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 11:37 Thu Mar 9
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United are willing to offer 130m euros (£115m) to sign 20-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from Real Madrid. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 29, is on Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag's summer wish list, along with 22-year-old Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus, who plays for the Dutchman's former club Ajax. (TalkSport)

Manchester United will look to sell several first-team players, including 30-year-old England defender Harry Maguire to make room for new additions this summer. (ESPN)

Borussia Dortmund will not move from their 150m euro (£133m) valuation of 19-year-old England midfielder Jude Bellingham amid interest from Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid. (90min)

Liverpool are increasingly confident they will sign Bellingham but their hopes of doing so likely rest on their bid to secure Champions League football. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain are interested in Newcastle United's 23-year-old Dutch defender Sven Botman. (iNews)

Leeds United's German defender Robin Koch, 26, is considered a potential signing by Newcastle United, although several Bundesliga clubs are also interested. (Sport1 - in German)

Chelsea remain interested in RB Leipzig's Croatia centre-back Josko Gvardiol, 21, despite signing three central defenders since Todd Boehly bought the club in May. (Football London)

Manchester United's owners, the Glazer family, may no longer be looking to sell the club despite receiving offers. (Sun)

Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 32, intends to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expires in 2024. (Athletic)

Bayern Munich will reject the chance to make the loan signing of Manchester City's Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, permanent for £62m. (Calciomercato via Mail)

Newcastle United could tempt Barcelona into selling Brazil winger Raphinha, 26, if they match the £55m fee the Spanish club paid to sign him from Leeds United last year. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign England's Mason Mount, 24, from Chelsea and Portugal's Matheus Nunes, 24, from Wolves as manager Jurgen Klopp looks to revamp his midfield. (Mail)

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is expected to leave in the summer after rejecting two new contract offers. The 27-year-old Spaniard, whose deal runs out in 2024, has been linked with Chelsea and Tottenham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Aston Villa are keen on signing Athletic Bilbao's 31-year-old Spain defender Inigo Martinez on a free transfer in the summer, but face competition from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.(Birmingham Mail)

Sky Paper Talk


Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are in the race to sign Josko Gvardiol this summer.

The next stage of the battle for Manchester United has already started - with groups due in Manchester from Thursday.

Bayern Munich will turn down the chance to sign Joao Cancelo this summer, according to reports.

Eden Hazard has reportedly decided to see out his contract at Real Madrid, which expires in 2024.

Harvey Barnes could hand Leicester a much-needed boost by returning to action quicker than expected after injuring his ankle at Southampton.

Adidas could be facing their first annual loss in 30 years after a failed tie-up with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West has left them with £1.1bn of unsold stock.


Liverpool remain confident over signing Jude Bellingham this summer - but they must qualify for the Champions League to prise the 19-year-old sensation from Borussia Dortmund.

Mikel Arteta has dismissed speculation in Spain that Real Madrid want to bring him in as a replacement for Carlo Ancelotti this summer.

Romeo Beckham is set to play against Ukraine in a friendly match ahead of England's Euro 2024 qualifier match later this month.


West Ham could target Middlesbrough manager and former Hammer Michael Carrick if they sack David Moyes, reports suggest.

Chelsea have reportedly joined Arsenal in the transfer chase for Napoli's Hirving Lozano.

Man Utd are in advanced talks with Diogo Dalot over a new long-term deal.

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Marco Asensio as his contract talks with Real Madrid have reportedly stalled.

Barcelona star Ansu Fati has allegedly been offered to "half of Europe" by his agent Jorge Mendes.


Talks between Manchester United and potential buyers will begin this week, with bidding groups expected to fly in to the north west from Thursday while representatives for the Qataris are due next week.

Owen Farrell is set to be dropped to the England bench in a significant Test match for the first time since 2014 on Thursday, with Marcus Smith picked at fly-half in the boldest selection call of Steve Borthwick's reign so far.

Tiger Woods's former girlfriend Erica Herman says she was tricked into packing a suitcase for a holiday only to be told she had been locked out of her house and could not go home when she got to the airport.


Steve Borthwick is expected to take the seismic decision to drop England captain Owen Farrell from the side to face France at Twickenham on Saturday, the first time he has been omitted from a major Test match on form since 2015.

Chris Woakes hopes that his decision to forego another stint in the Indian Premier League to play in the County Championship can propel him into England's XI for the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, his home ground, in July.

UK Athletics have handed former national high jump coach Fuzz Caan a three-year suspension due to misconduct.


Manchester United officials are reportedly planning presentations on the club's transfer strategy to deliver to takeover bidders.

Wimbledon will reportedly drop its ban on Russian and Belarusian players this summer, meaning the likes of Daniil Medvedev and Aryna Sabalenka can compete at the All England Club

Novak Djokovic is still hoping to play at the Miami Open after reportedly having his vaccine waiver request denied by Homeland Security.


Spanish coach Ricardo Rodriguez has told Aberdeen he wants to become the next man in charge at Pittodrie.

