Sport West Ham linked with a move for Piccini

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

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.

Sampdoria reportedly keen on Edimilson Fernandes

  Sampdoria reportedly keen on Edimilson Fernandes Sampdoria have reportedly expressed an interest in signing West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes this summer. According to claims from Italian news outlet Di Marzio, the Serie A outfit are looking to sign a replacement for Lucas Torreira, who recently secured a big-money move to Arsenal. It’s believed that Sampdoria have identified a number of players who could step into the defensive midfield role that has been left vacant by Torreira’s departure, with Fernandes among the options under consideration. Sampdoria are also stated to have considered a move for Hebei China Fortune midfielder Stephane M’Bia. Several members of West Ham’s first-team squad have been linked with respective exits from the London Stadium this summer, with Manuel Pellegrini reportedly looking to trim his squad. West Ham are reportedly listening to offers for Cheikhou Kouyate and Pedro Obiang this summer, with the latter also having been linked with a return to Italy. However, Fernandes is the latest man to be touted with a potential departure, with Sampdoria considering the 22-year-old as a potential transfer target.

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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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Antonio braced for £15m Palace offer .
West Ham forward Michail Antonio could be set for a £15 million move to Crystal Palace, who are considering an offer for the player. According to the Mirror, Palace are weighing up a move for the player, who they have long been linked with. Roy Hodgson’s men are putting plans in place in case they lose Andros Townsend this summer. The former Spurs winger is a reported transfer target for Newcastle, who themselves are considering selling Matt Ritchie. Antonio is likely to fall out of favour at West Ham next season following the arrivals of Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, with the latter closing in on a move from Lazio. Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly ready to sell the player as the Hammers themselves try to recoup some funds this summer. Hodgson is a known admirer of the player and the move could cause a domino effect that will allow for the aforementioned deals to take place.

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