In today's news, Sunderland striker Dame N'Doye insists his future is on ice until the club's survival battle is decided.
N’Doye arrived on loan until the end of the season last month, with an option for a permanent move from Turkish side Trabzonspor if he proves to be a success for Sunderland.
He told the Echo: "At the moment, it’s about the team and staying in the Premier League.
"For myself, we’ll see what happens after that.
"The Turkish league is good, but I just didn't adapt there.
"That was the reason why I left."
Read more from N'Doye here ahead of the West Ham United match:
Former Sunderland striker El-Hadji Diouf has launched a shocking x-rated attack on former Black Cats teammate Anton Ferdinand.
The controversial Senegal striker - who failed to score for Sunderland - played alongside Ferdinand at the Stadium of Light in the 2008-09 campaign.
Read his astonishing interview here:
Meanwhile, on-loan Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin has lifted the lid on the club's warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
"The main goal was to clear the mind a bit, but there was training too – running and playing," full-back DeAndre Yedlin told the Echo.
"It's not so much about improving fitness now."
Read more from Yedlin here:
And finally, Sam Allardyce meets the press this afternoon ahead of his return to West Ham United - and we've got it covered.
The Sunderland boss, who left the Hammers in the summer after four years in East London, makes his first return to Upton Park on Saturday lunchtime. (kick-off 12.45pm).