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Alan 11:44 Thu Nov 29
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 29, is determined to leave Manchester United after being snubbed by manager Jose Mourinho. (Mirror)

Southampton have held talks with Paulo Sousa, the former QPR and Leicester manager, about replacing Mark Hughes. (Times - subscription required)

Juventus and Inter Milan are being linked with Tottenham and Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 31, whose contract will expire at the end of the season. (Calciomercato)

Newcastle have stepped up their efforts to sign Atlanta United and Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 24. (Mail)

Bayern Munich are planning a January move for Chelsea's England Under-17 World Cup winner Callum Hudson-Odoi, 18. (Sun)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri says France World Cup winner N'Golo Kante, 27, is not technically good enough to play in the defensive midfield position that Jorginho occupies. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is in no rush to sign a new contract with the club, who are set to trigger a one-year extension to his deal, which expires at the end of this season. (Telegraph)

Spain international De Gea wants Manchester United to offer him a five-year contract worth about £350,000 a week, to match Sanchez. (Mail)

Inter Milan's 29-year-old Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, who has been linked with Manchester United, says it is his "dream" to play in the Premier League. (Star)

Leicester City and Wales midfielder Andy King, 30, will demand a move in January. (Telegraph)

Huddersfield want to sign Liverpool's English striker Dominic Solanke, 21, on loan in January. (Sky Sports)

Everton boss Marco Silva wants to sign Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure, the 25-year-old French midfielder he worked with at Vicarage Road. (Mirror)

Chelsea are concerned that 2,700 PAOK Salonika supporters may be travelling to London without tickets for their Europa League match at Stamford Bridge on Thursday. (London Evening Standard)

Liverpool's Switzerland midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 27, says he is happy at the club but has not ruled out a return to Italy, where he played briefly for Inter Milan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Star)

Leicester's Spanish midfielder Vicente Iborra, 30, has been linked with rejoining Sevilla in January, but a return to the club is "complicated", says their director of football, Joaquin Caparros. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton's English defender Brendan Galloway, 22, is hoping to return to fitness next month following a hamstring injury - in order to seal a January loan move. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Newcastle defender David Edgar, 31, who most recently played for Ottawa in his native Canada, is reportedly close to joining the Magpies' north-east rivals Sunderland. (Chronicle)

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, 31, says he has not given up hope of a return to the England squad. (Goalkeepers' Union podcast)

Leeds are considering a January move for Newcastle's English goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, 21, to provide competition for Northern Ireland stopper Bailey Peacock-Farrell, 22. (Sun)

Former Spain striker David Villa, 36, will leave MLS side New York City FC when he contract expires at the end of December. (Guardian)

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Currently sidelined with ankle-knack that will keep him out of action until January, the future of central midfielder Mousa Dembélé at Tottenham remains shrouded in uncertainty. With his contract due to expire next summer, the Belgian had been linked with a move to China during the last window but stayed put. This morning in the Sun he is described as being “wantaway”. It seems Mauricio Pochettino might want him to go away too, if the manager’s recent lament about the number of players he was forced to leave out of his Champions League squad due to the homegrown player rule is anything to go by. Juventus and Inter are both rumoured to be interested in the 31-year-old, who might, given his current condition, struggle to pass a fitness test during the next window.

Dembélé isn’t the only player looking for a fresh start, with Alexis Sánchez believed to be more determined than ever to end his Old Trafford purgatory after failing to make the bench for Manchester United’s laboured win over Young Boys in the Champions League. While his manager was going all Paul Simenon from The Clash with a crate of plastic water-bottles, the £500,000-per-week star was kicking his heels in the stands, apparently pondering a move to Paris Saint-Germain. Whether or not the French champions want him remains to be seen.

With just three cameo appearances for Chelsea under his belt this season, midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi is eager to get more game-time and may go to Germany to get it. Bayern Munich are reported to be interested in signing him in January, while the teenager is holding out on signing a new deal with Chelsea due to his frustration over a lack of first team opportunities. “For me it is not easy to put him in the starting XI,” said his manager, Maurizio Sarri. “Maybe on the bench in the Premier League there was Moses or Pedro so it is difficult to not put them on the bench. I will try to find the space for him.” Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal are also monitoring Hudson-Odoi’s situation.

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke has found match minutes even more difficult to come by and has failed to kick a ball in Liverpool’s first team in any competition this season. Jürgen Klopp has suggested the striker will be sent out on loan in January and Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and West Ham are all hoping to get him on board. Given his close friendship with Klopp, Huddersfield boss David Wagner may well get first dibs.

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré will be reunited with his former boss Marco Silva if the Everton boss gets his way, while Newcastle are ramping up their interest in Atlanta United’s Paraguayan international midfielder Miguel Almiron. And finally, the word from the south coast suggests the days of manager Mark Hughes may be numbered, as Southampton are rumoured to have been sounding out former QPR and Leicester manager Paulo Sousa behind his back.

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West Ham set to rip up Haksabanovic deal

West Ham are ready to terminate the loan deal of 18-year-old winger Sead Haksabanovic

Haksabanovic moved to La Liga 2 club Malaga over the summer but has only played one match, when he was subbed on for 45 minutes against Gimnastic.

According to ExWHUemployee, a solid source of West Ham news, the club is “very disappointed” with how his move has worked out.

“They are looking to bring him back and either sell him in January or send him out on loan again,” he said.


When loan moves go wrong. West Ham paid £2.7million to bring Haksabanovic from Halmstad to the London Stadium and the Swedish team definitely got the best of this deal. He’s still only 19 and you’d have to imagine that West Ham aren’t done with him yet. They’re said to be “very disappointed” with how the move to Malaga has worked out and you would have expected Haksabanovic to do a lot better in La Liga 2. We imagine that West Ham will look for another loan move for him in January and try to place him at a club that can guarantee him more game time – they won’t want write off the £2.7million they’ve already invested, although they are looking to clear the books in preparation for a whole slew of new recruits in January. They’re on the lookout for a left-back, a right-back a centre-back and a midfielder as Pellegrini’s expansive (and expensive) reboot of the West Ham squad continues.

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Texas Iron 5:45 Thu Nov 29
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Russ of the BML 1:22 Thu Nov 29
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Eggbert Nobacon 12:09 Thu Nov 29

Staggering comment. I am obviously way behind knowing what the standard is that makes a top level holding midfielder.

Jorghino must be some fucking player.

Eggbert Nobacon 12:09 Thu Nov 29
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Chelsea boss Mauricio Sarri says France World Cup winner N'Golo Kante, 27, is not technically good enough to play in the defensive midfield position that Jorginho occupies. (Times - subscription required)

mind boggling, may want to compare trophy cabinets with Kante before saying wether he can play the position he is the best in the world at!

Thanks Alan 11:45 Thu Nov 29
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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