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Alan 1:22 Tue Oct 9
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Real Madrid want to sign Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, but may be put off by the 25-year-old's £200m price tag. (El Confidencial - in Spanish)

Manchester United face a battle to convince Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 27, to stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of his current contract. (Telegraph)

A number of Premier League clubs are interested in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, but the 18-year-old could cost more than £100m after receiving an England call-up this week. (Sun)

Arsenal's new £250m kit deal with Adidas could give manager Unai Emery extra cash to spend on bolstering his squad in the January transfer window. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Inter Milan and Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar and AC Milan's Italian centre back Alessio Romagnoli, both 23, in January. (ESPN)

Manchester United scouts were in Portugal to watch a number of Benfica players on Sunday. (Manchester Evening News)

Former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney, 32, says the players should be blamed for the Reds' troubled season and not manager Jose Mourinho. (Mirror)

Everton striker Cenk Tosun is set for a return to Besiktas, who could take the 27-year-old Turkey international on loan in January. (MyNet, via Talksport)

Genoa striker Krzysztof Piatek is aware of Barcelona's interest in him, but Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are also watching the Polish 23-year-old. (Diario Sport, via Talksport)

Tottenham's Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen, 31, is expected to be out of action for up to two months with a hamstring injury. (Mirror)

West Ham are hoping to reach a contract agreement with midfielder Declan Rice, 19, during the international break. It could be worth in the region of £46,000 per week. (Star)

Or alternatively, West Ham are set to offer Rice - who is eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland and England - an improved contract of about £21,000 per week. (Football London)

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29, could return to Spain with former club Athletic Bilbao when his contract expires at the end of the season. (El Correo, via Sun)

Sweden and Helsingborgs defender Andreas Granqvist, 33, says Manchester United are interested in signing him. (Mirror)

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 27, is set to make his return from injury against Burnley on 20 October after the club decided it would be too big a risk to play the Belgium international at Liverpool on Sunday. (ESPN)

Aston Villa are being linked with a January move for Chelsea's 17-year-old English forward Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton have been watching Sunderland's 19-year-old forward Josh Maja. (Mirror)

Liverpool midfielder James Milner, 32, could be out until November after suffering a hamstring injury against Manchester City. (Mail)

Meanwhile, Liverpool physio Matt Konopinski is leaving the club to take up a new role with England after nearly a decade at Anfield. (Liverpool Echo)

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Jacob Steinberg

Now that Manchester United are back, José Mourinho can get down to business. Having confirmed himself as the world’s greatest manager with that stunning comeback against the most fearsome Newcastle United side in living memory, Mourinho has the support of United’s board again and that means he can start planning to reinforce his squad in January. There’s no way his job situation is going to change before the transfer window opens. Not now Ed Woodward is his best friend again and willing to release funds for some new defenders.

Woodward stuck his fingers in his ears every time Mourinho brought him a shopping list in the summer but United’s CEO is willing to listen at the moment. He’s going to nod along as Mourinho spends the next three months gushing about Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli and Internazionale’s Milan Skriniar. Then he’s going to reach for his wallet, pull out a fiver and sign Helsingborg’s 33-year-old defender Andreas Granqvist in January. “There is indeed interest,” Granqvist said. “I am honoured that I am linked with such a big club.” Weirdly that might not be enough to convince David de Gea to extend his contract before it runs out in 2020.

Ander Herrera could also be on his way out of Old Trafford. The Spaniard looks likely to return to Athletic Bilbao when his contract runs out next summer, which means that he could miss out on United pretending that they want to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho for £100m. Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are also interested in the England hotshot.

Tottenham, who are battling with Manchester City and Southampton for Sunderland’s Josh Maja, could be in pole position when the Sancho race hots up. But only because they’ll have money to burn after selling Harry Kane. Real Madrid want to splurge £200m on Kane next summer.

Besiktas want to sign Everton’s Cenk Tosun on loan. Barcelona are watching Genoa’s Polish striker, Krzysztof Piatek. City, Liverpool and Tottenham are also hovering around hopefully.

Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi could be set for a loan move to Aston Villa, who could be set to hire Thierry Henry as their new manager, or John Terry, or Roberto Martínez, or John Gregory.


