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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Alan 1:46 Mon Nov 27
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea are set to make Napoli's Victor Osimhen their prime attacking target in January, with the 24-year-old Nigeria striker open to a move to Stamford Bridge. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Newcastle are closely monitoring the progress of Atletico Madrid's 23-year-old Brazilian winger Samuel Lino. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Juventus are keen to sign a midfielder in January and have three Premier League players on their shortlist - Arsenal's Ghana international Thomas Partey, 30, Manchester City's 27-year-old England international Kalvin Phillips and Tottenham's Denmark international Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Juventus will aim to convince 23-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho to join them on loan from Manchester United in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City are interested in 25-year-old Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, who they sold to Aston Villa in 2019, as well as Al-Hilal and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want to sign Boca Juniors full-back Valentin Barco before loaning the 19-year-old Argentina Under-20 international to Leicester City. (Sun)

Saudi side Al-Ettifaq are leading the chase to sign Spain goalkeeper David de Gea in January. The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Manchester United at the end of last season. (Sun)

West Ham are working on a deal to sign Porto's 26-year-old Nigeria left-back Zaidu Sanusi in January. (Teamtalk)

Tottenham are monitoring the progress of Southampton's 21-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu. (Football Insider)

Liverpool have to pay Benfica an extra £8.5m for Darwin Nunez after the 24-year-old Uruguay striker made his 60th appearance for the club against Manchester City on Saturday. (Mirror)

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Linfield's 16-year-old Northern Ireland youth forward Braiden Graham. (Belfast Telegraph)

Leicester and Preston are keen on a January loan move for Liverpool's 20-year-old England Under-21 defender Jarell Quansah. (Alan Nixon via Leicestershire Live)

West Ham's Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 28, is attracting interest from Saudi Arabian clubs. (Sun)

Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen, 21, could be allowed to leave on loan in January if the Netherlands Under-21 international signs a new long-term contract. (Football Insider)

Crystal Palace and Fulham have inquired about the availability of Ajax's 28-year-old English striker Chuba Akpom. (Teamtalk)

Sky Paper Talk


Chelsea are set to make Victor Osimhen their primary target when they enter the market for a striker, with Italian sources expecting the Napoli forward to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge.

Surrey have revealed ambitious plans for a second ground away from the Oval to house their academy and expand women's cricket. A site for the ground is being sourced.


Arsenal could have held off Manchester City to win the Premier League last season had Unai Emery been in charge instead of Mikel Arteta, according to Tony Adams.

Tottenham might have to wait for Juventus to make their move for Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho before they are able to secure a deal with the Italian club for Samuel Iling-Junior.


The revolving door at Tottenham's commercial department since the arrival of American Todd Kline continues to turn. Long-serving commercial director Fran Jones has joined Brentford in what is being viewed as a huge loss for the club, with turnover since Kline arrived as chief commercial officer in 2021 described as 'astonishing'.

Lyon manager Fabio Grosso has finally broken his silence on the injuries he suffered during an attack on the team bus en route to Marseille.

A year on from their hosting of the World Cup, Qatar's ambitions to stage the 2036 Olympics show no sign of abating.

Kevin Sinfield will hit the roads again this week as he runs seven ultramarathons across seven UK cities in seven days.

Dame Laura Kenny has confirmed her intention to try and win selection for next summer's Olympic Games in Paris. Kenny only gave birth to her second son Monty in July.


Tyson Fury has challenged Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds to a fight after his Morecambe side were thrashed by the Hollywood A-lister's Wrexham.

Sheffield United legend Paddy Kenny has quit his first managerial job after just 33 days - leaving non-League Goole.

Pep Guardiola is glad to have John Stones back in his Manchester City squad but has no plans to risk any further injury by rushing his return.

Newcastle's owners were dubbed "embarrassing" and criticised for their ticketing policy after saying St James' Park lacked atmosphere during the 4-1 win over Chelsea at the weekend.

Joel Veltman has issued a plea for the return of his missing GPS, which was still inside his shirt when he threw it into Brighton's celebrating fans after the win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Harry Brook and Jofra Archer have been ditched by their IPL franchises, joining Ben Stokes and Joe Root in being sidelined from the high-profile T20 competition.


A Scottish cabinet minister under fire for running up a huge data bill that he then tried to claim on the public purse is under further pressure after it was revealed he had attended Celtic matches despite saying he had no interest in the team.

Players at the UK Snooker Championship kept warm in a local pub after the Barbican in York was evacuated because of a fire in the foyer minutes before Sunday's evening session.


Michael Stewart has written off Rangers' title threat - and reckons the league trophy will be heading back to Parkhead this season.

Liam Scales is reportedly on the radar of a top European club ahead of the January transfer window opening.


Maurizio Sarri faces a day of reckoning against Celtic on Tuesday with the Lazio boss told his position is safe, but only for now.


West Ham pushing to sign new left-back with exciting Porto star firmly on Moyes’ radar

Rob McCarthy

TEAMtalk can reveal that West Ham are working hard to find a new left-back ahead of the opening of the January transfer window, with one particular name in the frame.

Aaron Cresswell almost left the club in the summer whilst they also have former Chelsea man Emerson at the London Stadium, although David Moyes is actively pushing for an upgrade to the position in the new year.

We’ve had it confirmed to us that Hammers scouts have been working hard on a number of potential options and one of those who has impressed is Porto’s Zaidu Sanusi.

The Nigerian international, who has been with Porto since 2020, has been watched closely by West Ham including technical director Tim Steidten – who has appreciated the player for a long time.

Sanusi has just returned to action following injury but has featured in Porto’s last two games and the Londoners were understood to be present.

The 26-year-old has scored seven times in 118 games for Porto having previously played for lesser-known Portuguese club Santa Clara.

He has also won 15 caps for Nigeria, having made his debut for his country back in 2020.
Zaidu capture sure to prompt Cresswell exit

If the Hammers are successful in their chase for Zaidu, then there is every chance that Cresswell will move on in January.

The 33-year-old was on the bench again as the Hammers came from behind to win 2-1 at Burnley on Saturday thanks to a late Tomas Soucek strike.

Cresswell has been at West Ham coming up 10 years, having joined the club from Ipswich for just £3.75million in 2014.

He has scored 10 goals in 334 appearances in that time but is no longer considered first-choice left-back by Moyes, who prefers Italy international Emerson instead.

West Ham are back in action on Thursday evening when they head to Backa Topola in the Europa League.

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