Paper round-up: Pellegrini reportedly wants Payet return

West Ham are interested in bringing Dimitri Payet back to the club despite his acrimonious departure 18 months ago, The Daily Mirror say.

West Ham have reportedly been offered a chance to re-sign the 31-year-old, who walked out on them to join Marseille.

And the Mirror say recently-appointed Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to do so.

The Mirror also say Payet’s wages could be a sticking point and that West Ham’s owners have reservations about signing the Frenchman and Jack Wilshere but are prepared to back the manager.

The Times reports that the out-of-contract Wilshere, who recently left Arsenal, has begun a medical ahead of his expected move to West Ham.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are again being linked with Wilfried Zaha, this time amid reports he has rejected the offer of a new contract at Crystal Palace.

The Sun say Zaha has turned down a new deal, worth £120,000 a week, and that Everton and German club Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the winger.

The newspaper say Palace are set to make Zaha another offer in a bid to secure his long-term future at Selhurst Park.

And the Daily Telegraph believe Eric Dier could start for England in place of his Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli in today’s World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.




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