Andriy Yarmolenko offers commentator out for a FIGHT as West Ham star seeks vengeance for remarks on air

The Ukraine international isn't happy with some of the remarks made on air in his homeland

By Jon Livesey

West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko wants to FIGHT a commentator over "things he's said on air".

The 6ft 2ins midfielder has had an indifferent start to his Hammers career, scoring twice in eight appearances as he adjusts to life in the Premier League.

In his native Ukraine, he's apparently come in for criticism from commentator Wladimir Kobelkov.

Whatever Kobelkov has said about Yarmolenko has touched a nerve because the former Dynamo Kiev and Borussia Dortmund star now wants to exact revenge - with physical violence.

Speaking to Xsport , the 28-year-old said: "In my youth, I fought a lot. There was wins and there were losses. It’s normal for a boy, for a man.

"I want to announce my next fight. I don’t want to listen to that Kobelkov any longer.

"I want to call him out for a fight and get my revenge on all those things he’s said on air. I’m waiting for an answer. "

Yarmolenko is in the Ukraine squad to face Italy in a friendly on Friday October 12 and the Czech Republic in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.

Football London

Carroll, Lanzini, Reid, Wilshere - Latest West Ham injury news and potential return dates

Here's the latest injury news from the treatment room at Rush Green as we enter the international break

By Sam Inkersole West Ham correspondent

West Ham headed into the international break with a relatively clean bill of health following their 1-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the AMEX on Friday night.

Marko Arnautovic once again played through the pain barrier for that game but had an off, night Andriy Yarmolenko picked up a knock against the Seagulls as well though it's not a serious one.

Both were called up to their countries squads for the latest international round of matches and the only injury concerns remain over those who are long-term absentees.

Midfielder Jack Wilshere is set to be sidelined for at least another month after the former Gunners man underwent minor ankle surgery.

There is better news on Andy Carroll, who could be in line for a return to the matchday squad when the Hammers host rivals Spurs at the London Stadium on October 20.

Manuel Lanzini picked up that devastating ACL injury on the eve of the World Cup in Russia and has been rehabbing in Barcelona after his surgery in the Catalan city. He posted on Instagram last month a short video of him doing some light running between sets of cones and looking comfortable with changing direction.

The Argentine is not expected to start fully running again until Christmas 2018/early 2019 and the player himself has targeted a return to action at some stage this season.

Thanks to the good folks at Premier Injuries , here is the latest news and comments from the Hammers treatment room ahead of the clash as we enter the international break.

Manuel Lanzini

Date of injury: June 2018

Type of injury: Right ACL

Expected return date: 2019

Winston Reid

Date of injury: July 2018 (aggravated in pre-season training)

Type of injury: Knee

Expected return date: 2019

Comments: "He's eight weeks down the line from his surgery and making good progress."

Andy Carroll

Date of injury: July 9 2018

Type of injury: Ankle

Potential return date: October 20

Comments: "Progressing really nicely, he's going to start doing some work on the pitches this week."

Jack Wilshere

Date of injury: September 14

Type of injury: Ankle

Potential return date: November 2018

Comments: "He has a screw in his ankle, from the last surgery he had some years ago, maybe it made some movements so they had to take it and out and we will see how many weeks he is out for."

Javier Hernandez

Date of injury: September 4

Type of injury: Glandular fever

Potential return date: October 20

Comments: Hernandez is back in full training with the squad and should be available for the game against Spurs.

Carlos Sanchez

Date of injury: September 26

Type of injury: Knee

Potential return date: No return date

Comments: "He has some pain in his knee, it will be at least two weeks before he can have surgery. He could be out for four to five months but we don't know yet."

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Mex Martillo 7:35 Wed Oct 10
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 6:15 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

On The Ball 4:48 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Because they can't stop him?

ludo21 2:58 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Why let Arnautovic go and play 2 matches for Austria in a week when he is clearly injured and 'playing through the pain barrier' and needs a rest... madness.

Westham67 2:40 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Really good news Carroll is back

Thanks Alan 2:00 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Takashi Miike 1:34 Tue Oct 9

Takashi Miike 1:34 Tue Oct 9
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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