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ESPN FC - West Ham United News 14 Dec 21:36

Moyes 'pleased' with disciplined West Ham

West Ham manager David Moyes was pleased with his side's performance in their 0-0 draw against Arsenal despite believing they could've won.

West Ham United – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 17:49

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool line up ?50m Coutinho replacement

Liverpool are lining up a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, while Liverpool target Javier Mascherano has been offered a €7million a year deal, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

KLOPP WANTS KOVACIC

With Liverpool almost resigned to losing Philippe Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp is looking towards Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic to replace him.

That’s according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol. Klopp is pondering a January move for the 23-year-old Croatian, who he believes can go some way to filling the boots of Coutinho.

Kovacic has only made three La Liga appearances and has yet to start this season under Zinedine Zidane, but with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco and Casemiro, Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente all ahead of him in the pecking order he will be allowed to leave.

According to ESPN in August, Kovacic has a release clause of €50 million.

 

BARCELONA LINE UP SURPRISE JANUARY MOVE FOR BLIND

Barcelona are lining up an unexpected January move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga pacesetters have struggled for options in defence this season and their options look set to be further depleted in January with Javier Mascherano likely to leave the Nou Camp.

The club are busy scouring the globe for reinforcements and Palmerias centre-back Yerry Mina is expected to sign for around €9million.

However, the club are still looking for more cover and Marca claims the club has identified Blind as a possible target.

The versatile Dutch star started the first three matches of the season for Jose Mourinho, but has been a periphery figure ever since, with his last Premier League appearance coming on September 23 when he came on for the final minute of their 1-0 success at Southampton.

Blind joined United for £13.8million in 2014, but at 27, is approaching his peak and wants to be playing more.

Man Utd: Collymore wants five to leave

The defender is contracted to United until the summer, though the Red Devils do have a one-year option on his deal.

However, Marca claims the two clubs could agree a deal in January, which would see the player move to the Nou Camp for a similar fee for which United bought him, with the player due to hold talks on the move in the coming days.

If a deal can be agreed, it is expected the transfer would go through without too many hitches with Mourinho unlikely to stand in Blind’s way as he looks to clear the decks for some possible arrivals of his own.

 

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Malaga are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura (RMC Sport)

Javier Mascherano has been offered €7million a year to move to Manuel Pellegrini’s Hebei China Fortune (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid have offered Juventus their pick of anyone one, or all, Karin Benzema, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal for Paulo Dybala (Don Balon)

Details have emerged about the ‘premium fee’ Liverpool will pay RB Leipzig for Naby Keita next summer (Bild)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are making aggressive pushes to bring precocious footballers to England from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy. Goalkeeper Ramon Vila, defender Joel Lopez, midfielders Alex Rico and Nico Gonzalez, winger Robert Navarro and strikers Ansu Fati, Pablo Moreno and Jaume Jardi are all being targeted (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool will miss out on a deal for Sime Vrsaljko with the right-back agreeing to join Napoli in January from Atletico Madrid (Corriere dello Sport)

Fabinho is keen to leave Monaco at the end of the season but has ruled out a departure when the transfer window re-opens next month (L’Equipe)

Juventus are favourites to sign Brazilian Fabinho, with any deal likely to spell the end of their efforts to sign Emre Can (Calciomercato)

Chelsea will offer Monaco Michy Batshuayi as part of any deal to sign Thomas Lemar (L’Equipe)

Islam Slimani: Attracting interest from several sides

Sporting Lisbon have left open the possibility of re-signing Islam Slimani from Leicester in the January transfer window (A Bola)

Angel Di Maria has spoken of his unhappiness at his lack of game time for PSG

Inter Milan are looking to bring Gerard Deulofeu to the club on loan during the winter window (Tuttosport)

Jose Mourinho is stepping up his efforts to sign Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Corriere dello Sport)

Andres Iniesta says he would be annoyed if Neymar wound up at Real Madrid – less than a year after leaving Barcelona (Sport)

Iniesta is hopeful that Javier Mascherano will stay put at Barcelona despite the Argentine being linked with a move away from the Camp Nou in January (Sport)

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is being strongly linked with a move to the MLS (Tuttosport)

