Good afternoon. Here is what is being written elsewhere this Thursday.

The London Stadium is set to cost West Ham losses for years due to the retractable seating problems. (The Guardian).

Andy Carroll was threatened at gunpoint on the way home from training on Wednesday. (Daily Mail).

West Ham defender Winston Reid is set to miss five weeks due to a hamstring injury. (Essex Live).

West Ham and Everton are set to go head to head in January in an attempt to sign Sunderland defender Lamina Kone. (Express).

Simone Zaza has admitted that he is struggling adapting to life at West Ham. (HITC).

London Stadium: Olympic Legacy group chairman David Edmonds quits amid West Ham costs row. (Evening Standard).

West Ham United have hired former BBC multimedia sports news editor Paul Cox as head of corporate communications, as the club faces reputation issues including crowd trouble and questions about the deal for its new stadium. (PR Week)

West Ham player’s father travelling for talks with club tomorrow, doesn’t sound great. (Sport witness)

Slaven Bilic has given his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s premier league home game against Stoke. (