Football rumours from the media

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News of David Moyes’ successor and Manchester United targets make the papers.

Newcastle United’s manager Rafa Benitez could be heading to West Ham (Anthony Devlin/PA)

What the papers say

The race to succeed David Moyes as manager of West Ham has begun, with the Daily Mail reporting that Rafael Benitez will take the Hammers hot-seat next season. The club are also reported to have approached Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca, but West Ham will make a second attempt to get Benitez having failed in December 2015 when the Spaniard joined Real Madrid.

Shakhtar Donetsk's Fred is wanted by Manchester United (Mike Egerton/Empics)
Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred is wanted by Manchester United (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Another potential arrival at Old Trafford over the summer is Sime Vrsaljko, with the Daily Mail reporting the club are interested in signing the £30million man from Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal have identified Borussia Dortmund Sokratis Papastathopoulos as a potential summer target as they hope to bolster their defence over the summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The club will also be looking to bring in West Brom captain Jonny Evans for around £3million the paper said.

Abel Hernandez could be heading to Leeds (Richard Sellers/Empics)
Abel Hernandez could be heading to Leeds (Richard Sellers/Empics)

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Players to watch

Lukasz Fabianski: The Swansea goalkeeper is being eyed up by a host of Premier League clubs following the Swans’ relegation, with Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Ham all interested in the Poland international, the Daily Mirror reports.


Andre Silva: The AC Milan striker is wanted by both newly-promoted Wolves and Monaco, Sky Sports Italy said.

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