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Sunday news (includes West Ham)

Manchester City's 28-year-old England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, currently on loan at West Ham, has been lined up as one of Fulham's summer transfer targets. (Football Transfers)

Alternatively, Phillips could rejoin his hometown club Leeds United if they are willing to pay £30m-£40m. (Football Insider)

Manchester City want to reward Rodri with a pay hike that will keep the Spain midfielder, 27, with the club for the rest of his career. (Mirror)

Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in Viktor Gyokeres but Sporting Lisbon will not accept less than 100m euros (£85.8m) for the Sweden striker, 25. (Pedro Sepulveda)

Atletico Madrid are interested in Fulham's Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira, 28. (Sky Sports)

The Manchester United board will wait until the end of the season to make a decision over manager Erik ten Hag's future, despite pressure on the Dutchman's position. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester United are interested in appointing Bologna coach Thiago Motta as a replacement for Ten Hag. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Former Chelsea and Everton boss Frank Lampard has emerged as a surprise candidate to take charge of Canada's national team. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool are in talks with Trent Alexander-Arnold over a new contract for the England right-back, 25. (Football Insider)

Dinamo Zagreb have paid for a full-page advert in Spain's best-selling sports newspaper, Marca, in an attempt to persuade Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 38, to return to his first club if he decides to leave Real Madrid this summer. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain have stopped contract renewal talks with Kylian Mbappe's youngest brother Ethan Mbappe, 17, with the France Under-16 midfielder's current deal ending in June. (RMC Sport - in French)

Sevilla will look to sell top scorer Youssef En-Nesyri, with the 26-year-old Morocco striker a "target" for a number of Premier League clubs. (Marca - in Spanish)

Arsenal have joined the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich in following Barcelona B's Mikayil Faye before a potential summer move for the Senegal defender, 19. (Mail)

Bayern Munich do not plan to sack manager Thomas Tuchel before the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal on Tuesday, despite Saturday's defeat by Heidenheim. Tuchel announced in February that he will leave at the end of the season. (Metro)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos' contract at Sevilla finishes at the end of June and the 38-year-old wants his future sorted before the end of the season amid links with a move to Major League Soccer or Saudi Arabia. (AS - in Spanish)

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Frank Lampard is a shock candidate to become the new head coach of the Canada national team.

Wolverhampton Wanderers head coach Gary O'Neil was thrown out of the referee's room after arguing about a VAR decision that cost his side a late equaliser in the 2-1 defeat to West Ham United at Molineux.

A microchip embedded into the middle of a cricket ball is among the latest technological gizmos helping England to uncover the next generation of bowlers.


Chelsea are lagging behind Real Madrid in the race to sign Lille's teenage defender Leny Yoro.

Fulham will have to pay Arsenal another £2m for goalkeeper Bernd Leno once their Premier League survival is confirmed.

Mercedes are stepping up their efforts to get 17-year-old motor sports phenom Andrea Kimi Antonelli ready to drive one of their cars, potentially as Lewis Hamilton's 2025 replacement.

Some Manchester United staff members have been told that they will no longer have access to chauffeur-driven private cars as Ineos continues to crackdown on lavish spending by the club.

Leicester City's legal action against the Premier League after being charged with breaching Profitability and Sustainability Rules appears to be at odds with their own annual report.


Nani admitted he was wracked with nerves before scoring in a penalty shootout to help Manchester United win the Champions League in 2008.

Dani Alves said "wherever I go, I survive" in his first public words since being released from prison.

Usain Bolt has seen his U17 400m record smashed by Jamaican sensation Nickecoy Bramwell.


Rodri is set to rocket into the Premier League's top 10 earners with Manchester City set to reward him for his incredible form with a new long-term contract.

Everton super-fans Andy Bell and George Downing want to save the club by buying their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and waiving millions owed to them.

Erik ten Hag feels he has been left in limbo by Manchester United as he awaits firm news on his future and the arrival of multiple members of the Ineos-sourced new backroom staff.

Leeds United youngster Archie Gray faces a huge decision this summer if the club fails to make it to the Premier League because of significant interest from Borussia Dortmund.

