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Alan 12:43 Sun Sep 29
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Tottenham have identified England manager Gareth Southgate as their top target to succeed manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Star Sunday)

The Spurs players are starting to believe manager Pochettino will soon leave the club, with Manchester United his preferred destination. (Sun on Sunday)

Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is preparing to return to Real Madrid, with president Florentino Perez lining up the Portuguese to replace Zinedine Zidane. (Sunday Times)

Liverpool want to sign 22-year-old Brazil forward David Neres from Ajax. (Calciomercato)

Liverpool fear manager Jurgen Klopp could be tempted by the Germany coach's job once Joachim Low's reign ends. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham are set to put a £100m price tag on England midfielder Declan Rice in order to price Manchester United out of a move for the 20-year-old. (Sunday Express)

Barcelona are set to revive their interest in Chelsea winger Willian, 31. The Brazil international's contract expires at the of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not buy any players in January because they do not have the money. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City want to sign Leicester City's Turkey 23-year-old centre-back Caglar Soyuncu. (Fotospor via Metro)

Manchester City have given Dutch coach Giovanni van ­Bronckhorst an inside role at the club as they prepare for life without Guardiola. (Sunday Mirror)

The agent of Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof, 25, says the Sweden international was wanted by Barcelona over the summer. (Sport Bladet via Manchester Evening News)

Netherlands' 19-year-old centre-back Matthijs de Ligt's decision to move to Juventus this summer prompted Barcelona to turn their attention to Lindelof. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United will demand £20m for England Under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, who is on loan at Sheffield United, at the end of the season. (Sun on Sunday)

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is leading the hunt for highly rated 17-year-old Wigan forward Joe Gelhardt. (Sunday Express)

Wolves are monitoring Real Madrid's 20-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard. (Sunday Mirror)

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea's coach Emilio Alvarez has left Manchester United after the 28-year-old's dip in form last season prompted questions about his methods. (Mail on Sunday)

Barcelona are unhappy with midfielder Arthur, 23, after he enjoyed a night out with Paris St-Germain forward and fellow Brazilian Neymar. (Marca)

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri is keen to reintegrate former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, 25, back into his team after the German's failed summer move to PSG. (Le10sport - in French)

West Ham are in talks to sign 16-year-old Manchester United academy forward Mipo Odubeko. Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and ​Bayern Munich are among the other clubs believed to be interested in the Republic of Ireland Under-17 international. (90min)

Former Japan forward Keisuke Honda, 33, has asked Manchester United to make him an offer. Honda has been a free agent since leaving Melbourne Victory in the summer. (Metro)

Video assistant referees should only intervene on "clear" offside decisions, according to Uefa's referee chief, which is in contrast to how the system is being used in the Premier League this season. (Mail on Sunday)

Ajax hope to agree an improved contract with Real Madrid target Donny van de Beek in an attempt to fend off interest in the 22-year-old Netherlands midfielder. (Voetbal International - in Dutch)


Aaron Cresswell’s strike salvages draw for West Ham at Bournemouth

Ben Fisher at the Vitality Stadium

After almost a year out through injury, Andriy Yarmolenko is making up for lost time. The winger, who tore an achilles last October, opened the scoring and was the catalyst here as West Ham fought from behind to earn a point through Aaron Cresswell. The draw was sufficient to hoist Manuel Pellegrini’s side up to third in a game dominated by disallowed goals, disillusion and a little disorder.

The West Ham left back latched on to Felipe Anderson's knock down to fire home

At the final whistle Pellegrini and his counterpart, Eddie Howe, were embroiled in a touchline contretemps, with the West Ham manager irate at the Bournemouth assistant manager, Jason Tindall, whom he argued was trying to unfairly influence the referee, Stuart Attwell. Howe played down the exchange, insisting he and Pellegrini were discussing VAR calls. “I never talked about the VAR decision,” Pellegrini said. “I talk about the assistant coach of him [Tindall], the complete game with the referee trying to pressurise in every decision. That’s what I complain [about], not about the VAR. I think they don’t need it because they are a good team that play offensive football. I think Eddie has done very good work here – his assistant doesn’t need to do those kinds of things because I don’t think it’s fair for the referee.”

Attwell already had his hands full. Two minutes after Joshua King put the ball in the net, sweeping home to cancel out Yarmolenko’s fine curled opener, Bournemouth were finally able to celebrate. King benefited after the ball dribbled off Nathan Aké’s right leg from a deep Diego Rico cross. As he wheeled away, though, the assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis raised his flag, only for the VAR, Andrew Madley, to overturn the decision. That was just the beginning of a contentious afternoon, with Aké having a volley ruled out after the offside Dominic Solanke clouded the view of West Ham’s goalkeeper Roberto, who replaced the injured Lukasz Fabianski. Later, Howe seemed stumped at Cresswell getting away with tugging at King’s shirt in the box.

