WHO Poll
Q: 2017/18 Carabao Cup Spurs (a)
a. It's Wembley we have a decent record on the hallowed turf a& all we need is another Maiga, win
17%
  
b. There's no draws in this comp so what chance do we have, lose
25%
  
c. Forget the game, we'll always be a laughing stock while those idiots in the Boardroom still own the Club, SELL SELL SELL
46%
  
d. How great is this another game live on the box, so it's back down the Pub full kit on and roaring the boys onto another win, cut me and I bleed claret & blue
13%
  



Alan 12:18 Sun Jul 30
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Neymar's father asked PSG to delay formal negotiations with Barcelona over a £450m deal for his son until after 31 July - that is the day when he earns a £23.3m commission for his part in persuading the forward to sign a new contract with the Nou Camp club last October. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Barcelona will report Paris St-Germain for a breach of Uefa's financial fair play rules if the French side meet Neymar's 220m euros (£197m) buyout clause. (ESPN)

If Brazil forward Neymar, 25, does leave to join PSG, Barcelona could target Atletico Madrid and France striker Antoine Griezmann, 26, as his replacement. (Marca)

Once a deal is done for Neymar, PSG will then lodge a £35m bid to sign Sanchez from Arsenal. (Sunday Express)

Philippe Coutinho will plead with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to let him join Barcelona. If the 25-year-old Brazil attacking midfielder does leave, Klopp will target 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund and United States winger Christian Pulisic. (Sunday Mirror)

Liverpool target and Guinea midfielder Naby Keita, 22, will "100%" stay at RB Leipzig, according to the German side's coach. (Observer)

Arsenal and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, is ready to submit a transfer request to force through a move to Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's £50m move to Manchester United is being held up by disputes over potential bonus payments to the Premier League champions as part of a deal for the 28-year-old Serbia international. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will wait until next season to make a £90m move for Real Madrid's 28-year-old Wales forward Gareth Bale. (Sunday Express)

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti is "strongly opposed" to 28-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who has been linked with Manchester United, leaving the Italian club. (Observer)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has agreed a deal to join Turkish side Galatasaray. The 29-year-old Belgium international has less than a year left on his contract at Old Trafford. (Ajansspor, via Daily Star Sunday)

United have been linked with Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker, 22, and the Belgian club's sporting director Herman van Holsbeeck says "if a club is willing to pay between 25m euros and 35m euros, we have a problem".(Het Belang van Limburg via Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City are back on Uefa's financial fair play watch list after a £220m spending spree this summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, is wanted by six clubs, with Tottenham and Manchester City leading the race. (Daily Star Sunday)

Roma director of football Monchi says the club are "ready to look at other possibilities" after their most recent offer for Leicester City's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 26, was rejected.(Evening Standard)

Tottenham's Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld says "zero progress" has been made regarding a new deal at the club. The 28-year-old has a contract that runs until 2019.(Sky Sports)

Antonio Conte will make a fresh plea for new signings next week after saying he fears being sacked as Chelsea boss. The Italian has spent £130m this summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Newcastle want to sign Arsenal's Lucas Perez to be their main striker, despite the 28-year-old Spaniard's desire to rejoin former club Deportivo La Coruna.(Sun on Sunday)

Hull City are planning a permanent move for 29-year-old Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson, who spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom. (Mail on Sunday)

Aston Villa have rejected a £1.5m bid from Reading for 25-year-old Curacao midfielder Leandro Bacuna.(Sky Sports)

Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp says he is interested in Bristol City's 28-year-old centre-back Aden Flint.(Birmingham Mail)

Sunderland have rejected a bid - thought to be from Turkish side Besiktas - for 29-year-old midfielder Jeremain Lens, but the Dutch international could still leave the Stadium of Light this week. (Chronicle)

Elsewhere, the Black Cats are stepping up their pursuit of 29-year-old Bournemouth and Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel.(Mail on Sunday)

Meanwhile...

