WHO Poll
Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
24%
  
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
37%
  
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
35%
  
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here
5%
  



Alan 2:04 Tue Dec 14
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Real Madrid have emerged as favourites to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger after positive talks with the 28-year-old German about joining on a free next summer. (Guardian)

England midfielder Dele Alli's Tottenham career could be coming to an end as new boss Antonio Conte does not see the 25-year-old in his plans. (The Athletic, via Star)

Newcastle have made Lille centre-back Sven Botman, 21, a priority signing in the January transfer window, with Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard, 28, also on Eddie Howe's wishlist. (Guardian)

Edinson Cavani's brother has indicated the striker is nearing an exit from Manchester United, with a move to Brazil potentially on the cards for the 34-year-old Uruguayan. (Manchester Evening News)

Barcelona, Juventus and Brazilian club Corinthians are interested in signing Manchester United's Cavani. (Marca)

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong's father says Europe's "top five clubs" have enquired about signing his 24-year-old son but a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester United might not appeal to the Netherlands international because "it's often bad weather there". (Algemeen Dagblad, via Goal)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta held a meeting with football agent Mino Raiola in Italy. Raiola represents 28-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract at Manchester United runs out in the summer, and 21-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, who has been tipped to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Fabrizio Romano, via Mail)

Manchester United are prepared to compete with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City in the chase for Porto winger Luis Diaz, 24. (Fichajes, via Team Talk)

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says France striker Anthony Martial should speak to him or the club about his future after the 26-year-old's agent said he wanted to leave Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says the club will not be spending large sums in the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Burnley are to hold further talks with English defender Ben Mee about extending the 32-year-old's contract. (Mail)

Forgotten Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis, 23, has emerged as a January transfer target for resurgent Championship side Nottingham Forest. (Birmingham Live)

Brentford have made contact with Braga over a potential January move for Portuguese left-back Francisco Moura, 22. (Sun)





Sky Paper Talk

DAILY MAIL

Premier League clubs are fearful of mass postponements and the potential need for another lockdown due to the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant and the slow progress of vaccinating players.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's latest disciplinary breach has compounded long-standing concerns about his suitability as club captain from senior coaching staff.

Edinson Cavani's brother has dropped a hint that the striker could be looking to leave Manchester United in the near future.

Phil Jones has reportedly asked to play for Manchester United's Under-23 side in an attempt to build match sharpness, having impressed interim-manager Ralf Rangnick.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta reportedly met up with super agent Mino Raiola amid rumours linking the Spanish giants with Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba.

Manchester City's sister club in America are braced for Premier League interest in MLS top goalscorer Valentin Castellanos.

Sam Allardyce has claimed that Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher could end up like Jesse Lingard if he doesn't play regularly for Chelsea when he returns to his parent club next summer.

Mercedes will get one shot at overturning the race result and Max Verstappen's drivers' championship title - and will not be able to take their claim to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

F1 bosses hope to save under-fire race director Michael Masi from the axe as they consider how to protect the Australian after his controversial decision allowed Max Verstappen to pass Lewis Hamilton for the title.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tottenham have been hit by a new positive coronavirus case among their first-team squad, with the club also suffering a fresh outbreak among their Under-23s.

A group of women MPs have called for an "immediate change to the law" after it emerged that women's football matches in the UK are not covered under football banning order legislation like men's league matches.

DAILY MIRROR

The father of Frenkie De Jong has confirmed five of the "top European clubs" have enquired about signing the Barcelona playmaker, but cast doubt over suggestions he could join Manchester United.

It's well documented that Erling Haaland is in fact a fan of Leeds United, but the generational talent almost ended up playing his football at Elland Road before he was snapped up by Red Bull Salzburg.

Andy Robertson says he has no problem with Liverpool's Champions League redraw against Inter Milan.

DAILY STAR

Manchester United are reportedly considering a January move for Marseille's Boubacar Kamara.

DAILY EXPRESS

Newcastle United director Amanda Staveley 'raised eyebrows' among her Premier League counterparts at a recent summit regarding the proposed owners' charter.

Manchester United staff have been left 'emotional' after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent them Christmas gifts, reports say.

