Mediawatch - 31 August

Coverage of the Hammers' signing of Alex Song on loan from FC Barcelona dominates Sunday morning's West Ham United news, with this report in the Guardian taking the midfielder's quotes from his interview, in which he says the Hammers can target a push for Europe.

Less positively, match reports from Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Southampton reflect on the manager admitting that Southampton taught his side a lesson, with the Hammers simply not at the races. The Mail on Sunday's report can be read here.

West London Sport, meanwhile, claim that Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers are battling to sign Hammers midfielder Mohamed Diame.

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