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Alan 11:49 Fri Nov 16
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Bayern Munich are confident they will sign Arsenal and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 27. (Independent)

Ramsey is "not a complete midfielder" and the Gunners are right to let him go, says their former player Stewart Robson. (Love Sport Radio)

Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in Manchester United's 24-year-old Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly. (Daily Record)

AC Milan want to sign Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Fabinho, 25, in January. (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United's Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is the lowest he has been since joining the club, after starting Sunday's derby as a substitute. (Sun)

United have renewed their interest in Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Diego Godin after failing to sign the 32-year-old on transfer deadline day. (Mirror)

Atletico Mineiro's Brazilian full-back Emerson, 19, is a target for Chelsea and Arsenal. (O Tempo, via Sun)

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 25, wants to stay at Juventus amid reported interest from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Barcelona's general manager Pep Segura has not ruled out the possibility of Paris St-Germain's 26-year-old Brazil forward Neymar returning to the Nou Camp. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Everton have opened talks with Manchester United over a potential deal for Argentina defender Marcos Rojo, 28. (Metro)

West Ham may be forced to pay Austria forward Marko Arnautovic, 29, a wage of £200,000 a week in order to keep him at London Stadium, with Manchester United reportedly interested. (Sun)

Juventus have been offered the chance to sign Real Madrid's 31-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas. (Corriere di Torino, via Mirror)

Leicester City's Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, remains keen on returning to Levante. (Super Deporte)

Newcastle's English striker Dwight Gayle, 28, is considering staying at West Brom when his loan deal expires. (Birmingham Mail)

Brighton's Dutch striker Jurgen Locadia, 25, is ready to quit the Seagulls because he is frustrated over a lack of game time. (Sun)

Juventus' Italy Under-21 striker Moise Kean, 18, does not know whether he will stay at the Serie A club beyond January. (Tuttomercatoweb)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Nick Ames

If Thursday felt like deadline day for the British cabinet then it follows that Friday should be a little woozy, a touch mellow, spent in a fug of regret and looming fear of whatever the Bad Thing was. Fortunately The Mill only knows football and, well, have we got a never-ending stream of guilt-free tittle-tattle for you. First of all, who was José Mourinho watching in Brussels on Thursday when Belgium beat Iceland? None of his Manchester United players were involved, so does that mean he wants another nibble at Toby Alderweireld – who helped Belgium to keep a clean sheet in the 2-0 win – this January? The centre-back was by far the most obvious target out there and it is little secret that Mourinho would like to convince his superiors – a word we naturally wouldn’t use lightly – that United desperately need reinforcing in that position.

Other suggestions are that Diego Godín tops the United wish list, although whether they would be willing to dangle a whopping £53m in front of Atlético Madrid is another matter. Perhaps Mourinho might have better luck revitalising his strike force. Marko Arnautovic appears to believe he has one more big move left in him and West Ham have reportedly been rocked by demands of up to £200,000 a week to keep food on the Austrian’s table. Mourinho knows Arnautovic from their Inter days; could a reunion be on the cards?

Speaking of floundering giants whose hubris has taken a knock of late, Bayern Munich are looking to the Premier League for their next cut-price recruit. Reports suggest they’re set to snaffle up Aaron Ramsey on a free from Arsenal at the end of the season, although the deal is not quite done yet and they’ll cast another eye on him during Wales’s friendly with Denmark on Friday night. Others are hovering in case something goes wrong, with Chelsea and Liverpool particularly eager.

Bayern have more immediate problems, though, namely the fact that under Niko Kovac they do not look very good. The man to solve that issue might be Zinedine Zidane, idle since his Champions League three-peat, with the mood music in Bavaria suggesting a big name might be required to spark a side that has caused ructions by not romping the Bundesliga thus far.

Fabinho hasn’t got off to the best of starts at Liverpool, and that’s pricked ears up at Milan. The Italians could look to tempt him into a January move, whether on loan or permanent, although Jürgen Klopp would contend that he has got his feet under the table in recent weeks. Finishing off the revelry is the news that Arsenal and Chelsea are both chasing young Atlético Mineiro right-back Emerson, something that might have a knock-on effect on the future of Héctor Bellerín if he opted for the delights of north, rather than west, London.





Sun

Arn and a leg West Ham to refuse Marko Arnautovic’s ludicrous wage demands as Manchester United circle

The striker's brother sparked controversy by admitting the Austrian international wants out in search of Champions League football

Exclusive By Andrew Dillon

WEST HAM may have to pay £200,000 a week to keep Marko Arnautovic.

That is the staggering figure being quoted to the club as they battle to keep their unsettled striker happy.

The Austrian, 29, is contracted for another four-and-a-half years on £130,000 a week and club insiders feel he is after one final big pay-day.

Hammers chiefs will refuse the £10m-a-year salary as it would shatter their pay structure and upset the dressing room.

Arnautovic said: “It’s clear I want to compete with the best players but in this affair I totally trust my brother.”

Agent brother Danijel said: “Marko is ready for the next step. A player like him should not play against relegation.”

Various media sources have linked the Arnautovic with a big money move to Manchester United where he would reunite with Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss managed the forward during the duo's time at Inter Milan but their relationship was thought to be turbulent because of the player's attitude.

But he has since matured on and off the field and Mourinho likes his versatility in attack.

Meanwhile Samir Nasri is training with West Ham for NOTHING to prove he can still cut it.
The ex-Manchester City and Arsenal midfielder, 31, cannot play until January as part of an 18-month doping ban.

But West Ham’s board agreed to a personal plea from first team boss Manuel Pellegrini to give Nasri a chance with the prospect of a six month contract.

Nasri, 31, wants around £80,000 per week if he can show he has still got it.



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Texas Iron 11:49 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Texas Iron 11:49 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Mex Martillo 11:13 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Percy Dalton 5:27 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Mike Oxsaw 1:56 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Russ of the BML 1:32 Fri Nov 16

Indubitably.

Russ of the BML 1:32 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mike Oxsaw 12:26 Fri Nov 16

No shit Sherlock.

Alwaysaniron 1:23 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Manure and their odious manager poking the fire again. What a venomous dirty club they are!

Far Cough 12:49 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mike Oxsaw 12:26 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

It's clear that Arnautovic's brother is only in this for Arnautovic's brother.


Well duh!

Mike Oxsaw 12:26 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
If this was an agent of a player currently at one of the big English clubs saying this, the authorities would throw the book at him. If they couldn't find a book to throw, they'd write one.

It's clear that Arnautovic's brother is only in this for Arnautovic's brother.

Thanks Alan 11:52 Fri Nov 16
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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