WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Alan 11:55 Sun Aug 29
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Real Madrid have given Paris St-Germain until Sunday to accept their bid for France forward Kylian Mbappe, as the Spanish club are not willing to offer more than 190m euros (£163m) for the 22-year-old. (Le Parisien - in French)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, will become the highest-paid player in Premier League history when he completes his move from Juventus to Manchester United. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea's hopes of signing French defender Jules Kounde from Sevilla have been dented after the Spaniards raised their asking price for the 22-year-old to £68.5m. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund are hopeful of signing Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot from Manchester United if the Premier League club manage to find a replacement for the 22-year-old. (Sky Sports)

However, Dalot is said to be determined to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. (Goal)

Borussia Dortmund are also interested in signing Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel wants to keep the 20-year-old England winger at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Manchester United are planning to make a late move for 30-year-old England right-back Kieran Trippier, with Atletico Madrid said to be demanding 40m euros (£34.3m) for the former Tottenham player. (AS via HITC)

West Ham are planning a £15m bid for England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, from Manchester United, who may be willing to sell following their agreement to re-sign Portugal forward Ronaldo, 36, from Juventus. (Star)

Brazil forward Willian, 33, is prepared to lose out on a substantial amount of wages in order to leave Arsenal and join Corinthians. (Mail)

Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, 22, and offloading 28-year-old Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier would help their efforts to sign the Brazilian. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Juventus are close to re-signing Italy striker Moise Kean on a two-year loan from Everton, with an obligation to buy the 21-year-old who joined the Toffees from Italians in 2019. (Sky Sports)

Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to completing a deal to sign South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig. The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from Brighton, West Ham and Atalanta this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Crystal Palace have made a £15m bid for Celtic's French striker Odsonne Edouard, 23. Palace have also held talks with Arsenal's English striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, and have explored moves for English duo Reiss Nelson, 21, and 23-year-old Ademola Lookman of Arsenal and RB Leipzig respectively as well as Sassuolo and Ivory Coast's Jeremie Boga in their search for a winger. (Mail)

Leicester City's English midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, is keen to join Newcastle United on loan, while the Magpies are close to signing Mexican forward Santiago Munoz, 19, from Santos Laguna. (Chronicle)

Everton are interested in signing England right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, on loan from Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

Reading are in talks with Chelsea over a move for 31-year-old English midfielder Danny Drinkwater. (Reading Chronicle)

France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 27, has arrived in Italy for a medical before joining AC Milan from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy. (Football Italia)

Inter Milan's Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 24, has accepted the club's offer of a contract extension. (Gianluca Di Marzio - in Italian)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 19, is set to join Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan. (Mail)


Conor Gallagher at the double as Crystal Palace fight back to thwart West Ham

Jacob Steinberg at the London Stadium

The reality check did not take long to arrive, leaving West Ham with much to ponder. This was a frayed, leggy performance from David Moyes’s side and although they remain top of the Premier League after this uneven draw with Crystal Palace, it is hard not to feel that they need further signings before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday.

West Ham should not feel that their business is complete following the arrival of Kurt Zouma, even though the France centre-back will surely improve an increasingly leaky defence after sealing his £29.8m move from Chelsea.

Their squad remains light in other areas. The squad remains light in other areas and the need to bring in another striker to support Michail Antonio is not lost on Moyes, who was hesitant to use his bench here, waiting until the dying stages before bringing on Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini.

“If we had another centre-forward we might have tried to change it,” he said. “But we don’t. Could we do with extra numbers? Yes.”

The same applies to Palace, who hope to bolster their attack by signing Eddie Nketiah from Arsenal, but there is no doubt that Patrick Vieira was the happier manager. Palace were impressive after a lacklustre first half, their revival given substance by Conor Gallagher’s brio in midfield.

Gallagher was outstanding, scoring his first goals after joining on loan from Chelsea, and West Ham could have no complaints about their winning start coming to an end.

