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Alan 1:06 Mon Sep 2
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Barcelona have ended their attempts to sign Brazil forward Neymar from Paris St-Germain and will return for the 27-year-old next summer instead. (ESPN)

Talks broke down between the clubs after French champions PSG refused to lower their demands - despite Neymar's offer to pay £17.7m towards a deal. (Sky Sports)

Real Madrid are lining up a £64m deadline-day deal for Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 24. (Mail)

Real will also sign France goalkeeper Alphonso Areola, 26, from Paris St-Germain on Monday, with 32-year-old Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas moving the other way. (Mirror)

Roma are hopeful of signing Arsenal's 30-year-old Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on loan. (Sky Italy - in Italian)

Bayern Munich's Germany defender Jerome Boateng, 30, is close to joining Italian champions Juventus. (Bild - in German)

Meanwhile, Juve have not given up on signing Barcelona's 31-year-old Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic - and could offer Germany midfielder Emre Can, 25, in exchange. (Sport - in Spanish)

Borussia Dortmund are set to sign Liverpool's 18-year-old forward Bobby Duncan should the Premier League side decide to end his contract. (Mirror)

PSG are interested in signing Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 26, on loan from Inter Milan. (RMC Sport - in French)

Frankfurt's 25-year-old Croatia striker Ante Rebic is set to join AC Milan, with 23-year-old Portugal forward Andre Silva heading in the opposite direction. (Goal)

Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has terminated his contract with Serie A side Atalanta just weeks after signing for the club. (Mail)

Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti says he would be open to signing Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, from LA Galaxy. (Sun)

Manchester United are to compete with Manchester City for FK Bodo/Glimt's Norway Under-20 midfielder Hakon Evjen, 19, in January. (Mirror)

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Barry Glendenning

Today marks the final day for horse-trading around Europe’s major leagues outside the Premier League, what with La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 all having transfer deadlines at varying times. Having come off the bench to replace Alexandre Lacazette in the north London derby draw with Spurs, Henrikh Mkhitaryan may well have played his final game for Arsenal. The Armenian is on his way to Roma on loan, with a view to making the move permanent come season’s end.

Having been the subject of far more than his fair share of transfer speculation this summer, it looks like Neymar is actually going nowhere, with his mooted return to Barcelona now reported to be well and truly off. Paris Saint-Germain are unwilling to sign off on a decidedly complicated deal, which seems to have hit the skids due in no small part to the refusal of Barça striker Ousmane Dembélé to countenance a loan move to the French champions. The word in Spain is that Real Madrid remain cautiously optimistic that they might still be able to get a last-minute deal for Neymar over the line.

Despite having a squad so bloated they cannot possibly hope to keep all their big name players happy, Juventus are still hoping to make a couple of further signings and Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi and Bayern’s Jérome Boateng are both understood to be the subject of interest in Turin. Previously mentioned as a potential makeweight in the aborted deal for Neymar, Ivan Rakitic is also wanted by Juve, who are offering Emre Can to Barcelona in return. The former Liverpool midfielder also has admirers at Bayern Munich and is expected to move to one of the two clubs today.

Despite reports that Tottenham and Club Bruges had agreed a £13m deal for Victor Wanyama, the move appears to have stalled and now the Daily Record is reporting that the midfielder may go to Celtic on loan instead.

Bobby Duncan is reported to be on the verge of signing for Fiorentina, after his agent made headlines last week by accusing Liverpool of forcing the 18-year-old to stay at the club against his will. Liverpool immediately reacted with a statement strongly denying the accusations, while Duncan posted a tweet saying “I just want to play football!”.

Unwanted by Inter, Mauro Icardi could be off to PSG on loan, while one-time Manchester United and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes may be on his way from Sporting to Real Madrid.

And finally, despite having just got a deal over the line for Fernando Llorente, Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti has said he’d be open to giving LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic a game once the MLS season draws to a close.

Evening Standard

Javier Hernandez ends West Ham stay with £8m Sevilla move


West Ham have cashed in on Javier Hernandez by letting the striker join Sevilla in a deal worth up to £8m.

The Mexico international had just 10 months remaining on his contract and handed in a transfer request last week.

West Ham will reportedly bank up to £8million, for a player signed for twice that two years ago, of which £1m is dependent on performances.

Standard Sport reported in June that Chicharito was keen to secure a return to Spain after Valencia failed to finalise a deal in January.

Chicharito also had interest from Major League Soccer but prefered to stay in Europe. New MLS franchise Austin FC were keen on the former Manchester United player but they do not join the league until 2021.

The 31-year-old featured in West Ham's opening two games of the season, scoring when starting against Brighton on August 17, but has not featured since.

Hernandez leaves the London Stadium having made 61 appearances, scoring 17 goals.


Hammers consider Xande Silva decision

Distant hopes that Xande Silva could act as emergency cover for either Seb Haller or Albian Ajeti in the event of injury are being considered by the Hammers.

However, the highly promising Portuguese youngster is still recovering from hospital treatment for a bowel obstruction and won’t be available until October the earliest.

And with only one first team appearance behind him in an FA Cup clash against Birmingham City last season – he will need plenty of under 23s action to be anywhere near fit enough for inclusion in the first team squad.

Silva was included on the bench at various times before he fell ill and needed surgery and the Hammers will need now to decide whether he should be promoted to the squad for Chicharito once the striker joins Sevilla or wait until January and bring in a new signing.

The youngster – who looked comfortable on his one appearance in the team last season – is on a special recovery programme and is a player in whom the manager sees great potential.


Kristijan Belic departs West Ham United for Olympiacos

West Ham United can confirm that Kristijan Belic has joined Greek side Olympiacos on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 18-year-old Serbian midfielder, who was born in Belgrade and came through the ranks at OFK Beograd, joined West Ham’s youth set-up at the age of 15.

Belic subsequently became a full-time scholar with the Hammers the following year, and went on to make 17 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League, including a competitive debut in Claret and Blue in a 1-0 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur in August 2016. He would also later make four appearances for the Under-23 side.

Everyone at West Ham United would like to thank Belic for his contribution and wish him the best of luck in his future career.

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BillyJenningsBoots 10:34 Tue Sep 3
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You OK Alan....

Mex Martillo 4:06 Mon Sep 2
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Thanks Alan

Queens Fish Bar 3:36 Mon Sep 2
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Takashi Miike 1:09 Mon Sep 2

Texas Iron 2:07 Mon Sep 2
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bill green 1:16 Mon Sep 2
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Thanks Alan 1:11 Mon Sep 2

Thanks Alan 1:11 Mon Sep 2
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OK, Miike

Thanks Alan

Takashi Miike 1:09 Mon Sep 2
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Thanks Alan

let Xande heal properly, we should be fine until he's back

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