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Alan 1:30 Tue Sep 28
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United have turned their attention to signing Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips, 25, after abandoning their interest in luring fellow England midfielder Declan Rice, 22, from West HamUnited. (Star)

West Ham are planning to sell Rice for about £90m as they line up a bid for his replacement. (Football Insider)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has dismissed rumours the club want to sign Chelsea's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28. (DAZN, via MailOnline)

Real Madrid are considering making a bid for Spanish full-back Pedro Porro, 22, who is currently on loan at Sporting Lisbon from Manchester City. (O Jogo - in Portuguese)

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the English teams said to be monitoring the situation of Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, 24, who has rejected a contract extension at AC Milan. (90min)

Chelsea could have saved £48m last summer had Timo Werner joined Manchester United, which is what the 25-year-old Germany forward wanted. (Express)

Everton boss Rafael Benitez wants to bring Spain midfielder Isco, 29 and Serbia striker Luka Jovic, 23, to Goodison Park from Real Madrid on short-term loan deals in January. (Defensa Central - in Spanish)

Richarlison has admitted he is unsure what the future holds amid speculation the 24-year-old Brazil forward will leave Everton. (Liverpool Echo)

Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Everton's Tom Davies, 23, amid uncertainty over the English midfielder's future. (Football Insider)

Barcelona remain keen to sign Juventus and Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, and will offer Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, 29, and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 27, as part of the deal. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Barca are also interested in signing 17-year-old Swedish midfielder Williot Swedberg from Hammarby. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Club Brugge striker Noa Lang is open to a move to Arsenal but the Gunners face competition from AC Milan for the Dutch 22-year-old's signature. (Voetbal24 via Mirror)

Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says Real Madrid are the club that "seduces" Erling Braut Haaland, 21, as the Norway striker decides where his future lies. (AS - in Spanish)

Dortmund and Hoffenheim are monitoring West Bromwich Albion's 17-year-old English striker Reyes Cleary. (Mail)

Jacob Ramsey, Aston Villa's 19-year-old midfielder, has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Manchester City, with the league champions keeping "a close eye" on the Englishman. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Former Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 33, is considering his future amid a lack of playing time at Manchester United this season. (Manchester Evening News)

Thierry Henry says potential new owner Daniel Ek is waiting for a response to his bid to buy Arsenal. (Sky Sports)

Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi is closing in on a switch to Qatari club Al Rayyan, as the local transfer window is open until 30 September and the Frenchman, 32, is out of contract in 2022. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Football Insider

West Ham are working on a deal to sign Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie – and talks have already taken place, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The Londoners face the prospect of replacing star man Declan Rice next year after he rejected multiple new contract offers.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that McKennie, 23, is a leading target for the club and the groundwork is already being laid for a big-money deal.

Talks have taken place between the hierarchy at West Ham and Juventus over McKennie moving from Turin.

The Italian giants are believed to be open to a deal even though they only signed the central midfielder from Schalke in the summer.

Football Insider revealed on 27 September that West Ham are planning to sell Rice for £90m as they step up plans to identify replacements.

McKennie completed a move to Juventus for an initial £18m after spending the previous season on loan.

The USA international is a versatile operator who plays predominantly in central midfield but can also operate at centre-back, as he did at his former club Schalke.

He is a mainstay of the Juventus XI and made 46 appearances last season, which yielded six goals and three assists.

In the new campaign, McKennie has started three of Juve’s six Serie A matches.

He moved to Europe from MLS outfit FC Dallas in 2016 and is keen to play in the Premier League.


Hammers £150m debt is not a problem

West Ham’s majority shareholder David Sullivan has told Hammers News that he would still welcome new investors as West Ham are £150m in debt after losing £70m during the pandemic.

The joint chairman is quoted as saying “Covid cost West Ham United £70m, the club is £150m in debt and we’d welcome new investors to reduce this debt,”

Sullivan also confirms what Claret and Hugh have been saying for some time in that there was no second takeover bid from the group who have now thrown in the towel with their failed phantom bid approach.

“There never was a second bid, ask them what it was for and how they made it and to whom?” Sullivan told Hammers News

“Ask to see the rejection of the bid. Proper business people don’t conduct their negotiations via the media.

“They saw West Ham United as a property deal and would have been unsuitable custodians of the club.

Claret and Hugh say:

Debt is nothing new for West Ham or football clubs in general. Debt is never a problem as long as you can service it. Chelsea has £1.3 billion of debt, for Spurs, it is £733m, Manchester United debt increased to £455m and Liverpool £157m. Debt is not just restricted to big clubs with Brighton and Hove having £279m of debt on the books and Leciester City with £162m.

Looking for additional investors is also nothing new as Sullivan announced back in 2010 he would welcome new investors to help share the financial strain of funding West Ham. Terry Brown and Daniel Harris own just under 4% with Tripp Smith owning 10% of the available shares.

All shareholders injected an additional £30m of cash during the pandemic as a rights issue for West Ham United.

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Dr Matt 7:27 Tue Sep 28
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Proper business people don’t conduct their negotiations via the media.


Brilliant stuff

Thanks Irish 3:29 Tue Sep 28
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Thanks Alan

pdbis 2:38 Tue Sep 28
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Would Real Madrid be interested in Rice?

bill green 2:31 Tue Sep 28
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Thanks Alan 1:55 Tue Sep 28

Thanks Alan 1:55 Tue Sep 28
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ted fenton 1:39 Tue Sep 28

angryprumphs 1:50 Tue Sep 28
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Vexed 1:40 Tue Sep 28

I think it is the perfect time to be doing this business, he is off at some point, best get a replacement in.

How good is McKinnie? He would probably be the first name I would have picked for our budget.

Irish Hammer 1:46 Tue Sep 28
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Alan you continue to be a Legend

Mucho gracias

Vexed 1:40 Tue Sep 28
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Bit early to be talking about binning the irishman. Guess they've got to get in before he starts throwing his toys about. Is this stupidly named cunt from Juventus any good then?


ted fenton 1:39 Tue Sep 28
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Thanks Alan.

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