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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 Wed Oct 11
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil, 28, is set to stay at the club, because no other side is willing to pay his £330,000-a-week wage demands. (Sun)

However, Jack Wilshere is considering a move away from Arsenal, with the 25-year-old midfielder keen to secure more playing time and force his way into England's World Cup squad. (Times)

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose is set for a move to Manchester United. Chelsea are also interested in Rose, but the 27-year-old favours a move to United to work with manager Jose Mourinho. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are prepared to offer former Tottenham players Luka Modric, 32, and 28-year-old Gareth Bale, as well as forward Karim Benzema, 29, to Spurs as part of a swap deal for striker Harry Kane, 24. (Diario Gol, via Daily Star)

The European champions would consider selling Wales forward Bale to Manchester United if they could recoup the £85m they paid for him. (El Confidencial, via Metro)

Paris St-Germain are planning a £90m move for Chelsea's France midfielder N'Golo Kante, 26. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City and Spain playmaker David Silva, 31, is on the verge of signing a new contract with the club. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are expected to make a January move for Alexis Sanchez with players at Arsenal understood to believe the 28-year-old Chile forward will finally be allowed to leave. (Telegraph)

The Italian Football Federation will approach Chelsea boss Antonio Conte to take over as Italy coach for a second time after next summer's World Cup. (Daily Express)

Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks is set to be given a new contract that will double the 21-year-old England international's wages to £40,000 a week. (Times - subscription required)

Leicester City still want to sign 26-year-old Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 21, is happy at Old Trafford despite being linked with Arsenal. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Germany striker Karl-Heinz Riedle has told Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, he should reject a move to Manchester United. (Omnisport, via Metro)

Inter Milan and Juventus are considering moves for Arsenal's 31-year-old France striker Olivier Giroud. (Calciomercato, via Daily Express)

Former Chelsea playmaker Oscar, 26, want to leaves Chinese side Shanghai SIPG and return to Europe. (Calciomercato, via Talksport)

Brighton, West Brom and Crystal Palace are all interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper, 29. (Sun)

Manchester United are chasing 24-year-old midfielder Alvaro Garcia, who plays for Spanish second-tier side Cadiz. (Grada 3, via Daily Express)

Goalkeeper Shay Given, who was released by Stoke in May, says he has not retired and the 41-year-old former Republic of Ireland international is looking to join a Championship club to extend his career. (Talksport)


The Premier League is backing away from plans to show its biggest games at prime time on Saturday to avoid a ratings clash with Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor. (Telegraph)

The Russian Embassy trolled the England football team on Twitter. (Twitter)

U2 delayed their Buenos Aires gig so fans could watch Argentina's crucial World Cup qualifier against Ecuador. (NME)

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte has joked he would swap the Dutch province of Limburg for Belgium and Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 26. (Sun)

Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires says Gunners forward Olivier Giroud, 31, should start ahead of 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe for Les Bleus at the World Cup. (La Parisien, via London Evening Standard)

Sam Allardyce's family heritage could make the former England manager him a contender for a future role as Scotland boss, says the Telegraph's Sam Wallace. (BBC Radio 5 live)

West Brom chief executive Martin Goodman says the club will not sell the naming rights to their ground The Hawthorns. (Birmingham Mail)

The best of Tuesday's gossip

Manchester City could make a move in January for Monaco midfielder Fabinho, 23. (ESPN)

Crystal Palace have not given up hope of signing Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, 26. (Croydon Advertiser)

Arsenal are keen on a January move for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, 30. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City are eyeing a cut-price £3m deal for 26-year-old Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam to fill in for the injured Benjamin Mendy. (Sun)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

It’s starting. Tottenham have been here before. Real Madrid have decided they want to sign Harry Kane next summer and Tottenham will know from past experiences that the Spaniards like to get their man. Today’s story has the European champions preparing to do a swap deal for Kane in an attempt to make Mauricio Pochettino consider the merits of selling the best striker in England. Admittedly it’s not Antonio Núñez they’re preparing to chuck Tottenham’s way. Nor is it a signed photo of Julien Faubert. In fact, at first glance it looks like they’re being mightily generous, with plans afoot for Real to throw Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric into the bargain – until you consider that Benzema turns 30 in December, Modric is 32 and Bale was watching from the stands as Wales lost their decisive World Cup qualifier to Martin O’Neill’s galácticos after his latest injury setback. Hmm. Tottenham may want to think carefully before agreeing to that one.

Anyway there’s no point them even contemplating an emotional reunion with Bale. Not if Manchester United have anything to do about it. They’ve been after the Welshman for ages – it might seem that José Mourinho doesn’t need any more forwards but his team could do with an upgrade at left-back – and reckon that £89m will convince Real to sell a player whose star has slightly dimmed at the Bernabéu in recent months.

