WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Brighton (h)
a. If e can stop being the masters of our own downfall we should take 3 points, win
76%
  
b. We seem too flaky at the moment and don't expect an easy game, draw
8%
  
c. We can't put teams away and have a soft underbelly, lose
9%
  
d. Did you know that Eurovision 1974 was held in Brighton and launched ABBA onto the world stage with Waterloo
5%
  
e. I love Friday Night Football, it gives me the chance to show everyone down the local just how big a West Ham nut I am, hat, scarf, shirt, you name it I'll be wearing it
2%
  



Alan 1:44 Sat Jul 15
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been texting forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, to try to persuade him to stay. (Sun)

France striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, has indicated that he could leave Monaco as interest from Arsenal increases. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea are confident of beating Liverpool to the signing of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 28, from Borussia Dortmund, who have begun talks with Arsenal about 30-year-old forward Olivier Giroud. (Daily Mirror)

Nemanja Matic, 28, could join Juventus after Chelsea have given the Serbia midfielder permission to miss pre-season trips to China and Singapore alongside Diego Costa. (Guardian)

Arsenal have also shown interest in Matic and could offer Chelsea a swap deal with England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 23. (Calcio Mercato)

Kasper Schmeichel, 30, has seen his hopes of joining Manchester United grow amid the possibility of a fresh bid from Real Madrid for fellow goalkeeper David de Gea, 26. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are confident Real Madrid will not have enough money to buy De Gea. (ESPN)

If Spain international De Gea does move to Real Madrid, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants one of the Bernabeu club's players in return as part of the deal - and defender Raphael Varane is one of his targets. (Don Balon via Daily Express)

Manchester United's current third choice goalkeeper Joel Pereira, 21, has the potential to become number one if De Gea leaves. (Independent)

Inter Milan may ask to sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 21, on loan as part of any deal which takes Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, the other way. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham will challenge Juventus for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira and are expected to pay £22m for the 23-year-old, who they want to replace Kyle Walker.(Evening Standard)

Liverpool are close to signing Hull City and Scotland defender Andrew Robertson, 23.(Guardian)

England international Joe Hart, 30, is expected to complete his £10m move from Manchester City to West Ham over the weekend. (Manchester Evening News)

Manager Slaven Bilic has hinted at the arrival of several new signings at West Ham, including a striker.(Talksport)

Lazio are chasing Chelsea's Mario Pasalic, 22, as a replacement for Lucas Biglia. The Croat could join Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in Serie A. (Calcio Mercato via Sky Sports)

Crystal Palace could beat Stoke to the £12.5m signing of Bruno Martins Indi, 25, after agreeing a deal for the defender with his club Porto. (Times - subscription required)

Manager Jose Mourinho says he will not criticise the Manchester United board after they failed to reach an agreement with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, 24.(Daily Express)

LA Galaxy have played down reports they could sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, following his exit from Manchester United. (Independent)

Everton are in advanced discussions to sign Newcastle's promising 16-year-old left-sided defender Lewis Gibson. (Daily Mail)

West Bromwich Albion are set to sign Egypt international Ahmed Hegazi, 26, on a season-long loan. (King Fut via Birmingham Mail)

Liverpool could bid £65m for 22-year-old Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. (Liverpool Echo)

Roma are preparing to make an offer of about £30m for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, 26. (Goal)

Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole, 36, from LA Galaxy. (Sun)

Galatasaray have confirmed Netherlands forward Wesley Sneijder's contract has been terminated by mutual consent after four and a half years. (Galatasaray website - in Turkish)
Meanwhile...

Manchester United players have been impressed by new signing Romelu Lukaku in training on their pre-season tour of the United States. (Manchester Evening News)

Kylian Mbappe got Arsenal fans excited when he posted a video on Twitter with the caption: "Grande annonce." But he then revealed his big announcement: he has a new pair of boots.(Twitter)

Former Chelsea star Nathaniel Chalobah, 22, has posted an emotional farewell video on Instagram after he signed a five-year deal with Watford this week.

Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, has few friends left at Real Madrid following the departure of close compatriots Pepe and Fabio Coentrao. (Marca)

Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez, 27, posted an image on Twitter of Real Madrid's unseen third kit - before swiftly deleting the post.(Marca - in Spanish)

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi, 24, has suggested that Angel di Maria "has great quality". The Paris St-Germain forward, 29, has been linked with a move to Inter.(Daily Mail)

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, 25, has become the club's most followed player on Twitter with 2.51 million followers.(Talksport)

MPs could investigate the case which saw Liverpool fined and banned from signing academy players from other clubs following an approach to a 12-year-old player at Stoke City. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, 26, posted an image of himself in the gym to show his progress as he recovers from an ankle injury. (Instagram)

Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, suggested following his return to Everton that he used to wear the club's pyjamas - and has offered photographic proof... in a way. (Instagram)

The best of Friday's transfer news

Manchester United are waiting to see if Chelsea will sell £40m-rated midfielder Nemanja Matic, 28, before moving on to other targets. (Daily Mail)

United manager Jose Mourinho still has £100m available for new signings, despite spending £75m on striker Romelu Lukaku and £30m on defender Victor Lindelof. (Sun)

Tottenham rejected an enquiry from Manchester City about left-back Danny Rose, 27, during talks to sign 27-year-old right-back Kyle Walker for £45m. (Evening Standard)

West Ham have ended their interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, 30, as the Hammers are not the Frenchman's first-choice destination. (Sky Sports)






Football London

West Ham given Javier Hernandez transfer encouragement as Bayer Leverkusen stance is revealed

West Ham transfer news focuses on striker target Javier Hernandez and there are encouraging comments

By Tom Marshall-Bailey

West Ham have been offered hope in their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez after the Mexican's new manager admitted no one player is bigger than the club.

Leverkusen are braced for the exit of Hernandez this summer, with West Ham keen on a transfer for a striker who fits the profile Slaven Bilic is seeking this summer.

And comments from newly-appointed Heiko Herrlich have given the Hammers more encouragement a transfer could be completed after he suggested they would not stand in the way of any one player if it was detrimental to the team.

Herrlich was asked about the future of both former Manchester United striker Hernandez and midfielder Kevin Kampl following the loss of Hakan Calhanoglu to AC Milan earlier this summer and his response will have encouraged Hammers fans.

"Hakan of course has huge quality, as do Kevin and Chicharito," he told the official Bundesliga website.

"But ultimately it’s important that the players that you have available identify 100 per cent with the club. Things will soon be clear - then we'll see more.

"I think a club like Bayer Leverkusen will never find themselves depending on just one player.

"Chicharito has given great performances in his two years here, but so have many others. You can only achieve success as a team."





HITC

West Ham United, Everton have competition for Mario Lemina

Shane Callaghan

Everton and West Ham United's pursuit of Mario Lemina is now a lot more tricky.

Everton and West Ham United's reported pursuit of Mario Lemina might have gotten slightly more complicated as seven teams now reportedly wrestle for his signature.

The Premier League outfit are reportedly interested in signing the 23-year-old Juventus man but, according to Calciomercato, two more teams have joined the race.

In addition to Everton and West Ham, Bayer Leverkusen, Arsenal and Sevilla were also reportedly keen, as reported by Footmercato, but Calciomercato has claimed that Marseille and Valencia have now thrown their hats into the ring for his signature.

The Italian outlet goes on to suggest that interest from Everton and the Hammers might cause his valuation to increase as a bidding war looks in the reckoning, given the spending power of English clubs, whilst also claiming that Valencia could offer right-back Joao Cancelo in a swap deal as Juve look to replace Dani Alves.

Whatever happens, the Gabon international is expected to leave Turin this summer after starting just eight Serie A games and three Champions League matches, though he did appear in the final of the competition when Real Madrid blitzed them 4-1.

The Toffees seem more attractive than West Ham at the moment, given that Ronald Koeman has spent over £100 million on transfers this summer and Irons boss Slaven Bilic is yet to spend a penny.

There can be no debate as to whose 2017-18 campaign looks more promising and Lemina might well punt for Goodison Park, if they are indeed interested.


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Texas Iron 5:21 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Made me laugh

...." ...Bilic hints at New arrivals..." ...Hahaha...

The Stoat 4:42 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
charleyfarley 4:41 Sat Jul 15

charleyfarley 4:41 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:56 Sat Jul 15

ted fenton 2:56 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 2:48 Sat Jul 15

Thanks Alan 2:48 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Takashi Miike 1:47 Sat Jul 15

BubblesCyprus 1:57 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated.

Takashi Miike 1:47 Sat Jul 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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