WHO Poll
Q: Manuel Pellegrini
a. A great signing for the Club and maybe the change of direction we all need
b. It will only be a great signing if the Board back him with decent funds
c. This is West Ham so it will only end in farce
d. I'm not sure about this one, I'll wait until SKY is back to hear what Gary Neville thinks, then I'll voice my opinion

Alan 1:03 Sat Aug 19
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Transfer news

Barcelona's latest £119m offer for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, was rejected, with the bid being made up of a guaranteed £80m and the rest for the Brazilian reaching targets, including winning multiple trophies and the Ballon d'Or. (Mirror)

Chelsea want £50m for striker Diego Costa but Atletico Madrid are only prepared to offer £30m for the 28-year-old. (Sun)

Manchester United will allow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, to join Real Madrid next season if they can sign 18-year-old Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan. (Sun)

West Ham are becoming frustrated in their attempts to sign 25-year-old Portugal midfielder William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, with the clubs £5.5m apart in their valuations. (Telegraph)

Manchester City have been told they must pay at least £30m to sign West Brom's 29-year-old Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans. (Times - subscription required)

But, if Manchester City fail to land Jonny Evans or their other defensive targets, boss Pep Guardiola says he will be happy with the players at his disposal. (Daily Express)

Paris St-Germain will not entertain the possibility of selling Germany winger Julian Draxler, 23, this summer. (ESPN FC)

Chelsea are targeting 30-year-old Inter Milan and Italy winger Antonio Candreva, with the Serie A club prepared to sell for £25m. (Mirror)

Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign Argentine centre-back Juan Foyth, 19, from Estudiantes, for a fee of around £9m. (Guardian)

Burnley are set to sign 25-year-old Leeds striker Chris Wood in a £15m deal after their first offer was rejected. (Mirror)

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says he still wants to sign 33-year-old former England winger Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough, but negotiations are proving difficult. (Talksport)

Leicester City defender Yohan Benalouane, 30, has been offered a three-year deal by Turkish side Osmanlispor. (L'Equipe via Leicester Mercury)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has suggested the transfer ambitions of club owner Mike Ashley are now less ambitious than they were when the pair met in May. (Guardian)

Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, 27, says he has no regrets over his conduct during his protracted £40m move from Swansea to Goodison Park. (Times - subscription required)

Other news

Barcelona will pay tribute to the victims of the attacks in Spain's Catalonia region with a special shirt in Sunday's La Liga opener against Real Betis. (FC Barcelona)

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has revealed he had one week off over the summer... and he took a doctor with him. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer, 47, says he turned down an offer to become Liverpool manager because he "wasn't ready". (Daily Express)

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has been told by sporting director Hasan Salihamidziche he can no longer smoke inside the club's training complex. (Daily Mail)

Barnsley are in advanced discussions with Nice's Chinese billionaire majority shareholder Chien Lee over a takeover. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has paid tribute to TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, who died on Friday aged 89...

Best of Thursday's transfer news

Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez says it will be "difficult" to sign Liverpool's 25-year-old attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho because he doesn't have a release clause. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea have had a £63m bid for Juventus' 26-year-old wing-back Brazil Alex Sandro rejected. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are still keen to sign Monaco's 23-year-old Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho. (L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, says he will not return to Stamford Bridge and intends to rejoin Atletico Madrid. (Telegraph)


West Brom hope to sign Mamadou Sakho; he wants either Crystal Palace or West Ham move

Saikat Mandal

West Brom are reportedly hoping to sign Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho. The Frenchman prefers a move to either Crystal Palace or West Ham.

According to reports from The Times, West Bromwich Albion are looking to sign Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho this summer.

Central defence is one area where West Brom need to invest this summer, and Tony Pulis is keen to make a few additions before the transfer window closes.

The Baggies are close to signing Tottenham Hotspur defender, Kevin Wimmer, but West Brom are still looking to sign one more quality defender, Sakho being one of their targets.

It is not clear whether Pulis sees Sakho as a replacement for Jonny Evans, who is targeted by Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side have had a £18 million bid rejected already, as West Brom are seeking a transfer fee in the north of £30 million.

Sakho, 27, is a class defender, but he is out of favour at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp banishing him due to disciplinary issues last season.

The report adds that Sakho personally favours a move to Crystal Palace, where he spent the last season on loan, or West Ham.


PSG could hijack West Ham’s signing of William Carvalho

The story

West Ham United are in danger of losing out on the signing of William Carvalho, according to Le 10 Sport.

The French site claim that Paris Saint-Germain want to hijack the Hammers’ transfer. Apparently, they see the Portugal international as an ideal replacement for Blaise Matuidi, the veteran midfielder who just moved to Juventus.
Is it true?

We can’t see there being too much of a real chance of PSG signing Carvalho. While he is a world class player who could play for the French giants, they’re tied up by FFP regulations. Their next signing of the summer will be their last.

Reports indicate that Kylian Mbappe is on his way to Paris in a huge transfer. So no Carvalho deal.

West Ham look like they’ll see this deal through. Having said that, Sporting Club could jack up the price of their prized asset if they hear that PSG are genuinely interested. We’ll find out over the next few days.

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Thanks Alan 1:45 Sat Aug 19
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The Stoat 1:12 Sat Aug 19

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