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Kevin Nolan: The West Ham captain could come back to haunt his former club

Inexperienced buys to blame for Newcastle's form, claims Alan Pardew

Manager wants review of transfer policy as Newcastle face his old club West Ham

Manchester City 2 West Ham 1 match report: Joleon Lescott ponders leaving City for sake of England career

Defender denies John Terry's return is a threat, but is wary of missing out on 2014 World Cup squad

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Win a bottle of wine

Robin van Persie celebrates his goal against Stoke with Sir Alex Ferguson

Premier League: West Ham v Manchester United match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Andy Carroll

Where next for Andy Carroll? Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham or Liverpool

The England striker's future is far from clear

Andy Carroll pictured on loan at West Ham

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce warns FFP rules could 'blow' deal for Liverpool striker Andy Carroll

The striker is currently on loan at Upton Park

Ben Arfa is now expected to play a part in Newcastle’s relegation battle

Hatem Ben Arfa poised to give Newcastle survival boost

Hatem Ben Arfa could play again before the end of the season, so handing Newcastle a huge boost in their fight to stay in the Premier League.

‘He’s shown me nothing but faith,’ says Joe Allen of Brendan Rodgers, ‘and that’s been a massive help

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen determined to return next season a better player

The £15m signing underwent surgery

Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their third goal

Premier League: Chelsea v West Ham match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Gareth Bale in action against West Ham

Match Report: West Ham 2 Tottenham 3

Gareth Bale at his brilliant best to lift Tottenham Hotspur up to third after beating West Ham

Hatem Ben Arfa

Liverpool 'targeting' swoop for Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa

Andy Carroll could be used as a make weight in the proposed deal

<b>Luka Modric to Tottenham</b><br/>
In a Spanish newspaper poll, Luka Modric was voted the worst signing of last summer. Having splashed out in excess of £30m on the Croatian, the midfielder has hardly done a thing at Real Madrid. There had been rumours he could return to his former club.

The transfers that didn't happen: Luka Modric to Tottenham; Edinson Cavani to Arsenal; Gareth Bale to Real Madrid

The last minute deals that would have shocked the football world

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Martin Jol confident Fulham can beat West Ham tonight

Fulham manager knows the need to pick up home points

Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard

Liverpool team have 'the best balance' in the Premier League claims Ian Ayre

Managing director points at experience and youth in Liverpool side

James Tomkins

West Ham will scupper any move for Newcastle transfer 'target' James Tomkins

West Ham play Manchester United in the FA Cup tonight

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