West Ham face tough talks over Sevilla striker

After the departure of £45m signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax earlier this month, the injury prone Michail Antonio is left as the Hammers only recognised first team striker.

As such, West Ham have made the capture of a replacement for Haller a top priority in the remaining two weeks of the transfer window.

The Athletic’s David Ornstein has suggested that Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri, who has scored 12 times in 25 games so far this season, is a target for David Moyes.

Ornstein claims that West Ham have been putting together a €30m package to bring the Morocco international to the London Stadium, but according to local Seville newspaper Estadio Deportivo, the La Liga side are after a much more substantial fee than the one the Hammers have been readying.

As picked up by website Sport Witness, the article translated in to English claims that West Ham would need to go ‘significantly higher’ in order to secure El-Nesyri’s services.

Furthermore, Sevilla are keen to have a replacement sorted before sanctioning any possible move to London.

With 12 days to go until the transfer window closes, this deal is currently looking quite unlikely – but as we saw two summers ago with recently-departed Seb Haller, West Ham haven’t been afraid to spend good money on forward players in recent times.

Roma after Everton’s Bernard

The Serie A side are eyeing up a move for the Toffees winger, with Carlo Ancelotti believed to be open to letting the Brazilian leave Goodison Park this month.

Everton have a large squad and it has been suggested that the club are keen to trim their numbers if possible.

According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Roma are keen on bringing a new winger to the club, with Bernard and Stefan El Shaarawy top of manager Paulo Fonseca’s wish list.

However – as translated by Sport Witness – it is suggested that the Italians also need to trim their squad too before any swoop for Bernard is considered.

Furthermore, Roma believe that Everton’s demands in terms of a transfer fee for Bernard are too high and thus El Shaarawy has become their primary focus.

The Toffees have been doing well in the Premier League this season, but 28-year-old Bernard has barely been involved, featuring just 6 times in the top flight so far this campaign and playing just 10 games in total in all competitions.

There appears to be several obstacles in the way before any move for Bernard can materialise, but with almost two weeks remaining until the transfer window closes there is still time for a deal to be agreed.

Spurs €50m Zaniolo bid rejected

That’s according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, as picked up by Sport Witness.

The 21-year-old once again impressed in Serie A last season, despite Roma finishing outside of the Champions League places in the Italian top flight.

Corriere claim that Tottenham, along with Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Barcelona, have tabled €50m in an attempt to secure the Italy international’s services.

It’s not the first time that Spurs have been linked with a move for the youngster, with the club said to have been interested in Zaniolo whilst Mauricio Pochettino was in charge.

Tottenham’s bid has been rejected say the Italian paper, along with all other bids from other clubs – they claim that if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic, Roma may have been entertaining offers to the tune of €70m for the highly-rated midfielder.

With the impact of Covid-19 on the transfer market, it’s unknown whether Spurs will return with an improved bid.