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Alan 11:50 Mon Oct 30
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Paris St-Germain have made Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 25, their priority signing for next summer. (TF1 - in French)

Manchester City believe they can sign Real Madrid midfielder Isco, despite the 25-year-old recently signing a long-term contract at the Bernabeu. (Don Balon, via Daily Express)

Arsenal will offer 18-year-old striker Eddie Nketiah a new five-year contract that will take his weekly pay from £2,000 to £15,000. (Sun)

With Burnley manager Sean Dyche linked with the Everton job, defender Stephen Ward says "it'd be a blow to lose him". (Times - subscription required)

Should Dyche leave, Burnley will look to replace him with former Toffees and Manchester United boss David Moyes. (Sun)

Former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is a contender for the Rangers job. (Scottish Daily Mail)

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson faces the sack if his side do not beat Bolton on Tuesday. (Daily Star)


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has criticised fans he believes should have been more vocal in their support of striker Romelu Lukaku. (Guardian)

Mourinho says he has "no idea" when Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be fit again. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah's stint as the club's penalty-taker could last just one game after his miss against Huddersfield on Saturday. (Liverpool Echo)

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says forward Alexis Sanchez has a "social contract" to perform well for the Gunners when they play Manchester City on Sunday. (Telegraph)

Former Manchester City and QPR midfielder Joey Barton has described Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth as a "glorified PE teacher who shouldn't be in charge of a men's team". (Daily Mirror)

Unsworth says he "he couldn't care less" about Barton's comments. (Daily Telegraph)

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is set to miss out on facing former club Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes England's successful year at youth level will make the senior side "very hard to beat" in the future. (Guardian)

La Liga president Javier Tebas has again called for Uefa to punish Paris St-Germain for "cheating" Financial Fair Play rules. (L'Equipe - in French)

Watford striker Troy Deeney could face a Football Association charge for his clash with Stoke midfielder Joe Allen, depending on referee Michael Oliver's report. (Daily Mail)

The best of Sunday's gossip

Manchester City have decided against making a bid for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in January, preferring to sign him on a free in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton's major shareholder Farhad Moshiri wants to make a £30m move for Chile international Sanchez in January. (Sun on Sunday)

Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright would like David Unsworth to be given an extended run in charge of the side, while major shareholder Moshiri would prefer a bigger name to replace Ronald Koeman. (Sunday Mirror)

Everton are planning to bring in former England, Crystal Palace and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce. (Sun on Sunday)

Barcelona believe they can sign 25-year-old Liverpool and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho for £132m in the January transfer window with a down payment of £75m. (Sunday Express)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier is getting itchy feet at Paris Saint-Germain, where he has started only six of the club’s 11 league matches and is yet to feature in the Champions League. Increasingly tired of playing second fiddle to Dani Alves, Meunier would be open to a move away from the French capital and speculation abounds that Manchester United are preparing a £30m offer for the 26-year-old, who is contracted to PSG until 2020. So famous that the club’s former director of football Patrick Kluivert failed to recognise him while travelling in the same car as the player on a pre-season tour shortly after he’d signed for the club, Meunier has since become well known enough to have attracted interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, as well as United. He could move in January.

Manchester United are also reported to be interested in bringing Real midfielder Casemiro to Old Trafford, where Michael Carrick has been restricted to only one Carabao Cup appearance for the club this season. The long-serving midfielder is suffering from a mysterious ailment that apparently left him feeling dizzy and nauseous back in September and has since resurfaced in training. Assuming United’s medical staff can get to the bottom of the problem, West Brom, Leicester and Aston Villa are interested in securing his services should he end up being surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

André Gomes is no longer wanted by Barcelona, having failed to impress since moving to the club from Valencia. The 24-year-old is likely to have no shortage of suitors, with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus all understood to be circling. Depending on which contradictory reports from Spain you believe, Juventus have either cooled or ramped up their interest in the midfielder, a state of affairs that proves Hollywood screenwriter William Goldman’s theory that “nobody knows anything”.

The saga surrounding the future of Philippe Coutinho rumbles on and on, with TF1 saying PSG will do battle with Barcelona for his signature next summer if the Brazilian hasn’t already gone to the Camp Nou in the meantime. The French television station claims that PSG sporting director Alan Henrique has held talks with Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, to discuss a potential move to Paris next summer, teeing up what could be the mother of all spite-fuelled bidding wars between two clubs whose relationship has soured since the French club’s audacious smash-and-grab for Neymar back in August. The most likely winners of what would be a very unseemly summer peeing contest? Joorabchian, Coutinho and Liverpool, of course.