Palace, who had not scored in the league before this game, were the better team in the second half but evidence of a stylistic change had been in short supply at first. They were disappointing, their ambition limited to sporadic counterattacks and their approach too meek.

Wilfried Zaha was isolated on the right and there were some worrying moments for the visitors when they tried to play out from the back, with Marc Guéhi’s wayward distribution making it too simple for West Ham to win back possession.

Sloppiness on the ball was a problem for Palace. West Ham, unchanged for the third successive game, had more clarity. They increased the tempo as the half wore on, Pablo Fornals influential, and it was no surprise when they broke the deadlock in the 39rd minute.

Saïd Benrahma began the move by releasing Antonio, who surged away from Joel Ward before checking back and assessing his options. Support arrived and the striker kept his cool, a double exchange of passes with Fornals leaving Palace flummoxed.

The assist went to Antonio, who unselfishly played the ball back to Fornals to stroke into an empty net, and at that stage it seemed that West Ham would stroll to victory.

Moyes, who felt that a bobbly pitch did his side no favours, did not look satisfied on the touchline. The manager tore into Benrahma for losing possession shortly after the goal and there was more concern for the hosts at the start of the second half.

The mood had shifted, Palace were playing with more intent, while Craig Dawson was jittery at the back for West Ham. The passing was bolder from the visitors and the equaliser arrived, Zaha’s cross headed down by Christian Benteke to Gallagher, who screwed a low finish past Lukasz Fabianski.

No wonder West Ham have signed Zouma. It was a soft goal to concede and they continued to struggle despite soon restoring their lead through Antonio, who finished emphatically after capitalising on Joachim Andersen’s inability to deal with a straightforward long ball. To their credit, Palace did not crumble after Antonio’s fourth goal of the season. They attacked straight away, Zaha toying with West Ham on the left.

James McArthur crossed and Gallagher, enjoying the freedom to burst into the box, collected the ball before producing a moment of individual brilliance, bamboozling Dawson with a smart turn and beating Fabianski with a firm shot.

“He’s got the ability to remain calm in the box,” Vieira said. “He’s got a lot of energy and when he’s in this situation he will score goals.”

Palace, meanwhile, are still waiting for their first win in the Premier League under their new manager this season, had reason to feel optimistic. They had made West Ham look rather ordinary.


West Ham 2-2 Crystal Palace: Conor Gallagher at the double as Eagles FINALLY bag first goals under Patrick Vieira in draw at London Stadium

Crystal Palace drew 2-2 with West Ham United on Saturday afternoon
The result saw them claim their first goals under new boss Patrick Vieira
It was Conor Gallagher who provided the two goals to claim the point
Latest Premier League news, including live action, fixtures and results

By Adrian Kajumba

Patrick Vieira will know a thing or two about what makes a good midfielder. And Conor Gallagher provided further evidence to suggest the Frenchman has got his hands on one with a second successive stand-out Premier League performance.

On his debut against Brentford the on-loan Chelsea midfielder caught the eye with an all-action display in a goalless draw.

At the London Stadium he scored the two goals — and first of Vieira’s reign — to earn them a battling draw at as they came from behind twice to halt West Ham’s perfect start to the campaign.

This is Gallagher’s second top-flight loan spell after one at West Brom last season. He has already matched his goal tally from his time at the Hawthorns, just two games into his stint at Palace.

Even if he is only at Selhurst Park for one season, he looks like he will be a key figure in the start of Vieira’s revolution.

Vieira said: ‘Conor Gallagher was fantastic. He has got the ability to remain calm inside the box, he’s a really food finisher, he has a lot of energy and works really hard of the team.’

Gallagher’s goals prevented West Ham making it three wins from three but David Moyes said: ‘The team I’ve got, the way they’ve been performing, seven out of nine points, I’m really happy. We didn’t quite reach the standards we did against Newcastle or Leicester but I have to give credit to Crystal Palace.’

