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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 2:27 Sat Nov 11
Saturday newspapers

Real Madrid may decide to trigger 23-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland's Manchester City release clause when it comes into play next summer, which is believed to be around 200m euros (£174m). (AS - in Spanish)

Once his 25% takeover of Manchester United is complete, Sir Jim Ratcliffe will look to sell French forward Anthony Martial, 27, England winger Jadon Sancho, 23, and Brazil winger Antony, 23. (Mirror)

United could move for France forward Kylian Mbappe, with the 24-year-old's Paris St-Germain contract set to expire next year. (Football Insider)

Real Madrid remains Mbappe's most likely destination should he leave PSG, but the Spanish side will face competition from several Premier League clubs including Manchester City, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Liverpool. (TeamTalk)

Ratcliffe wants to know how Manchester United have blown £1.4bn in the transfer market in the past decade - but he believes manager Erik ten Hag still has credit in the bank amid a poor start to the season. (Sun)

Manchester City could move for West Ham's Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, 26, who manager Pep Guardiola views as a potential successor to Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne, 32. (UOL, via MEN)

Barcelona are leading the race to sign 18-year-old Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo ahead of Chelsea, whose interest in the Brazilian last summer came to nothing, and Arsenal.(90min)

Spain international and former Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 33, is open to joining La Liga side Real Betis on a short-term contract. (El Desmarque - in Spanish)

Liverpool are preparing a summer move for Leeds United's 17-year-old English midfielder Archie Gray, who could cost more than £40m. (Mail)

Despite seeing their centre-back options reduced, Tottenham Hotspur cannot recall Wales defender Joe Rodon, 26, from his season-long loan spell at Leeds United.(The Athletic)

Brazil forward Neymar could be deregistered by Saudi Arabia club Al-Hilal after the 31-year-old was ruled out for the season with injury. (Arriyadiyah, via Goal)

Bayern Munich are set to win the race to sign 17-year-old Australian winger Nestory Irankunda from A-League side Adelaide United.(ESPN)

Newcastle United are monitoring Lille's 23-year-old Portuguese centre-back Tiago Djalo - but could face competition from several European clubs including Inter Milan, Juventus and Barcelona. (90min)

West Ham are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen's 22-year-old Nigeria striker Victor Boniface, while the Hammers are also considering manager David Moyes' position. (TeamTalk)

Alternatively, Moyes is expected to see out his West Ham contract - which runs until next summer - despite recent results, unless the club identifies a better-suited candidate. (90min)

Fulham are prepared to heavily back manager Marco Silva in the January transfer window after the Portuguese coach signed a new contract at the club. (Football Insider)

Chelsea signed English forward Cole Palmer, 21, from Manchester City this summer after missing out on Belgium winger Jeremy Doku, 21, who joined City, and Crystal Palace's French winger Michael Olise. (Evening Standard)

Liverpool agreed a deal to sign Doku from Anderlecht when he was 15 but instead he chose to sign a contract extension with the Belgian club. (Het Laatste Nieuws, via Express)

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have influence in the club's transfer activity in January. (Sun)

Former Chelsea and Everton manager Frank Lampard has emerged as the leading candidate to take over at League One club Oxford United. (Portsmouth News)

Football's lawmakers have begun talks over major changes to how video assistant referees operate - and semi-automated offside could be introduced to the Premier League next season. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Sky Paper Talk


Liverpool are preparing a summer bid for Leeds' 17-year-old midfielder Archie Gray in a move that could cost them over £40m.

Paolo Maldini could be set for a return to football, with reports suggesting the five-time Champions League winner is being lined up to take over as a director at Al Ittihad.

Bayern Munich are on the verge of securing the signing of the young attacking prodigy Nestory Irankunda from Adelaide United in the A-League in a deal set to shatter the current Australian national league transfer record.

Eddie Howe says he would be open to signing the likes of Ruben Neves from Saudi Arabia - a player he admits he admires - as he invited others to speculate on the motivation behind new Premier League rules that are set to block such a move.

Real Madrid's young Turkish international Arda Guler has suffered yet another injury setback that will reportedly rule him out for another month.


Erik ten Hag has denied that he has a problem with Raphaël Varane, insisting that it is Harry Maguire's good form that is keeping the Frenchman out of the Manchester United starting XI.

David Moyes wants managers to be free to criticise referees without fear in the immediate aftermath of controversial matches.

Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Reece James wanted to join up with England, contradicting Gareth Southgate's suggestions that the Chelsea right-back made himself unavailable and so "risked" his place in the squad for next summer's European Championship.


Emma Hayes has expressed frustration at private conversations with Chelsea being leaked to the media after the announcement that she would leave at the end of the season.

Erik ten Hag has called on Manchester United's senior players to show more leadership in clutch moments and named Harry Maguire, the former captain, as one of those who can "step up".


Semi-automatic offside technology (SOAT) could reportedly be introduced next season as footballing lawmakers discuss an overhaul of how VAR works.

Jurgen Klopp warned his players that they must work harder to justify the hype around his new-look Liverpool side after consecutive poor performances.


Manchester United are set for an attacking fire sale in January. Brazilian flop Antony, outcast Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial are in line to be dumped in the winter window.

Raheem Sterling will face no further FA action after the Chelsea attacker was accused of throwing a missile into the Tottenham crowd.

After almost six months without a job, Frank Lampard could be set for a return to management. The former Chelsea and England ace has been linked with the vacant managerial position at League One side Oxford United.


Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino will not have influence in the club's transfer activity this January. Recruitment will be handled exclusively by co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart with support from Todd Boehly.


Moises Caicedo has revealed that Enzo Fernandez convinced him to turn down Liverpool in favour of a move to Chelsea.

Joe Gomez is ready to "embrace" the challenge of playing as a full-back for Liverpool despite favouring a more central role.

Manchester United's squad are starting to question some of the methods of manager Erik ten Hag after a disastrous start to the season.

Jose Mourinho opted to single out Edoardo Bove in the aftermath of Roma's dismal 2-0 Europa League defeat by Slavia Prague on Thursday night.


Celtic have reportedly deployed a transfer policy with four key facets - and it's limiting Brendan Rodgers' ability to compete financially with their Champions League rivals.


Lee McCulloch reckons his coaching career is over after he didn't join Robbie Neilson at USL side Tampa Bay Rowdies as his assistant.

The Green Brigade have warned Celtic chiefs that they will launch a "day of action" if their situation is not resolved by their match with Motherwell.

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Thanks Alan 3:18 Sat Nov 11
Re: Saturday newspapers
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