THE TIMES

The Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard has said that the club may have concerns about signing a player next month who has not been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Ben Stokes' fitness and Ollie Pope's fragility give England cause for concern in their middle order.

THE SUN

Liverpool striker Divock Origi is said to be at the centre of a transfer tussle between Serie A sides AC Milan and Atalanta.

Brentford have made contact with Braga over Portuguese wonderkid Francisco Moura.

Dundee captain Charlie Adam has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his car allegedly hit a tree.

Wayne Rooney's £150,000 Land Rover was daubed with graffiti after he parked it in a busy Christmas market.

Former Manchester City star Nicolas Otamendi had a belt put around his neck during a violent robbery at his home in Portugal on Monday morning.

SCOTTISH SUN

Dave King wants a sensational return to the Rangers board.

Former Rangers star Andrei Kanchelskis has finally revealed why he did his iconic salute in a Scottish Cup semi-final annihilation of Ayr United... it was to gain height to look for Billy Dodds in the penalty box.

DAILY RECORD

Former Rangers chairman Dave King wants to become a board member at the club once again.

KV Oostende are keen on a £1m move for Hibs' cup final star Ryan Porteous.

Graeme Mathie is set to return to football with Ayr United.








Evening Standard

Nat Phillips: West Ham to push ahead with January move despite injury blow as Liverpool hold out for £10m fee

By Jack Rosser

West Ham are prepared to push ahead with a move for Liverpool defender Nat Phillips in January, despite his recent injury.

David Moyes is keen to bring in a central defender next month after both Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma suffered long-term injuries - and Phillips had been identified as a target.

However, any move for the 24-year-old looked to be in jeopardy when it was confirmed last week that Phillips had suffered a fractured cheekbone during his superb performance against AC Milan in the Champions League.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, though, is hopeful that the defender will be back in training this week and that, while he will follow an individual training programme, could be fit again by early to mid-January.

Speaking last week, Klopp said: “[It is] not as bad as it could have been. No surgery, he can train pretty much from next week. How long it will take? Around four or five weeks.”

Despite making 20 first-team appearances for Liverpool last season as Klopp grappled with a persistent defensive injury crisis, Phillips has fallen down the pecking order this term following the arrival of Ibrahima Konate and is available next month.

It is thought Liverpool would only sanction a permanent deal with an asking price of around £10million.





C&H

Irons could ‘test water’ for winger – report

West Ham could table a January bid for Hull City star Keane Lewis-Potter, according to a new report.

The Hull Daily Mail reports that the Hammers have been keeping a close eye on Lewis-Potter’s performances as they look to draw up a shortlist of potential acquisitions, and could test the water in January.

The 20-year-old has impressed in the Championship in a struggling side, scoring four goals and laying on four assists in 22 games for the club.

Hull are currently 19th in the table, four points clear of the relegation zone.

And the report makes it clear that boss David Moyes is a big fan of Lewis-Potter and is now considering whether or not to launch a bid.

Hull have previously rejected a bid worth £8m from Brentford for Lewis-Potter.

It would be something of a surprise, given that he operates primarily as a winger, and we know that Moyes is desperate to sign both a central defender and a striker in the winter window.

But it’s one to keep an eye on; Moyes certainly has history of signing promising young Championship talents and moulding them into stars.




Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

sanfrancis-co-uk 3:36 Wed Dec 15
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I’d love to see a player like Rudiger at West Ham.

Texas Iron 7:11 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers…

Fivetide 6:30 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Is Phillips significantly better than say, Adarabioyo, Lloyd Kelly, Alfie Mawson etc... etc... who must be quite a bit cheaper with possible exception of Tosin)

Crassus 3:38 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Vexed - agreed
The bloke has looked bang average to a liability on my viewing, granted, limited viewing but unattractive nonetheless

The Stoat 3:22 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 3:12 Tue Dec 14

Thanks Alan 3:12 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:12 Tue Dec 14

ted fenton 2:12 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Vexed 2:09 Tue Dec 14
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Not sure what Moyes' obsession with Nat Phillips is, never looked up to much in a really good side.

Trust in Moyes I guess. He is at least young-ish.

Cheers Irish son





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