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Alan 1:18 Sat Oct 20
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, 22, out of contract at the end of the season, remains intent on leaving the club. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Juventus target Martial has rejected several contract offers from United. (RMC Sport via Calciomercato)

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, 34, has told Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, he would be welcome back at the Italian club. (Mirror)

Chelsea will try to sign a new striker in January after losing patience in Spain forward Alvaro Morata, 25. (Sun)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hinted that Borussia Dortmund's 18-year-old England international Jadon Sancho is unlikely to return to the club during his time as manager. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City are in talks with winger Leroy Sane, 22, over extending his contract with the club, even though the Germany international has about two-and-a-half years left on his current deal. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are in pole position to sign Roma's highly-rated 21-year-old Turkey international forward Cengiz Under, who has also been linked with Bayern Munich. (Forza Roma via Daily Express)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has told key man Eden Hazard, 27, he can win everything - including the Ballon d'Or - if he stays at Stamford Bridge. (Talksport)

Maurizio Sarri also says he is "not interested" in defender Andreas Christensen's father saying the 22-year-old may have to leave the club unless he gets more first-team football. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes his team's better defensive record has come at the expense of the impact of the side's attacking exploits. (Guardian)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Hazard will help Chelsea become Premier League champions this season. (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to sell Marco Asensio, a rumoured target for Liverpool and Chelsea. (Marca via Sun)

Chelsea want Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, 25, to replace Alvaro Morata, 25, while AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, 20, is a cheaper alternative. (Sun)

Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, 27, who was linked with Paris St-Germain and Manchester United this summer, is yet to renew his contract with the Italian club because of disagreements over wages. (Calciomercato)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says he has been hurt by the recent criticism he and his players have received. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal is preparing a short-term defensive fix should France international Samuel Umtiti, 24, be unable to avoid surgery on his knee injury. (Marca)

England international Ben Chilwell, 21, is in ongoing contract negotiations with Leicester City over a new contract. (Leicester Mercury)

Former England captain Wayne Rooney believes he would still be an Everton player had he not dropped into midfield midway through last season. (Liverpool Echo)

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez says he does not fear the sack, despite the Magpies being joint-bottom of the table. (Telegraph)

Ex-Newcastle winger Chris Waddle says the club's fans would not blame manager Rafael Benitez for leaving because of a lack of funding. (Newcastle Chronicle)

New Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has decided to abandon the traditional approach of using a regular captain on matchdays. (Birmingham Mail)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, 21, says the players are ignoring the hype surrounding the club's impressive start to the season. (Express and Star)

Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas Moura, 26, says football saved him from a life of crime. (London Evening Standard)

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 71, will take part in this year's I'm a Celebrity get Me Out of Here reality TV show in the Australian jungle. (Mirror)

The Premier League could decrease its investment in grassroots football as a result of the formula it uses to work out the money it redistributes from television income. (Times - subscription required)

Sport Witness

‘Manuel Pellegrini likes him a lot’ – West Ham’s desire for January signing covered, and their chances of doing so

By Lucas Sposito

The Spanish press doesn’t sound very optimistic about West Ham United’s possible attempt to sign the Atletico Madrid right-back Santiago Arias.

The news first came out in the English press this week, saying the Hammers would be interested in getting the player in the January transfer window.

Outlet Mundo Deportivo covers the story acknowledging that the player hasn’t been having much prominence for the Colchoneros, but it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a future at the club.

It’s also stated that West Ham manager ‘Manuel Pellegrini likes him a lot’.

The newspaper claims that now that Arias has returned from the international break, he should have another chance to start under Diego Simeone in the next La Liga fixture.

It’s said that the player is ‘motivated’ to prove himself at the club, as he always knew it wouldn’t be easy to have a spot in the team, and doesn’t have ‘the minimum intention’ of leaving Atletico Madrid so soon.

That probably makes the task to sign him a lot harder for West Ham United, especially if they do try to make the purchase in the January window.

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