Sidwell to West Ham
The Daily Mirror claims that Aston Villa's Steve Sidwell was at West Ham yesterday for a medical and is close to agreeing personal terms. The Mirror say that West Ham will pay a small sum up front, with extras on bonuses.
The Daily Mail say that West Ham are trying to sign Monaco striker Dieumerci Mbokani on a five month loan deal.
Ian Wright in The Sun argues that Avram Grant is not the man to keep West Ham in the Premier League. Wright argues that teams like playing at West Ham "because there's no chance West Ham are going to come out all fired up by a rocket from the manager."
Wright also argues that the fans have given up hope and there is now little atmosphere at the ground. Wright concludes that West Ham need "someone animated and able to deliver a few home truths. They need someone who can get ALL the players riled up, not just Scotty Parker."