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Alan 1:27 Sat Sep 1
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are yet to agree a deal to keep forward Anthony Martial, 22, at Old Trafford, with the Frenchman and the club still discussing a new contract. (Goal)

West Brom failed in a record £15m bid for Blackburn Rovers' English midfielder Bradley Dack, 24. (Sun)

Everton have rejected a late £25m bid from RB Leipzig for forward Ademola Lookman, 20, with the Bundesliga club wanting to bring the Englishman back to the Red Bull Arena. (90min)

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, 30, to keep his opinions on being dropped private. The Belgian is now behind Alisson in the Anfield pecking order. (Mirror)

Watford owner Gino Pozzo has rejected a £125m offer for 35.7% of the club from Prolific Media Holdings, who are based in New York. (Times - subscription required)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is "not going to convince people to stay who don't want to" and "it's not a problem if we lose one or two or three" as "we have plenty of players in the academy". (Telegraph)

Pochettino has asked for fans to be "patient" as the date and venue for Tottenham's Carabao Cup tie against Watford is arranged. (Mail)

Spurs and Manchester City have agreed to change the date of their league game from Sunday, 28 October to Monday, 29 October but need the Premier League to ratify the decision. (Times - subscription required)

New Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow is set to start talks with midfielder Jack Grealish over a new contract for the 22-year-old. (Telegraph)

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, 27, has denied a move to West Ham broke down because he overslept. (Express)

Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 19, has made his first appearance for Manchester United since his £19m summer move, playing 79 minutes for the U23s after recovering from injury. (Manchester United website)

John Terry and Jack Grealish helped convince England and Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, 20, to join Aston Villa on loan. (Express and Star)

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has denied he has fallen out with Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, but says the 29-year-old needs to adapt to different positions at the Gunners. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 29, may be unable to play for the Gunners when they face Qarabag FK in the Europa League because of political unrest between Armenia and Azerbaijan. (Mirror)

Jurgen Klopp is adamant Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, 26, still wants to play for his country and hopes a swift resolution will be found to his row with Egypt's FA. (Mail)

Maurizio Sarri says England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, needs to improve tactically in order to become a first-team regular at Chelsea. (Metro)


West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: All you need to know

Where and when?

West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Premier League
London Stadium
Saturday 1 September 2018, 3pm BST

Live audio commentary is available both through the website and app, and on BBC London radio 94.9FM locally.
You can also follow the action on our Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat channels.
Highlights will be available on whufc.com from midnight on Saturday,

Team news

Manuel Pellegrini has been boosted by the news that Marko Arnautovic will be available for the visit of Wolves. The Hammers forward was withdrawn during last weekend's defeat at Arsenal after suffering a knock, but has been fit enough to train this week and will be in the squad for Saturday.

The squad have no new injuries ahead of the game, so only Andy Carroll (ankle), Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini (both knee) are unavailable.

The likes of Aaron Cresswell and Andriy Yarmolenko had their first starts of the campaign in the midweek Carabao Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon and will be hoping to force their way in the the eleven for Saturday.

Meanwhile, Wolves' only injury absentee is winger Ivan Cavaleiro, who has a back problem.

Full-back Jonny limped off during last weekend's draw against Manchester City, but was back in the squad for their midweek cup win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Their manager Nuno Espirito Santo could well go with the same XI which held Pep Guardiola's men.

Meet the Opposition

Wolverhampton Wanderers are back in the Premier League for the first time in six years this season, but they have their sights set on more than just mere survival.

Nuno's team romped to the Championship title last term, playing a brand of attractive football which yielded 82 goals and a formidable 99 points.

With a band of exciting Portuguese talent to the fore, no team could match the Midlanders last term and they finished eleven points clear of third-placed Fulham.

21-year-old Diogo Jota top scored with 18 goals, while his countrymen Ruben Neves caught the eye in midfield with six goals - all of which came from outside the penalty area.

They have begun the 2018/19 campaign with home draws against Everton and Manchester City, while they were unfortunate to lose at Leicester City in between, so the Hammers know to expect a stern test at London Stadium on Saturday.

Last time out

The Hammers last faced Wolves in an FA Cup third round tie in January 2016, winning 1-0 at the Boleyn Ground thanks to Nikica Jelavic's late winner.

Wolves, then a Championship side, looked set to take the tie to a Molineux replay until Jelavic's late intervention - with the Hammers going on to reach the quarter-finals of that season's competition.

The teams have met 61 times in all competitions, with the Hammers winning 29 times and Wolves 18, while there have been 14 draws.

How to get there

Services to the stations serving London Stadium - Stratford, Stratford International, Pudding Mill Lane and Hackney Wick - are scheduled to run as normal on Saturday.

Matchday Information

We advise supporters to arrive at least an hour before the match to give enough time to get through the bag searches before you get to the turnstiles. Turnstiles will open 90 minutes before kick-off, with early bird food and drink offers available up until an hour before kick-off.
Please only enter the stadium via the turnstile marked on the back of your Season Ticket access card, match ticket, or on your confirmation email if your ticket is on your Member card. You won’t be able to enter via another turnstile.
Searches will continue to take place on the bridges before the stadium island.
Supporters won't be admitted to the stadium with any prohibited items, which are listed here
Supporters using Stratford regional station after the conclusion of the match, please be aware that access to the station will be exclusively via the Northern Ticket Hall on Monfitchet Road, directly opposite the entrance to Westfield Shopping Centre, instead of using the bridge to the south of the station.

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Cicero 2:25 Sat Sep 1
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

Thanks Alan 1:28 Sat Sep 1
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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