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Alan 1:38 Sun Sep 8
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Juventus will open talks with Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea in January, with the Premier League club having already lined up the 28-year-old Spain international's successor. (Sunday Express)

United are close to finalising the appointment of their former Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar as director of football. (Sunday Mirror)

Real Madrid will try to sign France striker Kylian Mbappe, 20, from Paris St-Germain next summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Some Barcelona players offered their own money to help fund a move for PSG's 27-year-old Brazil forward Neymar this summer. (Marca)

Football agents have been told to be ready for Chelsea - under a two-window transfer ban - to do business in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will bid for 24-year-old Inter Milan and Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar in January, with manager Pep Guardiola needing to solve the Premier League champions' defensive injury problems. (Sunday Express)

Virgil van Dijk, 28, has agreed a new six-year deal at Liverpool after the club moved to keep the Netherlands defender in the wake of Harry Maguire's £80m move to Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Mexico striker Javier Hernandez, 30, would have stayed at West Ham for the remainder of his contract if Sevilla had not bid for him in the last week of the summer transfer window. (Football.London)

Tottenham's France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 22, has been taking English lessons in an effort to integrate himself fully into life in London after his summer move from Lyon. (Football. London)

Roma forward Edin Dzeko is looking forward to working with new team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, after the 30-year-old Armenia midfielder joined the Serie A side from Arsenal on loan for the season. (Corriere Dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado, 31, will hold contract talks with the Italian champions. The 31-year-old's playing time has been limited under new manager Maurizio Sarri. (Goal)

England Under-21 forward Eddie Nketiah, 20, chose to move to Leeds United on loan from Arsenal to give himself a better chance to break into the Gunners' first team in the future. (Mail on Sunday)

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui wanted to sign Spain defender Nacho Fernandez, 29, from La Liga rivals Real Madrid in the summer. (Marca)

Serie A side Napoli plan to extend Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz's contract. The 23-year-old is a target for Real, who had a £40.7m offer rejected in the summer. (Football Italia)

Former France midfielder and Lyon women manager Reynald Pedros is in discussions to become the head coach of South Korea. (L'Equipe - in French)


Gold turns down Watford offer

David Gold has achieved his lifetime ambition by becoming co chairman of West Ham and has no intention of taking over Watford.

Urged on Twitter to buy the Hornets Gold declared: “Thank you for asking but I’m West Ham till I die. dg https://twitter.com/dilemma1979/status/1170404799424159749 …

He had responded to a tweet which had declared: ” I hate our owners @davidgold you don’t wanna buy us do you.”
Gold had dreamed of owning the Hammers for years before finally getting control of the club in 2010 having been – along with David Sullivan – out of ownership since leaving Birmingham City.

He had looked at other clubs during his and David Sullivan’s absence from the game including the likes of Charlton, Crystal Palace and Portsmouth.

But even on his departure from St Andrews it was the Hammers – then under the Icelandics – he and Sullivan had always wanted the Hammers.

Watford meanwhile – having endured an awful start to the season = with the Irons contributing to their demise have since made a managerial change with Javi Gracia parting company leaving and and Quique Sanchez Flores returning to the dugout at Vicarage Road.

London Stadium Wi-Fi edges closer

London Stadium wide ‘High-density Wi-Fi’ is currently being installed by O2 and a testing phase is due to commence soon telecoms industry insiders have revealed to Claret and Hugh. Stadium owners E20 signed a contract with mobile company O2 last month to fund the long-overdue ‘Connected Stadium’ project.

Free Wi-Fi is scheduled to be made available to all stadium users this season with a date yet to be agreed and announced by the stadium owners.

O2 have rolled out the same Wi-Fi technology across Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu, Twickenham rugby stadium and the London Eye.

O2 has re-used much of the infrastructure left in the ground from the London 2012 Olympics as well as the existing fibre network but has installed a new mesh of Wi-Fi access points to allow a crowd of up to 60,000 to enjoy fast download speeds of up to 30Mb/s.

Claret and Hugh understand that the multi-million O2 contract does not include any sponsorship so the London Stadium will not be renamed the O2 Stadium or the London Stadium powered by O2.

However, stadium owners may be looking for other sponsors to help absorb the cost of installing and the ongoing upkeep of the Wi-Fi going forward.

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