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Alan 12:46 Sun Aug 18
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Inter Milan are hoping to sign forward Alexis Sanchez on a season-long loan deal and are confident of agreeing a deal with Manchester United.(Mail on Sunday)

United have allowed the 30-year-old Chile forward to talk to Inter, where he would be willing to take a pay cut. (Mail on Sunday)

Sanchez turned down a move to Roma, even after United agreed to pay a large portion of his £560k-a-week wages. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid will make a late £60m bid for Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. The 27-year-old Dane could leave before Spain's transfer window shuts on 2 September. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham have had no bids for Eriksen and have offered him in excess of £200,000 a week, which would put him among the highest earners at the club. (Sunday Mirror)

Real are preparing to test Paul Pogba's relationship with Manchester United by furthering a long-standing attempt to sign the 26-year-old French midfielder. (Sunday Times - subscription required)

Liverpool could gain £18m if their former Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 27, moves from Barcelona to Bayern Munich in a loan switch. (Mail on Sunday)

Daniel Sturridge is at the centre of a tug of war between Trabzonspor of Turkey and French side Monaco. The English striker, 29, is a free agent after being released by Liverpool in June. (Sunday Express)

Everton have been offered the chance to sign former France winger Franck Ribery, 36, who is a free agent after leaving Bayern Munich following a 12-year association with the Bundesliga champions. (90Min)

Meanwhile, Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 21, wants to leave Bayern because of a lack of game time. (Sport1 - in German)

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie, 30, is keen for a move away from Goodison Park, with Turkish sides Besiktas and Trabzonspor interested in the Congo international. (Sun on Sunday)

Mesut Ozil, 30, could still leave Arsenal for DC United if the MLS outfit can persuade the ex-Germany midfielder to move to Washington. (Daily Star Sunday)

Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, 26, could depart Tottenham for AC Milan if Italy full-back Andrea Conti, 25, leaves the Serie A outfit before the European summer transfer window shuts. (Calciomercato)

Italy's former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, 29, is on the verge of joining Serie A club Brescia. (La Gazzetta, via Sun)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 27, is not in the squad to play Rennes as he is injured - and not because the Brazil attacker wants a return to Barcelona. (AS - in Spanish)

Barcelona and Ghana striker Kevin-Prince Boateng, 32, says he could have played for Manchester United for 10 years if his attitude had been better earlier in his career. (Goal)

And new Manchester United recruit Hannibal Mejbri, the French midfielder who arrived from Monaco and cannot sign a professional contract until he turns 17 in January, wants to wear the number seven shirt at Old Trafford. (Sunday Mirror)

Meanwhile, Manchester United are ready to pay Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, 29, to leave Old Trafford. (Sunday Express)

Rojo is pressuring United to allow him to join Fenerbahce on a season-long loan. (Sunday Times - subscription required)


Brighton’s Leandro Trossard denied by VAR then pegs back West Ham

Graham Potter backed Leandro Trossard to get even better after the winger’s sparkling Brighton debut. Trossard, the £18m signing from Genk, secured a draw soon after they fell behind to Javier Hernández’s strike.

The 24-year-old had a goal ruled out by VAR and missed an easy chance but got off the mark with a fine shot from the edge of the box.

Potter said: “He linked the game well. It was his debut in the Premier League and he did what we asked him to do. “He got in the box for two goals – one disallowed – and had another good chance as well. It was a good, solid debut for him and, like the team, he’ll get better over time.”

West Ham had lost both their previous Premier League visits to the Amex Stadium and should have lost this one, too, with Brighton dominant throughout.

Trossard was celebrating a debut goal in the 27th minute until VAR ruled it out with Dan Burn, who had crossed for the Belgian to volley home, caught offside in the buildup. It was the correct decision but the delay was bordering on the ridiculous. Both teams had lined up ready for the restart by the time Anthony Taylor got word in his ear that VAR had spotted the infringement.

“It’s not very pleasant, it changes the atmosphere in the stadium from euphoria to disappointment,” Potter said. “It’s something we need to deal with.”

West Ham did not have a shot on target until Manuel Lanzini sent Hernández through on goal to fire them ahead just after the hour.

The lead lasted three minutes, Trossard pouncing on Issa Diop’s poor clearance to beat Lukasz Fabianski.

Both sides had chances to win and Manuel Pellegrini said a draw was a fair result. It was at least an improvement on their 5-0 defeat at home to Manchester City. “It was important not to lose a second game in a row,” he said. “I made changes because I wasn’t happy with last week.”

Pellegrini said he expects Sébastien Haller and Felipe Anderson to be fit soon.


