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Alan 1:39 Thu Sep 8
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are ready to open talks with English striker Marcus Rashford, 24, over a new contract after his impressive start to the season. (Sun)

Southampton's 28-year-old English winger Nathan Redmond is set for a medical with Besiktas before the Turkish transfer window closes on Thursday. (Turkish Football, via Hampshire Live)

Juventus are preparing a straight swap deal for Aston Villa's 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, with Italy striker Moise Kean, 22, going the other way. (JuveLive, via HITC)

Luiz is expected to leave Villa as a free agent next summer when his contract expires. (UOL, via Sun)

Fulham's former Portugal winger Ivan Cavaleiro, 28, is closing in on a season-long loan move to Turkish club Alanyaspor. (Mail)

Galatasaray have agreed a loan deal with Paris St-Germain for 29-year-old Argentina striker Mauro Icardi. (Fabrizio Romano)

Former Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 34, is also set to join Galatasaray. (Ali Naci Kucuk)

Thomas Tuchel was shocked by his dismissal as Chelsea boss and pleaded with the club's hierarchy for more time in the job. (Sun)

Chelsea's sacking of Tuchel is set to cost the club about £15m, with the German getting a £13m pay-out and his backroom staff £2m. (Mail)

Brighton will be due a £20m compensation package if Graham Potter takes over as Chelsea boss. (Mirror)

Chelsea are set to formally offer Potter the job on Thursday and the Englishman is expected to be in charge for Saturday's Premier League game at Fulham. (Mail)

Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha a new contract - with the Ivory Coast forward, 29, in the final year of his current deal. (Sun)

Everton are unlikely to move for a free agent goalkeeper with England's Jordan Pickford, 28, facing a month on the sidelines after straining his thigh in Saturday's Merseyside derby. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have denied rejecting a bid from their 35-year-old former Spain defender Gerard Pique to buy a stake in Barca Studios. (ESPN)

Shakhtar Donetsk want more than £30m for Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, 21, amid interest from Everton and Arsenal. (Gianluca di Marzio, via HITC)

Sky Paper Talk


Manchester United are ready to open talks with Marcus Rashford over a new contract after his sparkling start to the new season.

Crystal Palace have offered Wilfried Zaha a new contract - with their star man in the final year of his deal.

Chelsea want Graham Potter in the dugout for Saturday's west London derby with Fulham.

Tottenham's victory over Marseille was marred by angry fan clashes in North London.

Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has made a shock switch to Sharjah FC after having his contract terminated at the Nou Camp.


Thomas Tuchel will receive a £6.9m pay-off for the remainder of his Chelsea contract, which ran until 2024, and will take some time off before deciding where his next role will be.

Mikel Arteta has hit back over Bernd Leno's claim that he left Arsenal because of "politics", pointing out the numerous opportunities that the German had during his four years at the club.

Richard Thompson, the new chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, wants to bring Indian Premier League matches to this country as he sets an ambitious target to double attendances.


Tottenham Hotspur's managing director Fabio Paratici believes the club have reduced the gap to Premier League high-flyers Manchester City and Liverpool.


Joey Barton was spotted giving Tottenham fans the middle finger as he stood among the Marseille supporters for the French side's Champions League defeat in north London on Wednesday night.

Juan Mata is set to sign for Galatasaray on a free transfer having agreed personal terms with the Turkish side, according to reports.

Brighton's home clash with fierce rivals Crystal Palace next weekend has been postponed because of the train strike that is set to cause travel chaos.

Mercedes are planning for a future without Lewis Hamilton - with Daniel Ricciardo under consideration to replace him in 2024.


A nine-year-old Celtic fan was burned after he was hit by a flare chucked during Tuesday's Champions League match.

Ross Stewart has been ruled out of the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures.


Future Heineken Champions Cup finals will be played in destination cities across Europe as the organisers want to widen the competition's appeal in new countries.

Sport Witness

Player ‘unable to deliver’ at West ham United – Situation seen as strange due to player’s speed

By Tom Coast

With three goals in five games, Nikola Vlasic is the talk of the town in Italy, especially since Torino got him from West Ham United on loan with an option to buy set at around €15m.

Considering his start, the Serie A side are already rubbing their hand at the deal they made, and the press can’t get enough of the Croatian.

We’ve covered as much of the praise to date, and it continues on Thursday, as Sky Italia’s Nicola Roggero spoke to Toronews about the West Ham loanee.

He started off by saying: “In the Premier League, he was less successful than expected, both at Everton and West Ham. He’s a quality player and strangely in England, he was unable to deliver what he thought he was. I say strangely because he’s quick and efficient, so he is well suited to English football. In Russia, on the other hand, he did very well.”

When asked if Serie A could be the launch pad for Vlasic’s career, since the Croatia international is still only 24, Roggero made it clear his wish is for the Italians to end up triggering the option to buy him from West Ham permanently, adding that he hopes the player ‘stays at Torino for a long time’.

Whether that happens will be entirely up to the Serie A side, who will be hoping their new favourite’s form continues the way it started, giving them little option but to acquire him at what could end up being a bargain price.

As for West Ham, they appear to have already resigned themselves to the fact they will make a loss on the player, having bought him for £27m just a year ago.

HotNews.ro (Romanian site)

Conference League: West Ham United vs FCSB - Memories with Emeric Ienei

West Ham United, the team rated as the second favorite to win the current edition of the UEFA Conference League, has a start below expectations in the Premier League, where it has only four points after the first six rounds (18th out of 20).

The band from the "London Stadium" invested 182 million euros in this summer's transfers, with the objective of forcing entry into the Top 4, given that it finished the previous season in 7th place.

Coach David Moyes brought, among others, Lucas Paqueta (Lyon, 43 million euros, plus bonuses of another 19 million euros), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo, 36 million euros), Nayef Aguerd (Rennes, 35 million euros) and Emerson (Chelsea, 15 million euros).

Also, in the group of "hammers", there are other top footballers such as Lukasz Fabianski (ex-Arsenal), Pablo Fornals (ex-Villarreal), Thilo Kehrer (ex-PSG), Kurt Zouma (ex-Chelsea) or Declan Rice (the team captain, the new star of the England national team).

That makes the value of West Ham United's lot quoted on specialist websites at 432.5 million euros, compared to only 43 million at which FCSB is valued.

Last season, West Ham United reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated by the team that would win the trophy, Eintracht Frankfurt (double victory of the Germans, 2-1 away and 1-0 at home).

FCSB return to the groups of a European competition after five years and go to London in one of their worst moments in a decade: just one win in the first seven rounds of the SuperLiga and an emotional qualification at this stage after knocking out difficult mediocre teams like Saburtalo, Dunajska Streda and Vikink Stavanger.

"We did our best in Europe, let's qualify. Very few people believed this. But now we have to have an extra speed. We will have a very difficult opponent in Europe. We will see. Honestly, it gives me chills", said Nicolae Dică, FCSB coach, about the match against West Ham United.

FCSB (then Steaua) and West Ham United met before in the round of 16 of the 1998-1999 season of the UEFA Cup: the red-blue won 2-0 in Ghencea (Laurentiu Roşu goals and Sabin Ilie; the coach was Emeric Ienei) and drew 0-0 at Upton Park (at WHU, stars like Shaka Hislop, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Trevor Sinclar, Paul Wanchope, Paolo Di Canio, Joe Cole and the late Marc-Vivien Foe; coach was the famous Harry Redknapp).

Group B also includes RSC Anderlecht Bruxelles (Belgium) and Silkeborg IF (Denmark).

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