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 12:59 Thu Sep 21
Thursday newspapers

Borussia Dortmund have no interest in re-signing Manchester United and England winger Jadon Sancho, 23. (Bild - in German)

United's start to the Premier League season has done little to convince prospective buyers Sir Jim Ratcliffe or Sheikh Jassim to close the gap in their valuations and the Glazers' asking price for the club. (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are keen on signing Real Madrid and Brazil winger Rodrygo, 22, if Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, 31, leaves the club in January. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Fulham and Portugal midfielder Joao Palhinha, 28, has no release clause in his new contract, allowing the Cottagers to demand a higher fee if Bayern Munich bid again after a deadline-day move fell through. (Football Insider)

Tottenham's buy-back clause for striker Harry Kane is believed to just give them first refusal if the England captain, 30, was to return to the Premier League, rather than setting a transfer fee. (Daily Mail)

Any return to Spurs is likely to rest on whether Kane thinks he can work with chairman Daniel Levy again. (Telegraph)

Spurs are ready to offer South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 31, a new deal to extend his stay in north London past 2025. (90min)

Chelsea are set to receive a £400m cash injection from US-based investment firm Ares Management towards their new stadium and other projects. (Telegraph)

The investment will also help the Blues turn into a multi-club organisation and reduce the wage bill at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Manchester City could land Boca Juniors and Argentina left-back Valentin Barco, 19, for a fee of around £15million in January. (Football Insider)

City are also set to sign England Under-17 midfielder Divine Mukasa, 16, from West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City turned down loan offers for 20-year-old Norwegian forward Oscar Bobb from Ajax and Porto. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain's Hugo Ekitike, 21, is prepared to fight for his future at the French champions, but the France forward is aware of interest from Premier League clubs including Crystal Palace, Brentford, Everton, West Ham United and Wolves. (90min)

Huddersfield Town are set to appoint former Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore, 49, as their new manager after they parted ways with Neil Warnock. (Sun)

Former Italy striker Vincenzo Montella, 49, is set to be appointed Turkey head coach. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester United are set to reward 19-year-old England forward Joe Hugill with a new contract after an impressive pre-season. (Manchester Evening News)

Sky Paper Talk


Tottenham do not have a straight-forward buy-back clause for Harry Kane amid doubt over whether he would even consider returning while Daniel Levy remains at the club.

A number of Premier League owners are set to voice concerns about Everton's proposed sale to 777 Partners at the clubs' first summit meeting of the season on Thursday.

Chelsea are looking to cut their annual wage bill by around £80m, one of Clearlake's co-founders has revealed, with the club also on the verge of significant investment from US firm Ares Management.

Erik ten Hag's agent Kees Vos is in advanced negotiations about signing Manchester United midfield player Sofyan Amrabat to his Sports Entertainment Group agency.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is targeting a return to action for Liverpool in this weekend's Premier League game against West Ham.

Free agent Jesse Lingard has been pictured training with West Ham ahead of their Europa League clash against Backa Topola as the England international looks to earn a short-term contract with the Hammers.


The Glazers could be forced to lower their asking price for Manchester United after their tricky start to the Premier League season.


The English FA has been criticised for making a disabled candidate feel they "weren't being taken seriously" before taking the new agents' exam.

Wrexham's new Kop stand will not be open for the start of next season due to a series of hold-ups.

The parent company of betting firm Mr Q - Watford's front-of-shirt sponsor - must pay £690,947 after being found by the UK Gambling Commission to have failed to protect individuals, including children, from being exploited by gambling and not meeting standards relating to anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

Wearable lower-limb tracking systems will be allowed to be used in official matches for the first time after being awarded certification by FIFA.

UEFA has been criticised for allowing Red Star Belgrade's sponsor Gazprom to return to the Champions League.


Chelsea are charging £1,780 for one of their matchday packages at Stamford Bridge.


The Premier League and EFL could shake hands within weeks on football's £130m-a-year New Deal, despite Championship clubs' anger over new cost controls.

The Football Association's exams for around 700 aspiring football agents descended into chaos on Wednesday after the internet connection at Birmingham's NEC went down and some candidates were unable to complete the FIFA-mandated test in the hour allotted.


Manchester United chief John Murtough was left red-faced in the summer after his side reportedly saw a bid 'laughed off' for Brighton star Evan Ferguson, per new reports.

Arsenal scouts will be in Belgium on Thursday to keep a close eye on Antonio Nusa as Club Brugge face Besiktas in the Europa Conference League.


Manchester United's poor start to the Premier League season is having a negative impact on the takeover process, with bidders even less likely to meet the owners' inflated asking price of more than £5bn.

An investigation has been launched into the alleged use of racially offensive language by the Sussex seam bowler Ari Karvelas during a County Championship match against Leicestershire last week.

Rafael Nadal has revealed his wish to play doubles with Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris Olympics after admitting that he is now unsure about retiring from tennis next year.

Counties are considering the possibility of playing short-form cricket under the names of their local football and rugby clubs as they prepare to vote on the future of the Hundred.


Aaron Ramsey has claimed he could have done more for Rangers in the Europa League final.


Former Celtic standout Jota is reportedly seeking talks to potentially terminate his Al Ittihad contract on full pay as his Saudi nightmare shows no signs of ending.

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