The 72

Leicester City and West Ham keen on player currently on loan at Middlesbrough – Boro potentially keen on permanent swoop

Leicester City and West Ham are both keen on Middlesbrough loanee Ryan Giles, according to reports, with Boro seemingly keen on signing the Wolves man in the summer as well.

Giles has shone on loan with Middlesbrough in the Championship this season. The 23-year-old wide player has featured in all 35 of Boro’s Championship fixtures so far this season, assisting nine and proving to be a really key player for Michael Carrick’s side.

Carrick discussed the possibility of signing Giles permanently earlier in the week and the ex-West Ham midfielder refused to rule out the possibility, after previous reports had suggested that Wolves were open to selling Giles in the summer, providing that they aren’t relegated from the Premier League.

Now though, an emerging report from Daily Mirror’s print edition (09.03.23, pg. 65 via FLW) says that Premier League duo Leicester City and West Ham are both interested in Giles ahead of the summer transfer window. Giles’ Middlesbrough currently sit in 3rd place of the Championship and seven points behind Sheffield United in 2nd.

Hot property…

Giles has impressed with Middlesbrough this season. It always seemed likely that Boro would be linked with a permanent swoop, but few would’ve expected to see the likes of Wet Ham and Leicester linked.

Whilst Giles is a real talent, he’s unproven at Premier League level. He’s still progressing as a player and if he continues his form into the summer, Wolves might yet fancy him for their own squad going into the next season.

And West Ham and Leicester’s presence in this transfer chase could bump up the price, which could potentially be a blow for Boro.

It remains to be seen what the summer has in store for Giles, but he’s certainly a key player for Middlesbrough, who return to action v Swansea City this weekend.

Football London

Full West Ham squad available for Europa Conference League fixture against AEK Larnaca

West Ham United will hope to record a ninth straight victory in the Europa Conference League this season when they take on Cypriot side AEK Larnaca at the AEK Arena on Thursday evening (5:45pm kick-off)

By Jonty Colman West Ham United FC writer

West Ham United manager David Moyes will welcome back three players to his squad when the Hammers take on AEK Larnaca at the AEK Arena on Thursday night.

The Hammers are in action in Cyprus for the first of two legs against Larnaca in the round of 16 of the Europa Conference League, playing host to the Cypriot side a week later.

Ahead of the game, manager Moyes has confirmed that three players will be back in the squad having missed last Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Striker Michail Antonio and defender Thilo Kehrer both missed the trip to Sussex with a hamstring injury and illness respectively. However, Moyes told football.london on Wednesday that both have travelled to Cyprus.

There is a also a return to the squad for winger Maxwel Cornet, who has missed the club’s last 25 first-team matches in all competitions with a calf injury. However, Moyes has said it is unlikely that he will play.

Centre-back Angelo Ogbonna is also in the squad despite going off injured with concerns over a knee issue at Brighton five days ago.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will not be involved for the trip to Sussex after undergoing an eye operation last week following a fractured eye-socket and cheekbone injury sustained in the win over Nottingham Forest last month. Right-back Vladimir Coufal will also miss the game with a heel injury.

With only a maximum of 21 senior players available, West Ham will either not fill their bench, or, include some academy players in their travelling squad.

Here is a look at who could feature for the Hammers against the Guardians.

Full West Ham United squad available to face AEK Larnaca

Goalkeepers : Alphonse Areola, Joseph Anang.

Defenders : Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Thilo Kehrer, Nayef Aguerd, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Emerson.

Midfielders/wingers : Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Flynn Downes, Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma, Maxwel Cornet.

Forwards : Michail Antonio, Danny Ings, Gianluca Scamacca.

Sport Witness

West Ham ‘in line’ for signing – Club open to ‘important sale’ in summer, set price

West Ham United are among the clubs in the mix to sign AS Roma’s Roger Ibañez in the summer.

The centre-back has made 33 starts this season and has been a vital figure for the Serie A side. His displays have helped him make it to the Brazil squad for March’s international break and also attracted attention from the Premier League.

That’s according to Forza Roma, who state West Ham ‘would be in line’ to secure the 24-year-old’s services. That’s all the report has to say about the Hammers.
The defender recently met his agent and there’s the indication that was to talk his future, considering the ‘price is set’ by José Mourinho’s side to carry out his sale after this season.

Although he has a €80m release clause, Roma want €35-40m, which is what they asked for last summer. Ibañez’s exit would be an ‘important sale’ for the club to build a new team and also from the Financial Fair Play point of view.

Time will tell whether West Ham would be willing to meet the demands set by Roma to sign the South American.

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Texas Iron 4:52 Thu Mar 9
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Alan 1:56 Thu Mar 9
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Ibañez story added

Thanks Alan 12:05 Thu Mar 9
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bill green 11:44 Thu Mar 9

bill green 11:44 Thu Mar 9
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 11:39 Thu Mar 9

ted fenton 11:39 Thu Mar 9
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

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