West Ham: Owners consider Bilic sacking; Zaza deal to be confirmed; starlet signs
David Gold and David Sullivan are said to be considering other options as Slaven Bilic fails to arrest his team’s poor form, say the Telegraph. Despite spending big in the summer, Bilic’s team are just one point clear of the relegation zone having won just three of their 12 games this campaign ahead of their trip to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Rudy Garcia, Eddie Howe, Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez are among the candidates currently being considered by the two Davids as they look both in the UK and abroad for potential suitors, with a keen desire to appoint a big name in the hope of persuading Dimitri Payet to stay and attracting bigger names to the London Stadium.
The Express claim Valencia could take Simone Zaza off West Ham’s hands, either by agreeing to take him on loan from Juventus in January and cancelling his current loan deal, or by signing him permanently from the Hammers when he signs for £17 million after playing his 14th game for the club.
The Spanish club could help to avoid a horrible situation for the club with the potential for a major signing which they do not want, with £17 million a sizeable chunk of the club’s transfer budget, which could further impede their transfer business in January.
There is good news for the club though as 17-year-old Domingos Quina has signed a three year deal on his birthday to keep him at the club until 2019 after previously spending time with Benfica and Chelsea before joining the Hammers’ academy in May and making his debut in the Europa League in July.
The highly rated attacking midfielder is originally from Guinea-Bissau, Quina has been capped by Portugal at youth level and is the son of former Portugal international Samuel Quina, who spent most of his career at Benfica, where he was runner up in the UEFA Champions Cup in 1990.
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