Paper round-up: West Ham keen on Welbeck

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West Ham are interested in Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck, according to the Daily Mirror.

Welbeck’s Gunners contract expires this summer and the Mirror say the Hammers are monitoring his situation along with Newcastle and Everton.

The newspaper say Arsenal are considering making Weleck an offer to stay at the Emirates but that any new deal might include a lower basic wage with more bonus-related pay because of the ankle injury he is current sidelined with.

Meanwhile, Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is on course to join Arsenal, The Sun say.

Bailly appears to have no future at Old Trafford and The Sun say he is being lined up for a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners boss Unai Emery is said to be an admirer of the former Villarreal man from his time managing Sevilla and Arsenal are tipped to make an opening offer of £20m.

The Sun say Arsenal also want Besiktas centre-back Domagoj Vida. Wolves are said to be keen on the Croatia international as well.

The Times reports that Uefa will back Arsenal in any bid to secure a visa for Henrikh Mkhitaryan if the club reaches the Europa League final.

There have been fears he could miss the game in Baku because of tensions between Azerbaijan and his native Armenia.

The Daily Mail reports that Arsenal and Chelsea could receive fewer than 7,000 tickets if they reach the final – despite Uefa struggling to sell the 37,500 tickets on general sale.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri’s backroom staff expect to be sacked at the end of the season, according to The Sun.

Tottenham want to sign Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo and remain keen on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, according to the Mail.

Italy international Zaniolo, 19, is rated as one of his country’s top prospects and has already won two caps.

The Mail say Spurs are keen to snap him up this summer and will pursue Grealish along with Crystal Palace if Villa miss out on promotion from the Championship.

The Sun say Tottenham will send scouts to watch Ajax prospect Donny van de Beek.

And West Ham want Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to the Mirror.




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