Sports)

Tottenham are confident of completing a deal for Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose but will need to increase their offer for the 28-year-old Brazilian. (ESPN)

Spurs are planning a bid for Sheffield United's 25-year-old English centre back Jack O' Connell. (Sun)

Crystal Palace are in talks with Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang over a loan deal for Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco, 26. (Mail)

Brentford and AC Milan are interested in signing Arsenal's 18-year-old English striker Folarin Balogun this month. (Mail)

Manchester United are set to recall English defender George Tanner, 20, from a loan spell at League Two Morecambe, with a view to sending him out again to a different club. (Manchester Evening News)







Guardian Rumour Mill

Will Unwin

There’s a desperation at Manchester United to return to the Fergie days and, in order to hasten the process, they’ve been linked with bringing back a 35-year-old Carlos Tevez from Boca Juniors. No news on the availability of David Bellion and Kleberson, mind.

Some would say United need to get in new players whatever the cost. Ed Woodward, unfortunately for United fans, does not agree and will apparently not meet Sporting’s valuation of Bruno Fernandes. Matías Vecino will also not be arriving at Old Trafford after Internazionale batted away a loan offer for the midfielder.

There is, however, no need to panic for United fans as they are said to have lined up the answer to their problems in the form of 19-year-old PSG midfielder Eric-Junior Dina Ebimbe, who is currently learning all about professional football on loan at Ligue 2 Le Havre.

Chelsea’s search for a striker supposedly means they have reopened talks with Lyon about signing former Celtic frontman Moussa Dembélé as PSG’s Edinson Cavani looks a distant prospect. United are also keeping tabs on the Uruguayan who will almost certainly depart Paris this month.

Due to Luis Suárez’s injury, Barcelona need a replacement and high on their list is Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who may well keen on a move to the Camp Nou. Another eyeing a flight from London to Spain is midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is said to be upset at not playing much football since arriving at Arsenal and is aiming to cut his loan deal short in order to find games elsewhere. Valencia could be one potential destination.

Newcastle are getting quite exciting after securing a couple of new signings and are now focusing on acquiring Danny Rose from Spurs, who is has been looking for a way out in recent years. If the defender does depart, it would give José Mourinho a few more quid to throw at Real Sociedad in order to tempt them to sell striker Willian José, as Spurs have currently come up short in the bidding process.

Things are going quite well for Liverpool at the moment, so it comes as no surprise that Jürgen Klopp has turned down Barcelona’s kind off to bring Philippe Coutinho back for a mere £91m.

And Roy Hodgson is looking to China to freshen up the Crystal Palace ranks. The Eagles are in talks with Dalian Yifang over Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco.







C&H

£180,000 per week winger offered to West Ham

Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco has been reportedly offered to West Ham.



The Daily Mail say Crystal Palace is interested former Atletico Madrid midfielder.

The Belgian is earning £180,000 a week in China with Dalian Yifang and Premier League are unlikely to be willing to match that wage package.

Carrasco is reported to be currently in Belgium, training on his own as talks are ongoing in a bid to sort out his immediate club future. The 26-year-old went on to make 25 appearances in the Chinese Super League last season and scored 17 goals, adding a further eight assists. His contract at the Chinese club is set to expire at the end of 2022 and so Dalian Yifang may push for a sale, rather than a loan this month, if he is to depart.

Carrasco began his senior career with Monaco, before moving to Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £20m in 2015.

In February 2018 Carrasco joined Dalian Yifang, and has scored 24 goals in 52 appearances in China.






Sky Sports

Serhou Guirassy: West Ham in talks to sign Amiens striker on loan



West Ham are in talks with Ligue 1 side Amiens over a loan deal for their striker Serhou Guirassy.

Amiens were pushing for a permanent deal, but with one week to go until Deadline Day they are now prepared to let him leave on loan with an option to buy in the summer.

The 23-year-old French forward joined the Ligue 1 side from Bundesliga club Köln in a £5m deal last summer.

Guirassy has been linked with a move to a host of Premier League clubs in January, including Leicester and Aston Villa, after scoring four goals this season with Amiens sitting 18th in Ligue 1.




Football London

West Ham plotting move for Slavia Prague midfielder Tomas Soucek

The Hammers are desperate to bolster their options in midfield and have identified the Czech international as a potential signing

By Sam Inkersole



West Ham are exploring a deal to sign midfielder Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague, football.london understands.

The 24-year-old midfielder is valued at around €25m by his club but the Hammers have been told they could get him for half that if a deal can be struck. They are confident they can agree an initial loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the campaign but nothing has been agreed yet.

Soucek has scored ten goals so far this season, eight in the Fortuna Liga, for Prague and plays effectively as a number six or eight in the midfield so could slot in alongside Declan Rice.

Soucek has picked up 25 caps for his country

West Ham are desperate for a new midfielder this window and have been linked with a host of them so far as they bid to battle against the drop. A move for Genk midfielder Sander Berge is unlikely, football.london understands.

The club also holds interest in Franck Kessie of AC Milan and Joe Allen of Stoke City but the latter would be a last resort.

With just a week of the transfer window remaining, the Hammers need to get a move on if they want to bolster the squad having only signed Darren Randolph so far this window as a backup goalkeeper from Middlesbrough for £4m.

The club is currently struggling to attract players, with football.london understanding that two players this summer have rejected the club's advances as they don't want to be involved in a relegation battle.

Another move has also fallen through with the selling club wanting a permanent option included in a loan deal even if the Hammers were relegated at the end of the season.




Sport Witness

West Ham turn attention to new midfield target – Price for PL clubs is €22m, but €17m for rest of Europe

Recently thumped 4-1 by Leicester City, West Ham aren’t in the best of ways, and with a busy second half of the season ahead, David Moyes knows he needs to turn things around relatively quickly.

The club are currently hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th, and with a number of frustrating injuries decimating the squad, reinforcements are needed.

A new defensive midfielder is needed, with Steven Nzonzi heavily mentioned as an option, but a new name is now circulating in Italy, as Messaggero Veneto reckon West Ham have turned their attention to Seko Fofana.



The Udinese man has a number of admirers around Europe, including past interest from Leicester in the Premier League, but it’s the Hammers who are the latest to have come forward.

The local newspaper explain that Gino Pozzo, the Serie A club’s owner, could find a number of offers on his table on Monday.

For the concerned Premier League sides, the asking price is said to be around €22m, while that figure could drop to €17m for the rest of Europe, including Italy.

One of the reasons for this, other than the usual ‘Premier League tax’ could be the fact that selling Fofana to West Ham and strengthening them would be ‘playing with fire’ for Pozzo, as he would be directly helping one of Watford’s rivals in the relegation fight.

It’s a new name, and one we’ll be keeping an eye on.



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 9:54 Sat Jan 25
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:48 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...0

The Stoat 4:51 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Linked with more players we’ve never heard of

Jasnik 4:09 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco has been reportedly offered to West Ham.

Is the picture after he was told about this ... What NO!.

bill green 1:27 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

seems like the same ol song and dance with no end result of any decent signings

Alan 1:21 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Soucek story added.

Thanks Alan 1:02 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
blueeyed.THandsomeman 12:28 Fri Jan 24

blueeyed.handsomeman 12:28 Fri Jan 24
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THanks Alan





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