Stunning debut goal from Leandro Trossard secures point for Brighton as it finishes honours even against West Ham

Tom Prentki, at Amex Stadium

You don’t need an MA in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence to sense the excitement around Brighton and Hove Albion these days.

Graham Potter had that qualification and, though his side may not have won this game, the way the dominated it and the style that is emerging under their intriguing new coach ensured that the home support did not depart too disappointed.

Manuel Pellegrini made five changes from the team that conceded that number in a chastening opening to the season against Manchester City last week but the performance he watched was little better.

Record signing Sebastian Haller and influential midfielder Felipe Anderson both missed out through injury though Jack Wilshere did start again in midfield – though only lasted until half-time.

Brighton were the better side in the first half and created several excellent chances without West Ham mustering a single shot on target.

The home support had begun chants of ‘we are top of the league’ following Leandro Trossard’s crisp volleyed goal after half an hour, only for a VAR check to rule it out for offside to Dan Burn in the build up with both teams ready to restart and no protests from West Ham.

Burn had earlier headed over from Pascal Gross’s free-kick whilst Dale Stephens and Solly March both brought diving saved from Lukasz Fabianski as Potter’s side remained on the front foot.

That pattern continued into the second half and debutant Trossard, a £15 summer arrival from Genk, should have scored when Gross squared the ball to him inside the penalty area but the Belgian scuffed his shot.

He would regret it as, soon afterwards, West Ham scored with their first chance of the game which stemmed from a well-worked counter attack.

Arthur Masuaku won the ball at left back and then fed Manuel Lanzini. His perfectly weighted pass picked out the run of Javier Hernandez who squeezed the ball past Matt Ryan.

The Hammers led for only four minutes before Trossard atoned with a well struck shot from the edge of the area into the bottom left corner.

Issa Diop was the guilty party for Pellegrini’s side, panicked under pressure from Glenn Murray and failing to clear the ball to safety.

Having leveled, Potter immediately set about trying to win the game by bringing on Neal Maupay to play alongside Murray.

The latter soon set up a chance for the Frenchman but he fired his volley wastefully over from ten yards out.

But West Ham weren’t quite finished and had much more threat once Michail Antonio joined Hernandez up front and his muscular running began to trouble Brighton.

Five minutes from time, they went close via a well-struck shot from Robert Snodgrass which Ryan turned round the post, but that would have been especially cruel on the Seagulls.


West Bromwich Albion fans react to West Ham United loanee Grady Diangana's display

John Verrall

West Bromwich Albion managed to sign Grady Diangana on loan from West Ham United and he has made a wonderful start.

West Bromwich Albion fans are raving about West Ham United winger Grady Diangana after his impact on their game yesterday.

West Brom beat Luton 2-1, with their West Ham loanee scoring both their goals.

Diangana came off the bench at half time to first belt in a shot from range, before he scored a diving header to secure the three points.

Diangana now has three goals in his first two appearances since leaving the London Stadium.

And West Ham fans will be delighted to see their youngster earning so much praise from West Brom fans.

Dan 🇭🇷⚽ @ItsYouDanDanwba

Last season we had Harvey Barnes who won our hearts and was then recalled by Leicester

This season we have Grady Diangana who has already won our hearts and has a recall clause?

I can't go through this again this season

Jason Wheeler @lebouf1976

The main man today what an impact and some debut in the championship a sensational 45 minutes from the lad , he could be some weapon this season

“ Diangana baby Diangana OHHH “

Craig Barnett @8A7N3Y

What a player Grady Diangana looks 💚💛💚💛💚💛 #Baller #wba #LUTWBA #baggies

George Downes
The only player on the planet currently better than Raheem Sterling is Grady Diangana #wba

Josh Bland @JoshBland13

Luton hadn’t lost at home since March 2018, so that performance/result is very impressive.

Big props to Livermore and Johnstone, who both looked much improved with their distribution. Sawyers looks delicious, Zohore grafted. Diangana’s pace is scary, his impact phenomenal

There was some shock at West Ham when they let Diangana leave on a temporary basis, as he is a player who is very highly regarded by Manuel Pellegrini.

If Diangana continues to impress at West Brom, he will surely be brought back into West Ham’s first team once his loan spell finishes.

West Brom’s next match comes against Reading, when the skilful prospect looks likely to be given a starting role.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Westham67 12:00 Mon Aug 19
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Thanks Alan, good to see Diangana well. One for the not too distant future for us

Mex Martillo 7:54 Mon Aug 19
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Great news about Diangana
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 12:54 Sun Aug 18
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mallard 12:50 Sun Aug 18
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Thanks Alan x 2

Thanks Alan 12:48 Sun Aug 18
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Thanks Alan

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