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 12:06 Thu Sep 21
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 26, has ruled out a big-money move to French club Paris St-Germain. (SFR Sport via Express)

PSG have offered striker Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid after the 30-year-old Uruguayan was involved in a bust-up with team-mate Neymar, 25. (Sport via Star)

Chelsea and Everton are also interested in Cavani but face competition from Napoli. (Mail)

Manchester City could try to swap England winger Raheem Sterling, 22, for Arsenal's 28-year-old Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window. (Mirror)

Liverpool were trying to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 28, as a replacement if 25-year-old Brazilian Philippe Coutinho left during the transfer window. (Bild - via Goal)

Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs keen to sign Schalke star Leon Goretzka, but the 22-year-old German midfielder only wants to join Barcelona or Bayern Munich. (Bild via Express)

Arsenal are interested in Marseille's French defender Christopher Rocchia, 19, but face competition from Borussia Dortmund for the 19-year-old's signature. (FootMarcato via Sun)

Tottenham and Liverpool both want Werder Bremen's German midfielder David Philipp, 17. (Sky Deutschland via Mirror)

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has warned the club they must win a title or risk losing 24-year-old forward Harry Kane. (Mirror)

Manchester City and Arsenal are monitoring Fulham's 16-year-old midfielder Matt O'Riley. (Mirror)

Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig's 18-year-old French defender Dayot Upamecano. (Star)

Gary Rowett says he opted against signing Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof when he was Birmingham City boss because he 'wasn't quite tough enough'. (Sky Sports, via Mail)

Manchester United are keeping a close eye on 27-year-old Santos attacking midfielder Lucas Lima, according to the player's agent. (Manchester Evening News)


The fiancee of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof says the club's corporate boxes cost a "disgusting amount of money". Maja Nilsson says if players do not buy one for their families to use they risk being shunned by the partners of other players. (Sun)

The English Football League will advise its clubs to follow the Premier League's lead and shut their transfer window early. (Telegraph)

Former Celtic striker Craig Bellamy says Brendan Rodgers may struggle to get another Premier League job because no-one cares about Scottish football. (Scottish Sun)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has not let a hamstring injury stop him from showing his best dance moves. (Instagram)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger called for "perspective" after Jack Wilshere made his return to Arsenal's starting line-up in the Gunners' 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Doncaster Rovers. (Evening Standard)

Harry Kane's rise at Tottenham has been detailed on the new Fifa console game, with his latest rating up there with the world's best. (Express)

Members of Manchester United's famous Class of 92 have unveiled plans to open a university near Old Trafford. (Guardian)

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis says Virgil van Dijk is smoothly integrating back into the first-team fold after declaring he wanted to leave during the summer. (Daily Echo)

The best of Wednesday's gossip...

Neymar, 25, has demanded PSG sell fellow forward Edinson Cavani, 30, after their on-pitch dispute on Saturday. (Sport via Daily Mail)

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is set for a new deal, with the club preparing to double the 20-year-old's wages to £150,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, 28. The Chilean also interests Manchester City. (Sun)

Barcelona failed with a £124m move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, 26, in the summer. Manchester United also wanted the France international. (Mundo Deportivo via Talksport)

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Leon Goretzka is a Schalke midfielder in demand, what with his contract due to expire next summer. According to Bild, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are all interested in securing his services, but the player himself would rather play for Bayern Munich or Barcelona.

Wounded by the cruel insinuation in Wednesday’s Mill that they spend too much time sizing up creative midfield scamperers when yet another creative midfield scamperer ought to be snake-belly low on their list of priorities, Arsenal have hit back by getting themselves linked with Marseille left-back Christopher Rocchia instead. Just 19, the defender is in the final year of his contract and appears to be dilly-dallying over inking the new three-year deal the club’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has offered. Borussia Dortmund are also reported to be interested.

The Gunners are also reported to be mulling over a move for Fulham tyro Matt O’Riley, who is just 16, but already a regular for Fulham Under-23s and has made three appearances in Slavisa Jokanovic’s senior team already this season. A central midfielder, young baba O’Riley has got antennae twitching in scouting departments the length and breadth of the UK and has previously been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. Your clucking, sanctimonious Mill can’t help but feel a developing player of his tender years might be better off staying where he is for the foreseeable future.

