- West Ham has been associated with a sensational reunion with Dimitri Payet
- The Frenchman was a fan favorite before leaving the club under a cloud in 2017
- Payet scored 15 goals and delivered 23 assists in his two-year stint in West Ham
- David Moyes & 39's side lacks creative power of the Payet type this season
West Ham United is allegedly in line for a move for Marseille & Dimitri Payet as the Hammers watch a sensational reunion with their former star.
And according to L & Equipe, the Premier League side see a return to France international Payet, 32, who left the club in 2017 under dubious circumstances.
During his two-year-old period in West Ham, the Frenchman quickly became a favorite with fans with rudder and beautiful performances for The Hammers, earned him a reputation as the club's talisman.
Payet scored 15 goals and provided 23 assists during his stint in the Premier League between 2015 and 2017. A return to East London can be a surprise to West Ham believers after their former star forced a move from the club.
In January 2017, Payet refused to play for the club because he wanted to return to his home country. West Ham initially rejected two bids from the French club for their star man before accepting a £ 25 million bid – a club record sale.
After his e xit a wall painting was installed to honor the player replaced by one of Andy Carroll who scored a bicycle kick against Crystal Palace.
The 32-year-old Payet has scored eight goals and delivered four assists from 19 games in all competitions for Marseille this season, and would provide much needed creativity in a West Ham side that was seriously lacking.
The side of David Moyes was defeated by Leicester 4-1 on Wednesday evening at the King Power Stadium and hovered just above the relegation zone in the Premier League.
West Ham tests the waters with late window movement for Ryan Fraser as they watch Bournemouth's determination over Scotland's winger who is contractless in June
- West Ham has shown interest in Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser
- The future of the 25-year-old is uncertain because his contract expires this summer
- Fraser enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2018- 19 but has struggled this season
- Hammers boss David Moyes can see his colleague Scot land this window
Scotland International Fraser enjoyed a breakthrough season during the 2018-19 campaign, scored eight goals and offered 15 assists, who saw the 25-year-old paired with a move to Liverpool .
This season's shape of Fraser has not fully lived up to the performance of the previous one, but due to the fast expiring contract of the winger he may be subjected to a late move this January transfer window .
And Hammers boss David Moyes can take his countryman to the struggling East London club, wit h the 56-year-old rope to lead the club away from the relegation battle.
Bournemouth can be reluctant to let one of their star players go at this stage of the campaign, given their own relegation misery, especially for a direct rival Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have been rejected in an approach for former Leeds United midfielder Ronaldo Vieira in Sampdoria. They keep talking about a loan for Steven Nzonzi from Roma and are offered Nantes midfielder Abdoulaye Toure.
Charlton 0-0 Fulham: Cottagers fail to put pressure on Leeds and West Brom marking while Scott Parker & # 39; s side draws blank in Charlton
The side of Scott Parker has found a consistent shape just like Championship tempo setters West Bromwich Albion and Leeds have stumbled in recent weeks.
But when Fulham had the opportunity to move into second place, he lacked humor and creativity to surpass Charlton's massive ranks of defense.
CONTEST STATES AND LEAGUE TABLE
Charlton Athletic (4-2-3-) 1): Phillips; Matthews, Lockyer, Pearce (c), Purrington; Pratley, Cullen; Doughty, Oztumer (Green 82), Morgan (Williams 63); Hemed (Taylor 70)
Unused substitutes: Maynard-Brewer (GK); Oshilaja, Sarr, Dempsey
Manager: Lee Bowyer
Fulham (4-3 -3): Rodak; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Arter (Christie 72), McDonald, Onomah (Stansfield 88); Knight, Decordova-Reid, Cairney (c) (Johansen 77)
Unused substitutes: Bettinelli (GK); Kongolo, De La Torre, Sessegnon
Manager: Scott Parker
Referee: Stephen Martin (Staffordshire)
Attendance: 16,424 (2,337 road)
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The chances for the promotion hopeful, which were not characteristic, were small and far away toothless in the future and Leeds will be relieved by the stalemate.
The news that Charlton manager Lee Bowyer had signed a new three-year contract, binding him to the Addicks until the summer of 2023, was canceled the vote before the game.
Charlton has won only one of their last 16 league matches in a scorching run dating back to October, but the support for Bowyer remains steadfast both in the new ownership and in the stands.
& # 39; Lee Bowyer & # 39; s red and white army & # 39; they sang when the boss came out of the tunnel for the kick-off and Bowyer applauded when they sang his name during the game.
The news also seemed to give his players a boost and they went full throttle on Fulham in the first 10 minutes and forced a number of turns that needed to be tackled and were.
Gradually, Scott Parker & # 39; s side settled in the passing and possession game that has proven so effective for them.
But faced with a wall of red shirts that sometimes consisted of eight or nine staff, they missed incision in the first half. Most passes were square or backward for Charlton's rear guard.
