27/07/16 – Lunchtime News Round-Up
Author: Brian Knox. Published: 27 July 2016 at 1:28pm
Gomez to make decision on next move –
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mario Gomez wants to make the decision on where he plays his football this up coming season, amidst interest from West Ham, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund. The German international striker has already confirmed that he will not return to Besiktas this season due to the civil unrest in the country. It is widely believed that Mario has requested to miss Fiorentina’s training camp on Austria so that he can make his decision.
Two Swedes and a Dutchman in the mix to replace Cresswell? –
According to various sources, there seems to be three names that are at the top of Slaven Bilic’s list to cover for the unfortunate Hammers left-back Aaron Cresswell who will miss the next 3-4 months through injury. They include Norwich left back Martin Olsson, his Swedish compatriot Ludwig Augustinsson at FC Copenhagen and former Manchester United fullback, Alexander Buttner.
Milan want Bacca situation sorted by the end of July –
Reports in Italy seem to indicate that Milan want the Bacca deal done by the end of the month, otherwise they will remove him from the transfer list. Carlos’ delay in making a decision on his future is seriously hampering Montella’s efforts in the transfer market as they have deals lined up to sign players but cannot move until they sell Bacca.
Calleri move edges closer –
According to the Evening Standard and our very own ExWHUEmployee, the club hope to finalise the loan deal for the young Argentinian star within the next few days. Various reports yesterday claimed he was on his way to the club to complete the deal.
Football League Trophy Draw –
West Ham U21’s have been drawn in the Southern Group D and will face Coventry City, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton Town