WHO Poll
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 12:30 Sun Nov 14
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are willing to sell England midfielder Jesse Lingard for £10m in January. (Sun)

New Barcelona manager Xavi wants the club to re-sign Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 30, from Liverpool. (Sport - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino would welcome a return to the Premier League. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United are working on a deal to persuade former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager at Old Trafford. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are considering a loan move for 23-year-old Chelsea and United States midfielder Christian Pulisic. (Sport - in Spanish)

Inter Milan and Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 29, who hasn't played since suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020, wants to return to former club Ajax. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City and Netherlands defender Nathan Ake, 26, is a key target for new Newcastle manager Eddie Howe, who was previously Ake's manager at Bournemouth. (90min)

Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, 24, is on the radar of Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are still monitoring Manchester United and France's 28-year-old midfielder Paul Pogba. (Marca - in Spanish)

Chelsea and Real Madrid could go head-to-head for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany playmaker Florian Wirtz, 18. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Chelsea are drawing up an offer for 21-year-old Monaco and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. (TuttoJuve - in Italian)

Chelsea have made a £34m bid for Real Madrid and Brazil defender Eder Militao, 23. (El Nacional - in Catalan)

Roma are stepping up negotiations with Manchester United over a loan deal with option to buy for Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 22. (Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia)

On-loan Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, is set to be called up to the England squad to face San Marino as a replacement for 22-year-old Chelsea team-mate Mason Mount. (Sun)

Leeds United have made contact with Arsenal and England Under-21 striker Eddie Nketiah over a return to Elland Road. The 22-year-old previously spent six months on loan with Leeds before being recalled. (Tuttomercato)

With new manager Steven Gerrard at the helm, Aston Villa are interested in Rangers and Finland midfielder Glen Kamara, 26. (Record)

Gerrard also wants to bring 25-year-old Rangers winger Ryan Kent to Villa. (Metro)

Arsenal and England U21 striker Folarin Balogun, 20, says he is open to a move away from the Gunners to secure first-team football. (Mirror)

Sky Paper Talk

the sun on sunday

Brendan Rodgers has moved a step closer to the Manchester United job by going house-hunting in Cheshire.
Manchester United will let 'keeper Dean Henderson go out on loan for 18 months.
Jesse Lingard could leave Manchester United for £10m in January - less than half the price they valued him at in the summer.
Gareth Southgate has issued an SOS plea to Prem clubs: Help me take a fit England to the World Cup.
Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo is confident he will land a top job at Newcastle.
Newcastle head of recruitment Steve Nickson is staying in the Toon revolution.
Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun is at the top of new Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder's shopping list.

sunday times

Manchester United are working to persuade Zinédine Zidane to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's as the Premier League club's manager after a series of debilitating results and performances under the Norwegian.
Rangers hope to name Giovanni van Bronckhorst as their new manager this week after meeting the Dutchman in London.

mail on sunday

Real Madrid are reportedly closely monitoring Paul Pogba's situation as the Manchester United midfielder is no closer to signing a new contract.
Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has savagely criticised Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, insisting their money is not enough to guarantee European success.
Barcelona manager Xavi is reportedly looking to bring Thiago Alcantara back to the club.
Arsenal are reportedly willing to sanction the sale of club record signing Nicolas Pepe.
New Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is reportedly ready to raid former club Rangers for Ryan Kent, according to reports.
Serbia's players have reportedly been offered a €1m to beat Portugal in their World Cup showdown on Sunday.

sunday telegraph

Gareth Southgate wants his England players to stay outside Doha, Qatar's capital and only metropolitan hub, for a quieter, more secluded basecamp at the 2022 World Cup finals in one year's time.
Essex have been plunged deeper into cricket's racism crisis as executives confirmed fresh allegations of abuse had been raised by a player at the club in 2001.

daily star sunday

Manchester United are resigned to Cristiano Ronaldo playing on with Portugal after next year's World Cup finals.
Manchester United didn't appoint Antonio Conte to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because he demanded a £250m transfer budget for 2022.
Mauro Icardi reportedly wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain following his lack of action on the pitch, as well as a series of furious bust-ups with wife Wanda Nara off of it.

sunday express

Chelsea have emerged ahead of Liverpool as the frontrunners to sign Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Jules Kounde is happy at Sevilla and will not leave the Spanish club in the January transfer window, according to reports.

sunday mirror

Senior Manchester United players reportedly want the club to replace struggling manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Mauricio Pochettino is open to returning to the Premier League in a major boost for Manchester United.
Arsenal are plotting another overhaul with six first-team players set for January exits.
Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac limped out of Bosnia & Herzegovina's World Cup qualifier against Finland following a nasty challenge.
La Liga chair Javier Tebas has revealed Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are plotting to revive the European Super League.

scottish sun

Rangers' kit manufacturers Castore are set to take over as Aston Villa's kit manufacturers next season, it has been claimed.
Former Scotland Under-21 keeper Andy McNeil has rubbished claims that Gio van Bronckhorst flopped in China.