Arsene Wenger was involved in a bust-up with a pitch invader during the 5-2 win over Benfica in the Emirates Cup. The Frenchman shouted back and forth with the fan, who was dragged off. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said defender Joe Gomez "had a lot of muscle and you only need muscles like that if you're only going to the beach" when the 20-year-old returned from injury but that he now looks "fit" and "sharp". (Liverpool Echo)
Best of Saturday's transfer news

Barcelona and Brazil forward Neymar, 25, has agreed a five-year contract with Paris St-Germain and could complete a 220m euros (£197m) move to the French side next week. (RMC, via Metro)

PSG will offer former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria, 29, as part of the deal to reduce the taxes they will have to pay by triggering Neymar's buyout clause. (AS)

If Neymar leaves, Barcelona will choose from a trio of Premier League attacking midfielders - Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, 25, Chelsea's Eden Hazard, 26, and 21-year-old Tottenham player Dele Alli - to replace him. (Mirror)

But Barcelona fear Liverpool will price them out of a deal for Coutinho. (AS)

Manchester City will offer Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, a deal worth £320,000 a week to join them this summer. (Mail)






Mirror

Andy Carroll to miss the first month of the season as he recovers from thigh injury

The Hammers had hoped to be without the powerful but brittle frontman for only their opening two games

By Steve Stammers

West Ham will be without striker Andy Carroll for the first three matches of the season.

Carroll missed the end of the last league campaign with a thigh problem.

And he will not be ready for first-team action until the end of the international break in September.

Carroll is scheduled to make his return in West Ham’s first home game against Premier League newcomers Huddersfield.

Manager Slaven Bilic had hoped the 28-year-old would be fit for the third match at Newcastle after missing the first two clashes at Manchester United and Southampton.

But he has been told the risk would be too great and the match on September 11 is a more realistic target.

The injury news is more encouraging about skipper Mark Noble.

He limped off with a toe injury in the 1-0 pre-season defeat to Werder Bremen on Friday night. But he should be fit within a week.

In Carroll’s absence, record signing Marko Arnautovic grabbed his first goal on Saturday since arriving from Stoke in a £25million deal.

The Austria forward poked home the opening goal in a 2-2 draw in their second match with Bremen.

Toni Martinez got the other Hammers goal, with Luca Caldirola and Yuning Zhang replying for Bremen, who won the Betway Cup 3-2 on aggregate.





Mail

West Ham 2-2 Werder Bremen: Marko Arnautovic strikes on Hammers debut as spoils are shared in Germany

West Ham played out a 2-2 stalemate with Werder Bremen in the Betway Cup
New boy Marko Arnautovic was among the goals in his first appearance
England goalkeeper Joe Hart was also making his first showing for the Hammers

Record signing Marko Arnautovic scored his first West Ham goal in a 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen.

Austria forward Arnautovic, who signed from Stoke in a £20million deal which could rise by a further £5m, turned in Arthur Masuaku's deflected cross for a 25th-minute equaliser.

Luca Caldirola had given Bremen a 15th-minute lead in Lohne, with England goalkeeper Joe Hart unable to stop the close-range header on his Hammers debut.


New signing Marko Arnautovic was among the goals as West Ham drew with Werder Bremen


The winger turned in Arthur Masuaku's deflected cross for a 25th-minute equaliser


England goalkeeper Joe Hart was also making his first outing in West Ham colours

Young Spanish striker Toni Martinez put West Ham ahead after 75 minutes when he headed home Andre Ayew's cross.

But Zhang Yuning, the China striker on loan from West Brom, struck nine minutes from time to hand Bremen the Betway Cup 3-2 on aggregate.

Bremen had won Friday's first leg in Schneverdingen 1-0.





Mail

Everton ponder £9million bid for West Ham defender Winston Reid as boss Ronald Koeman wants Goodison cover for injured Ramiro Funes Mori

Everton are weighing up a £9million move for West Ham defender Winston Reid
Goodison Park boss Ronald Koeman wants cover for injured Ramiro Funes Mori
The 29-year-old Reid has just returned to training after surgery on a shin injury
Reid went with the West Ham squad to Austria and hopes to be fit in two weeks

By Simon Jones

Everton are weighing up a £9million move for West Ham defender Winston Reid.

Manager Ronald Koeman wants cover for the injured Ramiro Funes Mori and is considering a bid for the 29-year-old, who has just returned to training following surgery on a shin injury.

Reid went with the West Ham squad to Austria earlier this month and hopes to be fully fit inside two weeks.

He extended his contract until 2021 but West Ham may be willing to listen to offers as they look to redress their summer spending.

Everton kicked off their season in the third qualifying round of the Europa League on Thursday night with a 1-0 victory over Slovakian opponents Ruzomberok after Leighton Baines fired them ahead.






Calciomercato

€30m Serie A star rejected Napoli and West Ham

Napoli and West Ham are looking for some attacking reinforcement and both the Italian and the English club are believed to have made enquiries to sign a highly rated Serie A star.

