Transfer Talk: West Ham pondering move to reunite Yaya Toure with Manuel Pellegrini


The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

Does West Ham want Yaya Toure?

West Ham are pondering a move for Yaya Toure, claims The Sun, a move that would reunite the midfielder with manager Manuel Pellegrini, for whom he played at Manchester City.

But the Sun quotes "a Hammers source" raising concerns that Toure, 35, might prove a disruption in the locker room.

Toure leveled some criticism at Pep Guardiola on his way out at City, and his agent suggested Toure would join a Premier League rival for £1 a week to prove to Guardiola that he can still play at the top level. But the Sun says Toure wants a signing fee and bonuses that could take his package over £100,000 a week.

If West Ham decide not to pursue a deal, Toure has other options: He's held talks with other Premier League clubs, as well as teams in Europe, China and the U.S.

Higuain on the market

Chelsea are in line to bring in Gonzalo Higuain this summer, according to Calciomercato.

The Juventus forward's position is under threat following Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival from Real Madrid, with the Serie A club apparently encouraging offers of around €55 million.

Calciomercato reports that Higuain "is no longer untouchable with the Old Lady," as Chelsea lead the race for his signature.

The Argentine scored 23 goals in 53 appearances last season and could replace the want-away Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge.

Fekir deal still open

Liverpool could still secure a deal for Nabil Fekir once the World Cup is over, reports the Daily Mirror.

Despite concerns over the playmaker's medical results, the Reds remain keen on the 24-year-old as they weigh up another offer.

Fekir has apparently secured an agreement with Jean-Michel Aulas that the Lyon president will reopen talks with Liverpool to resurrect his "dream" move.

It's thought Fekir remains available for around £53m, but his immediate priority is preparing for France's World Cup final against Croatia.

Tap-ins

- Matteo Darmian is set to leave Manchester United this summer, says TalkSport. The 28-year-old had been linked with a move to Juventus, but Inter Milan now seems a more likely destination.

- Everton are in pole position to sign Colombia World Cup star Yerry Mina, reports the Daily Mirror. The 23-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular place at Barcelona, and could leave the Nou Camp for around £21m.