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Alan 12:44 Tue Aug 15
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester City will try to tempt Arsenal to sell forward Alexis Sanchez with a bid of £60m before the transfer window closes. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident they will agree a £35m deal to sign midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23, from Arsenal. (Evening Standard)

Blues boss Antonio Conte is at odds with the Stamford Bridge club's hierarchy over a number of transfer targets as the Italian wants to sign experienced players with little resale value. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea have given striker Diego Costa a set of demands he must meet before they will consider selling the 28-year-old. (Guardian)

Costa first asked to leave Chelsea during a pre-season tour in Los Angeles last summer so the club are bemused at the Spain international being upset at Conte's text message in June telling him he was not part of his plans. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona have agreed a £90m fee with Borussia Dortmund to sign 20-year-old forward Ousmane Dembele. (Sport via Daily Express)

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says he will try to convince team-mate Philippe Coutinho to stay at Anfield, with the 25-year-old Brazilian midfielder seeking a move to Barcelona. (Daily Mirror)

Attacking midfielder Marco Asensio, 21, has demanded emergency talks with Real Madrid following interest from Arsenal. (Sun)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, 26, is more likely to join Chelsea or Manchester City than Liverpool, but the Saints will demand a fee of more than £70m. (Yahoo)

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley's move to either Chelsea or Tottenham is in doubt after the 23-year-old suffered an injury in training. (Sun)

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez's agent is trying to persuade Roma to increase their offer for the 26-year-old to £40m including add-ons. (Sky Sports)

Colombia defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, has told Ajax he wants to move to Tottenham before the close of the transfer window. (Independent)

Spurs officials travelled to Amsterdam on Monday to continue negotiations with Ajax, who are holding out for a fee of close to £36m. (Guardian)

Chelsea are also interested in the defender, but Ajax have insisted Sanchez is not for sale. (Daily Star)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has targeted five more signings before the transfer window closes in just over a fortnight. (Telegraph)

The Magpies are expected to sign 21-year-old Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan, but Blues boss Conte has slowed the deal down because of concerns over his squad size. (Goal)

Juventus are interested in signing midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, from Arsenal. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Daily Mirror)

Stoke are set to announce the signing of 24-year-old Paris St-Germain attacker Jese Rodriguez. (Telegraph)

The Potters' Spanish striker Joselu, 27, is set to complete a £5m move to Newcastle. (Daily Star)

Udinese goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, 32, will sign for Watford, Newcastle or Crystal Palace, according to his agent. (CalcioNapoli24, via Hertfordshire Mercury)

Crystal Palace are looking to sign Roma's 26-year-old Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to coach Newell's Old Boys, the club where he started his playing career, and the Argentina national team in the future. (TyC Sports, via ESPN)

Leicester City winger Tom Lawrence, 23, is on the verge of joining Derby County in a deal worth £7m. (Daily Mail)


Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt will fulfil his lifelong dream of playing for Manchester United... in a charity football match against Barcelona. (Sun)

Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson insists defender Danny Rose's recent controversial interview will not upset Spurs' "frightening" form this season. (Talksport)

Current skipper and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says "if people from outside want to make trouble" regarding Rose's comments, it will not affect Tottenham. (Yahoo)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would like to see the transfer window shut before the Premier League season starts in future. (Daily Mail)

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, will return to Manchester United's Carrington training complex within the next 24 hours to continue his rehab following knee surgery. (Sun)

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has warned his team-mates they need to get used to new manager Frank de Boer's playing methods. (Daily Star)
Best of Monday's transfer news

Chelsea are considering a late move for long-time Manchester United target Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, 28. (Mirror)

Cesar Azpilicueta thinks Chelsea need to make several signings before the transfer window closes. (Evening Standard)

The Blues are ready to make a £50m bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this week in an attempt to fend off interest from Liverpool. (Daily Star)

Manchester United will meet the £36.5m release clause of Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto, 25, if he pushes for a move away from the Spanish club. (Don Balon via Daily Express)

Newcastle have stepped up their attempts to sign Arsenal's 25-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is resigned to leaving after being left out of the squad for the season-opening win over Leicester. (Sun)

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Lawrence Ostlere

We start at Manchester City, so bereft of attacking talent, who will try to fill that chasm with Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez with a bid of £60m in the coming days, which leaves Arsenal with a modern twist on a familiar riddle: would you rather have one season of Alexis Sánchez or a silo filled with 60 million £1 coins?