Fulham's chances did not flow precisely, so Bobby Decordova-Reid forced home keeper Dillon Phillips twice in a rescue within two minutes.
The first was a 20-meter pop shot that turned Phillips and the second followed a smart pass from Tom Cairney and was beaten to safety.
Cairney was also the architect of Fulham & # 39; s clearest opening of the opening 45, teeing up the left rear Joe Bryan for a low shot that flew past the far post.
But they really should have led five minutes after the restart when Michael Hector was left completely unmarked to meet each other The corner of Ivan Cavaleiro but led his header wide.
That brought Charlton to life, with Alfie Doughty, who looked threatening when he pushed forward and forced Marek Rodak into action for the first time.
Jonny Williams came on and then Lyle Taylor while Charlton felt the chance to grab a surprising victory.
And Taylor & # 39; s inviting ball over the Fulham box in the last few minutes almost reached his fellow substitute in a scoring position before Cyrus knew Christie.
Leicester (4-1-4-1): Schmeichel 5; Pereira 7, Evans 6.5, Soyuncu 6, Chilwell 6.5; Mendy 6.5 (Ndidi 34, 6.5); Perez 7, Maddison 6.5, Tielemans 6, Barnes 7.5 (Morgan 83); Vardy 6.5 (Iheanacho 44, 6.5)
Subs not used: Ward, Justin, Gray, Albrighton
Scorers: Barnes 24, Pereira 45 + 4, Perez 81 (pen)
Manager: Brendan Rodgers 7.5
West Ham (4-4-1-1): Randolph 6.5; Zabaleta 5, Diop 6.5, Ogbonna 6.5, Cresswell 6; Snodgrass 6 (Fornals 46, 6), Rice 6, Noble 7, Masuaku 5 (Antonio 46, 6.5); Lanzini 5.5; Haller 5
Subs not used: Martin, Reid, Balbuena, Sanchez, Ajeti
Scorers: Noble 50 (pen)
Manager : David Moyes 5.5
Referee: David Coote 6
Great shock for Leicester when Talisman Jamie Vardy is wounded after pulling up and holding his hamstring
- Jamie Vardy picked up the ball for clearance and then grabbed his leg
- It seems that the striker could take it away, but he went again shortly after
- Injury looked bad and Leicester could do without coming forward weeks
- Brendan Rodgers will have to rely on Kelechi Iheanacho carrying the load
Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy was forced to finish come up with a suspected hamstring injury against West Ham .
Prior to the interval with the Foxes 1-0 up, Vardy booted the ball for a clearance and immediately grabbed the back of his leg in the hamstring area.
The fast striker trotted to the sidelines and decided to take it one more time, returning briefly to the field.
But it soon became d clearly that the injury would prevent him from playing any other part of the game.
Vardy lay down on his back as the physio rose and looked anxious because it was clear that the problem could be serious.
English strikers have had a terrible time with injuries. Harry Kane could miss Euro 2020 with its own hamstring injury.
Marcus Rashford is on a sidetrack with a double tension fracture in his back and Gareth Southgate has few options.
Vardy withdrew from the international service but there was a small chance that he could be brought back into the lap.
Brendan Rodgers called on Kelechi Iheanacho to get off the couch. Ricardo Pereira then doubled the lead in the first half of the injury time.
Iheanacho may have to score goals for the Foxes as they try to strengthen their place in the top four in the coming weeks.
West Ham & # 39; has bid £ 12 million for Ronaldo Vieira rejected by Sampdoria & # 39; because Serie A wrestlers refuse to sell ex-Leeds midfielder mid-season
West Ham has a bid of £ 12 million on Sampdoria made midfielder Ronaldo Vieira rejected, according to the Italian outlet Sport Mediaset .
New boss David Moyes is on the market for players this month because he seems to be leading the Hammers away from the relegation zone.
But his attempt to sign Vieira, who made his name in Leeds before moving to Italy in 2018, has so far been repulsed.
The report claims that Sampdoria is not planning to sell the 21-year-old this month, with a summer transfer a more viable option.
Vieira plays as a box-to-box midfielder and has played 20 games for the Italian side this season so far.
Central Midfield is an area that Moyes could strengthen before the transfer window closes, with former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere still struggling for fitness.
The Premier League club, which is 17th in the table, has reportedly also submitted an offer for midfielder Steven Nzonzi.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan from Roma in Galatasaray, but the Turkish side wants to end the agreement and have excluded him from the first team's activity.
Sportsmail understands that the Hammers initially want to borrow Nzonzi.
West Ham & # 39; makes great offer for Steven Nzonzi & # 39; while the midfielder's agent flies to London to discuss possible relocation
West Ham having to reportedly made a bid for midfielder Steven Nzonzi.
The 31-year-old is currently on loan from Roma in Galatasaray, but the Turkish side wants to end the agreement and have excluded him from the activity of the first team.