These sides were both licking their wounds after being humbled by League One opposition in midweek, with Burton and Oxford knocking Bournemouth and West Ham respectively out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Saying that, these teams were almost unrecognisable, with Howe and Pellegrini making a combined total of 19 changes from those defeats as they reverted to more tried and tested formulas here. That meant a return to the starting lineup for Yarmolenko, who built on his sweet strike against Manchester United last weekend with another finish full of panache. Felipe Anderson floated a cross towards Sébastien Haller. He eluded Rico to fish the ball out of the air with his right foot before picking out Yarmolenko, who did the rest.

Andriy Yarmolenko had rifled West Ham into the lead on ten minutes with a superb effort

Howe acknowledged the goal gave Bournemouth, sloppy until that point, the impetus they required. They did not trail for long, even if they were made to wait for confirmation of King’s equaliser. Things went from bad to worse for West Ham, with Fabianski forced off with a hip injury and frustrated as Aaron Ramsdale saved well from Anderson following a clever Haller dummy, before Angelo Ogbonna headed over unmarked from a corner.

Thirty seconds after the break, West Ham would come to regret those missed opportunities. Solanke jinked his way past Declan Rice before laying the ball off for King, who nudged the ball to Callum Wilson. Roberto had no chance.

Bournemouth could have been out of sight but Aké’s goal was ruled out and Roberto repelled a fierce Wilson strike. Having survived, West Ham made sure to punish with Cresswell hammering home.


Andriy Yarmolenko-inspired West Ham go third after battling back for draw at Bournemouth

Tom Prentki, Vitality Stadium

West Ham climbed to third place with a spirited comeback at Bournemouth to stretch their unbeaten run to six game in a performance inspired by an excellent display from Andriy Yarmolenko.

Manuel Pellegrini still has plenty of defensive headaches to worry about but supporters will perhaps feel their club has gone a little way towards atoning for their humiliation at Oxford United during the week.

They scored with their first chance as Felipe Anderson lofted to the far post where Sebastien Haller collected and fed Yarmolenko and he rolled Nathan Ake before curling into the far corner of the goal.

Having made wholesale changes in the League Cup in midweek and suffered a humiliating defeat to League One opposition, both manages reverted to the same selections that were successful for them in the Premier League last weekend.

Diego Rico crossed from the left following a corner and Ake deflected the ball into the path of Josh King who swept past Lucasz Fabianski.

Assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis flagged for offside and then everyone in the stadium was made to endure a long wait as Stuart Attwell consulted VAR. The decision was overturned with Ake having been adjudged onside and Bournemouth were level.

Pellegrini’s afternoon then became more problematic as he lost Fabianski to injury ten minutes before half-time as the Pole pulled up in pain after taking a goal-kick.

An even and intriguing half almost concluded with West Ham retaking the lead but Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale reacted quickly to divert Felipe Anderson’s effort over.

Goals always looked likely here and Bournemouth found another straight after the break after an excellent run from Solanke gave King the chance to tee up Callum Wilson to score his seventh goal in seven appearances against the hammers.

Bournemouth looked to have extended their lead eight minutes later as Ake smashed in following a corner but his shot appeared to have touched Solanke en-route and the goal was this time disallowed after consultation.

The Hammers had not conceded since August 24th but never looked at ease against Bournemouth’s fluid attack though they did constantly pose a threat of their own.

Haller and Yarmolenko combined just as the had done earlier though this time the Ukranian’s delicately curled shot fell just wide.

The pendulum continued to swing and the Wilsons combined for Bournemouth – Harry to Callum – but Roberto was quick off his line to smother the latters close range attempt when really he ought to have scored.

He paid a significant price as back came West Ham with Yarmolenko again pivotal to the move, this time lofting to the far post where Anderson nodded back to Aaton Cresswell who crashed in via a deflection off Steve Cook.

From that point on it was the away side who looked the most likely to find a winner but finally the pace dropped and the points were shared.


