Mediawatch - 1 June



With the transfer window opening in exactly one month's time, speculation continues to grow about where certain players will be turning out next season.

As usual, the newspapers, broadcasters and websites are full of stories, with West Ham United among the clubs to be included in today's coverage.

Strikers continue to be linked with moves to London Stadium, with a new name appearing on Thursday morning in the shape of Werder Bremen's Max Kruse.

Football.London claim West Ham are one of a number of clubs chasing Kruse in a report that originally appeared in German newspaper Bild. The 29-year old Germany international scored 15 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances last season.

Another forward who has not previously been linked with a move to east London, but whose name appears today is Arsenal's Spaniard Lucas Perez, according to the Daily Express.

Elsewhere, a couple of now familiar names appeared again in the shape of Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho and Chelsea's Belgium forward Michy Batshuayi.

The Sun say Batshuayi has said he will leave Chelsea on loan this summer if the club want him to, while the Manchester Evening News claim a representative of  Iheanacho has told a Nigerian football website that the player is likely to join West Ham this summer.