Filed: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
By: Staff Writer
West Ham transfer target Gylfi Sigurdsson says it would be a "dream" to play for a big club in the "near future".
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder has been linked with a move to the Olympic Stadium this week, days after being praised by Swansea boss Paul Clement for his recent excellent form - which Sigurdsson called "very flattering".
"Maybe he was just trying to give me confidence," said the Icelandic international. "Of course, it would be a dream to play for one of these big clubs.
"Hopefully if I continue doing well for Swansea and Iceland then in the near future, I can play in a big club. I am enjoying being one of the senior players, though.
"We may be in a tough spot, but I am kind of enjoying the pressure of that. I am trying to make the most of that and help the team to get three points every week."
* West Ham are keeping tabs on Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, according to the Daily Star. The £15m-rated Everton winger is currently on a season-long loan with AC Milan who are interested in making the deal permanent.
The Hammers are reported to have indicated their interest recently however they could yet face competition from Delafou's former club Barcelona, who retain a buy-back clause that would entitle them to bring the 23-year-old back to Camp Nou for around £10m.
* West Ham are set to re-ignite their interest in Chelsea's out-of-favour striker Michy Batshuayi by trying to sign him on loan for next season, according to 90 Min.
The Belgian international (16 Premier League appearances, all as sub) joined Chelsea in a £31million switch from Marseille last summer but is unlikely to be in Antonio Conte's first team plans next year, giving West Ham the green light to move.
* The chances of West Ham signing Wayne Rooney are "100/1", according to Jack Sulivan, son of co-owner David. Sullivan Jnr was posting on twitter following reports that West Ham were keen to sign the Manchester United midfielder.
* Onto Europe where West Ham continue to be linked with a move for Manchester City's veteran full back Pablo Zabaleta.
Today several sources in Italy report that the 32-year-old is likely to join West Ham, despite rumours of interest from Serie A clubs Roma and Inter. Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are also cited as potential West Ham targets this summer.
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