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Q: 2018/19 Wolves (H)
a. At last we have a win now let's make it two, Win
47%
  
b. A win against 10 men and two leagues below us is fine, but this will be much harder I'll take a point, Draw
13%
  
c. Who are we kidding, a win against Wimbledon and all is rosy, forget it we're getting our arses kicked in this one, Lose
30%
  
d. It's at times like these when you really do miss Love Island
2%
  
e. I was all over this game until I found out it's not on the box, the broadcasting companies really don't care about us hard core fans do they, I might pop off to Thorpe Park for the day instead, obviously in my WHU shirt
8%
  



Alan 1:29 Wed Feb 21
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Chelsea face fierce competition from Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund's 19-year-old US winger Christian Pulisic. (Mail)

West Ham are ready to offer boss David Moyes a two-year deal in the summer if he keeps the Hammers in the Premier League - and the Scot is already looking at player recruitment for next season. (Express)

Lazio's Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 26, is ready to switch to the Premier League this summer and is keen on joining Manchester United, but Everton and Arsenal are also interested. (Mirror)

United are also interested in Napoli's Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26. (Sun)

Arsenal sent a scout to watch 25-year-old Besiktas midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but the Turkey player did not play. (Mirror)

Barcelona have beaten Manchester United to the signing of Gremio's 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur. (Mail)

Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, 25, has claimed some top Premier League clubs are interested in him, with Arsenal his preferred choice. (Mirror)

Tottenham and Liverpool are also keen on Watford's top scorer, who is stalling on a new deal said to be worth £70,000 a week. (Express)

Former Watford manager Marco Silva is the favourite to succeed Alan Pardew if he leaves West Brom. (Birmingham Mail)

Crystal Palace are poised to sign 35-year-old former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri on a free transfer. (ESPN)

Liverpool are lining up a summer bid for Lyon's 18-year-old French midfielder Mohamed Bahlouli. (France Football via Sun)

Jurgen Klopp's desire to bring Roma goalkeeper Alisson to Liverpool has received a boost as the Italian club have lined up a replacement for the 25-year-old Brazil player. (Gianluca di Marzio via Sun)

Rio Ferdinand does not believe Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be worried about keeping his job at Stamford Bridge, despite his side sitting 19 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. (BT Sport via Star)

Chelsea scout Eddie Newton has revealed he assessed Everton's Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 26, and expects him to "do well" for the Merseyside club. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho had 24 hours to forget in Barcelona as his car was towed away for being parked illegally and then his new home was burgled. (Daily Mail)

Best of Tuesday's gossip

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 28, is Manchester United's main target to replace former England midfielder Michael Carrick, 36, who is retiring in the summer. (Independent)

Tottenham are looking to make a fresh move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 25. Mauricio Pochettino's side failed with two bids for the Ivory Coast forward in the summer. (Mirror)

Alan Pardew is fighting for his ­future at West Brom and a heavy defeat against Huddersfield on Saturday could end his reign at the Hawthorns after just 12 weeks. (Telegraph)

Real Madrid's Wales forward Gareth Bale, 28, knows the club will look to sell him in the summer, while the Spanish club will also try to offload France striker Karim Benzema, 30. (Mundo Deportivo via Sun)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Ed Aarons

Back in the good old days before the Mill even knew what football was, the name Arthur was pretty commonplace among players in this country. According to our research (thanks Wikipedia), a total of 22 have played for England since records began, although all but three were born in the 19th century.

How times have changed. Not since Arthur Milton won his solitary cap
against Austria in 1951 has one pulled on the Three Lions shirt, while the
arrival of West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku in 2016 was the first player of that
name to feature in the Premier League.

But, fear not Arthur fans, because the drought may soon be over. Well in
Spain anyway. It seems that young Gremio midfielder named after the King of
Camelot has made his choice. Courted by anyone who is anyone in Europe, the
player tipped to be the next Brazilian superstar looks set to shun the delights of Manchester United to sign for Barcelona instead. Honestly the cheek of it.
David Squires on … West Brom's mini-break in Barcelona
Read more

José Mourinho probably isn’t best pleased yet he can console himself with the knowledge thatNapoli’s Jorginho does fancy a sojourn in Salford. Anyone know a good hotel? United could need all the space they can muster should a proposed move for free agent Stefan De Vrij also join from Lazio. The giant defender has signalled his intention to leave Italy this summer when his contract expires, putting half the Premier League on ‘red alert’.

And, get this, apparently his name translates to Stefan The Free as well. What a bargain. Away from Old Trafford and Chelsea look like they will face fierce competition from Bayern Munich for Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Christian Pulisic. He’s pretty good supposedly.

West Ham are ready to offer David Moyes a two-year deal in the summer if he
keeps them up this season and are ready to back him in the transfer market,
while Crystal Palace’s obsession with almost signing goalkeepers looks to
continue with an approach for former Liverpool and Brazil goalkeeper Diego
Cavalieri.

Abdoulaye Doucouré has been in impressive form for Watford this season and that has reportedly seen most of the Premier League’s big six flutter their eyelids in his general direction. Arsenal – no sniggering at the back – is the Frenchman’s preferred choice.

Meanwhile, Liverpool like the look of Lyon’s 18-year-old French midfielder
Mohamed Bahlouli and Davinson Sánchez has insisted he has no interest in joining Real Madrid at this stage of his career. “As big as Madrid is, no matter how big a team are, that has won what they have won, if the conditions are not favourable for me, unfortunately I cannot accept,” the Tottenham defender shrugged. Get that Florentino? Good.





HITC

West Ham will try to sign Metz' Thill and Twente's Drommel if Moyes stays

Tom Seymour

Metz and Twente youngsters Vincent Thill and Joel Drommel on West Ham wishlist if David Moyes remains as manager.

David Moyes is already looking ahead to his recruitment plan this summer, suggesting that the Scot is preparing to stay on as West Ham United manager.

Moyes' current contract with the club expires at the end of the season, but the Express reports the club's hierarchy are prepared to offer the 54-year-old a new two-year deal.

If the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss does stay at the London Stadium, then there are two youngsters that he wants to sign.

They are 18-year-old Metz midfielder Vincent Thill and 21-year-old Twente goalkeeper Joel Drommel, who are both likely to be seen as signings for the future.

Thill is a senior Luxembourg international despite having only played six first team matches for his Ligue 1 side since progressing from the academy in 2016.

Drommel, meanwhile, plays for the Netherlands Under-21s and is a little more experienced having made 24 appearances to date for Twente.




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Mex Martillo 9:06 Wed Feb 21
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

On The Ball 3:23 Wed Feb 21
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LUXEMBOURG!

Takashi Miike 3:19 Wed Feb 21
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:41 Wed Feb 21
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Queens Fish Bar 1:32 Wed Feb 21

Queens Fish Bar 1:32 Wed Feb 21
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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