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Alan 12:47 Mon Oct 10
Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)

Chelsea are looking at Villarreal's Spain midfielder Yeremy Pino, 19, as a contingency plan with England midfielder Mason Mount, 23, heading into the final 20 months of his contract. Roma's Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, 27, is another option for the Blues. (Telegraph)

Inter Milan are set to launch another bid to try to tempt Netherlands centre-back Nathan Ake, 27, away from Manchester City. (Ekrem Konur on Twitter)

Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Club Bruges' Spanish forward Ferran Jutgla, 23. (Totofichajes - in Spanish)
Chelsea are set to discuss Denis Zakaria's situation at the club, with the 25-year-old Switzerland midfielder failing to feature under new manager Graham Potter. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are considering a move for Wolves' Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, as their hopes of signing Martin Zubimendi, 23, appear to be over with the Spaniard set to agree a new deal with Real Sociedad. (Sport - in Spanish)

France striker Antoine Griezmann, 31, has completed a permanent move from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid. (Sun)

Barcelona are set to save 36m euros (£31.6m) in wages with the sale of Griezmann. (Marca - in Spanish)

Liverpool could look to sign Rennes and Belgium forward Jeremy Doku, 21, in January, (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester United could see their hopes of signing Mexico winger Hirving Lozano, 27, from Napoli ended by Liverpool's pursuit of Rennes' 20-year-old Belgian forward Jeremy Doku. Napoli would be keen to move for Doku should Lozano leave the club. (Express)

Wolves may have to wait a little longer to make Julen Lopetegui their new manager as the Spanish manager attends to a family matter in his homeland. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan are considering signing out-of-favour Chelsea and Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in January. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Several European clubs are monitoring Borussia Dortmund's USA forward Giovanni Reyna, 19. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal scouts were left impressed by Real Madrid's Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 24, after initially travelling to watch Shakhtar Donetsk's 21-year-old Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in their Champions League meeting. (Defensa Central, via Express)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says it "doesn't look good" for injured pair Trent Alexander-Arnold, 24, and Luis Diaz, 25. (Daily Mirror)

Manager Gareth Southgate says he wants to see out his England contract until it expires in 2024. (Mail)

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Wolves will have to wait until next week to announce Julen Lopetegui their new manager as the Spaniard attends to a family matter in his homeland.

Josh Cavallo has branded Iker Casillas and Carlos Puyol as 'beyond disrespectful' after the goalkeeper posted he came out as gay in order to stop rumours about his dating life.

Chelsea appear to have taken an important step in their much-delayed plans for a £1bn revamp of their stadium after a £50m site next to Stamford Bridge was put up for sale.


FA chiefs are set to investigate a bust-up during Arsenal's dramatic win over Liverpool.

Liverpool's Luis Diaz left The Emirates Stadium on crutches and wearing a knee brace after Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Arsenal.

Kylian Mbappe has deleted an Instagram story after appearing to have a dig at Paris Saint-Germain for the way he is currently being utilised at the club.


Tyson Fury has blamed Anthony Joshua's ego and business interests for blowing their December 3 Cardiff clash and has insisted the pair will never fight.

Chelsea have hired Dave Grohl's personal physio Freddie Murray, who helped the Foo Fighters frontman recover from an on-stage broken leg.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has revealed that he has taken the game by storm by feasting on a diet of hearts and liver.

Harry Maguire was given special permission by Manchester United boss Erik ten Haag to take a break in Portugal this week to "clear his head" as he recovers from injury.


Nick Kyrgios and tennis rival Stanislas Wawrinka once had to be separated in the locker room after an infamous on-court encounter, a tournament director has revealed.

Manchester United could see their chances of signing Napoli winger Hirving Lozano scuppered if Liverpool move for Jeremy Doku.


Giovanni van Bronckhorst insists Rangers will have to go for broke against Liverpool to keep their Euro dream alive.

Stephen Welsh believes Celtic can make home advantage count to finally kick-start their Champions League campaign with RB Leipzig and Shakhtar Donetsk visiting Glasgow in their next two European games.


