Paper round-up: Hammers linked with Opare

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West Ham are among Premier League clubs being linked with Augsburg defender Daniel Opare.

The Daily Mail say the Hammers, Everton and Swansea City will compete to sign the 27-year-old Ghana international in January.

It is claimed that he will be available for around £3m, with Augsburg apparently willing to let him go because he is unlikely to sign a new deal.

Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to be linked with Sevilla’s former Stoke and Blackburn midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.

The Sun say N’Zonzi could be set for a return to England after falling out with Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo.

Tottenham are preparing a bid for Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici, according to press reports in Turkey.

And the Daily Mirror declare that Chelsea are “racing” to get Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois tied to new contracts before the World Cup.

It comes after Blues boss Antonio Conte reiterated that he hopes the Belgium duo sign new deals.

Speaking to reporters following Saturday’s 3-1 win against Newcastle, Conte said: “I think the club knows very well the ­importance of these two players and I think they are very happy to play for this club.

“I hope that, at the end, Thibaut will sign his contract. And Eden to sign as well before the World Cup? For sure, I will be very happy when they can have this deal.

“They are very young ­players and it will be great to keep them with us.”




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