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Alan 11:03 Tue Nov 28
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are also linked with Aubameyang but the 28-year-old Gabon international's brother insists he is focused on life at Dortmund. (Daily Express)

Manchester United are looking at four left-footed players as they make plans for the summer. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 28, Atletico Madrid's 26-year-old France forward Antoine Griezmann, Tottenham and England full-back Danny Rose, 27, and Arsenal's 29-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 29, are all targets. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Germany's Ozil would be "unbelievable" at Manchester United.(BBC Radio 5 live)

However, Wales international Bale has no intention of leaving Real and wants to finish his career with the Spanish giants. (Fichajes, via Daily Mirror)

Barcelona will move for Tottenham and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 25, in January. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Spurs have identified Fulham's 17-year-old defender Ryan Sessegnon as the perfect man to replace Danny Rose, should the full-back leave this summer. (Daily Mail)

Alan Pardew will be announced as West Brom's new manager in the next 24 hours. (Sun)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says any attempts to sign Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 26, in January will be rejected. (Talksport)

Hughes is set to oversee a clear out at Stoke, with defender Glen Johnson, 33, and midfielder Charlie Adam, 31, set for January exits. (Telegraph)

Arsenal will announce the arrival of former Barcelona director of football Raul Sanllehi on Tuesday as part of the restructuring of their scouting and recruitment. The 48-year-old left the La Liga giants club after 15 years on Monday. (Daily Mail)

The agent of Hamburg's 17-year-old forward Jann-Fiete Arp's agent has denied reports Chelsea are close to a deal to sign the German. (West London Sport)

Manchester United's 17-year-oldmidfielder Angel Gomes, a World Cup winner with England Under-17s, is a target for German side Borussia Dortmund after being slow to sign a new deal at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Fenerbahce's 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza, a summer target for West Brom, has dismissed the idea of leaving the Turkish club in January. (Sporx, via Birmingham Mail)

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has called for Premier League clubs to work more closely with lower tier teams in order to give young players a chance and feels Liverpool's use of Dominic Solanke, 20, "can't be right". (Football 365)

West Ham will step up their interest in Krasnodar and Russia striker Fyodor Smolov after watching the 27-year-old score his 12th goal of the season on Sunday. (Mail)

Everton have been linked with a move for Besiktas' 25-year-old Turkey midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup, who was once compared to France great Zinedine Zidane. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has warned the club's fans that there will not be a huge amount of money to spend in the January transfer window, even if the Magpies are taken over by Amanda Staveley. (Independent)


David Moyes has urged David Unsworth not to give up on management and to consider a job in the lower leagues when his time as Everton's caretaker boss comes to an end. (Guardian)

Former Toffees defender Michael Ball says the club are "embarrassing themselves" at the moment. (Liverpool Echo)

Sam Allardyce has told friends he "needs convincing" about becoming Everton manager, after the club initially overlooked him in their search to replace Ronald Koeman. (Mirror)

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane says there has been no dispute with Jurgen Klopp, despite looking visibly unhappy with his manager after Saturday's draw with Chelsea. (Star)

Argentina winger Erik Lamela could return for Tottenham's visit to Leicester after a year on the sidelines with a hip injury. (Independent)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez says he looks around the Premier League and sees players in rival teams who he wants to sign but cannot afford. (Mail)

Liverpool players were pictured taking part in a bizarre training exercise in the build-up to their game against Stoke on Wednesday. (Express)

Liverpool's England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was unexpectedly mocked by a fan as he went undercover during a prank on the club's social media channel. (Star)

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw has transformed himself into the fittest player at the club. (Sun)

Best of Monday's gossip

Barcelona will target Tottenham and Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen, 25, in the January transfer window. (Don Balon - in Spanish)

Manchester City are considering making a bid for Real Sociedad's 26-year-old Spain defender Inigo Martinez in January. (Sun)

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Wales winger Gareth Bale, 28, will not be sold in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)

Champions League winners Madrid intend to make an £80m bid for Manchester United's 21-year-old France forward Anthony Martial next summer. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal will consider reasonable offers for Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, and midfielders Mesut Ozil, 29, of Germany and England's Jack Wilshere, 25, in January. (Daily Express)

Tottenham are checking on Bologna left-back Adam Masina, 23, as they line up a possible replacement for England defender Danny Rose, 27, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Jacob Steinberg

The Manchester United manager José Mourinho, who has always come across as a bit of a Ned Flanders, is apparently planning to turn Old Trafford into a Salford-based branch of The Leftorium. Alarmed at the balance of his squad, Mourinho is targeting four lefties in the summer: Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Arsenal’s Mesut Özil. Ian Wright reckons that United, who also like the look of Chelsea’s right-footed Brazilian Willian, will nab Özil before the German’s contract runs out next summer. “Mesut Özil on a free to Manchester United looks a shoo-in,” the former Arsenal striker said.

