Afternoon again Hammers, here is this Thursday’s lunchtime round up:

West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Southampton captain Jose Fonte. (Sky Sports)

Fonte would be an outstanding signing. He is a brilliant defender and is also a good leader on the pitch.

Marseille are preparing a third offer for Dimitri Payet. (Daily Star)

Hopefully this bid is £40m, so we can accept it and then just get rid of him.

Andre Gray has played down links to West Ham, insisting he is happy at Burnley. (Talksport)

Im not a big fan of Andre Gray. He is good but I just don’t think he would suit us very well to be honest.

Arsene Wenger says he is a big fan of Dimitri Payet. (Sky Sports)

Slaven Bilic says Andy Carroll injured himself in the game against Crystal Palace. (101 Great Goals)

Hopefully Andy is okay. The article says he trained on Thursday so hopefully it is not too serious and he can continue his recent run.

Slaven Bilic says he still believes that he can persuade Dimitri Payet to stay at the club. (Clubcall)

Its too late for that Slav. He has dug his own grave and there is no coming back from what he has done.