Michail Antonio seals West Ham’s comeback win against Fulham

Jacob Steinberg at the London Stadium

West Ham have seen plenty of expensive misfits come and go down the years. A lot of money has been thrown away during the search for attackers capable of winning a game in the blink of an eye – £45m on Sébastien Haller, say, or £37m on Felipe Anderson – and in that context it was difficult not to feel apprehensive when David Moyes spent much of his budget on Lucas Paquetá and Gianluca Scamacca this summer.

Of course the unease was less down to concerns over Paquetá and Scamacca; it was more a comment on West Ham’s patchy record of making signings at that rarefied level work.

But is it going to be different this time? Last Thursday West Ham sealed victory over Anderlecht when Paquetá created the winner for Scamacca. That was almost £100m worth of talent combining to devastating effect and, three days on from their European exertions, West Ham’s new star duo were at it again, their blossoming relationship proving the difference as Moyes’s side fought back from a goal down to defeat Fulham.

The defining moment arrived with the score at 1-1. It had been coming. Paquetá, offering plenty of clever touches in the No 10 role, albeit with the occasional moment of overelaboration, had made two early chances for Scamacca. Fulham could not contain them and, while Scamacca’s aim had been awry at first, the service from Paquetá meant there was an inevitability to the Italian striker scoring when another opportunity came his way in the 62nd minute.

Gianluca Scamacca scores West Ham’s controversial second goal past Bernd Leno. Photograph: Rob Newell/CameraSport/Getty Images

Scamacca scored in his third consecutive game as he begins to settle in to life in east London

“If you were any centre-forward you’d want to play with Paquetá,” said Moyes, who also purred over the way that Scamacca made it 2-1. The £31.5m forward’s finish, an insouciant dink over the advancing Bernd Leno, was a beauty and West Ham were on their way to a second consecutive league win.

However West Ham, who had trailed to an early goal from Andreas Pereira, did not have it all their own way. Fulham caused problems and were aggrieved that Scamacca’s third goal in as many games was not disallowed after a VAR review to check whether he had handled before beating Leno.

Marco Silva could not believe that it stood; Fulham’s manager even thought that Chris Kavanagh, the on-pitch referee, was embarrassed when the goal was shown on the big screens.

Equally Silva, who also felt that Michail Antonio had handled before making it 3-1 in added time, admitted that Fulham were not mature enough. There is still an innocence to them, for all that they have defied expectations since last season’s promotion, and it proved their undoing.

Fulham had made a promising start, providing a compelling answer to questions about how they would fare without the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic. There was a first start for Carlos Vinícius, who has a point to prove after a forgettable loan at Tottenham two years ago, and the visitors were ahead when a counterattack ended with Neeskens Kebano sending Pereira away to beat Lukasz Fabianski from a tight angle.

West Ham were all over the place, escaping when Dan James hit the bar from 20 yards in the 14th minute. They had to improve and they stirred when Paquetá got on the ball, only for Leno to keep getting in Scamacca’s way.

“We had two or three big opportunities,” Moyes said. “And then we got the penalty kick.” A sense of panic started to grip Fulham, epitomised by Pereira’s attempts to stick with Craig Dawson as Jarrod Bowen prepared to deliver a corner. It was almost as if Pereira was trying to foul West Ham’s towering centre-back. He was repeatedly warned about grappling and he was still doing it when Bowen crossed, giving Kavanagh no option but to point to the spot.

It was tougher for Fulham after Bowen tucked his penalty away. West Ham pushed before Scamacca’s moment arrived. He has an excellent range of finishing, though he offered little reaction after his chip. Was it offside? Had the ball touched his right arm? Michael Salisbury, the VAR, had a look, but Fulham were left raging.

There was a booking for Silva, who tried to alter the flow by throwing on attacking players. One of them, Tom Cairney, saw a shot blocked by Aaron Cresswell, but Moyes had the stronger bench. He switched to a back three, introducing Emerson Palmieri, then brought Antonio on for Scamacca.

The substitute Michail Antonio scores West Ham’s third goal in stoppage time. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Antonio had a point to prove. The striker has lost his place to Scamacca, but he was soon bustling through, driving into the empty net after Leno saved his first effort. It seems West Ham’s spending is bringing the best out of everyone.


