WHO Poll
Q: 2018/19 Wolves (H)
a. At last we have a win now let's make it two, Win
b. A win against 10 men and two leagues below us is fine, but this will be much harder I'll take a point, Draw
c. Who are we kidding, a win against Wimbledon and all is rosy, forget it we're getting our arses kicked in this one, Lose
d. It's at times like these when you really do miss Love Island
e. I was all over this game until I found out it's not on the box, the broadcasting companies really don't care about us hard core fans do they, I might pop off to Thorpe Park for the day instead, obviously in my WHU shirt

Alan 12:57 Tue Sep 19
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Atletico Madrid have given Chelsea a final "take it or leave it" offer worth £57m for 28-year-old striker Diego Costa. (Marca via Talksport)

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 21, is not in negotiations with the club over a new contract, according to Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Daily Express)

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, 29, is yet to accept a new contract offer as his advisers hold out for an improved deal. (Daily Mail)

Sunderland have said the £30m sale of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 23, to Everton in the summer was needed to keep the club running. (Daily Mirror)

Midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, wants West Ham to make another bid for him after failing to win back a first-team place at Arsenal. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are attempting to sign 17-year-old goalkeeper Berke Ozer from Turkish club Altinordu. (Turkish-Football.com)

City's 20-year-old Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, who is already on £70,000 a week, is in line for a significant pay rise in recognition of an outstanding first nine months at the club. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, 26, has dealt Paris St-Germain a major blow by saying he will only return to France to play for former club Lille. (SFR Sport, via Metro)

Premier League clubs are hoping to capitalise on the closure of Huddersfield Town's academy by recruiting some of their young players for free. (Daily Mail)

Derby County could make a move for midfielder Joe Ledley, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer. (Derby Telegraph)

Defender Rolf Feltscher, 26, has left Birmingham City where he had been training in an attempt to earn a contract. His departure follows the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp. (Birmingham Mail)

Former Blues coach Steve Cotterill is willing to return to Birmingham as manager, despite feeling "betrayed" after Redknapp took the job ahead of him over the summer. (Daily Mirror)

Port Vale - bottom of League Two - want to appoint their former manager Micky Adams as director of football. (Sentinel)


Sheffield Wednesday supporters will finally be able to get their hands on their team's new kit... more than six weeks into the season. (Daily Mail)

Championship side Barnsley are taking about 3,000 fans to Wembley for Tuesday's EFL Cup third-round tie with Tottenham Hotspur. (Yorkshire Post)

Defender Luke Shaw, 22, is set to make his first competitive Manchester United appearance of the season when Burton Albion visit Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. (Manchester Evening News)

Genoa's 16-year-old striker Pietro Pellegri became the youngest player ever to score a Serie A double - reducing his father, Marco, to tears in the process. (Daily Telegraph)

Some of Arsenal's players "enjoyed not having Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil in the team" during Sunday's draw at Chelsea, according to Rory Smith of the New York Times newspaper. (BBC Radio 5 live)

The best of Monday's gossip...

Manchester City will open talks with Kevin de Bruyne, 26, over a new contract and the Belgium midfielder could double his existing £6m-a-year wages. (Daily Telegraph)

City are also interested in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, as Pep Guardiola is keen on being reunited in January. (Sun)

Real Madrid have started talks with Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28, over a move in January - but senior players at the Spanish club don't want the Chilean to join. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente, 32, says he was offered a new Swansea City contract but could not turn down the chance to join Spurs. (Wales Online)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Michael Butler

Atlético Madrid’s men have still got Diego Costa on their minds and so have rounded up all the dosh that they haven’t spent on their new stadium – reportedly in the region of £57m, according to Marca – and submitted a ‘take it or leave it’ offer to Chelsea for the loveable Brazil-born rogue. The Spain international fell off the track with Antonio Conte in the summer and is privately said to be breaking his back for a chance to join his former club. Atlético’s reported offer for Costa, £1m short of the fee Chelsea paid to Real for Álvaro Morata, might just help the London club decide that enough is enough.

