WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons

Alan 12:13 Sun Sep 27
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Lyon will demand 50m euros (£46m) from any deal involving French midfielder Houssem Aouar, 22, after turning down a bid from Arsenal of 36m euros (£32.8m). (RMC Sport)

Arsenal are ready to increase their offer to Lyon for Aouar to £36.5m, with a further £9m in potential add-ons. (Football London)

Chelsea will make a formal bid of more than £40m for Declan Rice and believe that will be enough to sign the England midfielder, 21 - because West Ham need the money. (Sun on Sunday)

But the Hammers hope to sign Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 27, on loan from Chelsea. (Sun on Sunday)

Burnley are tracking Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie and are set to make a bid in the final few weeks of the transfer window. (Sunday Mail)

Barcelona have turned down an offer for 17-year-old Spain forward Ansu Fati of 125m euros (£114m), plus 25m euros (£22.8m) in add-ons. (Marca - in Spanish)

Torino no longer want to sign Arsenal's Lucas Torreira and although Atletico Madrid remain interested in a loan, the Gunners would prefer a permanent move for the Uruguay midfielder, 24. (Football London)

Manchester United are still in the chase for Porto's Brazilian left-back Alex Telles - and are reportedly confident a deal will soon be agreed for the 26-year-old. (Star)

United have also joined the race for 16-year-old Argentine Alex Luna, who plays for Atletico Rafaela in his home country, and are ready to battle AC Milan for the striker's signature - even though he may not arrive until 2022.(Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan are prepared to offer Chelsea their Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, 27, in the hope of signing their French midfielder N'Golo Kante. (90 min)

But Inter's sporting director has played down speculation they are interested in making a move for Kante, who previously played under manager Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.(Express)

Liverpool's 20-year-old striker Rhian Brewster wants to speak to Crystal Palace about a potential £20m move, although Sheffield United and Aston Villa are also interested in the England Under-21 international. (Sun on Sunday)

After being in negotiations with Liverpool over Brewster and Arsenal over 19-year-old striker Folarin Balogun, Sheffield United are now looking at signing former England striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, who is a free agent after leaving Trabzonspor in March. (Mail)

Udinese have told Leeds United they will only accept an offer of £40m for Argentine midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26. (90 min)

Leeds are set to make a bid for Norwich City's former England Under-21 winger Todd Cantwell, 22. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are preparing to offer a new deal to England midfielder Phil Foden, increasing the 20-year-old's salary from £30,000 a week to more than £150,000. (90 min)

Liverpool will hold talks with Motherwell defender Sam Campbell after they, Leeds United and Brighton had bids accepted for the 16-year-old. (Football Insider)

Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who made his France debut this month at 17, is willing to wait until July 2021 to join Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants having already made an approach. (Marca - in Spanish)

Real Madrid want to send Luka Jovic out on loan but former club Eintracht Frankfurt are not interested in a deal for the Serbia striker, 22. (AS - in Spanish)

Hertha Berlin are interested in signing German forward Mario Gotze, 28, after he was released by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season. (Bild - in German)


West Ham v Wolves: match preview

It has been another odd week at West Ham, whose win over Hull in the Carabao Cup was dominated by David Moyes, Josh Cullen and Issa Diop returning positive tests for Covid-19 shortly before kick-off. Moyes will be managing remotely against Wolves, with Alan Irvine standing in on the touchline, and needs a win losing his first two league games. West Ham’s co-owner David Sullivan did not ease the pressure when he warned that there might be no signings before the transfer window shuts. Jacob Steinberg

Sunday 7pm BT Sport 1

Venue London Stadium

Last season West Ham 0 Wolves 2

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G2 Y4 R0 2 cards/game

Odds H 3-1 A 6-5 D 23-10


Subs from Randolph, Martin, Alese, Johnson, Coventry, Wilshere, Noble, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller, Snodgrass, Cardoso, Silva

Doubtful Haller (hamstring), Noble (foot)

Injured Cullen (self-isolating, unknown), Diop (self-isolating, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y3 R0

Form LL

Leading scorer Antonio 1


Subs from Hoever, Ruddy, Kilman, Vitinha, Dendoncker, Neto, Silva, Buur, Bennett, Roderick

Doubtful None

Injured Jonny (knee, unknown), Marçal (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form WL

Leading scorer Jiménez 2


Report: West Ham eye £20m-rated Mohamed Simakan; also keen on Antonio Rudiger loan

By Jordan Harris

West Ham United would like to sign Antonio Rudiger on loan, according to The Sun, while they are also keen on £20 million-rated defender Mohamed Simakan.

David Moyes is still awaiting the chance to add a new face to his squad this summer. But it would certainly appear that bolstering his defensive ranks is a priority as the deadline looms.

The Sun reports that the Hammers have put their pursuits of James Tarkowski and Wesley Fofana on the back burner over their asking prices.

It is suggested that they are now keen on taking Rudiger for the season. Meanwhile, they are also monitoring Strasbourg's Simakan.

The Sun claims that the 20-year-old will cost around £20 million. So it will be interesting to see whether the Irons have any interest in meeting those demands.

Simakan is a player with only 29 senior appearances under his belt. He does look to have a bright future ahead, and can play in a variety of positions.

The Sun on Sunday notes however, that the Hammers were unwilling to pay £40 million for Tarkowski. Unlike Simakan, he has proven himself in the Premier League. So perhaps it should not be a big surprise if the youngster’s asking price also proves problematic.

That may leave the Irons hoping Chelsea are willing to loan out Rudiger. Even on loan however, he will not cheap either.

Spotrac shows that he earns £100,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge.

And with clubs likely to be well aware of how keen West Ham are to strengthen their defensive ranks, it is difficult to imagine many sides being willing to drop asking prices with the deadline edging closer.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Lato 12:24 Sun Sep 27
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Haller doubtful?

Mex Martillo 12:23 Sun Sep 27
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:14 Sun Sep 27

Thanks Alan 12:14 Sun Sep 27
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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