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Alan 12:19 Sun Jan 26
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Tottenham are working on a permanent deal that would see Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, return to the club from Real Madrid before this week's transfer deadline. (Express)

Manchester United may decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if results do not improve this season, with England boss Gareth Southgate a leading contender to replace him. (Mail)

Manchester United will make a move for Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell, 23, in the summer. (Metro)

Barcelona are not expected to pursue a move for Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, during the current transfer window and will focus on Valencia's Spain forward Rodrigo Moreno, 28. (Sport)

However, Aubameyang may be targeted by Paris St-Germain as a replacement for Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 32. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Cavani, linked with Chelsea and Manchester United, has verbally agreed to join Atletico Madrid before the end of the January transfer window. (Goal)

Cavani rejected a contract proposal worth around £10m-a-year, plus a huge signing-on bonus from Manchester United. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Aston Villa will not pursue bids for Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in the current window as neither is willing to meet Fulham's £40m valuation. The 25-year-old has an option to leave in the summer - if Fulham fail to secure promotion to the Premier League. (Star)

Arsenal are close to finalising the signing of 26-year-old Flamengo defender Pablo Mari. (Mail)

Manchester United are refusing to lower the £25m asking price for England centre-back Chris Smalling, with Roma keen to complete a permanent deal for the 30-year-old, who is currently on loan at the Serie A side. (Sun)

Manchester United remain interested in Sporting's Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 25, but the two teams are unable to agree a fee. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Marcos Rojo is heading back to Estudiantes on loan - after Manchester United failed to find a buyer for the 29-year-old Argentine defender. (Mirror)

Newcastle hope to beat Valencia to the signature of Borussia Dortmund and Spain striker Paco Alcacer, 26, who is available for a loan deal. (Sun)

Southampton have held further talks with Tottenham over a deal for England Under-21 full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, 22. (Mail)

Birmingham are prepared to turn down any offers for England Under-17 international Jude Bellingham, and are confident of keeping hold of the 16-year-old despite interest from Manchester United and Liverpool. (90 Min)

West Ham's New Zealand defender Winston Reid, 31, has turned down the opportunity of joining Charlton on loan. (TeamTalk)

Norwich are in talks to sign F91 Dudelange and Luxembourg winger Danel Sinani, 22. (Mail)

Former Blackburn and Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi, the 31-year-old France midfielder on loan at Galatasaray from Roma, is considering a move to West Ham. (Le10Sport, via Star)

Leeds target Britt Assombalonga, 27, is up for sale with Middlesbrough willing to sell the DR Congo striker. (Star)

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 27, is to be honoured with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. (Mirror)

Former Arsenal, Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie, 36, has revealed Vincent Kompany asked him to come out of retirement and join him at Anderlecht. (HLN - in Dutch)


David Moyes wanted to make more than three substitutions in West Ham’s defeat

• The Premier League club lost at home to West Brom
• Moyes desperate to make signings this week

Jacob Steinberg at London Stadium

David Moyes said he wanted to make more than three substitutions at half-time after West Ham were knocked out of the FA Cup by 10-man West Bromwich Albion, who reached the fifth round despite Slaven Bilic making eight changes against his old club.

Conor Townsend’s early goal sent the Championship’s pacesetters into the fifth round and ensured that Bilic enjoyed a triumphant return to the London Stadium. West Ham, who are battling relegation from the Premier League, were abject during the first half and Moyes reacted by using up all his substitutions during the interval.

“I think I could have probably made a couple more if I was allowed,” West Ham’s manager said. “I just thought we passed the ball away. I wanted to see if I could do something that would make a difference. I think it got better. The second half got much better but we didn’t manufacture anything that was clear cut.”

Moyes, who returned to West Ham after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked last month, said that nothing has changed at the east London club since his first spell. “I came with the same problem last time,” he said. “What I need to do is find something which can give us inspiration. The last time Marko Arnautovic gave us inspiration.”

West Ham have league games against Liverpool on Wednesday and Brighton next Saturday and Moyes accepted that losing to a heavily rotated Championship team was a concern. “I totally accept it and it was pretty much a West Ham first team today,” he said.

West Ham hope to strengthen their midfield by signing Slavia Prague’s Tomas Soucek. They have made a €15m bid for the Czech Republic midfielder but his club are holding out for €20m and the Hammers need signings before the transfer window shuts on Friday. “I’m desperately trying to get people in who we think can do something for the team and that’s not easy,” Moyes said.

Bilic, who saw Semi Ajayi sent off near the end, backed Moyes to keep West Ham up. “David can do that,” West Brom’s manager said. “The players have to do it. They have done it before and they have to do it now. Now what is very important is the crowd recognise the situation, be behind the team and be behind the club.”


21-year-old will cost West Ham United £20m+

Subhankar Mondal

West Ham United reportedly want Sander Berge.

According to The Sunday People, Genk midfielder Sander Berge will cost West Ham United over £20 million in transfer fees in the final days of the January transfer window.

It has been reported that West Ham have long been interested in the 21-year-old, and that if the Hammers want to press ahead with their interest now, the they will have to cough up over £20 million


According to WhoScored, Berge has made 22 starts and one substitute appearance in the Jupiler League for Genk so far this season, scoring four goals in the process.

The Norway international has also played six times in the Champions League this campaign, according to WhoScored.

Good signing for West Ham United?

Berge is a very good central midfielder who is still only 21 years of age, and he could be a brilliant player for West Ham in the long run.

Mark Noble is 32 years of age, and Berge would be a very good long-term replacement for him and would be a strong partner for Declan Rice in the middle of the park.

OL Mercato (Translation)

West Ham's offer for Pape Cheikh Diop

Currently on loan to Celta Vigo, Pape Cheikh Diop (22) could leave for England. Still under contract with Olympique Lyonnais, the midfielder would interest West Ham according to the daily AS.

Back on loan this summer at Celta Vigo, Pape Cheikh Diop may not finish the season in Spain. The daily AS reveals that West Ham, struggling in the league, has made an offer for the midfielder. But the operation turned out to be delicate, the player still belonging to Olympique Lyonnais. If the English club wishes to acquire it, it will first have to convince OL to break its loan so that the Rhodaniens send it back to London. Hammers executives want to get Cheikh Diop on loan by adding a call option. The midfielder is all the more sensitive to this interest as he benefits from little playing time this season, 30% of the possible minutes in La Liga.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 5:32 Sun Jan 26
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Driz 4:30 Sun Jan 26
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Why am I here reading this shit.

Thanks Alan BTW :-)

Nicey 3:12 Sun Jan 26
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We’d do well to land Raggi Nordtveit from Mold for £3m - that kid is going to be a big star

Nicey 3:09 Sun Jan 26
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Is some using a player naMe generator for that last story?

Just chuck in a load of names of African players that have played for West Ham and the generator spews out a made up player.

I tried it with Argentine players and can confirm that West Ham have made an enquiry for £15m rated River Plate goalkeeper - Mauriccio Scaloni

pdcwhu 1:44 Sun Jan 26
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Sven Roeder 1:21 Sun Jan 26
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 12:28 Sun Jan 26
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Takashi Miike 12:20 Sun Jan 26

Takashi Miike 12:20 Sun Jan 26
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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