Football rumours from the media – 12 July 2017

What the papers say

England goalkeeper JOE HART is wanted by West Ham, reports the Telegraph, although the Hammers are keen on a loan deal, while Manchester City would rather Hart left on a permanent basis. The paper adds that Newcastle have been put off by a £20million price tag and the 30-year-old’s wages, and have also missed out on JOSE REINA after he decided to sign a new Napoli deal.

Staying with West Ham, the Evening Standard claims that the Hammers will return to Stoke with an improved offer for wantaway forward MARKO ARNAUTOVIC. The 28-year-old has submitted a transfer request after an initial offer was turned down.

Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko is attracting interest in Marseille
Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko is attracting interest in Marseille (Adam Davy/PA)

Marseille are keen on Tottenham’s MOUSSA SISSOKO, reports the Evening Standard. The Frenchman is apparently keen to leave Spurs after struggling for game time since arriving from Newcastle.

Everton and Crystal Palace are set to fight it out for the signing of Ajax defender JAIRO RIEDEWALD, says the Liverpool Echo. The Holland international was reportedly on his way to Selhurst Park when the Toffees made an 11th-hour bid.

Online/social round-up

@TheSunFootball: EXCLUSIVE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for sensational Man United return

@DailyStar_Sport: Eric Dier wants Man Utd move: Tottenham star eyed after Nemanja Matic deal falls through #MUFC

@TheSunFootball: Barcelona ace Neymar drops shock Manchester United transfer hint

Players to watch

Diego Costa is being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa is being linked with a move to Atletico Madrid (Adam Davy/PA)

DIEGO COSTA: The Independent claims Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is becoming increasingly agitated by the club’s lack of transfer business and has made the Chelsea striker his top target.

KURT ZOUMA: West Brom are keen on the Chelsea defender, reports the Mirror, but as many as 20 clubs have enquired about taking the Frenchman on loan including European heavyweights Inter Milan and Valencia.

ADNAN JANAZAJ: The winger could end his faltering Manchester United career by completing a move to Real Sociedad, says the Manchester Evening News.

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