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Alan 1:07 Sat Nov 13
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Barcelona are keen on Chelsea's Germany forward Timo Werner, 25, and could make a move to sign the former RB Leipzig player on loan in January. Werner has started just four Premier League games this season. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester City will resist any approach from Barcelona to sign Raheem Sterling, 26, in January. Barca have been linked with a move for the England forward, who has started just three Premier League games this season. (ESPN)

Sterling would be open to a loan move to the Nou Camp provided he remains a bit-part player at City. (Times - subscription required)

City are also prepared to test Tottenham's resolve in January by reviving their interest in England striker Harry Kane having failed to lure the 28-year-old to Etihad Stadium in the summer. (ESPN)

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers leads a four-man shortlist to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. (Mail)

England boss Gareth Southgate is close to signing a contract extension, worth around £5m a year, that will see the 51-year-old lead the Three Lions to the end of Euro 2024. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Former Rangers and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso, 43, has unfinished business at Ibrox amid links with replacing Steven Gerrard as manager. (Times - subscription required)

Chelsea's Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 28, could join Borussia Dortmund in January, 18 months after joining Blues from Ajax for £33m. (Mirror)

Sevilla are determined to keep France defender Jules Kounde, 23, until next summer despite interest from Manchester United. (Marca - in Spanish)

Tottenham are interested in Club Bruges' Belgium forward Charles de Ketelaere but face competition from AC Milan for the 20-year-old's signature. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Wolves' Spanish winger Adama Traore, 25, is wanted by Valencia. (Sun)

Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot hopes to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Roma, who are managed by Jose Mourinho, the coach that brought the 22-year-old to Old Trafford in 2018. (Caught Offside)

Dean Smith, sacked by Aston Villa last Sunday, is set to make a quick return to management with struggling Norwich City after Frank Lampard dropped out of the running. (Sun)

England keeper Dean Henderson, 24, is looking to leave Manchester United after losing the number one shirt to David de Gea. Henderson has made just one start for the Red Devils this season. (Mail)

Paulo Fonseca has not given up on his dream of managing in the Premier League despite the 48-year-old Portuguese coach missing out on the Tottenham and Newcastle jobs. (Sun)

Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke, 50, says he did not receive a response when he contacted his former club about the managerial role before Steven Gerrard's appointment. (Sky Sports)

Sky Paper Talk

the sun

Barcelona could make an offer to Atletico Madrid for midfielder Saul Niguez if he is recalled from a loan spell with Premier League side Chelsea in January.
Brendan Rodgers has been put forward as the No 1 candidate to take over at Manchester United.
Paulo Fonseca is not giving up on his dream of managing in the Premier League despite missing out on roles at Tottenham and Newcastle.
Paris Saint-Germain are reported to be spending an eye-popping £256m a year on wages.
Football refs are using an online tracker to make sure they get home safely after being abused at matches.
Real Madrid are interested in making a January move for Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who could be available for £52m.
Valencia are considering an approach to Wolves for Adama Traore according to reports in Spain.
Wesley Sneijder's 15-year-old son Jessey has signed his first professional contract with Dutch side FC Utrecht.

scottish sun

Rangers will open talks with Giovanni van Bronckhorst about their managerial vacancy on Saturday.
Frank Lampard is a perfect replacement for Steven Gerrard at Rangers, according to Harry Redknapp.
Jermain Defoe has hinted he plans to stay on at Rangers after Steven Gerrard's exit.

daily mail

David Moyes' hopes of signing a new striker for West Ham in January are being undermined by Michail Antonio's excellent form as his main targets all want regular starting roles.
Amanda Staveley is set to hand new Newcastle boss Eddie Howe a £200m transfer war chest to spend over the next three years without breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
Minority shareholder Jamie Reuben was an instrumental figure in Newcastle's appointment of Eddie Howe this week.
Gareth Southgate could close in on the £6m that Fabio Capello earned as England manager if he is able to guide the country to World Cup glory.
Marcus Rashford has been training with Manchester United's U18 players during the international break to try and increase his fitness levels after withdrawing from the England squad.
Rangers' new manager will be asked to cut the club's wage bill and work with a smaller back-room team than the departing Steven Gerrard, with the impending period of financial retrenchment a factor in the former England captain's decision to leave for Aston Villa this week.

