Mediawatch - 27 June


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

According to the Telegraph, the Hammers are ready to step up their pursuit of Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and are prepared to break their transfer record to land him.

This report says Lyon are also in the race for the France International, while the Daily Star believe West Ham could make a double raid on Arsenal with Theo Walcott also interesting them.

In The Sun, this rumour links Sampdoria forward Luis Muriel with the Hammers. The Colombian only recently penned a new deal with the Italian club, but is said to have a release clause of £24m.

Meanwhile, closer to home, Midlands local paper the Express & Star report that Walsall are interested in taking George Dobson on loan from the Hammers for a second consecutive season.