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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 11:52 Fri May 26
Friday newspapers

Manchester United are willing to pay £55m for Chelsea's England midfielder Mason Mount and are aiming to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the 24-year-old's signature. (Mail)

Mount will discuss his Chelsea future in a meeting with the club's hierarchy next week. (90min)

Mount is leaning towards Manchester United if Chelsea decide to sell. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Gareth Southgate says Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, 30, and 27-year-old Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips' lack of game time is "concerning" as the England manager called the pair up for the upcoming Euro qualifiers. (Guardian)

Aston Villa are leading the race to sign Leicester City's 25-year-old English winger Harvey Barnes. (Independent)

West Ham are also interested in Barnes, as well as Leeds United's English winger Jack Harrison, 26. (Sun)

The Hammers are likely to keep David Moyes as their manager and intend to back him by also targeting Fulham's Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 27, as a potential replacement for England midfielder Declan Rice, 24. (Guardian)

Arsenal plan to sell as many as 14 first-team players to fund eight new signings in major summer rebuild - with the club's record signing, 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe, among those set to leave. (Football.London)

Mikel Arteta is willing to let England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe, 22, leave the Emirates to make room for Leicester and England midfielder James Maddison, 26. (Mirror)

The Gunners are also interested in adding Torino and Paraguay forward Antonio Sanabria, 26, in a deal worth £21.6m. (La Repubblica via Mail)

Manchester United have been told they must pay £140m if they want to sign Napoli and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 24, this summer after agreeing a deal for his club team-mate and South Korea defender Kim Min-jae, 26. (Il Mattino via Mirror)

Napoli are desperately trying to convince Kim to sign a new contract before a release clause comes into effect this summer. (90min)

However, Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane, 29, still remains Manchester United's first-choice striker option and the club will move early in the window in attempt to make negotiations smoother. (Guardian)

Aston Villa want to secure the long-term futures of England striker Ollie Watkins, 27, and Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 28, with new contracts before the transfer window opens. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Inter Milan and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 30, says he knew the Italian side would try to sign him if his move to Chelsea did not work out. (Mail)

Feyenoord are resigned to losing manager Arne Slot to Tottenham. (Football Insider)Real Betis may return to their long-standing interest in Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Marc Roca, 26, if the Yorkshire club are relegated from the Premier League. (Estadio Deportivo)

Arsenal have offered England midfielder Reiss Nelson a new deal until 2027, with the option of an extra year, but the 23-year-old also has offers from other Premier League sides, Italy and Spain. (Fabrizio Romano)

Swansea boss Russell Martin has verbally agreed to become the new Southampton manager. (Sky Sports)

Martin, 37, has agreed a three-year deal to become Southampton's new manager, with the relegated Premier League club set to announce his appointment in the coming days. (Sun)

Barcelona have been shocked by hints that France defender Jules Kounde, 24, wants to leave the club, just a year after joining from Sevilla. (90min)

Qatar Sports Investments, who own Paris St-Germain, have made a move to buy eight-time Brazilian Serie A champions Santos. (Mirror)

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Real Madrid have been offered the chance to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer in a deal that could see Eden Hazard go the other way.

Liverpool are set to miss out on at least £50m in prize money and participation fees because of their fifth-place Premier League finish.

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has claimed the London side are the only one of his former clubs with whom he doesn't have a connection, saying his bonds elsewhere are because "people are not stupid".

Alex Iwobi has revealed the struggles which Dele Alli faced during his time with Everton, explaining how the former Tottenham man's training ground efforts were his downfall on Merseyside.

Wrexham's home will no longer be known as The Racecourse Ground from July 1, after co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney announced a new stadium sponsorship deal.


Sheikh Jassim will reportedly make an ambitious move to sign Kylian Mbappe if he takes over Manchester United this summer.

Pep Guardiola will take on bitter rivals Liverpool in the summer scrap to land World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister.

Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing Neymar and Harry Kane in a huge summer transfer window inspired by Real Madrid's famous 'Galacticos'.


Manchester United have been handed a major injury scare ahead of the FA Cup final, with Antony stretchered from the field in tears and Luke Shaw forced off injured during Thursday's victory over Chelsea.

