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Sport West Ham linked with a move for Piccini

23:26  12 july  2018
23:26  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Brom want McClean replacement in before sanctioning sale

  West Brom want McClean replacement in before sanctioning sale West Brom are holding out to sign a replacement for James McClean before sanctioning his move to Stoke City. The Stoke Sentinel reports that the Potters are closing in on the Irish winger, but the Baggies want a player through the doors before allowing him to leave. Both McClean and Tom Ince have been heavily linked with moves to Stoke, as Gary Rowett pushing for an immediate Premier League return. Rowett was heavily linked with a move for McClean when he was in charge of Derby County and is now set to reignite his interest at his new club. The likes of Rolando Aarons and Kemar Roofe have been linked with moves to West Brom this summer as possible replacements. The Baggies will be looking to looking to strengthen in the final third this summer with McClean, Jay Rodriguez and Nacer Chadli all expected to leave the club in the coming weeks.

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 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.

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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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Obiang closing in on Sampdoria move .
West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang is closing in on a move to Serie A side Sampdoria. According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Obiang is close to sealing a switch back to Italy. Obiang has been linked with a move away from West Ham throughout the summer and now looks set to secure a transfer. The 27-year-old joined West Ham in 2015 from Sampdoria and has made 87 appearances for The Hammers in that time. He made 139 appearances for Sampdoria after breaking through their academy in 2010. Manuel Pellegrini has brought in Jack Wilshere to compete in midfield, leaving Obiang surplus to requirements. There is no mention of a fee for Obiang, who joined West Ham for an undisclosed fee from Sampdoria three years ago. The former Spanish youth international made 21 Premier League appearances last term and has never been able to fully prove himself at that level.

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