daily express

Karim Adeyemi's agent is reported to be shopping his client to Barcelona in a blow to Liverpool, who had hoped to secure the highly-rated RB Salzburg striker's signature.
Hakim Ziyech wants to quit Chelsea in January, with reports in Germany hinting that Borussia Dortmund want to bring the winger to the Bundesliga.

daily mirror

Teden Mengi looks likely to be granted a loan move by Manchester United in January, with Derby expected to be among those interested in the defender.
Ousmane Dembele fell foul of new Barcelona boss Xavi and faces being fined for arriving three minutes late for a pre-training get together on Friday.

daily telegraph

An investigation has revealed Muslim cricket fans are being put off going to watch Yorkshire play due to their inaction during Azeem Rafiq's racism case.

daily star

Arsenal hope that Takehiro Tomiyasu's positive start to life at the Emirates will help them in their efforts to sign another player from Bologna - Sweden midfielder Mattias Svanberg.
Manchester United are forcing goalkeeper Dean Henderson to stay at the club in January because of injury and performance fears about current No 1 David de Gea, who struggled during the second half of the 2020-21 season.

the times

Raheem Sterling would consider a loan move to Barcelona should he fail to break back into the Manchester City team by January.
The Football Association is braced for a 20 per cent reduction in income from overseas TV rights for FA Cup games because of the pandemic and the collapse of the rights market in China.
The Premier Golf League, the British-based group behind plans for a new super league, have written to Rory McIlroy for help after being thwarted in their efforts to sit down with PGA Tour chiefs.

daily record

Celtic and Rangers are both interested in Newcastle United's teenage midfielder Joe White, who will be out of contract at the end of the season.
Aston Villa are set to renew their interest in Rangers star Glen Kamara now that Steven Gerrard is at the helm.


West Ham valued at £555m

The sale of 27% of West Ham shares earlier this week at £150m values the Hammers at £555,555,555

That leaves over £400m for the remainder of the shares owned by Sullivan, Gold, Smith and Brown.

David Sullivan has 38.8% of the shares valued at around £216m

David Gold’s 25.1% of the shares are valued at around £140m

Tripp Smith 8% of shares are valued at around £44m

Terry Brown 1.1% of shares are valued at around £6m

In January 2010 David Sullivan and David Gold paid £52.5m to purchase 50% of the shares valuing the club at £105m at that time.

In May of the same year, Sullivan and Gold increased their share of the club to 60% at a cost of £8m taking their overall investment in shares to £60.5m.

In 2013 David Sullivan invested another £25.5m to buy a further 26.2% of West Ham shares taking their combined shareholding to 86.2% later selling 4.5% of shares to Gold. The Harris Family and Terry Brown invested by buying 3.4% of the shares for £4m.

Tripp Smith is thought to have paid £9.5m for his 10% shares in 2017 with another £9.5m loaned to the club interest-free.

There was a £30m rights issue in July 2020 with all shareholders putting in money while Sullivan increased his shareholding from 51.1% to 51.5%

How much Hammers can spend

West Ham can spend £71m in January and the summer without falling foul of Financial Fair Play regulations, according to analysis from financial expert Kieran Maguire.

Maguire has crunched the numbers for the Daily Mail, revealing just how much every single club can spend without having to raise any funds beforehand.

And the Hammers can spend £71m if they want to bring in new recruits in the next two transfer windows.

We know that David Moyes will target a striker and he could also have cash left over to pursue a centre-back if he decides he needs to.

There are plenty of clubs with a much higher ceiling of spending; Spurs, for example, can splash £400m with absolutely no consequences but who’d trust them to spend that money wisely?!

Newcastle, Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool can all spend in excess of £100m but it’s bad news for both Everton and Aston Villa; Villa can spend £5m, Everton actually need to raise £35m before they can spend anything!

It could be worse, then!

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rumford 6:43 Sun Nov 14
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Most people don't trust GSB. Including me but look at the accounts our revenue is not close to the traditional top six. To

Texas Iron 9:26 Sat Nov 13
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Good to finally see detailed numbers…

70million ain’t much in 2022…

With Kind Regards 3:26 Sat Nov 13
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Thanks Irish 1:27 Sat Nov 13

Thanks Irish 1:27 Sat Nov 13
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Thanks Alan 1:08 Sat Nov 13

Thanks Alan 1:08 Sat Nov 13
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Thanks Alan

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