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has rushed to the defence of Gianluigi Donnarumma after he was targeted by fans before the club’s 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday. The teenage goalkeeper is said to be looking to leave the club in thes ummer, just a matter of months after signing a new deal

Real Madrid will end their interest in Thibaut Courtois with a deal for Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga close (Marca)

Arda Turan’s wages could scupper his hopes of finding a way out of Barcelona in January (TRT Sports)

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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 13:29

Euro Paper Talk: Blind?s 14m move to big boys; Di Maria admits PSG woes

Barcelona are closing on a deal for an out-of-favour Manchester United man, while Real Madrid have given Juventus their pick of five players as part of a deal to bring Paulo Dybala to the Bernabeu, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

BARCELONA LINE UP SURPRISE JANUARY MOVE FOR BLIND

Barcelona are lining up an unexpected January move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga pacesetters have struggled for options in defence this season and their options look set to be further depleted in January with Javier Mascherano likely to leave the Nou Camp.

The club are busy scouring the globe for reinforcements and Palmerias centre-back Yerry Mina is expected to sign for around €9million.

However, the club are still looking for more cover and Marca claims the club has identified Blind as a possible target.

The versatile Dutch star started the first three matches of the season for Jose Mourinho, but has been a periphery figure ever since, with his last Premier League appearance coming on September 23 when he came on for the final minute of their 1-0 success at Southampton.

Blind joined United for £13.8million in 2014, but at 27, is approaching his peak and wants to be playing more.

Man Utd: Collymore wants five to leave

The defender is contracted to United until the summer, though the Red Devils do have a one-year option on his deal.

However, Marca claims the two clubs could agree a deal in January, which would see the player move to the Nou Camp for a similar fee for which United bought him, with the player due to hold talks on the move in the coming days.

If a deal can be agreed, it is expected the transfer would go through without too many hitches with Mourinho unlikely to stand in Blind’s way as he looks to clear the decks for some possible arrivals of his own.

 

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Real Madrid have offered Juventus their pick of anyone one, or all, Karin Benzema, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal for Paulo Dybala (Don Balon)

Details have emerged about the ‘premium fee’ Liverpool will pay RB Leipzig for Naby Keita next summer (Bild)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are making aggressive pushes to bring precocious footballers to England from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy. Goalkeeper Ramon Vila, defender Joel Lopez, midfielders Alex Rico and Nico Gonzalez, winger Robert Navarro and strikers Ansu Fati, Pablo Moreno and Jaume Jardi are all being targeted (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool will miss out on a deal for Sime Vrsaljko with the right-back agreeing to join Napoli in January from Atletico Madrid (Corriere dello Sport)

Fabinho is keen to leave Monaco at the end of the season but has ruled out a departure when the transfer window re-opens next month (L’Equipe)

Juventus are favourites to sign Brazilian Fabinho, with any deal likely to spell the end of their efforts to sign Emre Can (Calciomercato)

Chelsea will offer Monaco Michy Batshuayi as part of any deal to sign Thomas Lemar (L’Equipe)

Islam Slimani: Attracting interest from several sides

Sporting Lisbon have left open the possibility of re-signing Islam Slimani from Leicester in the January transfer window (A Bola)

Angel Di Maria has spoken of his unhappiness at his lack of game time for PSG

Inter Milan are looking to bring Gerard Deulofeu to the club on loan during the winter window (Tuttosport)

Jose Mourinho is stepping up his efforts to sign Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Corriere dello Sport)

Andres Iniesta says he would be annoyed if Neymar wound up at Real Madrid – less than a year after leaving Barcelona (Sport)

Iniesta is hopeful that Javier Mascherano will stay put at Barcelona despite the Argentine being linked with a move away from the Camp Nou in January (Sport)

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is being strongly linked with a move to the MLS (Tuttosport)

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has rushed to the defence of Gianluigi Donnarumma after he was targeted by fans before the club’s 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday. The teenage goalkeeper is said to be looking to leave the club in thes ummer, just a matter of months after signing a new deal

Real Madrid will end their interest in Thibaut Courtois with a deal for Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga close (Marca)

