Mediawatch - 8 June



With the summer transfer window opening in a little more than three weeks, speculations continues to dominate the headlines surrounding West Ham United's potential recruits.

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi has long been linked with a move across London from Chelsea, and the Daily Express report that Scottish club Rangers have joined the Hammers, French club Monaco and Spanish outfit Sevilla in the race to sign the 23-year-old.

The Guardian and Daily Mail have another angle on the same subject, quoting Batshuayi as saying he needs to be playing regular football to earn his place in Belgium's squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Elsewhere, Sky Sports sources say West Ham have moved to the head of the queue to sign striker Henry Onyekuru from Belgian club KAS Eupen. The 20-year-old Nigeria international scored 24 goals in 41 appearances for the First Division A club last season.

Sky report that Onyekuru is due to fly to England on Monday June 12 for talks with interested clubs. Seven Premier League sides - including Arsenal, West Ham and Swansea City - are allegedly in discussions to acquire his services. The same story also appears in The Sun.

The Sun also claim West Ham are locked in talks for Mexico winger Jurgen Damm, who plays for Tigres UNAL, according to reports.