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Q: 2022 Summer Transfer Window - How many 1st team players will we sign before August 6th
a. None as Sullivan will wait until the last week before he gets his scattergun out the cupboard
b. A couple of freebies paraded as superstars, usual hype to follow
c. I'm more optimistic as surely they know we need to strengthen, 3-4 with decent money spent.
d. Who gives a toss as we have a great squad already, I've already ordered the new replica kit, socks and all and can't wait to wear it at our first game, down the pub of course, I bleed claret & blue

Alan 10:26 Wed Oct 14
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Leeds United are interested in Norwich City and England Under-21 midfielder Todd Cantwell, 22, as well as Derby County and England Under-19 midfielder Louie Sibley, 19. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

West Ham have agreed a £30m deal with Brentford to sign forward Said Benrahma, 25, but still have to agree personal terms with the Algeria forward. (Sky Sports)

Championship side Middlesbrough are plotting an ambitious move to sign England and Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, 30, by Friday evening. (Football Insider)

France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, retains the support of the Manchester United dressing room despite expressing his desire to play for Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona are preparing a double swoop for Pogba and Bayern Munich's Austria midfielder David Alaba, 28. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, wants to be released from his contract by the end of the month and is interested in moving to Major League Soccer in the United States. (Sun)

Crystal Palace are close to completing a short-term deal for right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 29, who is a free agent after leaving Liverpool in the summer. (The Athletic)

Cardiff and Swansea are competing to sign Liverpool's Wales midfielder Harry Wilson, 23, on a season-long loan. (Wales Online)

Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest and Derby County, where Wilson spent the 2018-19 Championship season on loan, are also interested. (Mail)

Manchester United and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32, rejected an offer worth £200,000 a week from a team in Saudi Arabia. (Sport)

Fulham are in talks over a £3m deal for Huddersfield Town's 26-year-old Dutch defender Terence Kongolo. (Mail)

Sevilla and France Under-21 defender Jules Kounde, 21, is on Manchester United's radar ahead of a January move. (ESPN)

Italy's former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Brescia, will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". (Goal)

West Brom are close to sealing a £14m deal for Huddersfield Town's English forward Karlan Grant, 23. (Football Insider)

Derby County's Dutch winger Florian Jozefzoon, 29, is in talks to join fellow Championship side Rotherham United. (Football Insider)

Switzerland forward Shani Tarashaj, 25, has returned to Everton after his loan spell at Dutch side FC Emmen was cancelled. (Liverpool Echo)


Benched Benrahma’s late arrival

West Ham target Said Benrahma came on a 92nd-minute substitute on the bench tonight (Tues) for Algeria in an international friendly against Mexico in Holland.

Four days ago Benrahma started for Algeria playing the full ninety minutes in a one-nil win over Nigeria but was rested tonight possibly by prior agreement given transfer talks are continuing between his agents, West Ham and his club Brentford.

Alegeria’s game against Mexico ended in a 2-2 draw after Algerians went down to ten men after 55 minutes.

Benrahma was first called up to the Algeria national team for friendly matches against Guinea and Senegal in 2015, making his debut versus Senegal on 13 October 2015, when he came on as a substitute.

One month later, he was called into the squad for two 2018 World Cup second round qualifiers versus Tanzania, but did not make an appearance. Benrahma’s club form at Brentford during the 2018–19 season was recognised with a call-up for two 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and he won his second international cap with a start in a 1–0 win over Tunisia on 26 March 2019.

He was named in Algeria’s preliminary squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Benrahma is expected to fly back to London tonight or tomorrow and could have a medical with West Ham as soon as he returns.

The Hammers have three more days to seal a deal and hope the player will sign on a five-year contract before 5 pm on Friday.

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Mex Martillo 5:09 Wed Oct 14
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 12:48 Wed Oct 14

Razzman 3:24 Wed Oct 14
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Cheers Al

Texas Iron 12:56 Wed Oct 14
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

ted fenton 12:48 Wed Oct 14
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bill green 11:44 Wed Oct 14

bill green 11:44 Wed Oct 14
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Thanks Alan 11:35 Wed Oct 14

Thanks Alan 11:35 Wed Oct 14
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Thanks Alan

Irish Hammer 11:20 Wed Oct 14
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Hugely appreciated as always Alan.

blueeyed.handsomeman 10:59 Wed Oct 14
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THankyou Alan

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