Antonio Conte has fallen out with the boardroom suits at Chelsea over transfer policy. He wants players near their peak with little re-sale value while Roman Abramovich wouldn’t mind seeing a little return on investment. One player they can agree on is Arsenal’s £35m raging forward-midfield-full-back-come-wingback Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who is 24 today. Happy birthday Ox! They are also chasing Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater and are keen to ruin Liverpool’s move for Virgil van Dijk – though Saints want £70m.

There are high fives all round at Anfield with rumours that Barcelona have agreed a £90m fee with Dortmund for Ousmane Dembélé, though if it had been a week or two earlier they might not be in such a Philippe Coutinho-shaped pickle. Liverpool’s inspirational leader Steven G … Jordan Henderson will try to talk the Brazilian round.

Tottenham have been encouraged after the Colombia defender Davinson Sánchez has told Ajax he’s off, though that hasn’t stopped the Amsterdam club playing hard ball for the 21-year-old, and they will try to coax £36m out of Daniel Levy.

Elsewhere Rafa Benítez wants five more arrivals over the next two weeks at Newcastle, including Chelsea winger Kenedy on loan, Juventus are eyeing potential’s Jack Wilshere, Jesé is nearing a move to clásico rehab club Stoke City, and Leicester winger Tom Lawrence is heading to Derby County for £7m.


Financial details of Feghouli deal revealed

Galatasaray paid West Ham €4.25m for the permanent transfer of Sofiane Feghouli which converts to around £3.86m it has been officially revealed today. Feghouli has put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with the Turkish giants who are paying him €3.85 million in wages per year earning him just over £67,000 per week.

He will earn an additional €75,000 (£68,000) if he plays in 20 or more games per season. Other bonuses include $200,000 (£154,000) for competing in the Champions League group stages and $100,000 (£77,000) for a UEFA Europa League win.

In addition, he will receive a €5,000 (£4,500) bonus for each point Galatasaray receive in the TFF Super League and UEFA competitions in which the footballer actually plays.

Financial details of the deal were revealed as Galatasaray disclosed the required information of the deal to the Istanbul stock exchange. Turkish footballers pay just 15% tax in the Super league meaning his net pay will be significantly higher than he received in England.

Feghouli signed for West Ham last summer on a free transfer with a signing on bonus of €4.5m spread over three years. He was believed to be one of the highest earners at the club with an average weekly wage believed to top £75,000 per week.

A senior club source told ClaretandHugh “We just about broke even on the deal. But we’ve got a high earner off the wages. In Turkey he pays lower tax so higher net wages”


West Ham target William Carvalho left out of Sporting’s Champions League play-off squad

West Ham have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

The 25-year-old Portuguese international has been left out of their Champions League squad to face Romanian club FCSB this evening.

Sporting are two matches away from reaching the group phase, but it is becoming increasingly likely they will be journeying on without Carvalho, with the Hammers now widely reported to be in advanced discussions to sign the midfielder.

A fee of up to £36m is expected to be agreed this week, meaning West Ham will shatter their current £24m transfer record paid to Stoke City for the services of Marko Arnautovic in July.

Carvalho in numbers

Carvalho, a graduate of Sporting’s esteemed academy, which produced Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo, was a presence in Portugal’s triumph at Euro 2016, the nation’s first major international prize.

Since breaking through, he has gone on to make 156 appearances and scored 10 goals while also assisting a further 12 for his team-mates.

William Carvalho had a passing accuracy of 88% across the 2016/17 league season in Portugal.

Nominally a defensive midfielder he’s capable of playing a little further forward or if needs be in central defence.

Carvalho would become the club’s sixth major signing of this summer following the high-profile acquisitions of Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez from Stoke City and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, while goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined on a season-long loan from Manchester City.


Report outlines West Ham United plan regarding Adrian future

Subhankar Mondal

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian in the summer transfer window.

West Ham United will not sell Adrian in the summer transfer window unless they sign a suitable replacement, according to Bleacher Report.

It has been reported that Crystal Palace want to sign the Spanish goalkeeper from Premier League rivals West Ham in the summer transfer window.

The Hammers reportedly value the 30-year-old at £7 million, although the London club will not sell the player wanted by Palace unless they can recruit a suitable replacement.

Adrian has been on the books of the Hammers since 2013 and is a good goalkeeper, but the former Real Betis star is not guaranteed a place in the starting lineup anymore.

The signing of England international goalkeeper Joe Hart on a season-long loan deal from Manchester City in the summer transfer window means that the Spaniard will have to fight for his place in Slaven Bilic’s team this season.

It would make sense for Adrian to find a new team, as he is too good to be wasting himself on the substitutes' bench even at a big club like West Ham.

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