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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 1:43 Tue Oct 12
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea have held informal talks with Real Madrid over re-signing 30-year-old Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard - but the Spanish club would want England right-back Reece James, 21, in return. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Manchester United are considering bringing in Leicester's Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 24. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Liverpool are closely monitoring Ousmane Dembele's situation at Barcelona. The 24-year-old France winger, who has not played since Euro 2020 because of a knee injury, is out of contract at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre, 63, and ex-Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, 43, are two of the names the new Newcastle United owners are considering as a possible replacement for Steve Bruce at St James' Park. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 30, has no intention of signing a new contract with the Gunners when his current deal expires at the end of the season. (Football.London)

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 30, still believes he can be a success at Juventus with a season-and-a-half remaining on his current contract. (Times - subscription required)

Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, says he is "not completely happy" at Paris St-Germain - just four months after joining from Liverpool. (Independent)

Dutch side Feyenoord are preparing a fresh bid for Manchester United and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 19, after an injury scuppered a loan move in the summer. (Sun)

Manchester United will consider selling England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, for £15m in January if he does not sign a new contract at Old Trafford, with his current deal due to expire next summer. (Sun)

Juventus have opened talks with the agent of Manchester United's Donny van de Beek, 24, with a view to a January move for the Netherlands midfielder. (La Stampa via Football Italia)

Juventus are also preparing a January loan offer for Manchester City and Portugal playmaker Bernardo Silva, 27. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

English centre-half Ben Davies, 26, still believes he has a future at Liverpool, despite not playing for them after joining in February and then going on a season-long loan to Sheffield United. (Liverpool Echo)

Spain goalkeeper David Raya, 26, says he is happy at Brentford amid interest from Arsenal and Everton. (Cadena Ser - in Spanish)


Man Utd will consider cut-price January transfer exit for Jesse Lingard if England ace continues to refuse new contract

Daniel Cutts

MANCHESTER UNITED will consider a cut-price £15million for Jesse Lingard in January if he continues to refuse a new contract.

The England forward has struggled to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI since his return this summer.

He has come off the bench to score a winner at former club West Ham and set up Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Villarreal.

The 28-year-old has been in talks over an extension to his contract, which runs out at the end of the season.

SunSport understands he has been offered terms around £135,000 a week, a decent increase on his current deal.

The academy graduate is interested in staying, but wants assurances he will get regular first-team action.

Lingard holds United close to his heart after a two-decade association.

The Red Devils do not want to lose him on a free at the end of the campaign, if he decides he wants to go.

So Old Trafford chiefs will discuss letting him leave in January if they can find a buyer.

Lingard is expected to get playing time in Champions League, cup competitions and off the bench in the Premier League.

United valued him at around £25m over the summer, but rebuffed interest from suitors.

West Ham, along with Leicester and other Premier League sides, have shown interest in the Warrington-born ace.


Irons kid on scoresheet for England

West Ham youngster Sonny Perkins was on target for England’s U18 side on Monday as they beat Russia.

The Young Lions recorded an impressive 3-0 win over their opponents in a friendly.

Seventeen-year-old Perkins has been developing well with the Irons and has recently broken into the U23 side, despite the fact that he is just a second-year scholar.

He made his debut for England’s U18s last month against Wales and now has his first goal, as he pulled a cross out of the air, dropped his shoulder and forced his way into the box, before shooting low into the bottom corner.

Perkins can play in a number of different positions and can operate as both a left winger, a centre-forward, a central midfielder, and an attacking midfielder.

He has been in excellent form this season and has already scored five goals this season in the U18 Premier League, in 23 games, while also registering three assists.


West Ham and Everton want Champions League wonderkid

By Will Butcher

CalcioMercato says West Ham and Everton are two of four clubs looking to sign Club Brugge wonderkid Charles De Ketelaere, ahead of January.

The 20-year-old threw his name into the headlines when he came off the bench to score for Belgium – during a Nations League third-place play-off.

His good run of form continues after netting four goals and three assists in 13 league and cup appearances for Brugge during 21-22.

His stats are impressive given he has been used up top, out wide and as a 10 so far. He has starred in the Champions League, with an assist at Leipzig.

De Ketelaere’s form is not going under the radar. Reports claim that both West Ham and Everton are keen, as are Serie A duo Napoli and Milan.

Where’s best for Belgian?

Right now, one would argue that continuing to impress with Brugge – winning league titles and playing in the Champions League, is best.

It probably is. But if De Ketelaere wants to test himself and reach the next level domestically, a move to Italy or England is best for the wonderkid.

At Napoli and Milan, De Ketelaere may find he struggles to get necessary game time – even though the latter do place plenty of faith in youth.

Competitions for places is large. Everton are lacking European football, reducing that game time – but West Ham need options and have Europe.

The London Stadium, then, might be the perfect destination for De Ketelaere. Football Transfers say he is rated at £22million.

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Texas Iron 6:17 Wed Oct 13
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Jasnik 12:14 Wed Oct 13
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Wasn't it 10M a couple of days ago must be that game for England added the extra 5mil

HAMMERAMA 7:59 Tue Oct 12
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I like the vibes about this lad Sonny Perkins. I was party to a chat a few of the backroom staff were having about him at a under23 match at the London Stadium this year.[Arsenal game] and this kid in a couple of years time will be a top player. Strap in because this is our next home grown big plyer.

Alan 4:02 Tue Oct 12
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
De Ketelaere story added

COOL HAND LUKE 3:05 Tue Oct 12
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OGS with his head up his arse again - nobody in their right mind is going to pay £15M for Jesse when they can get him for bugger all six months later. I suspect he will then look for offers closer to Manchester.

Good as he was for us, I wouldn't want him back. At his age, he'd surely be better off taking the £135K pw and sitting on his start of Utd.

ted fenton 3:02 Tue Oct 12
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:55 Tue Oct 12

pdbis 2:49 Tue Oct 12
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Won't get any takers at 15m except the Geordies.

Thanks Alan 1:55 Tue Oct 12
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

percyd 1:53 Tue Oct 12
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Watched a recent highlights clip of an U18 game - the kid Perkins really stood out: couple of goals. Big future awaits.

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