Ipswich Town midfielder Tristan Nydam is wanted by Arsenal, who could sign the 17-year-old for £2m in January and immediately loan him back to the club he has represented 12 times already this season. In other Young Tyro news, the Gunners are also ready to offer their comparatively elderly striker Eddie Nketiah, 18, a new and improved five-year deal worth £15,000 per week as a reward for his Carabao Cup brace against Norwich City last week.

And finally, the managerial merry-go-round is spinning so fast it’s making the Rumour Mill dizzy – but it will slow down for long enough to let David Moyes alight to go manage Burnley should Sean Dyche take the vacant Everton manager’s job.


Michail Antonio told he let down his West Ham team-mates by Slaven Bilic after Crystal Palace snatch late draw

Wilfried Zaha scored a 97th-minute equaliser for Crystal Palace on Saturday
West Ham surrendered a 2-0 lead against the Premier League's bottom side
Michail Antonio had given the ball away when he had it in the corner

By Sami Mokbel

After the bedlam sparked by Wilfried Zaha's 95th minute equaliser, West Ham's dressing room was strangely quiet on Saturday.

You'd have put your house on Mark Noble losing it, particularly after his furious confrontation with Ruben Loftus-Cheek after the final whistle.

Eight days earlier, the Hammers skipper ripped into his team-mates after West Ham's 3-0 loss at home to Brighton.

Not this time, though. Bilic's men were stunned into silence; losing a 2-0 lead can do that to a team.

In fairness, there was no need for a dressing room post-mortem this time. Everyone knows why the Hammers didn't leave Selhurst Park with all three points.

Everyone knows who was to blame: Michail Antonio.

Quite why the Hammers forward felt it was necessary to fire a tame cross into Julian Speroni's arms instead of keeping the ball in the corner 94th minute will remain a mystery.

Thirty seconds later Zaha was firing past Joe Hart to send Selhurst Park into a frenzy.

Antonio's team-mates won't throw him under the bus. But make no mistake, the fingers are being pointed in private.

Bilic didn't hesitate in letting Antonio know he'd let his team down during his post-match press conference.

But Angelo Ogbonna should take his fair share of the responsibility, too.

His needless challenge on Andros Townsend handed Crystal Palace a route back into the game from the spot after Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew had given West Ham a 2-0 half-time lead.

But as much as two costly decisions irked his manager, once the dust settles Bilic can reflect on a largely positive week as he fights to keep his job.

The Croat had two games to avoid the sack; a victory against arch-rivals Tottenham and Saturday's away point represents a pleasing enough week.

'In this moment we are gutted because the manner in which we conceded the second goal, but yes it's been a positive week,' said Bilic.

'Look the team is giving its best, the team has confidence, the team is playing. This isn't an easy place to come. 'The team also showed a lot of energy and spirit and togetherness after the game on Wednesday.

'It's not easy but as long as I see my team giving everything, then you're happy.' Bilic will meet co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold on Tuesday; but the manager insists the talks are routine.

There seems little danger of Bilic losing his job before the visit of Liverpool this weekend, even if Gold admitted his 'disappointment' with the result at Palace on Twitter on Saturday night.

But while Bilic will want to erase the final seconds at Selhurst Park from his memory; Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes his side's stirring comeback can galvanise their attempts at a great escape.

The Eagles boss said: 'Our mentality was the most pleasing thing. I'm not surprised when players are still going strong in the 95th, 96th minute because I've seen this team get fitter and stronger over the last six weeks and we'll keep working on that.'

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Mex Martillo 6:54 Tue Oct 31
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 9:40 Mon Oct 30
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Coutinho prices quoted ...Unbelievable...

Is Lanzini POTENTIALLY worry over 50 Million...??? Don't tell Sullivan...haha

Thanks Alan 6:09 Mon Oct 30
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Takashi Miike 1:13 Mon Oct 30

jimbo2. 3:11 Mon Oct 30
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan & I’m still fuming about Saturday!

Takashi Miike 1:13 Mon Oct 30
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

franksfat&slow&wank 1:11 Mon Oct 30
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
its been a positive week, fuck me palace battered us 2nd half

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