But not if Barcelona get there first! The Primera Liga leaders are also looking to spruce up their squad in January and reckon that Özil would fit the bill. Unfortunately Lionel Messi is now dictating transfer policy at the Camp Nou and, like the Proper Football Men of Premier League punditry, he doesn’t seem to rate Özil. Messi has also told Barcelona not to sign Griezmann because of fears that the Frenchman would restrict Luis Suárez’s playing time – or maybe let the Uruguayan have the rest he’s so obviously been crying out for over the past year – and instead wants them to reignite their interest in Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.

Harry Kane has told “pals” that he fancies a move to Real Madrid. That’s according to reports in the Spanish media, so there’s every reason to believe that one. Tottenham, meanwhile, plan to replace Rose with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon. Or they could make Bale their new left-back.

Everton have gone crawling back to Sam Allardyce – who will take the job as long as his demands are met, so they’d better start making space for Juusi Jaaskelainen, Joey O’Brien and Kevin Nolan. Someone tell Phil Brown the band’s getting back together.

Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund’s sulky Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, because of course that mild-mannered dressing room requires the addition of a player who was recently dropped for a big game for disciplinary reasons. Dortmund will console themselves by signing Angel Gomes from United.

Manchester City want Real Sociedad’s Iñigo Martínez. A new centre-back? Won’t someone think of Eliaquim Mangala? No? Anyone? Hello?

Sport Witness

“He’s plump like Turkish Delight” – Payet struggling to recapture West Ham form, slammed by media

By Tom Coast

Forcing a move away from West Ham last January, Dimitri Payet’s return to Marseille hasn’t exactly been the success many hoped it would be.

In fact, the forward is being slammed across the Channel for his recent performances, having struggled to recapture the form that made him a huge talking point during the 2015-16 season under Slaven Bilic.

For Alexandre Jacquin, La Provence journalist and Marseille expert, the whole thing has been a flop, and something needs to change.

He said, relayed by Foot-Sur7: “For now, it’s a failure. A complete failure is a bit harsh, but it’s still a failure in terms of stats, influence on the pitch, and the captain’s armband doesn’t exactly give him more weight in this team.”

Admitting that injuries have hindered the 30-year-old in his attempts to showcase his talent, the amount of setbacks is becoming a bit a problem, with Jacquin unsure why these keep happening.

However, for Daniel Riolo, a pundit for RMC Sport, the answer to that question is very obvious.

He said, relayed by Foot01: “How many kilos does Payet have to lose? He’s a €30m transfer. There has to be someone at the club who can tell him he’s about to break the scales? He’s plump like a Turkish Delight. He’s a professional football player.”

It has to be said that when the France international first arrived at Marseille after his standoff with West Ham, he did look a bit overweight, with L’Equipe even publishing a cartoon mocking the forward’s physique.

Back then a lot of the blame was passed to Payet’s West Ham situation, and the player being out of shape put down to Bilic ostracising him.

Since then, little appears to have changed, and with just one goal in 13 appearances so far this season, something needs to.


Record signing linked with January exit

Turkish website Ajansspor claims the agent of Marko Arnautovic has been invited to Istanbul for talks with Fenerbache next week over his client’s future at West Ham. The 28-year-old has been linked with an early exit from the London Stadium this January after failing to make an impact for the Hammers.

Arnautovic is yet to score a goal or assist a goal in nine Premier League games, and speculation persists that the Hammers could cut and run should a suitable offer come in.
West Ham would be looking to recoup the £20m initial outlay they paid Stoke City but his high wages of £80,000 per week could prove to be difficult for some European clubs to pay.

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Mex Martillo 7:43 Tue Nov 28
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

BubblesCyprus 2:43 Tue Nov 28
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Thanks Alan.

Fivetide 1:29 Tue Nov 28
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Thanks Alan


arsene york-hunt 12:08 Tue Nov 28
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ကျေးဇူးတင်စကား Alan

Lily Hammer 11:56 Tue Nov 28
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And thanks, Alan.

Lily Hammer 11:55 Tue Nov 28
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"Back then a lot of the blame was passed to Payet’s West Ham situation, and the player being out of shape put down to Bilic ostracising him."

Absolute dogshit! Bilic did not ostracise him; he did that to himself.

Slav might even have a case for suing whichever twat wrote that libelous bollocks.

Thanks Alan 11:35 Tue Nov 28
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ted fenton 11:25 Tue Nov 28

ted fenton 11:25 Tue Nov 28
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Takashi Miike 11:03 Tue Nov 28

Takashi Miike 11:03 Tue Nov 28
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Thanks Alan

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