|An archive of Cockney Hammer's West Ham-related daily news digests.
WILLIAM GALLAS could be on his way to West Ham.
Hammers chiefs are trying to sign Tottenham’s experienced French centre-half.
And Spurs would be only too happy to offload Gallas, 34, on a free transfer despite their intense local rivalry with West Ham.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce needs more defenders with proven track records following the club’s promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.
He has also released former Stoke centre-back Abdoulaye Faye, 34, while 31-year-old Danny Collins has gone back to the Potters after a loan spell at Upton Park.
Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf is also wanted by Hammers chief Allardyce, who is a long-term admirer of the veteran midfielder.
Former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan star Seedorf, 36, has made it clear he would like to play in the Premier League.
Ex-West Ham midfield ace JULIEN FAUBERT, 28, is set to join Elazigspor in Turkey.
Bid made: West Ham are keen on Sochaux's Malian forward Modibo Maiga
Allardyce keen to strengthen Hammers attack with £5m move for Maiga
West Ham have made a £5million bid for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.
Manager Sam Allardyce is battling to land his targets with a striker and centre-back his priorities. He has bid for Norwich's Grant Holt and is also keen on Evian's Yannick Sagbo.
Paris Saint-Germain join Manchester City in the race for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has poured cold water on reports linking him with a move to Manchester City.
Tottenham target Nuri Sahin has ruled out acting as a makeweight in any Luka Modric transfer deal, insisting he's happy to stay at Real Madrid.
However, Ajax boss Frank de Boer has told Tottenham not to give up on signing defender Jan Vertonghen, despite their dispute with the Dutch club.
Guangzhou Evergrande are said to be lining up an ambitious move for Wayne Rooney
Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly in the market for Real Madrid's Kaka and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.
Liverpool have fallen behind Juventus in the race to sign Uruguayan sensation Gaston Ramirez.
Chelsea will face competition from Napoli to secure the services of Porto full-back Alvaro Pereira.
Newcastle will go back to Lille with an improved bid of around £6m for France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
The Magpies are also poised to sign 19-year-old defender Curtis Good from Australian side Melbourne Heart, for a fee in the region of £400,000. Full story: Goal.com
Arsenal and Tottenham target Samir Handanovic is not for sale this summer, according to Udinese's technical manager Andrea Carnevale.
Modibo Maiga is reported to be a West Ham target
Fulham, Norwich and West Brom are in a three-way battle for Danish striker Nicklas Helenius, who caught the eye with Aalborg last season.
Sam Allardyce is keen to strengthen the West Ham attack with a £5m move for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.
Sunderland are weighing up a move for Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar.
Fulham want Tottenham's midfield misfit David Bentley, either on loan or at a bargain fee.
Southampton have joined Fulham and QPR in the race for Vitesse Arnhem midfielder Alexander Buttner.
: Daily Mirror
Wolves are keen to take Manchester City defender Stefan Savic on loan.
There are contrasting accounts over Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty drama
Nani claims Portugal team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo insisted on taking the "glory" penalty in their semi-final shoot-out on Wednesday night, which Spain won before it got to Ronaldo...
c Daily Mirror
...but the Real Madrid superstar says Portugal coach Paulo Bento had no objections to him taking the fifth spot-kick.
Tottenham target Clarence Seedorf is still considering his next move as he trains with LA Galaxy.
Defender Ledley King will test his knee in pre-season but will be offered a coaching role if he turns down a new Tottenham deal.
Despite looking rusty for England at Euro 2012, Wayne Rooney has been told he doesn't have to go on Manchester United's pre-season tour of South Africa and China.
Spain put their supporters through an emotional rollercoaster on Wednesday night - and TV pundit Tomas Roncero burst into tears on air while ranting about La Roja's shoot-out win.
EMILE HESKEY is about to complete a hat-trick by joining Hull’s new boss Steve Bruce.
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Former England striker Heskey has been freed by Aston Villa. He played under Bruce at Birmingham and Wigan.
READING boss Brian McDermott must beat off West Ham and QPR to sign Sunderland contract rebel Kieran Richardson.
McDermott is ready to bid £2million for the former Manchester United winger, 27.
COVENTRY have suspended Gary Deegan while they probe pro-IRA remarks on his Twitter account.
The Dublin-born midfielder, 24, allegedly tweeted ‘Up the IRA’ in a conversation with team-mate James McPake.
SWANSEA’S interest in Marvin Ogunjimi has been put on ice.
The Real Mallorca ace has gone on loan to Standard Liege.
BLACKPOOL, Coventry and Sheffield United are all hunting John Fleck. The midfielder wants to quit SPL crisis club Rangers.
SOUTHAMPTON have joined Fulham and QPR in the chase for Vitesse Arnhem’s £2m-rated midfielder Alexander Buttner.
BRIGHTON’S Spanish playmaker Vicente is considering his future at the Championship club and remains a target for Villarreal.
BRETT ORMEROD is in talks with home-town club Accrington Stanley.
The striker, 35, has left Blackpool and wants one last deal.
BURNLEY plan to sign up Australian keeper Daniel Nizic.
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cheers CH. The BOTD says " forbidden.." I can only dream!
Is there a gangly african striker in France we HAVENT "put a bid in for ...''!?
Maiga is a very good player. I doubt we will get him, but it is quite ridiculous that he is priced lower than 32 year old
Not risking the BOTD today..........
Thanks CH for all your effort every day. Always a must for me to read your updates.
I see that our Julien is developing his career in the right direction : JULIEN FAUBERT, 28, is set to join Elazigspor in Turkey.
Good bye & good luck !
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