West Ham want Giroud, Man United to sell Smalling, Everton set for £150m spree?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…West Ham are eyeing a move for Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud as they plot a summer rebuild of their striking department. The France international has suggested that he will not settle for another season on the bench at Arsenal having spent much of the year backing up Alexis Sanchez and then fighting Danny Welbeck for a starting role. (London Evening Standard)Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Arsenal are free to sign Alexandre Lacazette – but he wants Olivier Giroud in part-exchange. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are on the verge of signing CSKA Moscow star Aleksandr Golovin. But the deal means the Gunners will loan the midfielder back to the Russian side ahead of the new season. (The Sun)Chris Smalling will be sold by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho this summer, with West Ham United, West Bromwich Albion and Everton already interested. England international Smalling could be available for as little as £15million after Mourinho decided to replace him with Sweden’s Victor Lindelof. (Daily Telegraph)Everton’s £30m deal for Jordan Pickford is set to kick off a £150million summer signing spree at Goodison Park. Pickford’s capture is expected to be swiftly followed by a £25m deal for Ajax skipper Davy Klaassen while Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez and Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson are also Toffees targets. (Daily Mirror)Birmingham City are increasingly hopeful of beating rivals Aston Villa to the signing of John Terry after his Chelsea exit. (The Times)Manchester City are ready to slash Samir Nasri’s £16m asking price because of a lack of interest. The French ace has been on loan at Spanish giants Sevilla this season, who are looking likely not to take up their permanent option to buy him. (The Sun)Burnley are keen on Hull’s Scotland defender Andy Robertson – but he would prefer a move to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)Huddersfield are in talks to sign Tom Ince in a shock deal for their debut season in the Premier League. David Wagner has targeted the Derby star as he looks to build a squad capable of competing in their first year in the top flight. (The Sun)Hull City’s new coach Leonid Slutsky wants to make Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas his first signing. (London Evening Standard)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?LISTEN: Garry Monk tells talkSPORT he didn’t ‘align’ with Leeds United’s new ownershipManchester United FC transfer news: Alvaro Morata’s agent confirms ‘very important’ offer from Premier League sideChelsea FC transfer news: Lyon close to agreeing deal for West Ham and Everton target Bertrand TraoreEverton FC transfer news: How the Toffees could line up next season with FIVE new signingsTransfer ALERT! Arsenal and Tottenham target Hakan Calhanoglu ‘wants move to England or Italy’Transfer BLOW! Chelsea and Arsenal miss out as Juventus agree deal for in-demand Sampdoria striker Patrik SchickTransfer news: Chelsea and Manchester United interested in Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis PapastathopoulosTransfer news: Fenerbahce demanding £17.5million for defender Simon Kjaer amid reported interest from Brighton and LiverpoolJohn Terry latest: Aston Villa ready to battle Bournemouth for former Chelsea captainlast_img read more