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 2:01 Tue May 16
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester City's Portugal midfielderBernardo Silva, 28, is Paris St-Germain's top target as they look to replace 35-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi. (Le Parisien - in French)

Arsenal are ready to offer West Ham a club record £90m for 24-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, while Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 30, could be among the players sold by the Gunners. (Mail)

Brighton's 21-year-old Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo is a key target for Arsenal as they plan to move early in the summer transfer market. (Sky Sports)

Napoli's South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26, has agreed to join Manchester United this summer after they agreed to pay his 50m euro (£43m) release clause. (Mirror)

Brighton's 24-year-old Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United, wants to join a Champions League club. (Athletic - subscription)

Prospective new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to hold talks with 24-year-old England midfielder Mason Mount over extending his contract, which expires in 2024. (Football Insider)

Chelsea want Napoli's 24-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen as part of Pochettino's summer rebuild. (Guardian)

Barcelona are interested 26-year-old Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, but Wolves want at least £45m. (Telegraph - subscription)

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, 75, is close to signing a new one-year contract. (Sun)

Southampton's 28-year-old England midfielder James Ward-Prowse does not have a relegation release clause in his contract, but the club are expecting bids. Aston Villa, West Ham and Tottenham have expressed an interest. (Mail)

Newcastle United's interest in RB Leipzig's 22-year-old Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, who has a 70m euro (£61m) release clause in his contract, has intensified, but there has been no contact between the clubs. (Sky Sports Germany)

Newcastle are interested in Chelsea's 23-year-old England midfielder Conor Gallagher and face competition from Tottenham for Leicester's England midfielder James Maddison. (Mail)

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund want 25-year-old Mexico midfielder Edson Alvarez, whom Ajax could be prepared to sell for £30m. (Sport1 - in German)

Manchester United's English defenders Phil Jones, 31, and Axel Tuanzebe, 25, are expected to be released this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund's 25-year-old Switzerland goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, although the German club intend to offer him a new contract. (Independent)

West Ham are looking to appoint a director of football to ease the demands on sporting director Mark Noble and reduce the influence of manager David Moyes. (Guardian)

West Ham are monitoring Valencia's 20-year-old United States midfielder Yunus Musah. (Mail)

Brentford and Spain keeper David Raya, 27, is near the top of Tottenham's transfer list, with Frenchman Hugo Lloris, 36, expected to leave this summer. (Telegraph - subscription)

Brentford could sign Freiburg's 29-year-old Netherlands goalkeeper Mark Flekken, who has a 13m euro (£11.3m) release clause in his contract.(Sport1 - in German)

Tottenham have held talks with Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto about their director of football role. (i)

Sky Paper Talk


Arsenal are set to open talks with West Ham over a £90m swoop for Declan Rice as Emirates chiefs prepare to loosen the purse strings ahead of their Champions League return.

Manchester City are maintaining a watching brief on Mateo Kovacic, who is ready to leave Chelsea this summer.

Newcastle United are keen on Chelsea's Conor Gallagher as Eddie Howe looks to bolster his midfield this summer - but the Toon will face stiff competition for Leicester's James Maddison.

Wilfried Zaha is set to miss the final two matches of the season - with Crystal Palace now waiting to discover whether the icon has played his last game for the club.

Crystal Palace star Eberechi Eze is back on Gareth Southgate's radar but faces competition from Nigeria to lock-in the forward's international future.

Brentford have opened talks over a move for South Korean defender Kim Ji-Soo.

Arsenal are closing on the announcement of a new deal for England winger Bukayo Saka, which is expected to be on a similar level to any offer made to his international team-mate Declan Rice this summer.

Leicester have two Championship managers - Swansea's Russell Martin and Jon Dahl Tomasson from Blackburn - on their radar if they move on from interim boss Dean Smith at the end of the season.

Southampton are braced to receive offers for James Ward-Prowse this summer even though his current deal does not include a relegation release clause.

West Ham's players do not have any incentive clauses in their contract for success in the Europa Conference League as they look to seal their place in the final later this week in Alkmaar.

Everton will employ private security officers and a "ring of steel" for their final Premier League home game against Bournemouth on May 28 but insist the measures are not down to the threat of relegation.


Chelsea are lining up an ambitious move for Napoli's Victor Osimhen, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to bring in a striker when he takes over as head coach this summer.

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says England Test captain Ben Stokes can only be seen as "batting cover" for his IPL franchise at the moment and is unable to bowl - he has not appeared for the team in six weeks.

The chair of British Gymnastics has called on the government to establish an independent welfare body to protect athletes across all sports and to ensure that governing bodies no longer face significant costs dealing with safeguarding cases.


Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae has decided to join Manchester United this summer and negotiations between the clubs also include a move for in-demand striker Victor Osimhen.

