Sport West Ham linked with a move for Duvan Zapata

20:26  14 june  2018
20:26  14 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Leicester complete the signing of Jonny Evans from West Brom

  Leicester complete the signing of Jonny Evans from West Brom Leicester City have completed the signing of Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. The Northern Ireland international pens a three-year contract at the King Power Stadium after Claude Puel’s side activated Evans’ relegation release clause at West Brom. Evans was heavily linked with a move away from the Hawthorns throughout last season and a deal has finally been sealed, with a move to Leicester confirmed. The ex-Manchester United defender underwent medical examinations with the Foxes on Thursday ahead of a reported £3.5m move and it seems all went smoothly for Evans as he begins a new chapter of his career. Evans joined West Brom in 2015 and has since been a vital player for the club over the years. However, Darren Moore has seen the experienced centre-back depart and will now look to replace him adequately as the Baggies continue their preparations for next season in the Championship.

Remy could be heading for West Ham . Sam Allardyce is looking to bolster his forward line, with record signing Andy Carroll set to miss the start of the season due to a heel injury. The West Ham manager wanted to bring the £8m Estudiantes striker to east London

West Ham are still hoping to sign Duvan Zapata but have ruled out moves for Graham Dorrans and Stewart Downing. One player Allardyce was happy to rule out was West Brom's Dorrans, after being linked with a move for the midfielder earlier this week.

West Ham and Southampton have reportedly expressed an interest in signing Colombia international Duvan Zapata.

The striker, who plies his trade in Italy with Sampdoria, has been heavily tipped for a summer move and it seems interest is building ahead of next season.

Zapata enjoyed a considerably impressive season for Sampdoria. He found the net on 11 occasions and also contributed with four assists. However, his efforts were not enough to land him a place in Colombia’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.

Duvan Zapata in a blue uniform holding a football ball: Paolo Rattini/Getty Images Sport © Paolo Rattini/Getty Images Sport Paolo Rattini/Getty Images Sport

West Ham are out to reinforce their striking options this summer and Zapata is the latest name to be linked by Italian outlet GazzaMercato, with Manuel Pellegrini getting his feet under the table at the London Stadium.

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  West Ham linked with a move for Raphael Dwamena West Ham are interested in a deal for FC Zurich attacker Raphael Dwamena, according to reports from Ghana. The Hammers want to add further quality to their attacking options this summer and fresh claims indicate that they have lined up a move for Dwamena, who netted nine goals for Zurich last season. Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll are facing uncertain futures at the London Stadium ahead of next season and according to new reports, Manuel Pellegrini is keen to add Dwamena to his ranks. The 22-year-old was looking likely to join Brighton during the last summer transfer window but no move materialised, with a £10m transfer allegedly breaking down. However, a move to the Premier League could yet be on the cards for Dwamena, with West Ham understood to be chasing his signature this summer. It’s stated that after extensive discussions with the recruitment and scouting staff at West Ham, new boss Pellegrini has expressed his interest in recruiting the Ghanaian international in the near future.

Duvan Zapata in action for Udinese. But according to The Daily Mail, Burnley are now discussing a move for Zapata , with Napoli said to be keen on selling Incidentally, Everton are one of three clubs, alongside West Ham United and Watford, listed by The Daily Mail as having made enquiries for Gray.

Burnley are discussing a potential move for Colombia international Duvan Zapata (left). Zapata saw a move to West Ham fall through in 2013 prior to moving to Italy. Alex Baptiste has joined QPR after cancelling his contract at Boro by mutual consent. +6. Copy link to paste in your message.

However, it seems the Hammers will not be without competition in their apparent pursuit of Zapata.

The report from GazzaMercato indicates that Premeir League rivals Southampton are also in the chase. Serie A side Atalanta are also touted as a potential destination, whilst Villarreal, too, are claimed to be keen on the player.

France v Colombia - International Friendly © Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images Sport France v Colombia - International Friendly

West Brom linked with International Keeper Borjan .
West Brom have been linked with international goalkeeper Milan Borjan, who plays his football for Red Star Belgrade. The Birmingham Mail report that the 30-year-old is in demand, with a host of Championship clubs such as Swansea and Bristol City looking at the Canadian. The Baggies are on the hunt for another keeper that could provide backup to Ben Foster and competition for the former England keeper. Swansea will battle Albion for Borjan, after losing their number one keeper Lukas Fabianski to West Ham for £7 million Bristol City are also linked after they missed out on Manchester United’s Dean Henderson to Sheffield United. They may now also be looking at Borjan. Borjan is an experienced keeper, racking up over 211 career appearances for clubs such as Rad, Sivasspor, Ludogorets and Red Star. He also has 38 caps for Canada. Borjan has won the Bulgarian top flight twice and the Serbian Super Liga once.

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