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Alan 11:10 Sun Oct 14
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United will use their option to extend David de Gea's contract six months early- if the Spain goalkeeper, 27, fails to agree a new deal by January. (Sun)

England left-back Luke Shaw, 23, is set to sign a new five-year contract extension at Manchester United. (Express)

Borussia Dortmund want to sign Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 18, with RB Leipzig and Paris St-German also monitoring the English youngster. (Mail)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 29, is set to resist all attempts from Real Madrid to force him into a summer move to Manchester United. (Express)

Juventus will only make a move for Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27, if they fail to land Paris St-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23. (Express)

Manchester United will make a third approach for Ramsey. (Mirror)

Manchester City reportedly offered Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 31, triple his current wage to sign for them. (Mundo Deportivo via Sun)

Argentina legend Diego Maradona claims Messi is not a "leader" because he "goes to the toilet 20 times before a match". (La Ultima Palabra via Standard)

Messi could leave Barcelona in 2020 but his contract reportedly states that if he did so, he would not be able to join another "elite" side. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Antonio Valencia is close to leaving Manchester United for free because of a clause in his contract. The Ecuador right-back, 33, can sign a pre-contract elsewhere at the start of March. (Sun)

Real Madrid have reportedly made signing a new centre-back a "priority" for next season. (Marca)

Stoke and England goalkeeper Jack Butland, 25, is to join the agency that guided Wayne Rooney's career in a bid to return to Premier League football. (Sun)

Arsenal want to sign two of Europe's top young talents - Rennes and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr, 20, and Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 19. (Mirror)

Manchester United have reportedly made a 60m euros (£53m) bid for Fiorentina and Serbia's 21-year-old defender Nikola Milenkovic. (La Nazione via Metro)

Chelsea have offered French midfielder N'Golo Kante, 27, a new deal in a bid to keep him at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Paris St-Germain. (Mirror)

Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool must pay 60m euros (£53m) if they want to sign Genoa and Poland forward Krzysztof Piatek, 23. (Football.London)

Tottenham have offered Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen a new deal, with Real Madrid considering a move for the 26-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United are searching for a Spanish feeder club to avoid any problems the UK's exit from the European Union could cause. (Marca via Mirror)

La Liga president Javier Tebas wants to see Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho back in the Spanish top-flight. (Mail)

Napoli and former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has been honoured by a pizzeria in Naples, who have imprinted a likeness of the Italian's face on to a pizza. (Gazzetta dello Sport via 90min)

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Shaun Derry says it would be "immense" if the Eagles signed Chelsea and England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22. (Love Sport Radio via Football.London)

Bolton owner Ken Anderson says he has received offers of £30m from two foreign investors to buy the club. (Bolton News)

Football London

Javier Hernandez scores but West Ham are beaten 3-1 by QPR in practice match

The Mexican striker hasn't played much this season but scored in the defeat at Rush Green

By Sam Inkersole

Many of West Ham's players not involved in international duty have been on the pitch this week as the Hammers played QPR in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Rush Green on Thursday.

The Championship side ran out 3-1 winners as Hammers first team players who have struggled for regular minutes this season were given a run-out for an hour to keep their levels up, before the U23s took over for the final 30 minutes.

Back-up keeper Adrian played the full 90 minutes for the home side as Javier Hernandez, in his first action since being struck down by glandular fever, scored from the penalty spot.

Other first teamers who played for the Hammers were Ryan Fredericks, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Michail Antonio and Lucas Perez.

Grady Diangana also played in the game and fellow U23s Joe Powell and Moses Makasi lined up in midfield. Reece Oxford came off the bench for the final half an hour, as did Vashon Neufville and Dan Kemp returning from injury.

Tunji Ankinola also came off the bench while U18s Emmanuel Longelo and Sean Adarkwa also got run outs.

Manuel Pellegrini was in the stands at Rush Green keeping an eye on proceedings as U23s coach Liam Manning and U18s coach Steve Potts took charge from the sidelines.

QPR first team coach Steve McClaren was also in attendance at the game.

It was set to be just a U23s game and Manchester United were the original opponents but the Red Devils pulled out, with QPR stepping in at short notice and Pellegrini then got the first team involved.


West Ham ready to offload midfielder

Josh Cullen – currently on loan at Charlton – looks nailed on to sign a permanent deal with the League One club.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer is keen to do a deal for the 22 year old and the Irons are ready to talk terms.
The 22-year-old featured had an involvement with the Irons first team in pre-season but eventually Manuel Pellegrini was ready to let the player leave for south London.
Cullen has played six games for Charlton having come through the Irons ranks with nine first team appearances to his name.
A Hammers source confirmed to CandH that there was interest from Charlton in a permanent deal.

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