Arda Turan’s wages could scupper his hopes of finding a way out of Barcelona in January (TRT Sports)

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ESPN FC - West Ham United News 14 Dec 13:08

West Ham and London Stadium landlords in dispute over extra seating

West Ham want to increase capacity at the London Stadium. West Ham and their London Stadium landlords are involved in a legal dispute over plans for 3,000 additional seats. The Hammers are the lead tenants of the former Olympic Stadium on a £2.5 million-per-year 99-year lease. They want to add 9,000 seats to take the capacity of the arena to 66,000, Gerry Murphy, the acting chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), told the London Assembly on Wednesday. West Ham say their first plan is to add 3,000 seats to their 57,000...

West Ham United – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 11:39

Paper Talk: Arsenal face rival for Real Madrid star; Shaw and Ings on the move

Arsenal are facing competition from AC Milan to land a Real Madrid target, while Newcastle’s bid to land two top targets could be back on, according to Thursday’s papers.

ARSENAL TO BATTLE MILAN FOR REAL STAR

AC Milan have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Real Madrid youngster Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Italy.

Calciomercato claims that the Italian giants a ready to launch a bid for the midfielder, who has played just 186 minutes in La Liga so far this term.

The Gunners were linked with a move for the 21-year-old earlier this week after it emerged that the former Real Betis star was looking for a move away in a bid to secure regular first-team football, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.

Ceballos has struggled to impress Real boss Zinedine Zidane since making the move to The Bernabeu over the summer.

Arsenal chief is searching for new midfield talent as he prepares for the possibility that Mesut Ozil will leave the club in the New Year.

Ozil is out of contract in the summer has been strongly linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, although Wenger stated earlier in the week that talks over a new deal for the German were ongoing.

 

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Liverpool are reportedly facing strong competition for Napoli in their bid to sign £22m-rated Atletico Madrid star Sime Vrsaljko (Daily Mirror)

Jose Mourinho is lining up Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario, 24, as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £22m deal for Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga – and that could mean Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea are now off their hit list (Daily Mirror)

Andres Iniesta says he’s not worried about the prospect of former Barcelona team-mate Neymar joining Real Madrid, but he would be “annoyed” if it happened (Daily Mirror)

Malaga have launched a bid to re-sign striker Sandro Ramirez, who has made little impact since his summer move to Everton (Daily Mirror)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is confident loan stars Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota will agree to join the club on permanent deals (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are demanding £15million for striker Benik Afobe (The Sun)

Bristol City hope to sign 20-year-old Everton midfielder Liam Walsh for £1million.

West Ham have entered the race for Reading defender Liam Moore (Daily Express)

Leicester and Huddersfield are monitoring young Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott’s situation after he hit a stalemate with the club in talks over a new deal (The Sun)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Eric Bailly may need surgery as he struggles to recover from an ankle problem (Daily Express)

Rafa Benitez’s moves for Danny Ings and Luke Shaw could be back on thanks to Newcastle’s impending takeover (Daily Express)

Zinedine Zidane is desperate for Real Madrid to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard, according to reports (Daily Star)

Manchester United star Juan Mata believes goalkeeper David de Gea is undervalued outside of England (Daily Star)

Millwall chairman John Berylson is considering moving the team out of Lewisham if the threat of a compulsory purchase order resurfaces (Daily Star)

Amanda Staveley has made a second bid in her attempt to buy Newcastle United although current owner Mike Ashley is yet to accept it and could ask her to increase the offer for a second time (Daily Telegraph)

Michy Batshuayi could be on his way out of Chelsea on loan in January and might form part of the package they offer to Monaco for Thomas Lemar (The Times)

Mesut Ozil favours a move to Manchester United over Barcelona should he leave Arsenal in the coming months (Daily Mail)

West Ham will sign ‘two or three new players’ in January, according to the club’s co-owner David Sullivan (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has given Manchester United’s players most of Christmas off to spend with their families (Daily Mail)

Fears over relegation are delaying the completion of Amanda Staveley’s deal to buy Newcastle – she does not want to pay the full price to Mike Ashley if the club goes down at the end of 2017-18 (Daily Mail)

Brighton fans have been told their faces must not be covered with scarves, hats or hoods when they enter the Amex Stadium ahead of the FA Cup date with bitter rivals Crystal Palace on January 8 (Daily Mail)

Stevenage striker Danny Newton, a recruit from Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy, is being followed by QPR, MK Dons and Barnsley (Daily Mail)

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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 13 Dec 22:52

Arsenal unable to find a way past stubborn West Ham

Arsenal toiled to a goalless draw with West Ham at London Stadium as the Hammers’ new-found resilience persisted. 

