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 1:25 Tue May 2
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to hold talks with West Ham's England midfielder Declan Rice, 24, as soon as the season ends. (Mirror)

The Gunners are also considering a move for Crystal Palace's England defender Marc Guehi, 22. (Mail)

Chelsea are moving closer to appointing former Tottenham and Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino as the club's next permanent manager. (90min)

Inter Milan are willing to sell Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, with the 25-year-old a target for Manchester United. (Football Insider)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's bid for a majority stake in Manchester United includes him wanting immediate control of transfers if a deal is agreed. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United sent scouts to watch Roma striker Tammy Abraham, 25, last weekend as the club considers alternatives to Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29. (Mirror)

However, Aston Villa are confident of agreeing a deal to sign England international Abraham from Roma - despite interest from several top European clubs. (90min)

Aston Villa have opened talks with England striker Ollie Watkins about extending the 27-year-old's contract with the club. (Athletic - subscription required)

The agent of Barcelona's Spain forward Ansu Fati has reassured the Spanish club he will secure an offer of 70m euros (£61.5m) for the 20-year-old this summer - and he expects it to come from a Premier League club. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are pushing to sign Eintracht Frankfurt's France forward Kolo Muani as they attempt to beat Bayern Munich in the race to sign the 24-year-old. (Sky Germany - in German)

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot has emerged as a serious contender, alongside Julian Nagelsmann, to become Tottenham's next permanent manager. (ESPN)

Tottenham and Newcastle United are among the clubs waiting to see what price Southampton will set for England midfielder James Ward-Prowse, 28, should they be relegated. (Mail)

Manchester City will not deny Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, 28, a move away from the club if he decides he wants to leave in the summer. (90min)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Eagles chairman Steve Parish should be worried about clubs being interested in French winger Michael Olise, 21, this summer. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal forward Folarin Balogun, currently on loan at Reims, will hold talks over his future with his parent club in the summer, amid interest in the 21-year-old from Paris St-Germain. (Football.London)

Arsenal's 19-year-old English midfielder Charlie Patino, who has spent this season on loan at Championship side Blackpool, is expected to leave the club this summer. (Athletic - subscription required)

Chelsea academy staff could quit the club if several homegrown players are sold this summer. (Times - subscription required)

Sky Paper Talk


Sir Jim Ratcliffe's takeover bid for Manchester United reportedly includes a demand that he be allowed immediate control of transfers from the moment a potential deal is agreed.

Saudi Arabia is closing on a first significant tennis event with Jeddah emerging as the front-runner to host the end-of-season Next Gen ATP Finals in what would be a five-year deal.

A leading referees group has called for points deductions to be introduced after Jurgen Klopp's latest outburst.

The Indian Premier League has been urged to pay players fairly and proportionately after concerns were raised that cricketers received a far lower share of revenue than in other sports.


Leeds United could turn to Lee Bowyer to oversee their squad for the rest of the season if they decide to part ways with Javi Gracia.

Manchester United could have a secret weapon in their efforts to sign Jude Bellingham as their incoming director of football negotiations Chris Hargreaves looked after the Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder in his previous role at Adidas.

Referees' chiefs are willing to share the audio of Jurgen Klopp's confrontation with referee Paul Tierney during Sunday's clash with Tottenham, with one insider claiming it will exonerate the official and be a "smoking gun" for the Liverpool boss.

Arsenal, Brighton and Liverpool are among the clubs keeping tabs on Ajax youngster Devyne Rensch, who predominately plays as a right-back.

Wolves are weighing up a decision whether to offer Diego Costa a further one-year contract.

Manchester United defender Alex Telles, who has spent the season on loan with Sevilla, could be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer as reports in Spain continue to link him with a move to Al-Nassr.

Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana, who became a pizza delivery boy after being dropped from France's national academy aged 15, has emerged as a possible summer transfer target for Chelsea.

Newcastle United are scouting Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram, son of former France international Lilian and brother of another Premier League target Marcus.

Manchester United's search for a back-up goalkeeper appears to be centering on Croatia international Dominik Livakovic, who they scouted at the weekend while playing for his club side Dinamo Zagreb.

Charlie Patino is likely to leave Arsenal in the summer and it appears any deal will be a permanent one as he is not keen on another year on loan despite his success at Blackpool.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has denied stories he has been given a deadline to decide whether he wants to become the next manager of Brazil.

Tottenham could look to tempt James Ward-Prowse away from Southampton in the summer with their chances improved if the Saints are relegated.


Sam Allardyce is in the frame for a dramatic return to management with Leeds United strongly considering turning to the former England boss to rescue their season.

Chelsea are at risk of losing another member of their academy this summer with striker Malik Mothersille still unable to agree a new contract with the club.


Javi Gracia is set to be sacked by Leeds United after less than three months in charge with the club embroiled in a Premier League relegation battle. Director of football Victor Orta's role is also in question after a board meeting on Monday.

Chelsea are bracing themselves for the departure of a number of upset academy staff this summer if their player fire-sale includes home-grown talents like Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah.

FIFA will employ "concussion spotters" who will watch matches from a central TV control room at the Women's World Cup this summer to warn team doctors if there are signs of the brain injury being suffered by players.