Daniel Munoz was spotted asking City star Erling Haaland for his shirt at half-time.

Alexander Isak is the latest ace to be targeted by professional robbers.

Jamie O'Hara and Ryan Babel are among the ex-Premier League footballers that will be forced to lie on a new reality dating show.

West Ham youngster Divin Mubama is wanted by Sheffield United.

Paul Heckingbottom might only be allowed to bring one member of backroom staff to Sunderland if he is chosen to take over as their permanent manager.

Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Peterborough's speedy winger Ricky-Jade Jones and will likely scout him again in Sunday's EFL Trophy final against Wycombe.

Luton Town have upped their interest in Championship hot-shot Sammie Szmodics but will face competition from Brentford for the Blackburn striker.


Xabi Alonso will be available for less than £13m next summer when the release clause in his contract at Bayer Leverkusen activates.

Manchester United will try to sign Girona left-back Miguel Gutierrez in the summer but could lose out to Real Madrid, who have an option to re-sign the 22-year-old.

Fulham and Brentford are hot on the trail of Plymouth striker Morgan Whittaker and could get him on the cheap if the Pilgrims are relegated.


Swedish golf prodigy Ludvig Aberg does not want to be compared in any way to Tiger Woods and does not expect the sport to ever see the former world No 1's like again.


Nick Kyrgios has added more fuel to the fire over Cristian Garin's controversial quarter-final win at the Estoril Open by calling for the umpire involved to be fired.

Ben Shalom has insisted it would be a 'shame' if a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua does not happen on UK soil.

Cristiano Ronaldo's turbulent second stint at Manchester United reportedly sparked changes at Old Trafford, including the introduction of a rule on player salaries which could restrict the hopes and ambitions of sporting director target Dan Ashworth.

Novak Djokovic has joined the tennis world in hoping that Rafael Nadal is able to recover from injury in time for this year's French Open.


England manager Gareth Southgate could be among the crowd at Ibrox on Sunday to watch Jack Butland as he ponders his goalkeeper options for Euro 2024.

Utrecht boss Ron Jans has urged loan star Sam Lammers not to return to Rangers, where he warned the striker will probably end up back on the bench.

Celtic are looking to Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir as a potential £7.5m replacement for Joe Hart.


Michael Stewart has responded to Roy Keane after the Manchester United legend aimed a jibe at his former Old Trafford colleague.


Celtic are reportedly stepping up their chase for Joe Hart's successor with the Englishman set to retire at the end of the season.


Wolves fume at VAR after James Ward-Prowse corner seals West Ham victory

Will Unwin at Molineux

A chorus of anti-VAR chants rang around Molineux, replacing the delirium that erupted after Max Kilman headed home what he thought was a 99th minute equaliser. But it would be taken away from him and Wolves to give West Ham victory. Tony Harrington ran to the monitor to check whether Tawanda Chirewa, standing in an offside position, had impeded Lukasz Fabianski’s view. The referee decided the goal should not stand and was subject to abuse for the remaining seconds, flashing the yellow card to all and sundry.

Chirewa might have blocked the goalkeeper’s line of vision but Fabianski would have had no chance regardless of stopping the ball. Harrington, however, was convinced by the evidence and overturned the original goal. Wolves have never been on good terms with VAR. They hosted a protest at their match against Nottingham Forest in December when banners were paraded in the stands to show their views of the technology.
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“I think it is possibly the worst decision I have ever seen,” the Wolves manager Gary O’Neil said. “If your knowledge and understanding of the game is really poor, then you could reach the conclusion that is offside. If you’re a Premier League official working at the highest level, I would be really disappointed that you felt that was offside. If it is correct by the letter of the law, then the letter of the law needs changing. He’s not impacting the goalkeeper’s vision or his ability to move to save the shot. I think it is a terrible decision. My honest view is it should never be offside, David Moyes agreed and Fabianski agreed. Only the referee and VAR thinks this is offside.”

O’Neil spoke to Harrington on the pitch at full-time and tried to continue the conversation inside the changing rooms. “I went into see him and I asked some questions and he didn’t like how they were asked, so he felt he didn’t want to discuss it,” O’Neil said.