While they’ve finally moved into their spanking new Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Atlético Madrid are still eager to procure a belligerent, scowling Brazilian striker to house in it. Goal.com suggest they may be about to finally rescue Diego Costa from his ongoing Chelsea sabbatical by negotiating a loan move for their former striker that would spark into life when their transfer embargo ends in January, with a compulsion to make the deal permanent next July. In the meantime, the sulking striker would return from self-imposed exile in Lagarto and train with Diego Simeone’s team until they’re officially allowed to sign him.

Costa’s return may be hastened by the pressure he is under to get his footballing affairs in order, as Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has warned him he will not be considered for selection for his adopted national team unless he is playing at club level. “It’s rather complicated that a guy who doesn’t train and doesn’t play can be with us, but that’s all it is,” said Lopetegui. “He wasn’t ready to play with us [in recent World Cup qualifiers], that was the reality and what we had to deal with. That is the reason why he wasn’t with us. He needs to train and play in order to be considered.”

Having clashed antlers with Neymar over the kick of a ball from 12 yards, Edinson Cavani may be cut loose from the Paris Saint-Germain herd. Reports from Spain say the French club have offered the striker to Real Madrid, while Chelsea, Everton and Napoli are staying tuned to see what happens next. And finally, Eden Hazard will not be going to PSG any time soon, unless of course our information is incorrect and he decides to go to PSG some time soon.


Diafra Sakho has cleared the air with West Ham boss Slaven Bilic after the striker looked for a summer transfer

Diafra Sakho had travelled to France to push for a move to Rennes this summer
The striker made his season debut and scored on Tuesday night against Bolton
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said: 'Sakho's attitude and mood is spot on'

By Kieran Gill

Diafra Sakho and Slaven Bilic have cleared the air and the West Ham striker is now ready to give his all for the club after his attempts to leave in the summer.

The 27-year-old had travelled to France for a medical with Ligue 1 Rennes but never received permission from the Premier League club that he could leave.

Sakho started for the first time since the summer saga on Tuesday night and scored against Bolton at the London Stadium in the Carabao Cup.

'Sakho's attitude and mood is spot on,' Bilic said. 'Really spot on. He's very motivated in training. He looks really good. That's why he's playing for us.

'He is coming on. I do not have any complaints whatsoever. A few times I said that his attitude was not good or whatever, so I'm not lying, I'm not trying to hide things.

'But his determination and everything now is really good. He looks really good, he's injury free, and he's willing to train and play good for West Ham United.'


West Ham tracking TWO Bologna stars ahead of January transfer window

West Ham are tracking Bologna pair Simone Verdi and Adam Masina ahead of the January transfer window.

The Hammers are keen to bolster their squad when they next get a chance, despite splashing the cash in the summer.

And, according to Tutto Mercato, West Ham have set their sights on landing both Verdi and Masina.

Verdi is able to operate out wide or as a forward and he has impressed so much that Bologna rewarded him with a new four-year deal in June.

Masina, on the other hand, has been playing at left-back and West Ham are keen to strengthen that area.

The Hammers are said to have scouted the pair as recently as Tuesday and they could firm up their interest in January.

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Willtell 10:10 Fri Sep 22
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

But that story from Talksport has to be absolute rubbish. It says we are looking to strengthen the left back position! Really? With Cresswell and Masuako surely that is one position we are well covered with!

Takashi Miike 11:55 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan

nice to know Sakho has forgiven the manager :.)

Mex Martillo 8:43 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

tazman 3:03 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
despite splashing the cash in the summer.
I like that bit.
thanks Alan.

The_Phantom 2:13 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
"The Hammers are keen to bolster their squad when they next get a chance, despite splashing the cash in the summer"


Thanks Alan

Sniper 12:13 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

So, according to the daily mail, a different diagram sakho was playing against Cheltenham then? I'm assuming the researcher for that article was the same admin who fucked up in mannygate for us by failing to notice he'd played in the cup before


Thanks Alan 12:06 Thu Sep 21
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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