At half-time, few would have predicted a Palace second-half resurgence. All of the first-half nearly moments came from West Ham.

West Ham kicked off top, aiming to win their first three top flight games for the first time since 1983 and equal a club record of five successive Premier League victories.

And if a moment was needed to sum up the confidence coursing through this West Ham side, the best some of the natives say they have seen for decades, it was the first goal.

Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals played their own private game of keep-ball in the Palace area, trading passes three times before the Spaniard hit the opener.

It was a goal of real quality as West Ham’s in-form duo tormented, teased and toyed with Palace until the latter finally decided to score.

And it was one of the best scored in the opening weeks of this season by one of the teams of the opening weeks of the season.

As West Ham went off at half time to an ovation, Christian Benteke punched the ball away in frustration and Vieira scratched his bowed head, confirming the contrasting moods of both teams.

And there were further signs of Palace’s frustration as Guaita and Andersen exchanged words after Said Benrahma stole in behind the visitors’ defence.

Then Palace began to stir and levelled when Gallagher collected Benteke’s knock down and spun to squeeze in the equaliser. All of a sudden Palace were in the ascendancy.

But in the same way their spell dominance came out of the blue, West Ham retook the lead. Andersen failed to deal with Aaron Cresswell’s pass and Antonio reacted quickest to lash his fourth of the season past Guaita.

This time, West Ham’s lead lasted just two minutes. Seconds after Moyes urged his team to be wary of Palace’s threat from the left, James McArthur fired in a cross from that side which Gallagher controlled brilliantly and, just as impressively, Cruyff-turned away from two defenders before burying his second goal of the game.

And he should have had an assist to go with his two goals, but Marc Guehi headed his inviting free-kick over from close range in injury time.

West Ham have completed the signing of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma. The centre-half, 26, has agreed a four-year contract after joining for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £25million.

Zouma said: ‘I felt David Moyes really wanted me to join the team, especially a good team that’s started the season very, very well.’

Moyes added: ‘We have taken great care and diligence to make the transfer happen.

‘Kurt will join a squad full of players who are hungry and ambitious. He will provide competition to our squad.’


West Ham: Fabianski 6, Coufal 7, Dawson 6, Ogbonna 6.5, Cresswell 7.5; Rice 6.5, Soucek 6.5; Bowen 7 (Lanzini 79), Fornals 7.5 (Yarmolenko 87), Benrahma 7.5; Antonio 7.5.

Subs not used: Areola, Noble, Diop, Fredericks, Johnson, Coventry, Baptiste.

Scorer: Fornals 39, Antonio 68

Booked: Rice

Manager: David Moyes 7

Crystal Palace: Guaita 6; Ward 6, Guehi 6.5, Andersen 7, Mitchell 7; Gallagher 8, Kouyate 6.5, McArthur 7 (Schlupp 88); Zaha 6.5, Benteke 6.5, Ayew 6.5.

Subs not used: Butland, Tomkins, Mateta, Kelly, Hannam, Riedewald, Street, Rak-Sakyi.

Scorer: Gallagher 58, 70

Manager: Patrick Vieira 7

Referee: Stuart Attwell 7


Palace are fighting with Southampton and West Ham for Dundee United’s teenage centre-back Kerr Smith.

Both the Eagles and David Moyes’ men want him to come to London for talks.

Smith, 16, has already played for the Terrors’ first team and several Premier League clubs have been in with various approaches.


Milan, Vlasic fades: West Ham-CSKA agreement in closing

Milan have courted him for a long time, but Nikola Vlasic's future is in the Premier League: West Ham defeated the competition and reached an agreement with CSKA Moscow for the Croatian attacking midfielder, final details to be defined but the deal is now closing.

DETAILS - According to what has been learned from Calciomercato.com, the Hammers will pay 28 million euros plus bonuses into the coffers of the Russian club, this is the figure that won the last resistances of CSKA and put Vlasic in the hands of the English.

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