Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, May 10: Benteke and Walcott to West Ham? Lallana to swap Liverpool for Tottenham?

10 May

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online…

Theo Walcott is on the verge of agreeing a summer move to West Ham. Walcott is ready to leave Arsenal at the end of the season in search of regular first-team football. Chelsea have also shown an interest in the 27-year-old, but Walcott has been attracted to the challenge of helping West Ham mark their move to the Olympic Stadium by mounting a serious top-four challenge in the Premier League next season. (The Sun)

West Ham are poised to make a £25million move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke this week. And the Hammers are also set for a bidding war with London rivals Tottenham after tabling a £24m offer for Marseille striker and Benteke’s fellow Belgium international Michy Batshuayi. (Daily Mirror)

Mauricio Pochettino wants a stunning reunion with Adam Lallana in a £20million summer deal. The Tottenham boss will ask chairman Daniel Levy to make the Liverpool midfielder his No1 target when the window opens. (The Sun)

John Terry is set to become one of the highest paid players in the world by moving to China on a £12million-a-year deal. The centre-back, 35, is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and it looks unlikely that his deal will be renewed by new boss Antonio Conte. And Terry is close to agreeing a bumper payday with a move to the Chinese Super League. (The Sun)

Nemanja Matic would prefer to stay in the Premier League should he leave Chelsea this summer and is waiting to see if Manchester United begin negotiations with Jose Mourinho in the next month.  Should United push for the Portuguese then Matic would be interested in following him to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

Antoine Griezmann has told friends he is prepared to snub lucrative offers from the Premier League to stay at Atlético Madrid this summer. The 25-year-old France international is now one of the hottest strikers in European football and has been closely monitored by Chelsea, who attempted to sign him in the past, Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Telegraph)

Aston Villa are trailing £4million Bosnian midfielder Tino-Sven Susic – who Nigel Pearson once tried to sign for Leicester City. Villa scouts were in the crowd on Sunday night as Susic’s Croatian club side Hajduk Split were beaten 2-0 by Inter Zapresa. (Daily Mail)

Thierry Henry is set to be offered a new coaching role as Arsenal look to shake-up their academy. The Gunners legend could be promoted to work with the club’s under-18s after coaching various age groups as part of taking his UEFA badges. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest headlines…​

Neil Lennon reveals ‘definite interest’ in sealing return as Celtic manager

‘Jack Wilshere’s future is at Arsenal, but Theo Walcott MUST leave for sake of his career’ – Ray Wilkins

Shock Arsenal transfer report: ‘Gunners in talks with Leicester over N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez’

Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal plotting big-money deal for Real Madrid star

West Ham facing battle to keep Dimitri Payet as Real Madrid plot sensational move

Alexandre Lacazette leaves door open for summer switch as Tottenham and West Ham plot summer moves

West Ham keen on £10m-rated Juventus playmaker Roberto Pereyra

Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa closing in on shock move to Barcelona

Watford FC transfer report: Hornets consider move for Lukaku…Jordan Lukaku

Manchester City to continue Ilkay Gundogan pursuit despite Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s long-term injury


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