Speaking of Chelsea strikers liable to stroke their designer stubble, when was the last time you thought of Mateja Kezman? The 38-year-old has come screeching back into view as a Mr 15%, specifically to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, the latest hot young thing at Lazio. But guess what, Kezman can’t guarantee the 22-year-old will be there for long: “Right now, Milinkovic-Savic is happy to continue his adventure in Rome with Lazio. There’s been a lot of pressing from several clubs, such as those in Madrid, Manchester and Milan, but the lad wants to be happy, play to keep growing and become one of the best in his role.” Milinkovic-Savic, voted as one of the Guardian’s top 50 best young footballers in Italy earlier this year, was reportedly subject of a failed £24m bid from Liverpool in the summer. But then wasn’t everyone?

Florentino Pérez wants to make Alexis Sánchez the 12th player to play for both Barcelona and Real Madrid and plans to make a move for the Chilean in January, according to the Sun. With his contract expiring next summer and Arsenal not playing Champions League football this season, Real’s president sees Sánchez as an ideal signing, despite reports that some players – including Sergio Ramos – actively don’t want the 28-year-old to join.

One man staying at the Bernabéu is Dani Carvajal, who has signed a new five-year contract – complete with a £308m release clause, just in case PSG get a bit more carried away in the years to come. “The release clause is also so high so that nobody can take me away from here and I don’t want to leave,” Carvajal said in a bitter blow to future Rumour Mills. “Going down in history of the club isn’t easy. This generation is doing that and every Madrid fan is proud of us.”

It’s becoming increasing hard to know if Udinese’s Jakub Jankto is going up in the world. Last year he was linked with Leicester and Bournemouth. This year it’s Arsenal and Everton.

The transfer window might be closed, but French non-league side Montrouge have bought two minivans, after receiving a small cut of the €45m (£39.7m) fee that Monaco got from Chelsea for Tiémoué Bakayoko. The seventh-tier club, who sold the Frenchman to Rennes in 2014 when he was 14 years old, also once had Demba Ba on the books.


EXCLUSIVE: Jack Wilshere wants West Ham transfer to save him from Arsenal misery

JACK WILSHERE wants West Ham to rescue his career.

By David Woods, Chief Football Writer

The Arsenal midfielder star is resigned to running down the last year of his contract at the Emirates.

The Gunners have made no effort to open talks about a new deal with the 25-year-old.

Wilshere was farmed out on loan to Bournemouth last season and was expected to leave the club in the last transfer window.

But the Hammers were put off by Arsenal’s £20m asking price due to Wilshere’s injury record.

The midfielder returned to action for the Gunners on Thursday when boss Arsene Wenger brought him on against Cologne in the 68th minute.

But despite impressing in his cameo, Wenger axed Wilshere again for the 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday, preferring to have rookie Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who has had just two minutes of Premier League experience, on the bench instead.

That snub has sent a clear message to Wilshere that he has no future at Arsenal.

But he hopes to persuade West Ham, who he supported as a boy, to make a January move by impressing in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.


Bilic reveals bad news on Lanzini

Bilic delivered some bad regarding the fitness of Manuel Lanzini at his pre-match press conference on Monday, revealing the Argentine is set to be out of action until at least the end of the month due to a knee problem and possibly until after the International break which will be mid-October.

“He’s doing everything but he is not training with us as in one movement he still feels it. Only in one movement and we don’t want to risk. He’s going to be definitely be ready after the international break. Will he be ready before, for the Swansea game? Maybe,” said Bilic.

James Collins has received a boost with the news that his ankle injury is not as bad as first believed.

The 34 year old collapsed soon after the start of the second half against Wst Brom with what looked a serous problem but he was a relieved man after a scan yesterday.

The central defender took to Instagram to declare: “Scan has reported ligament damage in my ankle but not as bad as first feared. Working hard already to be back in 3-4 weeks.”

That’s much better news for the Hammers than expected after manager Slaven Bilic admitted he was fearing the worst when Collins was initially withdrawn from the goalless draw at the weekend.

It means he will miss the Spurs and Swansea home games and probably the Burnley away fixture after the next international break.

But he will certainly be targeting the next home game against Brighton and Hove Albion as he starts his recovery from the injury.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 7:33 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

ivan 4:09 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I'ld fucking love Costa at our place

Takashi Miike 2:35 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

zebthecat 2:01 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Crap news about Lanzini, looks like we are stuck with hoofball until November.

chim chim cha boo 1:55 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

ted fenton 1:51 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:58 Tue Sep 19

Thanks Alan 12:58 Tue Sep 19
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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