West Ham can sign Jesse Lingard in cut-price deal but Man Utd have Newcastle hope

Jesse Lingard looks set to leave Manchester United in the near future.

By Lewis Winter

West Ham could sign Jesse Lingard for as little as £10million in the January transfer window, according to reports. Hammers boss David Moyes wanted to re-sign Lingard in the summer following his successful loan spell at the club last season. However, Manchester United priced the east London side out of a deal.

Lingard has entered the final year of his contract at Old Trafford.

The England international hoped to have more regular game-time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season after returning from his loan.

However, the 28-year-old is yet to start in either the Premier League or Champions League this season.

United were holding out for £25m in the summer window.

But The Sun says the Red Devils would now accept as little as £10m in January.

United do not want to lose the player for free at the end of the season and Lingard is unlikely to sign a new contract due to his lack of minutes on the pitch.

West Ham have been more than good enough without Lingard so far this season.

The Irons are third in the Premier League, just three points behind leaders Chelsea.

Moyes' side have also qualified for the Europa League knockout stages, with 10 points from their four matches.

But Lingard being available at such a cheap price will surely be an attraction.

However, The Sun adds that United are hoping Newcastle enter the race for Lingard to ramp up his price.

Newcastle's new owners are set to spend in January to help Eddie Howe's push against relegation.


Hammers considering Burnley raid

West Ham are weighing up a potential swoop for Burnley defender Ben Mee.

The centre-back is out of contract in the summer and has been a loyal servant to the Clarets since his arrival back in 2012

In total, the Burnley skipper has played 362 times for the club and David Moyes is considering a potential move that would bolster his backline in the same vein as the signing of Craig Dawson from Watford.

There is a feeling that Mee will be available for a knock-down fee because his contract is expiring and he has oodles of Premier League experience, too.

Moyes has previously coveted Mee’s team-mate James Tarkowski but he appears likely to join up with the newly-minted Newcastle instead of moving to the Hammers.

The Hammers are likely to be active in January as they look to sign both a centre-back and a striker, with the former seen as a necessity after Angelo Ogbonna was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Mee could well fill the hole he has left.

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isolated hammer 8:16 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Exactly what i said. Something is not right at Old Trafford between him and OGShithead. I don't care anyway. Yes, he would be a great to have, but he really let the chance slip by.

I would love to be proved wrong mind you if we did sign him.

Mex Martillo 4:07 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
It’s difficult to understand ManU and Lingard, it was so obvious this was going to happen. Stays no or little game time, end of contract probably goes to us anyway for little or no money. ManU wasting money, people’s careers and team is a bit of a joke. Laughable.
Hope we get Lingard, I liked him. Good thing is we can do fine without him.
Thanks Alan

Coffee 3:44 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
And Thanks, Alan.

Coffee 3:44 Sun Nov 14
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Darby_ 2:16 Sun Nov 14

And what bemuses me is why he just can't get a regular start for Man U. Everyone knows how good he can be and in Man U's present position someone like him would surely be a massive advantage. So why don't Man U play him as a natural starter?

slartibartfast 2:41 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Ben Mee would be a very handy signing, better player than Tarkowski imho.

Lingard for 10m is a no brainer.

Wonder if we'll be after a left back and bid an overdue farewell to Masuaku.

RBshorty 2:38 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ManU won’t flog Lingard to us if we are above them come January. They take a £10 million hit. If it means Champions League footie next season at our expense. We ain’t getting him back at present position.

Alex G 2:32 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
At ten million Lingard would be an absolute bargain. And much like last season if he came in halfway through with little recent match time in his legs his freshness would be a huge benefit. Plus it gives us the opportunity to rotate our current front four with no drop in quality.

You've got to wonder what's going through his mind and whether he regrets not pushing through for a transfer - is he happy with his choice which has seen him sitting on the bench for a struggling, unhappy side knowing he could be having a ball playing with us as we having a storming season?

Darby_ 2:16 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I don't understand why Lingard tailed off. I remember someone suggesting that he had a niggle, but I don't remember hearing any more about that.

I don't have a problem with him coming back. I doubt he'll be as good as last season, but he'd still be good for us, especially when we're set up the counterattack.

isolated hammer 1:58 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The situation re Lingard is simple. We don't need him now. He rejuvenated his career via us once and it tailed off when he decided to stay at Man Utd.

If he comes back again, the impact will not be the same. It's not like he was our player anyway, he was a loanee.

His performances dropped at the latter end of the season anyway. He doesn't play regularly for Utd for reasons that we are unaware of.

Texas Iron 1:25 Sun Nov 14
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Texas Iron 1:25 Sun Nov 14
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Thanks Alan 1:01 Sun Nov 14
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ted fenton 12:43 Sun Nov 14

ted fenton 12:43 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

twoleftfeet 12:39 Sun Nov 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The only reason Lingard would move to Newcastle is purely because of the money and does he really need it?

Come to a club in the top 4, still involved in all competitions, playing for a team that rejuvenated his career alongside players he is clearly friends with in front of 60,000 adoring fans.

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