Mediawatch - 29 May


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

According to Sky Sports, the Hammers have submitted an offer for Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho, just days after signing his former teammate Pablo Zabaleta.

City are said to value the 20-year-old at £20m and other Premier League clubs are believed to be interested.

Meanwhile, another name has cropped up, with the Express saying Slaven Bilic is interested in Everton's Ross Barkley.

In the Daily Mail, Pablo Zabaleta reveals the influence of his fellow countryman Manuel Lanzini played a major role in his decision to join West Ham United.

Zabaleta said: "I spoke a few times with him [Lanzini] and of course I'm so happy to see Manu doing that well.

"I think he had an incredible season and is in the list for the two games for the national team, which is really good for him.

"Manu is one of the main players for this club and for the team and hopefully I can meet him as a team-mate very soon."