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Alan 1:09 Sat Mar 3
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Juventus want to sign Arsenal's 22-year-old Spain full-back Hector Bellerin, who could be open to leaving. (Guardian)

Peter Hill-Wood, the former Arsenal chairman who appointed Arsene Wenger as manager in 1996, says "there probably ought to be a change of management". (Star)

Wenger has warned his Arsenal players that everyone's future at the club is at stake. (Mirror)

In a Tuesday dressing-room meeting from which Wenger was absent, senior Arsenal players addressed the recent slide, with one saying his children had asked him why the Gunners were so bad. (Guardian)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte questions whether the club share his ambition and says he is the type of coach who is "not a loser - a winner". (Express)

Burnley are the subject of a £180m takeover from rival American and Middle Eastern investors. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool are keen to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho and have made an approach for the 26-year-old Brazil-born Italy midfielder. (UOL Esporte - in Portuguese)

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez says former club Liverpool must start winning trophies under Jurgen Klopp if they are to be remembered. (Mirror)

Manchester City will only buy "one or two players more" in the summer, according to boss Pep Guardiola. (Telegraph)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is unsure whether 30-year-old Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini will stay beyond the end of his contract this summer. (Mail)

United midfielder Paul Pogba, 24, has refused to discuss his relationship with Mourinho. (Express)

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland, 24, wants England manager Gareth Southgate to say who his number one keeper is. (Times - subscription required)

Premier League clubs are interested in signing Nice's 27-year-old Italy striker Mario Balotelli, says the player's agent. (Mail)

Sunderland are hoping to profit from high interest from Ligue 1 in 27-year-old Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri, who is on loan at Rennes. (Northern Echo)

Fulham's 17-year-old £50m-rated English full-back Ryan Sessegnon says Luke Shaw was his football idol when he was growing up. (Telegraph)

Manchester City's 23-year-old France full-back Benjamin Mendy is hoping to return from injury for the Manchester derby on 7 April. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson says he is open to the idea of signing a contract extension. (Evening Standard)

New Brazilian signing Lucas Moura still has to adjust to Tottenham's style of play, says manager Mauricio Pochettino. (ESPN)







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Moyes: We have a really good chance to pick up three points at Swansea

David Moyes believes his West Ham United side can overcome Swansea City after braving the elements to reach South Wales.

The Hammers’ had planned to fly to Cardiff Airport on Friday afternoon, but had to travel to Swansea by coach after their flight was cancelled due to inclement weather in the Welsh capital.

However, after a drama-free journey to the city, Moyes and his team will be rested and ready to take on Carlos Carvalhal’s side on Saturday afternoon.

The Scot believes his team need ten points from their final ten Premier League matches to assure their top-flight safety, and believes they have a big opportunity to pick up three of them at the Liberty Stadium.

“I’ve always said 40 points, that’s always been the magic figure or the standard figure, so I’ve not looked into it too closely to see what the figure might be,” he said. “We've got ten games left and I think we have a realistically really good chance in six or seven of them and a chance to pick up points in the others.

“So somewhere along that line we have to win at least another three games during the run-in to make sure we get over the line.”

Two Hammers who could play a big part in the destination of the points at the Liberty Stadium will be Michail Antonio and James Collins.

Antonio has recently returned from injury and disciplinary issues to grab an assist and a goal in the Hammers’ previous two matches, while Collins returns to his homeland on a run of inspiring form at centre-half.

“Michail has been much better. He's been on it, he's had an impact. I like him a lot, I think he's got a lot of good attributes and a lot of good things going for him.

“I think Ginge has done well. He’s been really important to us. He’s led and played well in the games for us.”

After Saturday’s game at Swansea, West Ham tackle Burnley at London Stadium on 10 March before a quirk of the fixture list means they will not play another Premier League match until Southampton visit east London on 31 March.

With two free weekends, Moyes says he may take the squad away to a warm-weather training camp to prepare them for the final eight games.

“I think we’ll go away after Burnley. We’ve not decided yet, but when you see what the weather is like and how cold it is, we’ll try and get the players away.

“I’ve asked the players to be really focused. I didn’t let them have any Christmas parties or anything, so if we do go away, the players have deserved it with the effort that they’ve put in since I’ve been here, so we’ll see if we can get something sorted.”






Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Takashi Miike 12:21 Sun Mar 4
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 9:15 Sat Mar 3
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mex Martillo 4:13 Sat Mar 3

The Stoat 4:25 Sat Mar 3
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Two Hammers who could play a big part in the destination of the points at the Liberty Stadium will be Michail Antonio and James Collins.


Antonio - Bench
Collins - Not in squad

Mex Martillo 4:13 Sat Mar 3
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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