A frustrating evening saw the Gunners dominate for long spells but they were unable to break down a stubborn home side.

And they were inches from a damaging defeat after Hammers sub Javier Hernandez hit the crossbar with a minute remaining.

While a third game without a win was another blow to Arsenal’s Champions League hopes, a point was another step in the right direction for West Ham following Saturday’s win over Chelsea.

The hosts knew they would have to defend resolutely, as they had against the champions and during their narrow defeat by leaders Manchester City.

And Moyes has instilled a level of competency and organisation into a side who had at times descended into high farce under previous manager Slaven Bilic.

Arsenal were wasteful, though, with Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere squandering glorious chances in the second half.

Wilshere was handed a first Premier League start of the season by Arsene Wenger, along with striker Olivier Giroud.

The duo have been linked with January switches to West Ham in a bid to boost their World Cup hopes, although they may be mindful that the same move does not seem to be working out for Joe Hart at the moment.

In the early stages of a scrappy first half West Ham had the ball in the net, only for Marko Arnautovic to be flagged offside as he nodded in Arthur Masuaku’s cross.

Alexis Sanchez swept a good chance over the crossbar after being neatly set up by Wilshere and Giroud, and Alex Iwobi was denied by the foot of a post.

Penalty shouts were exchanged, to no avail, at either end with Manuel Lanzini going down under Granit Xhaka’s challenge and Giroud’s overhead kick striking Aaron Cresswell’s hand.

Moments after the restart Mark Noble’s chest-down found Arnautovic in the area but, off balance, he hooked his shot onto the roof off the net.

Arsenal were starting to look more dangerous and Giroud headed narrowly wide before Ozil wasted his big chance, shanking his shot off target from all of 10 yards out after the ball ricocheted back to him.

Wilshere could have capped an impressive display with a goal but scooped his shot over before Adrian, still keeping Hart on the bench, beat away a curling Sanchez free-kick.

Yet it was West Ham who sensed the chance for victory and it almost came when Hernandez suddenly found himself free in the area only to lift his shot against the crossbar, with the ball bouncing perilously close to the line.

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West Ham United – teamtalk.com 13 Dec 22:07

Euro Paper Talk: Agent of Arsenal target working on Jan transfer

There are developments regarding an Arsenal target, while Manchester United have been linked with an unlikely £180million triple swoop in January, according to Wednesday’s European papers.

 

ARDA TURAN LATEST

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is looking to move on in January, although his agent admits he may end up staying at the Camp Nou.

Ahmet Bulut said recently that he was in talks with four clubs, and Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Turkey international, but the discussions with those teams have not gone well.

Speaking to TRT Spor via Goal, Bulut said: “We’re troubled with Arda’s situation. He didn’t even get to play 10 minutes.

“We respect Ernesto Valverde, but I can’t understand how can he assess a player whom he doesn’t put on the field.

“I’m having talks with several clubs regarding Arda, but I can’t name any of them. I’m trying to wrap this up by January, but if we can’t reach an agreement with any of the teams, he’ll stay at Barca.

“Arda scored 13 goals when Neymar was away injured. He plays hard when he gets a chance.”

 

MANCHESTER UNITED LINKED WITH LAZIO STAR AND BARCELONA DUO

The widening chasm between Manchester United and Manchester City will prompt Jose Mourinho to embark on a huge January spending spree, if reports are to be believed.

According to Tuttosport, Mourinho has made the signing of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic one of his top priorities and is desperate to bring the Serbian to the club as a long-term midfield partner for Paul Pogba.

The 22-year-old has recently been linked with Juventus and Manchester City, while interest from Barcelona – who are tipped to make a January move for the player if they miss out on Leon Goretzka – could push the deal up to £95million.

