Arsenal planning to make an offer for midfielder Diame – report

Arsenal are looking to steal West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, The Sun say.

QPR have made a bid for Diame and hope to hold talks with the 25-year-old, who is expected to return from a hamstring injury in the Hammers’ FA Cup replay against Manchester United.

It is claimed Arsenal will watch him in that game and plan to make their own offer.

The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea are also interested in Diame.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has clinched the £8m capture of striker Loic Remy from Marseille and the £7m signing of Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, again according to The Sun.

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The Sun also say Redknapp faces a hostile reception at West Brom tonight after trying to sign Baggies duo Jonas Olsson and Peter Odemwingie, and that R’s star Adel Taarabt is in hot water for sending abusive texts after being left out of Morocco’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Daily Mirror say QPR are willing to hand Odemwingie a bonus and an automatic 12-month contract extension if they avoid relegation and have offered Remy a salary of £70,000 a week.

Meanwhile, Barnsley right-back John Stones, 18, is set to cost Fulham £1.5m, according to The Sun, who also say Hull are planning a £3m bid for Whites keeper David Stockdale.

The Mail, meanwhile, say Fulham have had a £1.5m bid for Stones rejected and that Southampton also want him.

The Sun also report that Chelsea are closing on Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas.

Reading are apparently keen on the striker, who is said to be available for £5.5m.

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