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 12:01 Wed May 19
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea have made contact with Bayern Munich about a move for 32-year-old Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, but the Premier League club face stiff competition from Paris St-Germain and Barcelona. (Sky Sport Germany - in German)

England striker Harry Kane is eyeing a move worth more than £100m to Manchester City in the summer after telling Tottenham Hotspur he wants to leave. Manchester United are keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, while Spurs would be reluctant to sell him to London rivals Chelsea. (Mirror)

Kane wants to finalise his transfer from Tottenham before the start of Euro 2020 on 11 June but Spurs regard that as being impossible. (Guardian)

Tottenham started planning for Kane's exit in February and explored the possibility of signing in-demand Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. (Mail)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he cannot rule out the club signing a striker in the summer, despite Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 34, signing a new deal with the Old Trafford side. (Goal)

Liverpool will open talks over new contracts with keeper Alisson Becker, 28, and midfielder Fabinho, 27, during the summer and plan to start discussions when the Brazil pair return for pre-season in July. (Mail)

Crystal Palace are in talks with former Chelsea manager and England midfielder Frank Lampard, 42, about succeeding Roy Hodgson. (Talksport)

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, 43, is also high on the list of candidates to replace 73-year-old Hodgson, while Swansea's 41-year-old boss Steve Cooper and Barnsley's French manager Valerien Ismael, 45, are also seen as contenders. (Sky Sports)

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti says that any "unhappy" players at the club can leave, while the Italian played down speculation linking him with replacing Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager. (Guardian)

Real Madrid have asked club legend and former Spain striker Raul, 43, if he would be open to succeeding Zidane as manager. (AS)

However, the Spanish side's hopes of signing Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, will be put at risk if Zidane leaves the Bernabeu. (Eurosport)

Arsenal's 32-year-old Brazil winger Willian wants to leave for David Beckham's Inter Miami in the United States. (Sun)

Barcelona could let Brazilian goalkeeper Neto leave in the summer, with Arsenal interested in resuming their pursuit of the 31-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton are poised to make a bid for Borussia Dortmund and Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney, 29. (ESPN)

Tottenham have made an offer for Borussia Monchengladbach and Germany defender Matthias Ginter but face competition from Liverpool and Inter Milan for the 27-year-old. (Bild - in German)

Women's Super League-winning manager Emma Hayes, 44, is poised to sign a new Chelsea contract. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa have made contact with representatives of Bordeaux's Mehdi Zerkane, 21, having followed the Algeria winger closely for a number of months. (L'Equipe - in French)

Leeds United have been linked with Hertha Berlin's 21-year-old Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha, who has also attracted interest from Napoli, Atalanta and Monaco. (Leeds Live)

Southampton are lining up Reims left-back Ghislain Konan, 25, as a replacement for England defender Ryan Bertrand, 31, whose contract expires in the summer. Aston Villa have also been linked with the Ivory Coast defender. (Mail)

The Saints could also make a move for Lazio's 26-year-old Albania goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Chelsea want Atalanta's 28-year-old Ukraine midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi, who is also a transfer target for Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain. (Sun)

Chelsea have also shown interest in Wolfsburg's French centre-back Maxence Lacroix, 21. (Sky Germany, via Sky Sports)

Arsenal have made a £17.2m bid for 23-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge but Championship-bound Sheffield United want at least £25.8m and a sell-on fee. (London.Football)

Newcastle United have taken up a 12-month extension option on 29-year-old Wales defender Paul Dummett's contract. (Football Insider)

Defender Diogo Dalot wants to end his time with Manchester United and join AC Milan on a permanent deal when his loan contract at the San Siro expires in the summer. (Calcio Mercato - via Sun)

Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Portuguese midfielder Pedro Goncalves, making contact with Sporting Lisbon over a move for the 22-year-old. (Record, via Team Talk)

Arsenal have been ruled out of signing 18-year-old Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, despite being strongly linked with a move for the France Under-21 international. (Express)

Lazio are in advanced talks with Inter Milan's 32-year-old Italy defender Danilo D'Ambrosio, who is out of contract with the Serie A champions at the end of the season. (Tuttomercato)


Arnautovic speculation hot up

The possibility of the Hammers signing former ‘bad boy’ Marko Arnautovic appears to be hotting up.

Whether half the fan base actually want him back is something else but the rumour seems to again be getting legs.

David Moyes made it clear when asked at a resent press conference whether he was interested and responded by not giving a definite ‘no’ declaring hat he had enjoyed the challenge of managing the striker.

He added that whilst he wanted to build a new West Ham with a youthful edge it was a question that almost remained to be seen.

Our own inquiries have always left the impression that the possibility was always around inside the club.

And itk ExWHU employee claims he has now heard that it could happen as he’d heard the player s willing to take a significant pay cut.

According to the Mirror the 32 year old is on a £200k a week contract so significant is indeed the right word.

He’s a Marmite character among fans so watch this space.

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jimbo2. 2:01 Thu May 20
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks as always Al. You do a great job to bring us this news every day & we appreciate it!

Thanks Alan 1:59 Wed May 19
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bill green 12:40 Wed May 19

Mike Oxsaw 1:06 Wed May 19
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
32? That's 19 in board years, so expect it to happen.

Thanks, Alan.

Texas Iron 12:47 Wed May 19
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bill green 12:40 Wed May 19
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ted fenton 12:21 Wed May 19

ted fenton 12:21 Wed May 19
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Thanks Alan.

Alwaysaniron 12:07 Wed May 19
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Al

Arnie coming back.... The jury is out for me, if he does then it'll have to be on a 1/4 of what he's on now. He's 32 ffs.

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