Mediawatch - 12 June


Our daily round-up of the West Ham United stories making the news...

Today's newspapers contain plenty of speculation linking the Hammers to a variety of names and we pick through the rumours for you here.

According to the Mirror, West Ham are in the hunt for Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. 

The France forward has apparently said he is not content to sit on the bench for the Gunners next season, alerting Marseille and Italian clubs.

The Hammers are now believed to be entering the mix and this article says they are confident of being able to strike a deal.

In the Star, this article claims West Ham are ready to hijack Arsenal's bid for Nigerian youngster Henry Onyekuru, who is currently at Belgian side KAS Eupen.

The same paper say the Club hold an interest in Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

Finally, The Sun say that West Ham will attempt a loan-to-buy deal to take Joe Hart from Manchester City.

The England goalkeeper is available for transfer after completing a loan at Serie A side Torino last term and this article claims a loan could be more palatable to the Hammers.