Mediawatch - 6 July


Our daily look at the West Ham United stories making the news...

In today's papers, the story linking Burnley striker Andre Gray with the Hammers moves on, with the Evening Standard reporting that West Ham have emerged as frontrunners to land him.

Gray is believed to be available for £15m as he enters the final year of his contract at Turf Moor, and with Slaven Bilic said to be targeting players with pace this summer, he would fit the bill.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have now landed their main striking target for the summer, with Alexandre Lacazette moving from Lyon. The Express says that could open up a departure for Olivier Giroud, with West Ham and Everton waiting in the wings.

The Sun report that Everton have joined West Ham and Liverpool in showing an interest in Benfica's Mexico striker, Raul Jimenez.

Finally, the same newspaper carries images of the Hammers' return to pre-season training yesterday, which saw Pablo Zabaleta train with his new teammates for the first time.