Paper Talk: Moyes to bring explosive striker pair to West Ham

Date published: Thursday 11th February 2021 8:57 - Robert McCarthy

West Ham are eyeing an explosive double striker swoop that will rock rival defences next season, while Kevin de Bruyne is ‘annoyed’ over Man City’s latest contract offer  – according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.


West Ham boss David Moyes is reportedly weighing up a double striker swoop this summer that will strike fear into rival defences.

The Hammers were offered the chance to sign free agent frontman Diego Costa last month. However, Moyes admitted he chose not to upgrade his forward line at the time.

The London club sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax last month, as they opted to recoup approximately £20million of the £45m that they signed him for in 2019.

But they failed to bring in a replacement and will remedy that situation this summer, with funds available.

Former Chelsea striker Costa remains without a club after his release by Atletico Madrid in December.

His combative style of play thrived in the Premier League during his time at Stamford Bridge.

And the latest reports suggest that West Ham could yet revisit their interest in the 32-year-old.

Meanwhile, Eurosport claims that the Hammers have also made Brentford hitman Ivan Toney a primary target.

The 24-year-old is a pure goalscorer who would slot directly into a starting role at the London Stadium.

He has scored an impressive 21 goals and added seven assists in the Championship this campaign.

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Kevin De Bruyne TEAMtalk

Manchester City’s offer of a new contract has reportedly ‘irked’ Kevin De Bruyne. (The Sun)

Manchester City are set to pip Liverpool to the signing of £15m Fluminese wonderkid Kayky. (The Sun)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel could swoop for PSG’s midfield starlet Kays Ruiz-Atil this summer. (The Sun)

Arsenal target Manor Solomon of Shakhtar Donetsk is in talks with teams from England. (The Sun)

Liverpool’s message to Bayern Munich is: Mo Salah is not for sale. (The Sun)

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has stormed into contention for the Bournemouth job. (The Sun)


Coutinho TEAMtalk

Philippe Coutinho may not play again for Barcelona this season as the club looks to avoid another €5m appearance-related payment to Liverpool. (Daily Mail)

Everton and Celtic are among the clubs keeping tabs on Aston Villa youngster Tyreik Wright. (Daily Mail)

Premier League clubs may be barred from appointing top foreign managers due to strict new rules that threaten to change the face of English football. (Daily Mail)

Wolves plan to contact the Premier League to propose relaxing their strictest coronavirus protocols. Clubs are currently struggling to operate smoothly within the constraints. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are interested in the signing of Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach. However, a number of other are also keen on the midfielder. (Daily Express)

Liverpool scouts are reportedly tracking Leeds star Raphinha closely and if Bruno Fernandes’ comments on the player are anything to go by, he could fit right in at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp. (Daily Express)


Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland are reportedly on Borussia Dortmund’s eight-man sell list. (Daily Star)

Udinese concede Rodrigo De Paul is likely to leave this summer. The attacking midfielder has admirers in Liverpool and Leeds.

Edinson Cavani will serve a suspension for Uruguay’s matches against Argentina and Bolivia. It comes as a result of his horror tackle on Richarlison last November. (Daily Mirror)

Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry is on a five-man shortlist to become the next boss of Bournemouth. (Birmingham Mail)

West Brom have decided not to offer a contract to Ahmed Musa after the forward’s trial with the club. (Express & Star)

Hearts boss Robbie Neilson is keen to bring in Kilmarnock stopper Stuart Findlay next season. (Scottish Sun)


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