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Chelsea want to sign Juventus and Netherlands centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, 22. (Mirror)

FC Basel are considering a move for Liverpool's German goalkeeper Loris Karius, 28. (Bild - in German)

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 25, in January. (Express)

Barcelona would have to pay 1.8m euros (£1.5m) to release managerial target Roberto Martinez from the 48-year-old Spaniard's contract with the Belgium national team. (Sport - in Spanish)

But Martinez has played down reports linking him with the job as a potential replacement for under-fire Dutchman Ronald Koeman, 58. (Eurosport)

Bayern Munich are interested in signing Chelsea and Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, but the 28-year-old wants to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge. (Bild - in German)

Liverpool are keeping an eye on 25-year-old Real Madrid and Spain winger Marco Asensio. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Arsenal and France striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, has no desire to sign a new contract at the club. His current deal expires at the end of the season. (Le10 Sport - in French)

The Gunners will also reportedly make Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, available for transfer once the window reopens in January. (Eurosport)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has hinted that England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 25, has to impress him to salvage his Blues career. (Express)

Manchester City have rejected a £15m bid from Borussia Dortmund for English striker Liam Delap, 18. (Football Insider)

Arsenal and AC Milan are interested in signing Club Brugge's Dutch winger Noa Lang, 22. (Express)

Barcelona scouts have watched Brighton's 20-year-old goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, who is currently on loan at Walsall. (Mirror)

Two Premier League clubs, plus top sides in Italy and Germany, are interested in signing FC Dallas and United States striker Ricardo Pepi, 18, from the MLS. (90min)


West Ham’s Lanzini strikes to knock Manchester United out of Carabao Cup

Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford

Manuel Lanzini of West Ham celebrates his goal in the visiting side’s victory at Old Trafford. Photograph: Dave Thompson/AP

West Ham gained revenge for defeat three days ago, eliminating at the first hurdle a Manchester United who have twice been semi-finalists under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. For the closing minutes the manager called on Bruno Fernandes: the move said that the second string he sent out had failed and that the hope now was on his talisman saving the side yet again.
Eddie Nketiah scores Arsenal’s third goal against AFC Wimbledon with am impudent flick of his heel.

It was not to be. For David Moyes, a former United manager, this was a special win – a first in nine attempts since being sacked by the club – as he saw his men score early, then rely on guts, luck and their wits. Despite Fernandes offering a late show of energy, the visitors motored back to east London with a hard-earned victory and will take on Manchester City in the fourth round.

Solskjær rued United’s sluggishness. “A slow start again and that needs addressing,” the Norwegian said. “They got a goal and after that we played well for long periods, gave it a go and stats don’t mean anything. When you have 27 shots the boys have given it a go.”

He then offered a bizarre take on this as well as the Champions League loss at Young Boys. “We’ve started the season OK apart from we’re out of the cup which isn’t great, and we’ve not had a great result away in Europe,” said the manager.

This return match following Sunday’s 2-1 victory for United saw Solskjær send out a different XI in which the matchwinner then, Jesse Lingard, started, while Moyes retained Jarrod Bowen from a side that had missed out on a late draw when David De Gea saved Mark Noble’s penalty.

Despite the changes the hosts had Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelöf, Nemanja Matic and Eric Bailly on the field in front of a 72,468 crowd, the biggest for a Carabao Cup tie here in five years: twin indicators of the club’s upward trajectory.

United’s defence was becalmed. When Bowen collected on the left the ball ricocheted to Alex Kral and the midfielder’s effort appeared to be goalbound before it hit Bailly. Next, though, West Ham did score. Ryan Fredericks nutmegged a hapless Alex Telles, drove to the byline, pulled the ball to Manuel Lanzini, who coolly beat Dean Henderson.

“One-nil to the cockney boys,” sang the jubilant Irons fans who watched as Solskjær’s men were stung into action, Lingard being yanked down by Noble in the area after which the referee, Jonathan Moss, waved away penalty appeals.

Solskjær offered a wry take. “I’d rather not say too much but it’s a penalty,” he said. “Mark was unlucky on Sunday [missing his spot-kick] but was probably lucky today. You can’t pull his shorts and his shirt when you’re on your way down.”

Noble was also mischievous, referencing Lingard’s loan spell at West Ham. “He dived,” said the captain. “I told him off for screaming. He didn’t do that at our place, funnily enough.”

The tempo of the contest invigorated – what the dominant hosts needed was composure where it mattered. While Lingard showed how, via a 20-yard bullet that had Alphonse Areola diving low to repel it, Diogo Dalot was often making penetrating runs along his right flank from full-back that were being missed by his teammates.

West Ham were dangerous when they roved forward, United’s rearguard seeming to dissolve if Bowen and Lanzini, in particular, got involved. When the interval ended United were 45 minutes away from being knocked out before the clocks go back: failure to deliver on Solskjær’s demand that they go one better than the last four.