Manchester United are "on the brink" of signing Napoli centre-back Min-Jae Kim, reports suggest.

Graham Potter is reportedly being linked with a return to management with Ligue 1 side Nice.

Manchester United's pursuit of Mason Mount is set to trigger a transfer merry-go-round.

Paris Saint-Germain are likely to sack manager Christophe Galtier and enter the race for Luis Enrique, according to reports.

David Brooks will cap his recovery from cancer with a Wales call-up next week.

Bayern Munich could still put the block on Lucas Hernandez's exit - despite reports he has agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on signing promising young centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, according to reports.

Luton have unveiled stunning design plans for their new-look stadium fit for the Premier League.


Southampton are set to make club-wide cuts including job redundancies following relegation to the Championship.

Brazilian defender Rafaelle Souza will leave Arsenal this summer after 18 months at the club.

Leeds United will face Manchester United in a pre-season game in Oslo.

Jules Kounde has insisted he wants to stay at Barcelona this summer.

West Ham United have put on a plane for family and friends of players travelling to their Europa Conference League final in Prague in two weeks' time.


West Ham's hope of sparking a bidding war for captain Declan Rice is becoming a reality after Manchester United joined the race to land the England international.

Police have concluded their investigation into allegations of a break-in that sent Raheem Sterling home from the World Cup, without making any arrests.

Chelsea have reportedly informed Sporting Lisbon that they are prepared to pay Manuel Ugarte's £52m release clause, as the Blues make a last-ditch effort to beat Paris Saint-Germain to his signature.

Nottingham Forest are ready to launch a summer move for Southampton striker Che Adams, according to reports.

Former Chelsea star Oscar has opened the door for a shock return to the club, by claiming he 'dreams' to play for the Blues again.

Vinicius Junior could be set for a sensational return to Nike having only left the American giants in February, according to reports.

Sale's uncapped wing Tom Roebuck will go into the Premiership Final at Twickenham on Saturday as the subject of a cross-border tug of war between England and Scotland to secure his services.


Javier Tebas has said La Liga should "certainly" consider docking points from clubs whose fans engage in racist behaviour, as he sought to regain control of the crisis that has engulfed Spanish football over the continued abuse of Vinícius Júnior.


Chelsea and Liverpool are monitoring the situation of Romeo Lavia, but Manchester City, his former club, are not in the running to sign the Southampton midfielder.

Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to widen their managerial search to include Celtic's Ange Postecoglou after Arne Slot sent their hunt for Antonio Conte's successor back to square one.

Pepe Reina, the former Liverpool goalkeeper, has told Vinícius Jr he must be "more mature in his behaviour" after the Real Madrid winger was racially abused on Sunday.

The Mayor of London has committed millions to refurbishing the decaying National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace, with a short-term spending plan and a longer-term commitment to a "once-in-a-generation redevelopment" of the historic site.


Sam Allardyce, the Leeds manager, has moved his squad's training away from their Thorp Arch base to the Elland Road pitch this week in a last-ditch attempt to inspire the victory needed to have any chance of survival.

England are racing to reform their central contract system after Jason Roy became the first England player to withdraw from a national contract to play in America, sparking fears that more could follow.

Yorkshire are hopeful of shaking hands on a £20m investment deal next week, with Saudi Arabia ready to swoop if talks with leading contenders stall at the 11th hour.


Mason Mount is preparing to say his goodbyes to Chelsea supporters at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with the midfielder increasingly likely to leave his boyhood club this summer.


Chris Wilder is still interested in the Hearts job - despite claims he was hell-bent on staying in England.

Rijeka striker Matija Frigan has been linked with a move to Rangers - but the player's agent has revealed he has not received any offers going into the summer window.

Everton have begun a search for a new manager in the expectation that the club will retain its Premier League status in Sunday's final round of fixtures.

Graeme Shinnie wants to return to Aberdeen next season and lead them back into Europe.


Rangers are on the trail of Troyes striker Ike Ugbo.

Steven MacLean is set to become St Johnstone's new boss.

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Texas Iron 7:36 Fri May 26
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bill green 3:46 Fri May 26
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Thanks Alan 12:09 Fri May 26

Thanks Alan 12:09 Fri May 26
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