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Alan 1:16 Sat May 16
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Manchester City are set to give Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus a new deal worth £120,000-per-week in the face of interest for the 23-year-old from Juventus. (Sun)

But ManchesterCity are prepared to sell attacking midfielder Leroy Sane this summer, despite their tough stance with Bayern Munich over the 24-year-old German. Sane's contract enters its final 12 months at the end of the season. (Evening Standard)

Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 30, has ruled out a possible reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and says he expects to finish his career with Real Madrid. (Eurosport)

Tottenham Hotspur target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has no plans to force a move away from Lazio this summer and the 25-year-old Serbia playmaker could be rewarded for his loyalty with a new £3.5m-a-year contract. (Corriere dello Sport via HITC)

Wolfsburg's Dutch striker Wout Weghorst has revealed he has ambitions to play in England with the 27-year-old saying Liverpool are a club he finds "very special". (Goal)

Liverpool are ready to make a move for 17-year-old Brazilian striker Talles Magno. The teenager, who has been compared to compatriot Neymar, is already a first-team regular at Brazilian side Vasco da Gama. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig and Germany striker Timo Werner, 24, will either sign for Liverpool or stay put this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United are monitoring Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo and could turn to the 19-year-old Wales international if a move for Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho, 20, falls through. (Mirror)

Newcastle are in talks over a £21.25m deal for Inter Milan star Valentino Lazaro, 24, after the Austria winger impressed during a loan spell at the club this season. (Sun)

Wolves are not expected to break the bank on individual players this summer despite reports linking them with a £53m swoop for Benfica's Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius, 25. (Express and Star)

Benfica have told Manchester United and Wolves what it will cost to sign Carlos Vinicius. (Mirror)

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira's agent has claimed that the 24-year-old Uruguayan is keen to leave Emirates Stadium and return to Italy. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Former Gunners boss Unai Emery has claimed he was forced to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, 24, for Arsenal - and revealed he would have preferred his international team-mate, Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, 27. (Mail)

Real Madrid remain keen to sign Erling Braut Haaland and will watch the 19-year-old striker on Saturday when Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga action. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Chelsea are ready to offload several first-team players to help fund a summer rebuild but are expected to resist any offers for France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 29, and Italy midfielder Jorginho, 28. (ESPN)

Leicester City will resist any offers for Wilfred Ndidi in the transfer window amid speculation linking the 23-year-old Nigeria midfielder with French champions Paris St-Germain and Manchester United. (All-Nigeria Soccer)

Barcelona are looking again at Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz. The 20-year-old German has been linked with Liverpool but Barca remain keen. (Sport1 - in German)

Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham, 16, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, could be joined there by younger brother Jobe, 15. (90min)

Lionel Messi's cousin has voiced security concerns over a potential return to Newell's Old Boys for the 32-year-old Barcelona superstar who wants to end his playing career in Argentina. (Star)








HITC

After reported West Ham bid, agent comments on £33m star

Danny Owen

Cagliari may have to accept that the £33 million release clause in Nahitan Nandez’s contract means very little these days, with Tuttomercatoweb handing West Ham United renewed hope of bringing the Uruguayan international to the London Stadium.



A 24-year-old central midfielder who caught the eye with his tireless displays at the 2018 World Cup, Nandez is perhaps the perfect embodiment of the old-school garra spirit which epitomises the Uruguayan people and the nation’s shift towards a more technical style of play.

The former Boca Juniors star not only loves a tackle, he is equally comfortable at the other end of the pitch. Three assists in his debut Serie A season is a decent return for a man perhaps more renowned for his defensive contributions.

Yet with the global health crisis causing financial problems for clubs all over the globe, Cagliari may be forced to reduce Nandez’s price-tag with the transfer market likely to suffer the effects of an unprecedented situation.

“Before the lockdown we reached an agreement with Cagliari, but the signature is still missing,” his agent said.

“The new deal will include a £33 million buy-out clause. But with the financial problems caused by COVID-19, the clauses aren’t reliable.”

Tuttomercatoweb reported not so long ago that West Ham had made a bid to bring Nandez to the Premier League. And, with David Moyes’s side still very much in the race for an all-action enforcer to ease the burden on the overworked Declan rice, Bentancur’s comments are unlikely to go unnoticed at the London Stadium.

There is a nagging feeling that Cagliari may be forced to sell a key player for far less than £33 million in this day and age.



Arsenal and West Ham target Unai Nunez stalls on third contract offer

Tom Thorogood

According to AS, Arsenal and West Ham United target Unai Nunez has stalled on a third contract offer from Athletic Bilbao.



The former Spain U21 international’s future is in doubt ahead of the summer.

Arsenal and West Ham are keen, with the latter considering a January deal before Nunez made clear his intentions to remain at Athletic until the summer.

The central defender’s contract at the Basque club expires in 2023. His release clause of £25 million makes him vulnerable to a potential summer buyout.

Bilbao are trying to tie him down to a new deal, but club president Rafa Alkorta told El Correo in April how Nunez has already turned down two offers.

Now, Spanish editorial AS claim a third offer has yet to be answered while the club aren’t planning on offering the 23-year-old another deal.

It seems the defender is waiting until the summer to hear of any potential offers.

Arsenal must strengthen their defence this summer. The Gunners can’t rely on David Luiz and Sokratis in the long-term, while Rob Holding is inexperienced.

Mikel Arteta will want to see his side push for the Premier League’s top four next season. Nunez could be an ideal option, with the defender comfortable playing out from the back.

He made 20 appearances in all competitions prior to the Covid-19 suspension, averaging 1.3 interceptions and 4.3 clearances per La Liga encounter (Whoscored).

West Ham are also keen. The Hammers, however, may have trouble convincing Nunez with Champions League clubs Bayern Munich and Inter Milan also listed as suitors by AS.








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Texas Iron 4:24 Sun May 17
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Side of Ham 4:19 Sat May 16
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

I’d like to think this was the start of building a squad that didn’t capitulate after a couple of injuries in key areas but historyonics is telling me Rice is being sold and these are the ‘dream’ replacements we won’t get.

We are run like a half empty pub that still has a one in, one out policy....except the one in doesn’t actually want to go in....

Barty 2:55 Sat May 16
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
It's good to see we have CM's on the radar

We definitly need one even if we keep Soucek

Thanks Alan

Mr Logic 2:26 Sat May 16
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Thanks Alan

ted fenton 1:45 Sat May 16
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Thanks Alan 1:30 Sat May 16

ted fenton 1:42 Sat May 16
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Thanks Alan.

Thanks Alan 1:30 Sat May 16
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Thanks Alan





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