Both Maurizio Sarri and Slaven Bilic are long time admirers of Lazio star Keita Balde who has 11 months left in his contract with Lazio and does not want to sign a new deal with his current club.

Our transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano has exclusively learned that the Senegalese winger has rejected a chance to join both clubs.

​Both Napoli and West Ham had made offers close to € 30 million, which is Lazio’s asking price for the talented 22-year-old.

The player, however, failed to reach an agreement with the partenopei and with the Hammers as he’d rather prefer to join Juventus.

The Old Lady, however, has only offered € 20 million and is not going to make an improved bid as the player’s contract is set to expire soon.

Meantime, Inter and Monaco are keeping a close eye on the player but neither clubs have made official bids. Next week could be the decisive one to know the future of the Senegalese star.






C&H

Hammers still have money to spend

Last week’s signing of Javier Hernandez for £16m has bought West Ham’s summer spending to £36m in transfer fees or up to £45m when you factor in signing-on bonuses and agent fees and potential add ons.

However, the sale of Havard Nordveit for a reported £8m, Enner Valencia for £7m, Darren Randolph for £4.5m, Ashley Fletcher for £6.5m and the imminent sale of Sofiane Feghouli for £4m brings back £30m the other way.

Hammers net spend is actually as low as £6m or £15m when you factor additional costs and add-ons.

The Hammers have budgeted between £45m and £50m over the summer for past two years and had £8m surplus from the Payet sale so money is there if needed by Slaven Bilic but they won’t spend it for the sake of it.

The wages tell a similar tale, the sale, end of loan or release of Darren Randolph, Ashley Fletcher, Sofiane Feghouli, Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri, Havard Nordtveit, Enner Valencia, Gokhan Tore, Sam Howes, Sam Ford, Kyle Knoyle, Sam Westley, Stephen Hendrie and Raphael Spiegel save combined weekly wages of around £415,000 per week.

The combined weekly wages Joe Hart, Marko Arnautović, Pablo Zabaleta and Javier Hernandez will cost the Hammers also around £415,000 per week so there no material increase in wages at the moment as it stands.





HITC

Landing Riyad Boudebouz would push West Ham close to winning the summer window

Charlie Hayward

The Algerian playmaker would add to West Ham’s already impressive transfer business.

According to a report by L’Equipe, West Ham are weighing up whether £13.5m is too much to pay for Montpellier playmaker Riyad Boudebouz.

Should the Hammers decide to pull the trigger though, landing the 27-year-old would make the East Londoners arguably the most successful club in the summer transfer window.

Slaven Bilic has added a host of exciting names to his squad at the London Stadium, with Premier League winners Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaletta and Javier Hernandez coming on board alongside Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic.

Adding Boudebouz’s creativity to that list would be a huge coup for the Croatian manager.

Paying Montpellier's asking price would effectively mean West Ham get a replacement for Dimitri Payet – who re-joined Marseille last January for a BBC-reported £25m - for a net profit of £11.5m.

No player in Europe’s top-five leagues made more key passes than the 117 Boudebouz managed last term according to Who Scored.

Deploying the Algerian international behind former Manchester United star Hernandez, with Arnautovic occupying one of the wings would make for an extremely exciting, and potentially destructive, forward line.

There have been plenty of Premier League clubs keen to splash the cash this summer, but it’s hard to argue too many will have spent as effectively as West Ham should they land Boudebouz.


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Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

mallard 10:12 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

'He extended his contract until 2021 but West Ham may be willing to listen to offers as they look to redress their summer spending.'


Superb journalism !





Cheers Al

jimbo2. 9:43 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The Reid story is hillarious, £9M & we might consider it haha! Thanks Al!

BubblesCyprus 6:51 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan top man !!

Mike Oxsaw 6:23 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I see the media "experts" are rabidly trying to re-impose their Premier League pecking order comfort blanket on the clubs again. Do they just do it for a bet or are they really so insecure in life as well as being shit at their job?

The Stoat 2:39 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Fuck off Everton

andyd12345 1:36 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Reid for £9m.

Agagagag. Where do they make this bullshit up? Bidding starts at £30m

Alan 12:56 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Boudebouz story added.

Yes please, Sully.

Thanks Alan 12:50 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
icwhs 12:33 Sun Jul 30

icwhs 12:33 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Alwaysaniron 12:25 Sun Jul 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Reid to Everton. Another comedy piece of journalism.





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