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Sport West Ham linked with a move for Duvan Zapata

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

Saints linked with move for Zapata

  Saints linked with move for Zapata Southampton are reportedly taking a look at Sampdoria’s Duvan Zapata, with the striker linked with a host of Premier League clubs. The striker, who spent last season on loan at Sampdoria from Napoli with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, netted eleven times in Serie A, attracting interest from a host of other teams. GazzaMercato report that Zapata remains a target for Atalanta, with a proposed swap deal for the Colombian not interesting Sampdoria. However, Villarreal, West Ham and Southampton are also interested in making a move for Zapata, with the player’s agent receiving calls from said clubs about a potential deal. However, Saints could face the issue that West Ham did in 2013, when they tried to sign the striker. West Ham failed to get a work permit for Zapata, meaning they were unable to complete the deal. West Ham owner David Gold told that Daily Star in 2013 that a lack of action for Colombia meant a deal for Zapata was off the cards.

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.

Palace interested in Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien

  Palace interested in Toulouse defender Christopher Jullien Crystal Palace are one of three Premier League sides interested in signing Toulouse centre-back Christopher Jullien this summer. It’s set to be a busy few months for the French club, with a number of key players linked with a move away and it seems Jullien could be among those who depart ahead of next season. Southampton and Burnley are both on the lookout for a new central defender and the latest name to be linked is the towering Frenchman, who has impressed over the years at Toulouse. It’s claimed by French media outlet La Depeche that the 25-year-old would be keen to secure a move to the Premier League this summer, putting the three top-flight clubs on red alert. The report indicates that any potential suitors would perhaps be able to recruit Jullien at a low-cost, with a figure of €10m touted by Le Depeche.

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

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.

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