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Alan 11:37 Sun Aug 13
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea are on the brink of signing Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, 21, in deal worth £115m as the Ecuador international prepares to snub Liverpool. (Sunday Telegraph - subscription required)

The agreement between Caicedo and Chelsea is for a contract until June 2031 plus an option for an extra year, with personal terms agreed in May. (Fabrizio Romano)

Liverpool are also set to lose out to Chelsea in their pursuit of 19-year-old Belgium midfielder Romeo Lavia, who is set to leave Southampton for Stamford Bridge in a £55m deal. (Mail)

Liverpool owner John Henry is set to be at Stamford Bridge for their Premier League opener against Chelsea, which could lead to boardroom tension against the backdrop of the transfer battle between the two clubs. (Sunday Mirror)

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 36, is set to join Chelsea from Nice to replace 28-year-old Spaniard Kepa Arrizabalaga, who will join Real Madrid on a season-long loan. (Guardian)

Brighton are interested in Tyler Adams, 24, of Leeds after Chelsea pulled the plug on their deal for the United States international, as well as Ajax's Ghana star Mohammed Kudus, 23, as they seek to replace Caicedo. (Independent)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made signing West Ham's Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 25, his top transfer priority after Kevin de Bruyne suffered an injury in the 3-0 win over Burnley. (Talksport)

Manchester United and England defender Harry Maguire, 30, is yet to agree personal terms on a £30m move to West Ham. (Sun)

West Ham are set to table a bid for Montpellier's 20-year-old French striker Elye Wahi, who is also a target for Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt. (L'Equipe - in French)

Bayern Munich are confident they will bank a fortune from the sale of replica shirts with Harry Kane's name on, helping them recoup some of the huge transfer fee they paid Tottenham for the 30-year-old England captain. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham will smash their record transfer fee of £55m to sign an A-list striker to replace Harry Kane after his sale to the Bundesliga club. (Football Insider)

Everton remain in ongoing talks with Nigeria midfielder Alex Iwobi, 27, over a new contract as he enters the final year of his existing deal. (Liverpool Echo)

Paris St-Germain have reportedly accepted an offer from Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal for 31-year-old Brazil forward Neymar. (RMC Sport via Get Football News France)

However, according to other reports, Neymar is "excited" about a potential return to Barcelona as he looks to force his way out of PSG. (Sport - in Spanish)

But Barcelona coach Xavi is worried Neymar could upset the dressing room harmony at the Nou Camp. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Sociedad have 'ruled out' the prospect of signing Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek, 26, from Manchester United. (Mundo Deportivo via MEN)

Sky Paper Talk


Led by principal owner John W Henry, members of the Fenway Sports Group have flown to London to take in Liverpool's opening game at Stamford Bridge amid the Moises Caicedo transfer fury.

Arsenal's Premier League opener against Nottingham Forest was hampered by the Gunners sporting the wrong kit.

Nemanja Matic is set to leave Roma - just one year after joining the club from Manchester United - as his relationship with Jose Mourinho broke down.

La Liga has filed a complaint against Paris Saint-Germain with the European Commission, just hours after the French champions completed the signing of Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.


Other leading Premier League clubs have been alerted to Tyler Adams' availability after a proposed move to Chelsea collapsed.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will have a scan on Monday to discover the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered against Burnley.

Tyrone Mings will have a scan on the injury he sustained during Aston Villa's 5-1 defeat by Newcastle United.

Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo says he got calls from players wanting to join the revamped project after the season's opening match featured Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez.

Valerien Ismael says work is continuing to ensure that Watford sign a new striker before the end of the transfer window.


Wolves captain Max Kilman is signing a new bumper contract in a sorely needed boost for the club after a chaotic week.


Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his first trophy since joining Al-Nassr, despite leaving the match on a stretcher after suffering an injury blow.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has taken to social media to blast the club for not naming him in their squad to face Sheffield United, despite refusing to play for the Eagles in pre-season.

Leeds United midfielder Tyler Adams is hoping to return to action after the September international break.

Manchester City are looking to sign flying Rennes winger Jeremy Doku to replace Riyad Mahrez after his move to Saudi Arabia.

Owen Farrell's World Cup hopes are in jeopardy after being sent off in England's 19-17 win over Wales on Saturday.


West Ham's bid for Harry Maguire is stalling over personal terms - so the Hammers are hurriedly turning to Bayer Leverkusen's Odilon Kossounou (22) - lining up a £30m swoop.

Manchester United have contacted Bayern Munich for the transfer of Benjamin Pavard, according to reports.

Ajax are weighing up a move to bring Donny van de Beek back to Amsterdam this month.

Crystal Palace are set to make an opening £10m offer to Southampton for striker Che Adams.


Chelsea are on the brink of agreeing a British record transfer deal worth £115m for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo.


Nice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is viewed as a potential replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga at Chelsea, with the Spanish goalkeeper set to join Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

The director of football for the Saudi Pro League, Michael Emenalo, has said the upstart competition wants all the world's top players and that it will not take long before it will be a league for "exceptional players only".


Gustav Lagerbielke to Celtic looks a done deal with the star due to fly to Glasgow after Elfsborg's game this weekend to undergo a medical.


Brendan Rodgers admits Celtic can't stop players having their head turned by Saudi Arabian riches.

Liam Scales could yet return to Aberdeen on loan in the coming weeks.


West Ham now planning £30m bid for Ivory Coast international defender

David Moyes’s West Ham United could reportedly move away from a deal for Manchester United central defender Harry Maguire and could bid for Odilon Kossounou instead.

According to The Sun, West Ham United are struggling to agree a deal with Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and have identified Bayer Leverkusen defender Odilon Kossounou as an alternative.

West Ham have agreed a £30 million deal with Manchester United over the signing of Maguire in the summer transfer window.

However, the Hammers are struggling to agree personal terms with Maguire.

West Ham United eye Odilon Kossounou as Harry Maguire alternative

The England international defender earns £190,000 per week as salary.

According to The Sun, West Ham have identified Ivory Coast international defender Kossounou as “the major alternative”.

The report in the British tabloid has claimed that West Ham sporting director Tim Steidten knows Kossounou from his time at the German club.

Bayer could be open to a loan deal for the 22-year-old with the obligation to make it permanent next season.

Kossounou is a very good and promising young defender who has played 17 times for the Ivory Coast international.

The defender has been on the books of Bayer since 2021 and has been superb in the Bundesliga.

Kossounou made 17 starts and seven substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for Bayer last season.

The youngster gave one assist in those games.

The Ivory Coast international also played five times in the UEFA Champions League and made two starts and three substitute appearances in the UEFA Europa League for Bayer last season.

Inter News

West Ham shadow Samardzic: Inter clear on the conditions

The problem remains to be solved for Lazar Samardzic, who hasn't signed the contract after the medical tests. Inter make no compromises and have left the player a few days to make his final decision. While, as Corriere dello Sport reports, the shadow of West Ham lengthens.

EVERYTHING IN DISCUSSION – West Ham is preparing to pounce on the uncertainties between Lazar Samardzic and Inter, to put everything back into question. When the time for signing seemed to have arrived, the footballer's entourage changed the cards on the table. The Nerazzurri did not compromise and remained steadfast in their position, leaving the Serbian midfielder a few days to reflect. But now the danger comes from England.

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Texas Iron 7:56 Sun Aug 13
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Mr Logic 3:52 Sun Aug 13
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan,

Thanks Alan 1:14 Sun Aug 13
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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