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Alan 1:11 Sat Sep 15
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Manchester United are refusing to sell out-of-favour Anthony Martial because they would owe 50% of the profits to the 22-year-old's former club Monaco. (Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne does not have a release clause in his contract, after suggesting the 27-year-old would be available for around £223m. (Manchester Evening News)

Fulham want to tie highly-coveted full-back Ryan Sessegnon, 18, to a new contract. The Cottagers are also set to offer a new deal to goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, 26, who was called into the England squad this month. (Sun)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign 25-year-old Inter Milan and Argentina forward Mauro Icardi. (Le10 Sport, via AS)

Arsenal have made contact with the representatives of Lille's Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, with the 23-year-old forward valued at £30m. (Le10 Sport, via Talksport)

Maurizio Sarri has dismissed Chelsea's chances of winning the title in his first season at the helm and believes it will be a battle between Manchester City and Liverpool. (London Evening Standard)

Tottenham had the chance to sign 22-year-old Real Madrid and Spain winger Marco Asensio in 2014, but turned the opportunity down. (Mundo Deportivo, via Talksport)

Nuno Espirito Santo has dismissed speculation linking him and Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves, 21, with moves away from Wolves. (Express and Star)

Steve Bruce has confirmed Aston Villa's interest in John Terry, but admits financial restrictions could scupper the the Championship club's chances of re-signing the 37-year-old, who captained the team last term. (Birmingham Mail)

Everton are facing a second tapping-up inquiry over allegations they broke Premier League rules in pursuit of a schoolboy who now plays for Manchester United. The Toffees are already facing an independent inquiry into their recruitment of manager Marco Silva. (Telegraph)

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere, 26, will have tests on Tuesday to assess the damage to his left ankle injury. (Mail)

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo's return from injury ended with him hobbling off after 55 minutes in an Under-23s match against Reading. (Mirror)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he would like to manage at international level but does not think it will be with Spain. (Times - subscription required)

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez believes England manager Gareth Southgate should pick midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, 26, to solve his problems with creativity in his side. (Guardian)

Meanwhile, Magpies boss Benitez says he does not regret selling striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 23, to Fulham in the summer. (Telegraph)

And Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has insisted he does not plan to "park the bus" in every game this season. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Cardiff City and Newcastle United are considering launching their own cryptocurrencies in order to raise funds. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, 27, admits the players are well aware of the expectations placed upon them to end the club's silverware drought, with the 2012 League Cup their only trophy in the last 12 years. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has joked his fall at the England-Spain match at Wembley was deliberate - to give the media something to write about him during the international break. (Sky Sports)

Nottingham Forest remain keen to sign Iran striker Karim Ansarifard, 28, who is a free agent after being released from his contract at Olympiacos. (Nottingham Post)

Manuel Pellegrini has denied he is angry that his team selections at West Ham are being leaked before games. The Hammers are trying to work out how Twitter account @exwhuemployee has revealed the starting line-up for more than 60 matches in succession and believe the leaks come from a source at their training ground. (Guardian)

Brighton boss Chris Hughton says his team will not be intimidated by forthcoming matches against powerful Premier League opposition, hosting his former club Tottenham and a trip to champions Manchester City. (Argus)

Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender William Gallas has revealed that his former Gunners team-mate Philippe Senderos used to "genuinely panic" before games, particularly when facing ex-Chelsea target man Didier Drogba. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner, 26, who is on loan at Birmingham, has admitted he had lots options - but joining the Blues was always his preferred choice. (Birmingham Mail)

Manager Tony Mowbray says Scotland international John McGinn, 23, who has joined Aston Villa, was on Blackburn's radar for a "long, long time". (Lancashire Telegraph)

​Napoli are looking at options to finance a new stadium, with a McDonald's-backed venue a possibility. (Cronache di Napoli, via 90min.com)






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Everton v West Ham United: All you need to know

Where and when?

West Ham United will take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday 16 September in the Premier League.

This match is scheduled for a 4pm kick-off.

How to follow

This fixture has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports, and will be available on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. The broadcast will begin at 3:30pm.

Live match updates will be provided in whufc.com's live blog and through the new official mobile app.
Live audio commentary is available both through the website and app.
You can also follow the action on our Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat channels.
Highlights will be available on whufc.com from midnight on Monday.

Team news

Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Jack Wilshere will miss this weekend's match with Everton due to injury.

The midfielder has an ankle injury that will keep him out of Sunday's match at Goodison Park.

Striker Chicharito is also a doubt after battling illness all week.

Manuel Lanzini, who returned to Rush Green this week, is still sidelined, as is Winston Reid and Andy Carroll.

Meet the opposition

A new manager and a new record signing were on the cards for Everton this summer, and so far the Toffees have enjoyed an unbeaten start to life under Marco Silva, winning one and drawing the other three of their Premier League matches so far.

The signing of Brazilian Richarlison was followed by Lucas Digne joining from Barcelona. Another pair would move to Everton from the Catalans in Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Add Bernard and Kurt Zouma, and the summer was a productive one for Everton and Silva, who are looking to build on an eighth placed finish last season.

Last time out

Two goals from Manuel Lanzini secured a superb end to the 2017/18 campaign for West Ham United, who beat Everton 3-1 at London Stadium in May.

The Argentinian's excellent goals sandwiched a finish from Marko Arnautovic, kicking off the end of season celebrations in style.

The first from Lanzini came courtesy of the Austrian, who played a slight flick into his path, allowing the No10 to slot home from just outside the area.

Arnautovic made it two in the second half, powering home a rocket of a shot, before Oumar Niasse halved the deficit with a poked effort.

But Lanzini earned the Irons the deserved win with a tremendous, curling effort late on.

How to get there

Kirkdale Railway Station is the closest to Goodison Park while Sandhills Railway Station has the benefit of a bus service to the ground. This runs both before and after the match.

Drivers should follow the M62 until you reach the end of the motorway.Then keep right and take the A5058 Ring Road North. Turn left at the traffic lights into Utting Avenue and proceed for one mile and then turn right at the corner of Stanley Park into Priory Road.



HITC

Xande Silva keeps up impressive West Ham form for Under-23s

Dominic Toner

Xande Silva has been in impressive form for West Ham at youth level.

West Ham have endured a nightmare start to the season at senior level by losing their opening four Premier League games, but there may be room to smile when they look at the Under-23s side.

The Hammers have a talented group of young players at the London Stadium and one of them is standing out above the rest in the early stages of the season.

Xande Silva is continuing to knock on the first-team door with consistent performances and he’s made quite the impression since he joined in the summer from Portuguese second-flight club Vitoria Guimaraes.

The versatile attacker already scored a hat-trick against Tottenham’s Under-23s side, while he netted a fabulous strike from close-range against Brighton on Friday night.

It seems inevitable that he will be on the radar of senior manager Manuel Pellegrini, but how long can he keep ignoring him for?

Silva, 21, certainly appears to have the technical ability to make the step up to senior level and has been in great goalscoring form as a centre-forward.

West Ham’s current first team are struggling in front of goal and the Portuguese rising star can’t be far off a senior promotion.

It could be a smart move to bring him into the 18-man match day squad in the next month and see if he's good enough to compete alongside the likes of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic in attack.




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Texas Iron 9:32 Sat Sep 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Mex Martillo 7:50 Sat Sep 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:32 Sat Sep 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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