Mediawatch - 18 July

Following the Club's announcement that Enner Valencia's transfer to the Boleyn Ground had been completed on Thursday, subject to a successful work permit hearing, the Ecuadorian's arrival was widely covered in the press, including these stories in The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Mirror.

The Daily Mail is reporting that West Ham are targeting Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson in their next move, either on loan or in a permanent deal, while Sky Sports claim that the Hammers are closing in on Croatian defender Ivan Strinic.

Other transfer speculation in today's press concerns Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, with London 24 reporting that the Hammers, Crystal Palace and QPR are all interested in his services.

Elsewhere, the Club's announcement of the results of supporter consultation over a new crest was covered by the Evening Standard and the BBC.

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