West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski 6; Kehrer 7, Dawson 7.5, Zouma 7, Cresswell 7; Soucek 6.5, Rice 7; Bowen 7, Paqueta 8 (Emerson 84), Fornals 6.5 (Downes 90); Scamacca 7.5 (Antonio 80)

Subs (not used): Areola, Johnson, Coufal, Lanzini, Ogbonna, Benrahma

Scorers: Bowen (29 pen), Scamacca (62), Antonio (90)

Booked: Kehrer

Manager: David Moyes 7

Fulham (4-2-3-1): Leno; Kebano (Duffy 89), Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Reed (Cairney 71, 6), Palhinha; James (Wilson 77), Pereira (Onomah 77), Reid; Vinicius

Subs (not used): Rodak, Mbabu, Diop, Harris, Godo

Scorers: Pereira (5)

Booked: Pereira, Reed, Vinicius

Manager: Marco Silva 6

Referee: Chris Kavanagh 6


Controversial Gianluca Scamacca goal helps West Ham to overcome Fulham

Ivan Speck

Gianluca Scamacca’s lobbed finish set West Ham on their way to a London derby victory over Fulham, yet it stood as a moment of calm amid the pantomime that surrounded his 62nd-minute goal.

Once again, the spectre of VAR hung over a decision that infuriated Fulham’s players and their manager, Marco Silva, who gesticulated long and hard on the touchline.

The impressive Lucas Paqueta chipped the ball forward to Scamacca, whose control involved it bouncing back off his left boot and brushing his right hand before falling to the ground.

The Italy striker reacted immediately by cleverly lifting a shot over the advancing Bernd Leno but tellingly didn’t celebrate, fearing that the goal would be disallowed.

Replays suggested it ought to have been ruled out for handball. VAR let it stand, at which point the replay was shown on the London Stadium big screens, igniting the Fulham fuse once more.

Silva had already spent much of the first half remonstrating with the officials after the award of a West Ham penalty which brought them an equaliser through Jarrod Bowen.

That decision appeared to be much more obvious – and crucially, correct. Andreas Pereira had received two warnings from referee Chris Kavanagh about manhandling Craig Dawson as Aaron Cresswell prepared to swing over a 29th-minute corner.

Inexplicably, Pereira held his arms out wide to block Dawson’s run again. A penalty was the only logical outcome. Bowen sent Leno the wrong way and West Ham were gifted a route back into a contest which the visitors had hitherto dominated.

Pereira’s attacking flair had been apparent early on, particularly when he ran onto a fifth-minute Neeskens Kebano pass and fooled Kurt Zouma into giving him the time to fire a rising angled shot past Lukasz Fabianski.

The controversy surrounding Scamacca’s goal sapped the life out of Fulham, who then conceded a third goal in injury-time when Leno and Tim Ream tripped over themselves to allow West Ham substitute Michail Antonio to roll the ball into an empty net.

The Athletic

Paqueta and Scamacca: This could be the start of something special for West Ham

By Roshane Thomas

If the last few days are anything to go by, the cocktail of Lucas Paqueta’s flair, mixed with Gianluca Scamacca’s predatory skills, could be a particularly potent one for West Ham United.

Paqueta, who signed from Lyon in a deal worth €60million (£51million) in August, provided the assist for Scamacca’s goal in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Fulham. It was a case of deja vu as the Brazil international also teed up his team-mate to score in the 1-0 win over Anderlecht on Thursday evening.

The last two games has seen Paqueta and Scamacca combine for two assists and two goals. Why do they already gel so well? Yes, in colloquial terms, game recognises game — but more specifically, Paqueta’s vision and range of passing perfectly compliments Scamacca’s movement in and around the penalty area.

Against Fulham, all it took was a controlled touch and chipped pass for Paqueta to put Scamacca through on goal. Away to Anderlecht the story was similar: one touch to control, one lobbed pass for Scamacca to extend his goalscoring streak.

“If you were any centre forward, you’d want to play with Paqueta,” said Moyes. “He looks like he is someone who is going to give you the ball when maybe you need it or when the opposition least expect it. I thought there were bits of Paqueta today that were terrific and then there were other bits that I thought were poor. I think at the moment, it’s the bit between the really high and the low, but I thought today he played ever so well.

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