West Ham are considering appointing former Liverpool chief Michael Edwards as their new director of football.

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Manchester City star Bernardo Silva as the replacement for the outgoing Lionel Messi.

Mislav Orsic appears set to become the first victim of a summer exodus at Southampton following their relegation with a return to former club Dinamo Zagreb on the cards for the winger.

Wrexham are to hold talks with former England goalkeeper Ben Foster over an extended stay with the team after playing a part in their return to the EFL.


Hugo Lloris is expected to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer as the club prepare for the visit of the man who could replace him, Brentford's David Raya.

Mauricio Pochettino likes to keep a tray of lemons in his office, after an Argentine friend told him they absorb negative energy, and he believes he has the ability to see an aura around people.

Carlos Tevez has revealed he refused to learn to speak English during his time in the Premier League as he blamed the country for his uncle's descent into alcoholism after fighting in the Falklands War.

Matt Rogerson, the London Irish captain, has emerged as a surprise contender for England's World Cup squad.

Wolves are ready to demand £45m for Ruben Neves, who has just over one year remaining on his contract at Molineux and is being targeted by Barcelona among other clubs.

Jonny Bairstow is set to be selected as England's wicket-keeper for the Ashes, leaving Ben Foakes out in the cold.

Bryson DeChambeau has revealed he had no idea where he was hitting the ball during the height of his "bulking" experiment and that the diet he was on at the time was putting his life at risk.

Former Wasps back Paolo Odogwu, part of England's camp for the 2021 Six Nations but never selected to play, has been selected in Italy's training squad for the World Cup in France later this year.


Roy Hodgson is closing in on a deal to take charge of Crystal Palace next season.

Axel Tuanzebe will leave Man Utd in the summer as a free agent.

Mario Balotelli was branded a "zombie" by former Switzerland assistant manager Michel Pont after his side Sion's 5-0 defeat by Servette on Saturday - the former Italy star was taken off at half-time and the club sacked manager David Bettoni on Monday


Mohamed Mansour, a British-Egyptian billionaire who is the senior treasurer of the Conservative Party, is set to buy a $500m (about £400m) franchise in the United States' Major League Soccer.

Arsenal have cleared Mikel Arteta to break the club's spending record this summer in a splurge that may exceed £200m.

Arsenal have cleared Mikel Arteta to break the club's spending record this summer in a splurge that may exceed £200m and see his midfield revamped with Declan Rice and Brighton's Moises Caicedo.

England's selectors have talked about playing Test captain Ben Stokes as an opening batsman during the Ashes because of concerns over his fitness and lack of bowling during a fruitless stint in the IPL.


Some of Scotland's top referees are being encouraged to retire from match action early to become VAR specialists.


Greek club Aris have directly addressed Rangers' interest in Luis Palma - but say there is "very strong" competition for the winger from all over the world.

Josh McPake has returned to Rangers and now faces an uncertain future over the final year of his Ibrox contract.

Motherwell boss Stuart Kettlewell wants his two short-term signings - Mickael Mandron and Jonathan Obika - to stay at Fir Park beyond the end of the season.

Malik Tillman is adamant he will not rush a decision over a potential £5m permanent move to Rangers, saying he first needs to find out what plans - if any - parent club Bayern Munich have for him.

Dundee United officials have dismissed suggestions made by Craig Levein that former sporting director Tony Ashgar - a figure reviled by Tannadice fans before his departure in February - is still involved with the club in some capacity.


USA midfielder Yunus Musah is attracting interest from the Premier League with West Ham keeping an eye on the Valencia star amid La Liga relegation battle

Yunus Musah has made 35 appearances for Valencia during a turbulent season
The speedster started all of the USA's World Cup games under Gregg Berhalter

By Simon Jones

West Ham are keeping an eye on USA midfielder and former Arsenal trainee, Yunus Musah.

The Valencia man, who debuted for the club at 17, was with Arsenal from the age of nine to 16 before switching to Spain's southeastern coast.

Musah put in some strong performances at the World Cup and has toiled alongside many of his Valencia teammates as the club fights to stave off relegation.

The New York native played 29 minutes in the team's critical win vs. Celta Vigo, which put them three points clear of relegation with four games to play.

Musah has made 35 appearances for Valencia through 2022-23, with two assists to his name.

He was a critical piece of Gregg Berhalter's squad at the World Cup in Qatar, starting in all four games before Holland eliminated the US in the Round of 16.

Musah debuted for the US Men's National Team on November 12, 2020 -- at the age of 17.

The 20-year-old played for England at youth level, from U15 up until U18 before switching his allegiance to the Stars and Stripes.

He was eligible to represent England, the US, Ghana or Italy at international level.

West Ham also retain an interest in Bristol City's Alex Scott, also wanted by Wolves, but they are reluctant to meet the £25m asking price.

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