BOURNEMOUTH (4-4-2): Ramsdale 6.5: Stacey 7 (L Cook 89), Cook 6, Ake 7, Rico 6.5; H Wilson 6.5 (Danjuma Groeneveld 77), Lerma 6.5, Billing 6.5 (Francis 89), King 7.5; C Wilson 7.5, Solanke 7

Subs not used: Boruc, Mepham, Surman, Ibe

Goalscorers: King 17, Callum Wilson 46

Booked: Rico, Lerma, S Cook

WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Fabianski 6 (Jimenez 34, 5.5): Fredericks 6, Diop 6, Ogbonna 6.5, Cresswell 6; Rice 7, Noble 7 (Wilshere 75); Yarmolenko 8, Fornals 5.5 (Lanzini 67), Anderson 7.5; Haller 7

Subs not used: Zabaleta, Balbuena, Snodgrass, Ajeti

Goalscorers: Yarmolenko 10, Cresswell 74

Booked: Diop

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Attendance: 10,729

90 Min

Exclusive: West Ham in Talks to Sign Man Utd Academy Star Mipo Odubeko

Scott Saunders

West Ham United are in talks over the signing of 16-year-old forward Mipo Odubeko - who scored 35 goals for Manchester United's academy last season.

Odubeko, a Republic of Ireland Under-17 international, rejected an offer from the north west club in July and left Old Trafford following the expiration of his contract. United have continued their attempts to convince the player to re-sign since then, but without success. Odubeko and his representatives believe his development will be best served away from Manchester.

A number of clubs across Europe have shown interest in the player - Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and ​Bayern Munich among them - though the wish of the player is to remain in England. The Hammers now find themselves in the box seat and are locked in negotiations with United - a team they beat 2-0 in the Premier League last weekend.

While Odubeko has technically left the club, United would be owed a series of compensation payments, as well as a sell on clause, were ​West Ham to complete the signing without negotiations taking place. 90min has learned, however, that talks between the two clubs are continuing to ensure the Hammers work the best deal for themselves.

Both clubs rate Odubeko highly. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown since being handed the role in December last year his willingness to give youth a chance - with Mason Greenwood among the latest to make his mark on the first team - and there was a feeling at ​United that Odubeko could have been among the next crop to break through.

West Ham are, however, optimistic they will complete the deal. The intention from the east London club is to draft Odubeko into first team training sessions, though initially he'll be given his chance to impress in the club's Under-23 team. There is hope among those at West Ham that he'll break into the first team at some point before the end of the season.

The likes of Feyenoord, Genoa, Burnley and ​​Newcastle have also been credited with interest in Odubeko in the past few months, though West Ham now consider themselves close to pulling off the deal.


U18s overcome Spurs in Premier League Cup opener

West Ham United U18s defeated Tottenham Hotspur U18s for the second time in a fortnight to open their 2019/20 Premier League Cup campaign with three points.

Drawn in a tough-looking group against Spurs, Newcastle and Stoke, Kevin Keen’s side got off to the best possible start with a 2-1 victory over their London rivals at Little Heath Sports Ground on Saturday.

The Hammers opened the scoring towards the end of the first half when left-back Sam Caiger, having featured twice for the U23s recently, cut in from the left-hand side and curled the ball into the far corner from 20 yards.

The balance of play remained relatively even for the rest of the first half as both sides spurned chances, Amadou Diallo and Caiger having shots well saved, but it was the visitors who came out on the front foot after the break.

Three minutes after the restart, Chay Cooper’s low ball into the box found Enoch Asante at the far post, the Spurs attacker duly converting from four yards.

Hammers heads remained high, however, and six minutes later the home side regained the lead, a corner finding its way to the back-post where midfielder Iyiola Adebayo was on hand to sidefoot home.

True to the attacking form which saw them play out a 3-2 thriller two weeks ago, both sides continued to push for another goal, trading opportunities – with West Ham goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu particularly impressing - until the full-time whistle.

After the game, Assistant Coach Mark Phillips told whufc.com: “It’s great to get off on a good footing and win the first game of our Premier League Cup campaign.

“There were spells when Spurs had control of the game, but we were much better at keeping possession than we were two weeks ago.

“Hopefully now, we can capitalise on our good start, try and get at least one win from our next two fixtures away at Newcastle and Stoke, and get out of our group.”

To qualify for the knock-out stages, West Ham will need to either finish top of Group E – a position currently held by Stoke, who defeated Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday – or be one of the two best-placed runners-up out of six.

West Ham U18s return to Premier League South action away to Fulham next weekend; their next Premier League Cup game sees them travel to Newcastle’s Academy on Saturday 26 October.

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gph 2:49 Mon Sep 30
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan

ted fenton 7:54 Sun Sep 29
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Hello Mrs. Jones 3:52 Sun Sep 29


Hello Mrs. Jones 3:52 Sun Sep 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan but I have a question.

As it seems he's Irish, shouldn't his name be Mipo O'Dubeko

Cicero 2:38 Sun Sep 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

ted fenton 1:59 Sun Sep 29
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:24 Sun Sep 29

ironsofcanada 1:26 Sun Sep 29
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Thank you, sir.

Thanks Alan 1:24 Sun Sep 29
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147man 1:08 Sun Sep 29

147man 1:08 Sun Sep 29
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Thanks Alan

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