Sportsmail understands that West Ham initially wants to conclude Nzonzi for a loan agreement.
Roma want about £ 3.5 million for a loan and the player has a big salary.
Nzonzi agents are in London this week to discuss a possible move, and RMC Sport have claimed that West Ham has a & # 39; great offer & # 39; did.
The Frenchman hopes to sign for a club that is still in a European league, but would like to move to London because he has family there.
Roma are said to be open to field offers this month, which Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly believes Nzonzi to be an asset to his team after previous experience in the top flight.
The midfielder represented both Blackburn and Stoke, and has 195 Premier League appearances – the last of which came for the Potters in their 6-1 thrashing of Liverpool in 2015.
Nzonzi has also won 14 caps for his country and was featured in the French World Championship winning team.
West Ham also watched Joe Allen from Stoke on Monday evening and weighs a step ahead of him.
WINDOW WHISPERS: West Ham informs about loan agreement for Roma star Steven Nzonzi and Inter Milan hold further talks about Manchester United star Tahith Chong
- West Ham has asked for a possible credit change for Roma star Steven Nzonzi
- Burnley may use Nakhi Wells as part of a swoop for Bristol City & Josh Brownhill
- Inter Milan held talks about an offer for Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong
- AC Milan has shown surprising interest in Nottingham Forest's Matty Cash
West Ham have requested about a possible loan deal for Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi.
However, the Italians want about £ 3.5 million for a loan and the player has a hefty salary.
Nzonzi, 31, is lent to Galatasaray but would like to move to London where he has family. Hammersbaas David Moyes is broad-minded about who he brings in, with Joe Allen from Stoke revisited on Monday.
Burnley can use Bristol City's interest in Nahki Wells as a lever in their attempt to sign Josh Brownhill. Wells, 29, will be recalled from his QPR loan amid interest from a number of clubs. He is without a contract in the summer, although Burnley has an option for a year, so will demand a fee of around £ 6 million.
Burnley like Bristol City midfielder Brownhill, who has a £ 7m clause in his contract that operates in the summer. Burnley has refused loan offers from Fulham, Middlesbrough and Huddersfield to defend Ben Gibson.
Inter Milan held further discussions on a contract offer for Tahith Chong from Manchester United. The winger, 20, is without contract in the summer and is struggling to agree conditions at Old Trafford.
He is also wanted by Barcelona and Juventus. Inter proposes a five-year contract. Inter confirms Wednesday the signing of Victor Moses from Chelsea after he has completed his medical training.
AC Milan has shown a surprising interest in Nottingham Forest's Matty Cash, 22. He has returned from midfield and has caught the attention of Milan and West Ham.
Forest asked Huddersfield for striker Steve Mounie a day after lending Adama Diakhaby from the Yorkshire club and discussing deals for former Arsenal midfielder Marcus McGuane, 20, and striker Julian Larsson, 18, from AIK in Sweden.
Forest defender Jack Robinson has completed his move to Sheffield United. Celtic has revived the interest in Blades & # 39; Billy Sharp.
West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson closed a jersey number for a month after being clumsyly defeated by Sheffield United
- West Ham will be blamed for a month without Felipe Anderson to a previous issue
- The Brazilian fell awkwardly during this month's defeat by Sheffield United
- David Moyes revealed that he will live longer without Anderson are then first expected
West Ham is wounded after manager David Moyes revealed that Felipe Anderson is put aside for a month.
And speaking on his midweek trip to Leicester, Moyes revealed the Brazilian, who opened his bill for the season in the first Scot game in indictment against Bournemouth on New Year's Day, set to be absent longer than expected first.
Andriy Yarmolenko is also excluded until February. But the Hammers can be stimulated by the return of Michail Antonio, who has been missing since December with a hamstring problem.
& # 39; Felipe has a problem with his back that looks like he will keep him out for about four weeks, "Moyes said.
" Michail Antonio is getting closer to fitness, but Yarmolenko is the best part of three weeks away. We could do to get them back. & # 39;
West Ham goes to the King Power Stadium to look over their shoulder after taking only one win from their previous five Premier League outings.
Indeed, the Hammers are only one point above the drop zone as they fight to maintain their top flight status after the resignation of Manuel Pellegrini
Moyes has taken four points from his first three games since returning to the struggling club in East London.
& # 39; We do our best to do this, & # 39; said the West Ham boss, when asked if his team is taking a step in the right direction. "We are trying to achieve some victories, and not just on the field.
" We have defended better in recent weeks. We started very well. We want to continue to score goals and we must also ensure that we do not give the team opportunities to score.
I really enjoyed my return. It has been busy. It is still busy, but the biggest thing is that the players have been brilliant.
& # 39; They have given me 100 percent in every game. I can only praise them for it. They have resigned and they have done great. & # 39;
West Brom 0-1 Stoke: Winless run of championship leaders continues while Tyrese Campbell & # 39; s first half strike visitors four points above drop zone