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Alan 11:39 Sun Sep 3
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Real Madrid rejected the chance to sign Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in the transfer window but could return for him next summer when he is a free agent. (Don Balon, via Express)

Sources close to unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa, 28, say he has offered no suggestion he is prepared to return to the London club and make himself available for selection. (Telegraph)

Chelsea are understood to be considering suing Costa for up to £50m if he does not return to the club. (Express)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to hold talks with playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 25, next week after his move to Barcelona failed to materialise in the transfer window. (Star)

And Coutinho is upset Liverpool have given him no assurances he will be able to move to Barcelona next summer. (Mirror)

But the 25-year-old could be available for the Reds' trip to Manchester City next week. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer, 47, could be the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season and former England boss Roy Hodgson, 70, could replace him. (Sun)

Real Madrid's plans to sell forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, to Manchester United and bring in Kylian Mbappe, 18, from Monaco were thwarted by the France striker's camp. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's signing of Kylian Hazard, 22, could help convince his elder brother Eden Hazard, 26, to sign a new deal with the Blues. (Express)

Barcelona director Robert Fernandez says that the club tried to sign Paris St-Germain playmaker Marco Verratti this summer. (Mail)

Former Manchester United forward Angel di Maria's move to Barcelona broke down after PSG demanded £64m. (Mirror)

Sporting Lisbon director Nuno Saraiva called West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan a "liar" in response to his statement over the Premier League club's failed attempt to sign William Carvalho. (Mail)

Inter Milan are going to offer Ivan Perisic a new contract with a buyout clause inserted after resisting interest from Manchester United during the transfer window. (Tuttosport, in Italian)

Everton made a last-ditch attempt to sign Benfica forward Raul Jimenez, 26, on loan. (A Bola, via Liverpool Echo)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes is keeping an open mind on Bojan Krkic's long-term future at the club after the late decision to allow the 27-year-old to leave on a season-long loan to Alaves. (Stoke Sentinel)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Manchester City's deadline-day deal to sign Alexis Sanchez "was not very close at all". (Manchester Evening News)

Jonny Evans is happy to stay at West Brom after Man City, Arsenal and Leicester all attempted to recruit the 29-year-old defender on deadline day. (Birmingham Mail)

Wilfried Bony, 28, has revealed that his family said "don't think about anything else" other than to make a return to Swansea. (Wales Online)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will have to convince Everton midfielder Ross Barkley, 23, of his plans if he wants to sign him in January. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Meanwhile...

The Football Association are lining up England friendlies against Brazil, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands as manager Gareth Southgate wants some testing warm-up games prior to the 2018 World Cup. (Observer)

Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes, 36, says he could become an agent when he ends his playing career. (Sun)

Danny Webber and Ruud van Nistelrooy were on target for a Manchester United Legends side in a 2-2 draw with a Barcelona XI containing Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids at Old Trafford. United won the two-legged match 5-3 on aggregate.

More Manchester United legends - "the class of 92" - Phil and Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, who own non-league Salford, have been tipped to take over as owners of United, along with former team-mate David Beckham. (Mirror)

The Premier League could go head-to-head with popular TV shows X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing by staging Saturday night games, with club bosses to discuss the latest proposals at Thursday's Premier League meeting in London. (Sun)

Out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, replied to an Instagram advert for the academy set up by his former Bournemouth team-mate Tyrone Mings with: "Do you take 25-year-olds who can't get a game? I'm fit and ready to go." (90min)

Powerful Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa, aka 'The Beast', thinks Liverpool are one striker away from winning the Premier League - and the Reds fan joked he could be the man to fire them to the title. (Liverpool Echo)







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Andre Ayew urged to retire

Andre Ayew was unable to help Ghana to victory in the third round of the World Cup CAF qualifiers against Congo on Friday.
The Black Stars escaped a shock defeat at the hands of the visitors, as Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey salvaged a point for the West Africans with an 85th minute equalizer. The result means Ghana stay third in CAF’s Group E having garnered just two points from three matches thus far.

Should they fail to win in the return leg on Tuesday, they won’t be representing Africa at Russia next year. Ayew put in a dismal performance against the group’s bottom-most and weakest side, getting withdrawn with 25 minutes to go.

Ayew is yet to add to his 14-goal tally for Ghana since the qualifiers started. The 27-year-old has just 6 goals in 28 league appearances for West Ham, a far cry from the 12 goals he returned in 34 league games for Swansa

Ayew’s performance was heavily criticized by Ghanaian twitter users, with some demanding that he retires from international duty as soon as possible.



Quina deal scuppered by greedy agent

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has given a great insight to transfer deadline day for a football manager after he allowed cameras from the Bleacher report to follow him around for the day. Within the video, the truth is revealed why the Domingos Quina move collapsed.

He explains a week earlier, the signings Jerome Sinclair, the Watford forward, and the 19-year-old West Ham youngster Domingos Quina, were “all but done.” But “we’ve been let down,” Wilder reveals.

It explains Jermome paperwork is all done and just needs a signature

He then receives a text message from Sinclair’s and Quina’s shared agent. Wilder says “Nah, just say No! Amendments to get it over the line, We had a deal! We Can’t do that! We’ve agreed a deal with West Ham, We’ve agreed a deal with Watford. Everything is done. We are at our budget. It’s in our budget. It’s what we have agreed with the board. I can’t go back with a 50% increase. I can’t go back doubling his agency fee. This is not where we are at. We are giving the opportunity to play Championship football. We have given everything else, we have said yes to everything else. It’s got to stop at some point”

Later Wilder admits “Sinclair and Quina deals are off. Same agent. He says the two are linked so we have to take both or neither of them.”

Adding later about the agent “he controls both the boys”



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

the exile 9:23 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Utter scum, these agents. Parasites on the game.

Mart O 9:11 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
geoffpikey 7:17 Sun Sep 3

I remember reading about Ward at the times of the Sterling and Berahino transfer sagas.

Plainly an utter, utter cunt of a man.

pdbis 8:36 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Surely the likes of Quina & Holland can't be any worse than what some of the first team serve up every week.

geoffpikey 7:17 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Quina's agent is one Aidy Ward. Sterling and Berahino also on his books. The Scousers hate him. Looks like a right cuht and acts like one.

Mart O 6:33 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

That last story really shows the repugnant influence of agents.

Whether or not we agree with Quina going out on loan, if that's what the club had planned for him, it's a disgrace that he didn't end up doing it. And all so some pointless vulture could suck more money out of the game.

geoffpikey 4:01 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I don't get that agent story. Surely it's in an agent's interest for a player to move often?? Wankers, regardless.

Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 3:28 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mad dog 11:44 Sun Sep 3

Briano 2:22 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
It's a pity more managers don't take that stance against agents

PwoperNaughtyButNot 12:08 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Those two players should sack their agent asap. He agreed his fee and wanted 50% more and now he has 0%. Sack him and he has no further %

BubblesCyprus 11:56 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan much appreciated read amongst all the doom and gloom on here.

Sven Roeder 11:51 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

I also urge Andre Ayew to retire

Mad Dog 11:44 Sun Sep 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks alan





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