WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Alan 12:23 Fri Feb 3
Friday newspapers

Newcastle United have reportedly joined the race to sign England midfielder Jude Bellingham,19, from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. (Football Transfers)

Fiorentina were left frustrated by Todd Boehly as the Chelsea owner took it upon himself to try to sign Moroccan midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, 26, on loan on transfer deadline day. (New York Times via Talksport)

River Plate are set to receive almost 32m euros (£28m) following 22-year-old Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez's move from Benfica to Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano via Twitter)

Meanwhile, Chelsea's homegrown players fear the club will be forced to sell them to avoid Financial Fair Play (FFP) trouble if the Blues miss out on Champions League qualification this season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Tottenham had a transfer deal 'almost done' for Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu, 28, before the Udinese player was was ruled out for the rest of the season in January with a knee injury. (Fabrizio Romano via Express)

The agent of Moises Caicedo, 21, has criticised Brighton for denying the Ecuador midfielder a move to Arsenal and said the opportunity "may not be repeated in life". (Marca90 via Ole - in Spanish)

English winger Jack Harrison, 26, is expected to sign an improved contract at Leeds United in the coming weeks. (Sky Sports)

Spanish midfielder Isco, 30, is still looking for a new club and has been offered to a number of Premier League sides on a short-term deal. (90min)

While Everton have looked into signing Isco, the club has concerns over whether the former Real Madrid man has the physicality needed to play in the English top flight. (Independent)

Juventus are considering the possibility of selling or even terminating the contract of 29-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Mail)

France striker Olivier Giroud, 36, is expected to extend his contract at AC Milan by an additional year until 2024. (Sport.Sky - in Italian)

Nigerian technology billionaire Dozy Mmobuosi is close to completing a £90m takeover of Championship side Sheffield United.(Times - subscription required)

English full-back Max Aarons, 23, turned down offers from two unnamed Premier League clubs on deadline day in order to help Norwich earn promotion back to the top flight. (Sun)

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Juventus are sensationally considering terminating Paul Pogba's contract, or attempting to somehow sell him, after he has failed to play a single minute for the club since his return from Manchester United.

Chelsea reportedly wanted to sign yet another midfielder on Deadline Day but were rebuked by Fiorentina when they asked for Sofyan Amrabat on loan and told the late approach was no way to treat another club.

Moises Caicedo's agent Manuel Sierra has criticised Brighton for denying his client a move that would have been "the dream of his whole life".

Manchester United activated an "emergency protocol" on Deadline Day to sign Marcel Sabitzer from a list of 10 central midfielders they were told could be available.

The Football Association is facing questions over the safeguarding of young female players after shocking allegations were made against a former Aston Villa coach, including a request for naked pictures and other inappropriate messages.

Manchester City are set to visit Japan and Thailand on a pre-season tour this summer, their first trip to the Far East since before the pandemic.

Serie A's bottom side Sampdoria are risking a significant points deduction as they have reportedly not yet paid their players for the final quarter of 2022.

Benfica president Rui Costa has admitted he 'won't cry' for Enzo Fernandez in a scathing account of the midfielder's conduct during his deadline day move to Chelsea.

Joelinton's brilliant form at Newcastle has launched him into contention for a first Brazil cap.

Jude Soonsup-Bell left Chelsea on deadline day for rivals Tottenham because he felt his pathway to first-team football had been blocked.

The first indications of the government's plans for an independent football regulator were warmly received by supporters, some clubs and campaign groups on Thursday.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon on account of aggravated menacing, according to several reports.


Gabriel Martinelli is ready to end speculation about his long-term future at Arsenal by signing a new four-and-a-half year deal.

Vinicius Junior wore a pair of plain black boots during Real Madrid's game against Valencia at the Bernabeu on Thursday night - as his row with Nike rumbles on.

Tottenham are set to sign a £60m sponsorship deal with the South African government.


Chelsea's home-grown stars fear they will have to be sold in the summer if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League because of the threat of severe Financial Fair Play consequences.


Bayern Munich are set to make Manchester United target Benjamin Pavard available for a reported fee of £27m in the summer.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag reportedly called goalkeeper Dean Henderson in a bid to try and cut his loan spell with Nottingham Forest short.

Max Aarons rejected two offers from Premier League clubs on deadline day as he wants to help Norwich secure promotion back to the top division for a third time.

Paris Saint-Germain only turned their attentions to Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech after their efforts to sign Malcom from Zenit St. Petersburg came to an end - although current rules would have allowed him to leave the Russian club for nothing, his contract included a clause meaning a £23m fee would need to be paid.

Paul Gascoigne has revealed he brutally turned down moves to Chelsea and Aston Villa when he ended his time with Lazio in 1995 and joined Rangers.

Nicolo Zaniolo is reportedly prepared to sue Roma for their treatment of him in recent weeks.

Ajax have announced John Heitinga as their interim manager until the end of this already turbulent campaign.


Chelsea are planning a clear-out of players to help fund another round of big spending in the summer.


Allan Saint-Maximin's long-term future at Newcastle remains in some doubt with the club unable to offer him any guarantees in terms of increased playing time.

Manchester United are reported to have passed up on an opportunity to sign a new right-back in January due to the upturn in form displayed by Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Arsenal seriously considered a deadline-day move for Real Sociedad midfielder and Barcelona target Martin Zubimendi after ending their pursuit of Brighton playmaker Moises Caicedo, according to reports.


New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is keen for Tom Brady to sign a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a member of the franchise.

Great Britain's Davis Cup captain Leon Smith admits his team's qualifying tie on clay in Colombia will be "very complicated" because games are being played at an altitude of 2,600 metres with pressureless tennis balls.


Nigerian technology billionaire Dozy Mmobousi is close to completing a £90m takeover of promotion-chasing Championship club Sheffield United which would ease their current financial issues.

Swim England is facing accusations of failing children after the damning results of an independent review into the handling of alleged bullying and fat-shaming were published.

A football ultra from Morocco has lost a legal battle for asylum in the UK after claiming that he would be attacked by rival fans in his homeland.


Southampton are likely to renew their interest in Celtic star Liel Abada in the summer after discussing him as a January transfer window option.

Former Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin is on trial with Hibernian after leaving Fleetwood Town earlier this week.

Michael Beale insists he is delighted with Alfredo Morelos and is adamant he has not given up hope that the striker - and Ryan Kent - will sign new deals at the end of the season.

Plymouth boss Steven Schumacher says a change of heart in the Swansea camp put an end to Rangers' pursuit of Morgan Whittaker.

Lee Johnson wants showdown talks with the SFA over VAR - claiming he might have to sign an on-field bouncer if glaring inconsistencies aren't cleared up.


Paul Parker says Amad Diallo's loan spell with Rangers last season was a "bad idea" and that he is far better suited to playing in the Championship with Sunderland.

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