Lazio president Lotito, however, has recently claimed that the Old Lady ‘does not have the money’ to afford the talented midfielder, leaving United, City and Barcelona to slug it out over his services.

​Milinkovic-Savic has five goals and two assists in 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season, with Lazio having rejected a €70million bid for the midfielder last summer.

 

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United meanwhile are once again being tipped to move for Barcelona duo Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claims Mourinho is ready to meet the £50m buy-out clause in the contract of powerful defender Umtiti after receiving encouragement from the player that he would consider a move to Old Trafford.

Versatile star Roberto, meanwhile, would cost £35million.

 

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Jan Oblak: A reported summer target for Man Utd

Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to land Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in January and are prepared to pay €100m (Diario Gol)

Mesut Ozil has asked Barcelona to let him know if they plan to make a move for him in January. If they won’t, it looks likely the player will sign a new deal at Arsenal (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid are sticking by their €90million asking price for Gareth Bale – and could sell him as early as January after Man City joined Spurs and Man Utd in the race to sign the Welshman (Diario Gol)

Liverpool have reportedly contacted Atletico Madrid to check on the January availability of defender Sime Vrsaljko (Corriere dello Sport)

Inter director of football Walter Sabatini will travel to China to meet Inter president and discuss the January transfer strategies (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Faouzi Ghoulam insists he never thought about leaving Napoli in January, despite links to Liverpool and Man City (Il Mattino)

Juventus are keeping a close eye on Dani Ceballos and Andre Gomes (Tuttosport)

Felipe Luis & Luis Suarez: Clashed on Wednesday night

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has dismissed claims he wants to leave the club next year (AS)

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has told Juventus he has no wish to join them – but has refused to rule out a move to PSG or Real Madrid (Calciomercato)

Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to act fast to sign Arsenal and Man Utd target Leon Goretzka (Diario Gol)

The agent of Barcelona target Yerry Mina has confirmed other clubs still want to sign the Colombian defender, amid talk Borussia Dortmund are ready to move for the Palmerias man (Radio Cope)

Manchester United and Inter Milan are talking about a possible Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Joao Mario swap deal (Corriere dello Sport)

Manchester United urged to make £155m bid for Juventus star Paulo Dybala if they want to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City

Goncalo Guedes is expected to return to first-team football with Valencia ahead of schedule following a fractured metatarsal (Marca)

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all on the trail of Germany Under-21 midfielder Nadiem Amiri

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ESPN FC - West Ham United News 13 Dec 14:48

David Moyes taking things 'one step at a time' with West Ham project

Arsenal have not secured a win in the Premier League so far in December as they drop two points to David Moyes' West Ham. Arsenal have not secured a win in the Premier League so far in December as they drop two points to David Moyes' West Ham. With Arsenal trailing Manchester City by 18 points, the FC crew examine the reasons behind their inconsistency this season. David Moyes enjoyed another impressive defensive display from his West Ham side in a goalless draw with Arsenal and is now ready to take the handbrake off. Arsenal dominated possession at the London Stadium but West Ham could have snatched the points when Javier Hernandez hit the crossbar late on. Having led Manchester City before losing 2-1 and then beaten Chelsea 1-0, it was a third strong outing in succession against the Premier League's big boys and sets the Hammers up nicely for games against...

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 13 Dec 14:11

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners' winless run continues

Arsenal have not secured a win in the Premier League so far in December as they drop two points to David Moyes' West Ham.

ESPN FC - West Ham United News 13 Dec 12:30

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Gunners' winless run continues

Arsenal have not secured a win in the Premier League so far in December as they drop two points to David Moyes' West Ham.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 28 Jun 17:26

Ex-England midfielder Parker retires

Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 24 Jun 08:20

World Cup winner Arbeloa retires aged 34

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football at the age of 34.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 21 Jun 17:55

West Ham's Oxford joins Gladbach

West Ham defender Reece Oxford joins German side Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan deal.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 14 Jun 10:00

Premier League fixtures in full

Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about West Ham United | BBC 7 Jun 08:59

Man Utd top football rich list

Manchester United overtake Real Madrid as the world's most valuable football team, according to business magazine Forbes.

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