WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
27%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
35%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
22%
  



Alan 12:36 Sat Sep 4
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Wolves want to make Spain winger Adama Traore, 25, their highest-paid player with a new £120,000-a-week deal to fend off interest from Tottenham and Liverpool. (Sun)

Manchester United still want Atletico Madrid's England defender Kieran Trippier and will attempt to sign the 30-year-old in the January transfer window. (Mundo Deportivo, via Sun)

Real Madrid prepared seven contracts to negotiate with Kylian Mbappe as they aimed to sign the France forward before the transfer deadline, but the Spanish giants are optimistic the 22-year-old will choose to join them from Paris St-Germain in 2022. (Sport - in Spanish)

Mbappe's failure to agree a move from PSG this summer saw his junior club AS Bondy miss out on a compensation fee of more than 2m euros (£1.7m). (L'Equipe - in French)

France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 18, convinced Rennes to let him join Real Madrid this summer, despite PSG making more lucrative offers to both himself and his former club. (AS - in Spanish)

PSG did not submit a formal bid for Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo despite holding discussions over a move for the 36-year-old before he left Juventus to rejoin Manchester United. (Le10Sport - in French)

Juventus want to build a team around Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, 27, after agreeing to let Ronaldo return to United. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

England midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, turned down the chance to join West Ham on a permanent basis following last season's loan spell at the Hammers in order to fight for his place at Manchester United. (90Min)

Zenit St Petersburg's Iran striker Sardar Azmoun, 26, has claimed Tottenham were a among a number of clubs - including Roma, Lyon and Bayer Leverkusen - that attempted to sign him in the summer. (Soccer RU, via football.london)

Inter Milan are among the clubs interested in Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, 29, who is expected to leave the Gunners on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Barcelona will attempt to sign Spain forward Dani Olmo, 23, from RB Leipzig in January, having already agreed a five-year contract in principle. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Some of the Barcelona squad reacted with joy following France forward Antoine Griezmann's return to Atletico Madrid with the 30-year-old having struggled to find his place at the Nou Camp. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 27, hopes to stay with AC Milan after his second loan stint from Chelsea expires. (Goal)

USA defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, 23, rejected a deadline-day move from Tottenham to Torino, before securing a late loan move to Celtic. (Football Insider)

Former Newcastle United midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa, 34, has been linked with a move to Rapid Bucharest. The Frenchman is a free agent after leaving Bordeaux in the summer. (Pro Sport - in Romanian)

Celtic have set their sights on signing Britain's tallest outfield player, 6ft 9in forward Kyle Hudlin, 21, who plays for National League side Solihull Moors. (Football Insider)

David Beckham's son Romeo, 19, has signed for Fort Lauderdale CF, who play in the third tier of the United States football pyramid. (Miami Total Futbol)







C&H

Former Athletics chief urges more control for West Ham

A former Athletics Chief has called for West Ham to have more control over the London Stadium calling the Hammers a valuable asset to the legacy of the former Olympic Stadium.

Ed Warner is the former chair of UK Athletics and current vice-chair of World Para Athletics wrote an article for City.AM

He says UK Athletics must make up its mind over London Stadium continued use.

He says clearly there a deal to be done with the Legacy Company over the future running of the London Stadium

He suggests extending the lease with West Ham taking over management for 52 weeks of the year enjoying the profits from summer gigs and other sports coming up with a new rental figure that carries with it greater responsibility for repair and maintenance.

When he handed over the chair of UK Athletics in 2017, he advised its new leaders to decide urgently whether they wanted to continue to use the London Stadium and, if they did, to go all in against the constant pressure to give it up. If not, they should do an early deal with the Mayor to relinquish UKA’s 50-year rent-free sub-lease and accept either a very chunky sum of cash to support the sport, or a fully redeveloped athletics venue at Crystal Palace.

Warner says if it was still up to him, he would be arguing for retro-fitting an automated seat moving system. That would pay back in only a few years, wouldn’t cramp West Ham, and would maximise the opportunities for summer revenues for whoever controls the London Stadium outside the football season.

There is no reason why that shouldn’t be in the mix in any three-way negotiations between the Legacy Company, West Ham and UKA. And athletics would still have its iconic Olympic home.
























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jimbo2. 10:34 Sat Sep 4
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thank you Alan!

Texas Iron 5:16 Sat Sep 4
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Cheers...

Mex Martillo 4:36 Sat Sep 4
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Thanks Irish 2:53 Sat Sep 4

Thanks Irish 2:53 Sat Sep 4
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Thanks Alan 1:33 Sat Sep 4

Thanks Alan 1:33 Sat Sep 4
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bill green 1:26 Sat Sep 4

bill green 1:26 Sat Sep 4
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
sanfranjeff 1:25 Sat Sep 4

sanfranjeff 1:25 Sat Sep 4
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Mr Logic 12:55 Sat Sep 4
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Alan 😊





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