Unlike Bale and Kane, no one wants poor Mesut Özil, whose hopes of becoming rich Mesut Özil are looking increasingly forlorn. It turns out there’s exceedingly little appetite across Europe to hand the German the £330,000 a week he wants when his Arsenal contract runs out at the end of the season. Internazionale and Besiktas thought about it before deciding he was too expensive, and that could leave Özil having to come crawling back to Arsenal with a view to reviving negotiations about getting £250,000 a week. Arsène Wenger is feeling smug. Although whether he’ll still have space for Özil in his team remains to be seen. Wenger’s already eyeing up a move for the PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano, who could be theirs for £20m.

Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté for £90m and watch him argue with Neymar over penalties.

In big striker news, Olivier Giroud is a target for Inter and Juventus, while Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion want Sheffield Wednesday’s Gary Hooper, who would cost £6m.

Leicester City will attempt to sign Andros Townsend in January. Still, at least Mr Roy has that winger from Wolves. What’s his name again? Oh, what does it matter?


Jack Wilshere may quit Arsenal in January for England: West Ham or Palace likeliest move

JACK WILSHERE is prepared to quit Arsenal in January for the sake of his England future if his game time does not increase.

By Jack Staplehurst

The Gunners midfielder is desperate to secure a place in Gareth Southgate's squad for the 2018 World Cup.

To earn a place on the plane to Russia, Wilshere needs to start playing regularly now.

The 25-year-old is fully fit and has been since the beginning of the season.

But Arsene Wenger has restricted him to just Carabao Cup and Europa League appearances so far.

As a result, The Times say Wilshere is considering taking drastic action to improve his England chances.

Arsenal would not consider a loan in the New Year due to Wilshere's contract expiring next summer.

With a permanent move needed, it is said joining either West Ham or Crystal Palace would be his most likely options.

Starsport understands Wilshere wants to go to West Ham and persuade them to buy him in the New Year.

The Hammers were interested in a loan deal in the summer but baulked at his then £20m price-tag, while Palace may turn to Wilshere to help them avoid relegation.

His season-long loan spell at Bournemouth last term proved positive.

And if Wenger does not give him a run of games before Christmas, a permanent move away from the Emirates will be pushed for.

The Times add Southgate is in regular contact with Arsenal's back-room staff over Wilshere's fitness.

And the England boss wants to see for himself as the Gunners ace remains part of his plans.

A recall for friendlies against Brazil and Germany next month looks unlikely at this stage.

That would leave Wilshere just the March international break ahead of the World Cup to return to the squad.

West Ham failed transfer saga: The story behind Francesco Vicari chase - EXCLUSIVE

WEST HAM failed in an attempt to sign Italian youngster Francesco Vicari in the summer.

By Aaron Stokes

The Hammers brought in some high-profile names during the transfer window, including Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.

But the club were unable to bolster their defence after a disappointing campaign last season.

But Slaven Bilic did attempt to make moves over the summer.

Starsport understands West Ham were keen on SPAL defender Vicari, who has been catching the eye in Serie A.

The East London outfit enquired regarding the 23-year-old's availability but were told in no uncertain terms SPAL would not be parting ways with Vicari over the summer.

West Ham, in turn, decided against making a formal bid for the player.

Sassuolo and Genoa also made late attempts to lure the defender across Italy before the end of the window.

Starsport also understands the player was flattered by the interest of the Premier League outfit but is happy improving his game in his native Italy for the time being.

Vicari signed for SPAL at the beginning of the 2016/17 season after spending the previous four years at Novara.

He has been capped at under-20 and under-21 level for his country.

West Ham are no strangers to taking young defenders from the Italian top flight.

They signed Italian international Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus in 2015 for around £10m.

West Ham brought in former Man City defender Pablo Zabaleta over the summer, but the club's failure to attract further defensive reinforcements has seen them endure a mixed start to the season.

Bilic's side have conceded 13 goals in their opening seven Premier League games.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

gph 12:08 Thu Oct 12
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Mex Martillo 8:50 Wed Oct 11
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 8:36 Wed Oct 11
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ludo21 3:55 Wed Oct 11
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

"Arsenal forward Mesut Ozil, 28, is set to stay at the club, because no other side is willing to pay his 330,000-a-week wage demands."

Ha Ha..... I so hope this is true, they deserve each other, the wankers!!!!!

ted fenton 2:53 Wed Oct 11
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The_Phantom 1:18 Wed Oct 11

The_Phantom 1:18 Wed Oct 11
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thanks Alan

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