Gossip: Hammers want Burnley defender Esteve

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West Ham United and Everton have opened talks with Burnley over a deal for 22-year-old French defender Maxime Esteve. (L'Equipe - in French)

Rennes and Lyon are set to bid £35m for West Ham's 28-year-old Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd. (Football Insider)

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