Sport West Ham linked with a move for Piccini

23:26  12 july  2018
23:26  12 july  2018 Source:

West Ham linked with fresh swoop for Gregoire Defrel

  West Ham linked with fresh swoop for Gregoire Defrel West Ham and Watford have joined the race to sign Gregoire Defrel from Roma this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Hammers were linked with a move for the French striker last summer by the Italian media but following a lucrative offer from Roma, Defrel opted to join the Serie A giants from Sassuolo. However, things have not gone to plan for Defrel under Eusebio Di Francesco and he is now being linked with a move away from Roma already. Sampdoria were thought to be leading the race to sign Defrel this summer but according to new claims from Corriere dello Sport, as cited in a report from Calciomercato, West Ham and Watford have expressed an interest in landing the player. Manuel Pellegrini could be looking to strengthen his attacking options this summer, especially following the news that Andy Carroll will miss at least three months action due to an ankle problem. Defrel, though, is also being courted by Genoa, and West Ham will be faced with plenty of competition if they are to pursue a deal for the attacker.

However, the Hammers face competition in their apparent pursuit of Dragovic, with Brighton and Everton also linked with a move . West Ham could move for Payet if his wage demands are lowered.

Manchester United defender Daley Blind has in the last few days been linked with a move to Turkey giants Fenerbahce in the January transfer window, according to talkSPORT, who Hurriyet. West Ham are reportedly keeping a close eye on Sporting CP defender Cristiano Piccini .

West Ham and Manchester United have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Sporting CP right-back Cristiano Piccini.

According to an exclusive report from Turkish-Football, sources close to the player have indicated that he could look to move away from Sporting following the recent attack on the club’s players by ‘fans’ at the training ground.

Piccini is believed to be unsettled by the recent events and is weighing up his options ahead of next season. According to Turkish-Football, the Hammers could be one of these options, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side among the potential suitors for Piccini.

West Brom linked with move for Albert Adomah

  West Brom linked with move for Albert Adomah West Brom are being linked with a surprise move for Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah. TEAMtalk claims that Adomah has emerged as a target for the Baggies with Matt Phillips looking increasingly likely to leave the club. The Scottish winger is being linked with a Premier League move to Newcastle following the Baggies’ relegation to the second tier. Adomah himself has also been linked with moves away from Villa Park this summer. The experienced winger would be able to bring in valuable funds to help Steve Bruce strengthen his squad this summer. Adomah would provide a wealth of Championship experience to the Baggies squad and impressed under Bruce last season. Villa’s off-the-field problems have been well documented and those behind the scenes claim that Adomah is one of the club’s more sellable assets. Both Jack Grealish and Jonathan Kodji are also expected to leave the club this summer after Villa missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

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West Ham have reportedly revived their interest in Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye. For months, the Hammers were linked with a swoop for the Senegalese midfielder but Galatasaray and then the Potters secured respective deals for him.

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It would be an unusual move for West Ham given their recent signing of Ryan Fredericks from Fulham, with the Englishman also a right-back.

However, it seems interest is building with regards to a deal for Piccini this summer. It’s claimed that Besiktas have made a concrete approach for the player, whilst Inter Milan are also keen.

If West Ham are indeed serious in their interest in signing Piccini, it seems they’ll need to act fast to fend off competition from across Europe.

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West Ham target Lukaku could be sold by Lazio .
West Ham target Jordan Lukaku has been deemed surplus to requirements by Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi, according to reports from Italy. The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for the Belgian international, who has struggled to make an impression during his time with Lazio. West Ham have been in deep negotiations with Lazio over a deal to sign Felipe Anderson this summer, and it’s believed that conversations have been held regarding a potential deal for Lukaku. Lazio are proving to be tough to negotiate with if reports are to be believed, but according to claims from Il Messaggero, as cited by Calciomercato, they are willing to sell Lukaku this summer. Inzaghi is understood to be keen on trimming his squad ahead of next season and Lukaku is thought by the Italian media to be a player who is not in the manager’s favour. The Hammers are keen to fix their defensive woes ahead of next season and have already recruited Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks and Issa Diop this summer. Lukaku was used sparingly by Inzaghi at Lazio last term and after being perennially linked with a move to the Premier League, it seems he will have the chance to play in England if West Ham capitalise on the opportunity to land him.

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