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Alan 12:16 Fri May 15
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Midfielder David Silva's contract with Manchester City is due to end on 30 June but the Spaniard, 34, is willing to extend it until the end of the campaign, his last with the club. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United have been scouting Schalke's Wales winger Rabbi Matondo and could make a move for the 19-year-old if they fail to sign Borussia Dortmund and England forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea target Dries Mertens is looking to stay in Serie A if his Napoli contract runs out, with Inter Milan also interested in the 33-year-old Belgium forward. (Mail)

Lionel Messi has hinted Inter Milan and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, possesses the perfect qualities to revitalise Barcelona's forward line once the transfer window reopens. (Sport, via Metro)

Premier League clubs warn players they face permanent pay cuts if Project Restart fails and 2019-20 season is curtailed, with some stars in line to lose contracts altogether. (Mail)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has held talks with PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot's mother over a potential move to Goodison Park for the 25-year-old Frenchman.(TuttoJuve, via HITC)

Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 31, has advised 19-year-old Norway forward Erling Braut Haaland - who has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid - to continue his development at Borussia Dortmund. (Metro)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho's agent says he has not held talks with any clubs about the 27-year-old Barcelona player, who is on loan at Bayern Munich. (Talksport)

Southampton's English striker Che Adams is set to be made available in the summer for £10m or less - despite Championship side Leeds United agreeing a £19m fee for the 23-year-old in January before changing their mind. (Football Insider)

Manchester United's 19-year-old England Under-20 midfielder Angel Gomes, whose deal with the club runs out this summer, has not signed a new contract because of doubts over breaking into the first team and the club targeting similar aged players. (Manchester Evening News)

Leeds United could make a move for Tottenham Hotspur and Argentina defender Juan Foyth, 22, if they are promoted to the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Queens Park Rangers have rejected a £3m bid from Club Brugge for their 22-year-old English winger Bright Osayi-Samuel, who has also been linked with West Brom. (Birmingham Live)


Report: Hammers agree pre-contract with right back

Spanish website Estadio Deportivo claims that River Plate right back Gonzalo Montiel has verbally agreed a pre-contract with West Ham after first attempting to bring him to east London in January, only to be prevented by financial fair play regulations.

The deal at the end of the season is reportedly worth in the region of £10m but could be called off if Montiel is unable to secure the necessary work permit, with his future ‘in the hands of the Home Office’.

Last week we reported how Manuel Lanzini wants to see River Plate full-back Gonzalo Montiel playing alongside him at the London Stadium next season. He admits to talking to the 23-year-old about joining the Hammers this summer after a bid was reportedly rejected in the January transfer window.

Lanzini is quoted as saying to Diario Olé in his native Argentina “I think Montiel would fit in well at West Ham. I know they looked for him and couldn’t bring him in, he asked me and I spoke to him. The coach (Moyes) likes him. He likes to play with three or five defenders.”

Although Montiel is primarily a right-back he is also capable of filling in at centre back too if so required. He is often deployed as a ring winger for River plate who often play him in an attacking formation but he is said to posses excellent defensive skills as well as the ability to push forward.

In March 2019, Montiel was named in Argentina’s squad for friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco by manager and former Hammer Lionel Scaloni. On 22 March, Montiel made his debut against Venezuela. He has made 64 appearances since 2016 for Lanzini’s former team River Plate.


West Ham eyeing up summer move for Hirving Lozano

West Ham are keen on signing the Napoli forward Hirving Lozano this summer.

The Mexican hasn’t been at his best since moving to Italy and he has been linked with a move away from the club.

As per Area Napoli, the Hammers want to bring in a forward and Lozano has been identified as a target.

The 39-cap Mexican international can play anywhere across the front three and he could prove to be a very handy option for Moyes.

Lozano will add pace, flair and goals to the Hammers’ attack. The Mexican has proven himself in PSV and for his country. If he can regain his confidence, he could transform West Ham next season.

Napoli are unlikely to demand a lot for the player given his situation at the club.

Lozano has not lived up to the expectations and he is not a key member of the starting lineup either. The Italians might consider cashing in on the player if a good offer comes in.

It will be interesting to see if West Ham make their move for Lozano in the coming weeks.

The player needs a fresh start and a chance to play in the Premier League might attract him.

Lozano is still only 24 and if he can perform well for West Ham, he could get the chance to join a top team in the near future (cheeky buggers!)


Liverpool 'cool their interest in Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica with West Ham and Wolves among Premier League clubs keen on attacker'

Werder Bremen attacker Milot Rashica has caught the eye of four more clubs
On top of Liverpool, those include Aston Villa, Brighton, West Ham and Wolves
However, Liverpool have take a step back in the transfer race to the 23-year-old
Rashica has a £31.5m release clause that could be dropped to £13m instead

Four more Premier League clubs have their eyes set on Werder Bremen's Milot Rashica as table leaders Liverpool reportedly take a step back in the transfer race to sign the Kosovo forward.

Aston Villa, Brighton, West Ham and Wolves are among the many top-flight teams vying for the 23-year-old's signature.

The Kosovo international has impressed in the Bundesliga this season, scoring seven goals in 18 league appearances, and has even gained the attention of European giants Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

Liverpool were thought to be the club from England with the most interest in the winger, who can also play in attacking midfield, but according to Sky Sports, they have cooled their pursuit.

However, those who are still interested in signing Rashica could get him at a discounted price if the imminent return of the Bundesliga means Bremen are relegated before the middle of June.

Bremen are 17th, sitting four points from 16th and the relegation play-off, and if they drop out of the league before June 15 then his release clause drops to just €15million (£13m).

Signing Rashica at such as price would be a steal as he regarded as one of Kosovo's hot prospects with 25 caps and four goals, and even lined up against England in the recent European Qualifier in Pristina.

But, should any club look to press ahead with a summer move now, the buy-out clause has been set at €38m (£31.5m).

Rashica, who came through the youth ranks at FC Vushtrria, moved to Bremen from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in January 2018 and is contracted until 2022.

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geoffpikey 3:47 Fri May 15
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Thank you Alan.

Texas Iron 2:58 Fri May 15
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Sydney_Iron 12:59 Fri May 15
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Hugh Monteith 12:20 Fri May 15

Moncurs Putting Iron 12:26 Fri May 15
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wildeyed.randomman 12:20 Fri May 15

Thanks Alan 12:22 Fri May 15
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Tea of Adamson 12:20 Fri May 15

blueeyed.handsomeman 12:20 Fri May 15
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THankYou Alan

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