Harrington had been at the centre of most of the big moments in the match. He awarded a penalty to each side, converted by Pablo Sarabia and Lucas Paquetá, and disallowed a goal from Emerson Palmieri. The referee also gave West Ham the corner that James Ward-Prowse swung directly into the far corner, although the wind and José Sá were far more influential than the officials on that one.

The former Nottingham Forest manager, Steve Cooper, was in the stands and he, like everyone else in attendance, could not have envisaged West Ham leaving with three points after a pitiful first-half performance where they were second best in every department. Wolves scored from the spot after Emerson fouled Rayan Aït-Nouri, and the hosts had all the momentum but without a recognised striker in the starting lineup could not turn it into more goals before the break.

West Ham’s abject performance resulted in David Moyes making two changes at the break with Michail Antonio coming on to provide a focal point in attack and he led the turning of the tide, despite fellow forward Jarrod Bowen being forced off with a hip injury, making him a doubt for Thursday’s trip to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League. “We have got to hope he is OK,” Moyes said. “I hope it won’t be too bad. We need him this week, we need our big players.”

All control was passed from Wolves to West Ham after the break, reversing roles. Unlike their hosts, West Ham did have a cutting edge. Emerson was deemed to have fouled Nélson Semedo before heading home. The Italian eventually earned redemption for giving away the penalty that allowed Wolves to take the lead when his cross struck Kilman on the hand and Paquetá did the rest. “I think the two teams changed shirts at half time,” Moyes said. “Wolves were the better team in the first half and dominated us. The best thing was we only went in a goal down. The second half we were the better team and had most of the opportunities.”

West Ham were the only team capable of winning the match but no one could have anticipated Ward-Prowse deceiving the goalkeeper with a wicked corner. The midfielder certainly meant to shoot and got his reward, as did Moyes for his half-time substitutions but most of that was forgotten in injury-time when Kilman and Wolves were left, rightly, furious.

The midfielder's goal came from a direct corner which found its way into the far post


Wolves (3-4-2-1): Sa, Bueno, Kilman, Gomes, Samedo, Lemina (Traore 75), Gomes, Doherty (Bueno 87), Doyle (Chirewa 87), Ait-Nouri (Cunha 55), Sarabia (Chiwome 75)

Unused subs: Lemina, Dawson, Bentley, Fraser

Goalscorer: Sarabia 33'

Booked: Gomes, Traore, Gomes, Cunha, Sarabia

West Ham (4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Coufal (Mavropanos 45'), Mavropanos, Emerson, Alvarez, Soucek (Antonio 45), Kudus, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta, Bowen (Cresswell 54)

Unused Subs: Phillips, Cornet, Ings, Ogbonna, Aguerd, Anang

Goalscorers: Paqueta 72', Ward-Prowse 84'

Booked: Emerson, Paqueta

The Athletic

Jarrod Bowen ‘feeling sore’ following injury in West Ham’s win at Wolves – David Moyes

By Roshane Thomas

David Moyes says he is hoping Jarrod Bowen’s potential injury isn’t serious following the forward’s setback during West Ham United’s 2-1 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 27-year-old had to be substituted 54 minutes into the game and headed straight down the tunnel at Molineux. Left-back Aaron Cresswell came on as his replacement.

West Ham face a crucial week, with a Europa League quarter-final first leg against Bayer Leverkusen taking place on Thursday.

Moyes said on Bowen: “We have to hope he’s okay. You need all your top players at this stage of the season and Jarrod is one who’s been doing great for us. It looks like he’s had a knee into his hip, or his back. It’s not a twist or anything like that. He’s really stiff and I’ve had one or two of those myself and they don’t go away too quick.

“We need to hope it doesn’t linger. I asked Jarrod how he’s feeling and he said he feels sore. I’m just hoping it’s not too bad. Every week you need your big players to be ready, but we need him this week.”

Bowen has scored 18 goals in all competitions for West Ham so far this season. The former Hull City man was named in Gareth Southgate’s most recent squad for England’s international friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

Bowen — who has been playing as a No 9 due to a number of injuries to West Ham’s forward line across the campaign — was a substitute in the defeat to Brazil before starting in the 2-2 draw with Belgium three days later.

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