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West Ham on verge of £12m deal for Gokhan Tore – Turkish-football.com
Turkish-football.com are reporting that West Ham are close to signing Besiktas star Gokhan Tore for a £12 million transfer according to a source close to the player.
The Sun meanwhile go a step further and report that Tore will wear the number 7 shirt for the Hammers next season.
Our very own ExWHUEmployee has confirmed that we are indeed interested in Tore but that there is no deal in place yet.
Bilic transformed Tore into one of the most sought after players in Turkey and a regular Turkish international call-up.
The Croatian manager revealed that he tried to sign Beşiktaş winger Töre at the start of the season in an interview with the Socrates magazine.
“Gökhan is a legend he is a top guy and a great player of course I would love to have him in the team,” Bilic said.
“I tried to sign him at the start of the season but it was not the right time.”
Tore’s agent Ahmet Bulut recently advised his client to consider a move to Europe at the end of the season.
Bulut stated that Tore should make the move if he wants to become the next Turan and confirmed that he has received offers.
The Turkish international winger is no stranger to England having first made a name for himself in the Chelsea youth setup.
The explosive winger had six goals and nine assists in all competitions for the Super League champions this season.
Jonathan Calleri to West Ham: Hammers eye loan move for striker – Evening Standard
West Ham are considering a loan move for Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri as they look to boost their squad for next season’s Europa League.
The 22-year-old is on loan at Brazilian club Sao Paulo, for whom he scored 12 goals in 24 appearances last season.
Calleri was previously at Argentine club Boca Juniors, scoring 16 goals in 41 appearances, before moving to Deportivo Moldonado in Uruguay.
Our very own ExWHUEmployee covered the interest in Calleri in his latest column Here
Simone Zaza interest rekindled – The Mirror
Southampton are plotting a move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza – but face competition from West Ham United.
The Saints are believed to be concerned about the future of striker Graziano Pelle, with the report claiming that AC Milan, Juventus and Lazio are all keen to lure the Italian international hitman back to Serie A.
With just one year left on his deal, Pelle could be sold this summer, and it’s now believed that Ronald Koeman’s men are lining up another Italian forward to replace him.
The Mirror claim that Southampton area readying a summer move to sign Juventus striker Simone Zaza, who has been told he can leave the Serie A champions this summer.
The 24-year-old only signed for Juventus from Sassuolo last summer, but having been stuck behind Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata in the Juve pecking order, Zaza is ready to move on and play first-team football.
With eight goals to his name this season despite mostly being a substitute, Zaza is unsurprisingly attracting interest – but Southampton will face major competition for his signature.
It’s suggested that West Ham – who are in the market for a new striker this summer – are also keen on Zaza, meaning Juve could see something of a bidding war ensue for a player they don’t even want to keep hold of.
Hammers interested in Sidibe – The Daily Mail
Watford have held talks over a potential move for Lille left back Djibril Sidibe.
West Ham, Arsenal and Everton have also made enquiries for the 23-year-old, who can also play on the right.
Sidibe is valued at £12million by his club, who finished the 2015-16 campaign in fifth place in Ligue 1, 36 points behind champions Paris Saint-Germain.
He has represented France at Under 21 and Under 20 level and is on his country’s reserve list for the upcoming European Championship on home soil.
Lille bought Sidibe from Troyes for around 1.9million euros in 2012.
Watford are in the process of building for their first season under new manager Walter Mazzarri, who was recently appointed as the successor to the sacked Quique Sanchez Flores.