Once more his men were fizzing the ball about but, when Sancho, Lingard and Donny van de Beek combined, they produced nothing. The sight of Fernandes and Mason Greenwood warming up telegraphed Solskjær’s thinking: if matters did not improve soon, the cavalry would be sent for. Dalot’s blood ran hot when he blasted a golden chance wide and, though United enjoyed more possession, West Ham remained ahead on the scoreboard.

After an hour Solskjær had seen enough, throwing on Greenwood for Juan Mata. Instantly the teenager ran on to a cute van de Beek lob and Areola saved with his legs. Just before that Matic might have been sent off for a naughty challenge on Vladimir Coufal and was fortunate there was no VAR: the midfielder may well have been dismissed if there had been.

Solskjær next introduced Fernandes, who demanded the ball and urged on teammates. A dipping 20-yard effort brought gasps from the crowd but did not concern Areola, and by the final whistle West Ham were safely into the next round.


MAN UTD (4-2-3-1): Henderson 6; Dalot 6, Bailly 6.5, Lindelof 6, Telles 5 (Elanga 72, 6); Van de Beek 5.5, Matic 5; Mata 6.5 (Greenwood 61, 6.5), Lingard 7 (Fernandes 72, 6), Sancho 5.5; Martial 5

Subs: Heaton, Jones, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay.

Booked: None

Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 5

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Areola 7; Fredericks 6.5 (Coufal 17, 6.5), Dawson 7, Diop 6.5, Johnson 6; Kral 6.5, Noble 7.5; Yarmolenko 7, Lanzini 7 (Fornals 69, 6), Masuaku 6 (Vlasic 69, 6); Bowen 6.5

Subs: Randolph, Zouma, Coufal, Fornals, Ogbonna, Benrahma

Scorer: Lanzini 9

Booked: Noble

Manager: David Moyes 7

Referee: Jon Moss 7


West Ham dump Man Utd out of Carabao Cup thanks to Manuel Lanzini goal

James Ducker

David Moyes must have feared there was going to be a late sting in the tail for the second time in four days against Manchester United and that his 19 year wait for a win at Old Trafford as an opposition manager was going to be extended for another few months at least.

The West Ham United manager had watched his side spurn four excellent chances to put this extraordinary game to bed in the closing minutes and, at that point, memories from Sunday were surely racing through his mind.

Jesse Lingard’s stunning 89th minute strike had sealed a 2-1 win at the London Stadium after Mark Noble failed to rescue a point from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

Yet there was no sucker punch this time around and, while West Ham can now look forward to a fourth round meeting at home to holders Manchester City when Moyes will need similar heroics to progress, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of ending his club’s four year trophy drought now rest on the Premier League, Europe and FA Cup.

“The last time we won here I was with Carlos Tevez 14 years ago so it’s a very special night for us,” Noble said.

Having seen Cristiano Ronaldo denied what he felt were two “stonewall” penalties on Sunday, as well as one against Young Boys in the Champions League, Solskjaer believed United were robbed for the third game running after referee Jonathan Moss inexplicably failed to award Manchester United a spot-kick moments after Manuel Lanzini had given West Ham an early lead.

Manuel Lanzini's cool finish in the 10th minute was enough in the end - despite the Hammers missing a hatful of late chances

The West Ham captain, who had been given a big cheer by Manchester United fans before kick off after his penalty miss three days earlier, clearly pulled Lingard back but, with no Var to call upon, there was no opportunity to correct Moss’ misjudgment.

Still, Manchester United only had themselves to blame for a sloppy start when Ryan Fredericks exposed a ring rusty Alex Telles to tee up Lanzini and failing to make more of the 27 shots they mustered. Alphonse Areola was excellent in goal for West Ham but the hosts missed Ronaldo’s ruthlessness and, in his place, it was easy to see why Anthony Martial has managed just two goals in his last 24 outings for Manchester United.

He missed a glorious chance to put United in front in the first half after Nemanja Matic put the ball on a plate for him and the biggest surprise was that Solskjaer opted to withdraw Lingard, the best outfield player on show, with 18 minutes left and not Martial.

“I don’t think it’s right to go into individual performances,” Solskjaer said of the Frenchman. “Antho was the same as the rest of the team - we played some nice football but we lack some of that cutting edge and he knows what we want from him. He’ll keep working and get his chances.”

It was the biggest crowd for a League Cup tie at Old Trafford for five years and, despite a much changed cast list from Sunday’s game, the drama, entertainment and, yes, controversy was a worthy second act to the weekend’s escapades.

Lingard, so impressive on loan at West Ham during the second half of last season, excelled, Juan Mata was also good and hit the crossbar and Diogo Dalot offered so much more going forward from right back than Aaron Wan-Bissaka. But West Ham were a persistent threat on the counter while Areola - who denied substitute Mason Greenwood with a fine stop - and a three-man defence stood firm to build on the foundation Lanzini’s early goal had given them when Fredericks sped away from the leaden Telles to pull back for Lanzini to slot into the bottom corner.

Andriy Yarmolenko hit a post, Dean Henderson made saves from Noble and the superb Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals blazed over in those breathless final minutes but there was no late goal for Manchester United this time.

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