Cycling's rulemakers are facing fresh criticism after transgender athlete Austin Killips won the final stage of the women's Tour of the Gila in the United States to claim the overall title.


Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney insist their contract offer to retired former Wales international Gareth Bale is "serious from our side".

Leeds are considering sacking Javi Gracia and appointing a third manager of the season after losing four out of their last five games.

Former NFL star JJ Wtt and his wife Kealia have announced their investment in Burnley.

Jody Morris has been sacked as the Swindon Town head coach after just 18 games in charge.


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to hold talks with Declan Rice over a summer move from West Ham as soon as this season concludes.

Jose Mourinho made it clear he had no interest in a third spell at Chelsea after being approached over a shock return by a club director, according to reports in Italy.

Arsenal are monitoring Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi as they consider adding depth to their options at the back this summer.


Plymouth goalkeeper Callum Burton has attracted interest from three current Championship clubs - Birmingham City, Swansea and Reading - after helping the Pilgrims secure promotion to the second tier.

Frank Lampard has warned Todd Boehly not to make the same mistakes as Roman Abramovich and to stick with his next boss.

Andreas Pereira and Tim Ream will be out for the rest of the season after picking up injuries in Sunday's loss to Manchester City.


Arsenal are keeping their eye on news of a possible Barcelona return for Lionel Messi as any deal could see long-term target Raphinha become available as they look to cut costs.

Mikel Arteta has urged Arsenal fans to roll out the red carpet tonight for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he returns to the Emirates with Chelsea.


The Scottish Government is set to announce a crackdown on pyrotechnic devices after a display from both sides before the start of Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers left the pitch barely visible.

Celtic are reported to have scouted AEK Athens forward Levi Garcia for a second time this weekend but they were apparently joined by representatives of 14 other clubs.


Former Ibrox favourite Barry Ferguson says Rangers need to make signings in double figures this summer if they are to challenge city rivals Celtic.

The Athletic

West Ham defender Kurt Zouma expected to be out for a couple of weeks with ankle injury

By Roshane Thomas and Nnamdi Onyeagwara

West Ham United manager David Moyes has confirmed that Kurt Zouma could be injured for “a couple of weeks” with an ankle injury.

The 28-year-old has to be substituted during his side’s 4-3 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday and was replaced by Angelo Ogbonna 15 minutes into the game at Selhurst Park.

Moyes confirmed that the French defender, who has made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, is expected to miss a few weeks as he recovers from the injury.

He said: “Kurt Zouma is the biggest fear. We think he might be out for a couple of weeks but we are still assessing his ankle at the moment. It’s ligaments.

“I wouldn’t want to say just now, Kurt is a bit different, he’s incredibly ready and good at getting himself back fit.”

West Ham are four points clear of the relegation zone, with a game in hand on all the teams below them, and have also progressed to the semi-final of the Conference League.

They are next in action against Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday.

Football London

Declan Rice hints at West Ham decision as Joe Cole makes 'all around Europe' transfer claim

Declan Rice made his 200th Premier League appearance for West Ham United on Saturday in the 4-3 defeat to Crystal Palace and has spoken about the landmark achievement

By Kadeem Simmonds

Declan Rice has hinted he's got another 200 West Ham appearances in him as Joe Cole believes the midfielder will have a lot of suitors this summer.

At 24, Rice became the ninth youngest player to reach the Premier League milestone, during the 4-3 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, and youngest since Raheem Sterling back in 2018. The captain is also the team's sixth player in club history to reach 200 Premier League appearances.

Speaking ahead of the achievement, Rice said it's an honour to play 200 times for West Ham in the league and added 'here's to the next 200.'

“It’s incredible, it’s absolutely amazing and down to all the people around me who have kept me level-headed and pushing me to do even better, so hopefully it’s 200 now and here’s to the next 200!” he told the club's website.

“In four years, things have happened so quickly. You hear a lot of ex-footballers say that ‘your career goes so quick, so enjoy every moment’ and for me it’s absolutely flown by to get to 200 appearances. Obviously I’m only 24 and have such a long way to go, but it feels like a real milestone to hit because some top players don’t even get to play 100 or 150 games [in the Premier League].

“It’s a real honour [to be captain of West Ham United], especially at this Club. If you look at the history of this Club and the captains they’ve had, to be able to do that this season, it’s fallen on my shoulders and I’m relishing it. I really love it and, like I said, it’s just an honour to wear the armband to this Club.”

Cole, who made 126 league appearances for the east London outfit before moving to Chelsea, hailed Rice's performances for West Ham and feels he can move anywhere in Europe.

"When we see him playing for England and he plays a role he really controls it from there and he breaks up play, that is what he does very very well but he’s added [goals] to his game," he told BT Sport.

"For me, it’s not a necessity it is a bonus. I said it on the night, this is Paul Gascoigne-like, at his pomp. But he’s got that in his locker and I just think there’s going to be so many suitors for him at the end of the season as clubs all around Europe will want Declan Rice in their team. West Ham have got a real real gem and credit to him for getting so fast to 200 games.’

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norwaytips 6:07 Tue May 2
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Texas Iron 5:24 Tue May 2
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thecockneyboy 4:46 Tue May 2
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Al

bill green 2:50 Tue May 2
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Thanks Alan 1:43 Tue May 2

Thanks Alan 1:43 Tue May 2
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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