WHO Poll
Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here

Alan 12:02 Fri Sep 2
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has said there was "never anything concrete" between the Serie A club and Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37. (DAZN, via Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic also said Ronaldo was not an option for them this summer as they "were doing other things". (Sky Sports - in German)

Aston Villa rejected three bids, including a final offer of £25m, from Arsenal for Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz, 24, on deadline day. (Sky Sports)

Watford forward Joao Pedro has said he is "fully committed to the club" after the Hornets turned down a bid from Everton for the 20-year-old Brazilian. (Watford Observer)

Watford also stood firm in keeping Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 24, despite receiving a £25m bid from Aston Villa and enquiries from Crystal Palace. (Athletic - subscription required)

Ajax blocked Chelsea from signing Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, 24, because the Dutch club felt they had lost too many players this summer. (De Telegraaf, via Mail)

Lyon and France midfelder Houssem Aouar, 24, will stay at the club, despite reaching an agreement to join Nottingham Forest and having interest from Fulham. (L'Equipe - in French)

AC Milan rejected Chelsea's bid of 80m euros (£68.95m)plus players for Portugal forward Rafael Leao, 23. (Duncan Castles)

Arsenal were preparing to fight off interest for Brazil forward Gabriel Martinelli from AC Milan, who saw the 21-year-old as a replacement for Leao. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Blackburn Rovers will consider pre-contract offers for Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23, in January after the club rejected bids of £12m from Fulham and Everton. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain have given up on their attempt to sign Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar this summer, but they may return to their pursuit of the 27-year-old in January. (L'Equipe - in French)

Dynamo Moscow have said a move for Russia midfielder Arsen Zakharyan, 19, to Chelsea was blocked due to sanctions the UK government placed on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. (Mail)

The Blues remain hopeful of finalising a deal for Zakharyan further down the line. (90min)

PSV Eindhoven also rejected Chelsea's late attempt to sign their Ivory Coast midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, despite the Stamford Bridge club indicating they were willing to pay up to 45 million euros (£38.9m) for the 24-year-old. (Eindhovens Dagblad, via Metro)

Wolves turned down a late informal proposal worth £17m from Leeds for South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan, 26. (Athletic - subscription required)

West Ham decided to keep English defender Craig Dawson, 32, after they failed to bring in Southampton and Poland centre-back Jan Bednarek, 26, who joined Aston Villa on loan. Dawson was set for a £5m move to Wolves. (Mail)

Chelsea missed out on RB Leipzig and Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol after the 20-year-old signed a contract extension with the Bundesliga club. (Evening Standard)

Spain and Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio, 26, has decided to remain at the club until his contract ends in 2023, despite multiple clubs registering interest in signing him. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)


West Ham youngster ranked as a brighter prospect than Vlahovic and Kulusevski, it’s not Rice

Charles Jones

CIES have been ranking the best youngsters in world football based on their scientific formula, and their study has thrown up a very interesting finding.

The mathematical process takes into account minutes played, individual performance and team performance when ranking players, and one West Ham player has come out as one of the brightest young footballers in the world.

Indeed, Ben Johnson earned a score of 86.5 out of 100 in CIES ranking system, rating him as the second-best young full-back in the world – behind only Alphonso Davies.

Johnson was actually ranked as one of the best young players on the planet, ranking ahead of the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Dejan Kulusevski – two stars from Juventus and Tottenham.

Of course, fans of those clubs may disagree, but the numbers don’t lie and CIES’ study has rated the West Ham man higher than both of these young stars.

Johnson is certainly a talent, but these numers put into perspective just how much he is achieving for a player of his age.

So much has been made of West Ham’s academy helping develop an elite talent in the shape of Declan Rice, but Johnson deserves his own fair share of credit as one of the Hammers’ best academy graduated in recent years.

At the age of just 22, Johnson’s ceiling is incredibly high, and his ability to play across the entirety of the back four makes him not only one of the best young players around but also one of the most unique.

West Ham have often been known as The Academy of Football, and between Rice and Johnson, the Hammers have begun to embark on a new golden generation.

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Matthew Holmes 6:08 Fri Sep 2
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Thanks ALAN!

Texas Iron 4:41 Fri Sep 2
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Mex Martillo 2:22 Fri Sep 2
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Banjo 1:19 Fri Sep 2

Banjo 1:19 Fri Sep 2
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ted fenton 12:30 Fri Sep 2

ted fenton 12:30 Fri Sep 2
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happygilmore 12:21 Fri Sep 2

happygilmore 12:21 Fri Sep 2
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Thanks Alan 12:09 Fri Sep 2

Thanks Alan 12:09 Fri Sep 2
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Thanks Alan

BRANDED 12:07 Fri Sep 2
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One of our own
One of our own
Ben Jonson
He’s one of our own

Thanx Al

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