WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Alan 1:15 Sun Jan 9
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has flown to England for a crisis meeting with the Manchester United forward as the 36-year-old considers his future at the club. (Sun)

Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland believes that Manchester City will try to sign him in the summer transfer window after Manchester United pulled out of the race to recruit the 21-year-old. (Mario Cortegana via Express)

Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 27, will become Barcelona's top target if they fail to sign Haaland in the summer. (El Nacional, via Mail)

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is set to cut short his loan deal with Juventus so he can join Barcelona, but manager Massimiliano Allegri is refusing to let the 29-year-old go before he signs a replacement. (AS - in Spanish)

Lazio are interested in Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga but the 27-year-old Spaniard's £170,000-a-week wages are a stumbling block. (The Athletic - subscription required)

Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara wants a £150,000-a-week deal from his next club after West Ham joined Newcastle in the fight to sign the 22-year-old Frenchman. (Sun)

Barcelona will target Wolves winger Adama Traore, 25, if French forward Ousmane Dembele, 24, decides against renewing his contract with the La Liga side, providing competition for Tottenham in their attempts to sign the Spaniard. (Diario Sport - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are interested in a loan deal for Arsenal right-back Cedric Soares with a view to a permanent deal for the 30-year-old Portuguese in the summer. (Mail)

Fiorentina and Serbia's highly-rated striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, is prepared to wait until the summer to resolve his future and will not be rushed into a January move. (90 Min)

Arsenal are chasing the Serb, but Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins, 26, may be better suited to the Gunners' attack. (Express)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly, 27, is a possible target for AC Milan as they look to find a replacement for injured Denmark centre-back Simon Kjaer, 32. (Sky Sports Italy, via Milan Live - in Italian)

Birmingham City are closing in on a loan deal for Manchester United's Ivorian forward Amad Diallo, 19. (Mirror)

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Newcastle and West Ham are all interested in signing 21-year-old Senegalese forward Bamba Dieng from Marseille. (La Provence, via Sport Witness)

Villa are interested in Brighton and Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, but manager Graham Potter says the Seagulls are not selling the 25-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)

Barcelona vice president Rafa Yuste says more players need to be sold before Spanish striker Ferran Torres, 21, can actually be registered at the Camp Nou after his move from Manchester City. (Barca Blaugranes)

Barca will meet with their United States full-back Sergino Dest as Chelsea seek to sign the 21-year-old as injury cover for Ben Chilwell and Reece James. (Express)

Sky Paper Talk


Cristiano Ronaldo has held crisis talks with his agent Jorge Mendes about his future at Manchester United.

Paul Pogba has moved to dismiss reports he has been offered a new Manchester United deal worth £500,000-per-week.

Ralf Rangnick is stunned by the state he has found Manchester United in and is concerned by how badly his side are misfiring right now.

Juventus are on the brink of a dressing-room meltdown after tensions boiled over on the pitch during their draw with Napoli, with rows between Matthijs de Ligt and Adrien Rabiot, and Federico Chiesa and Juan Cuadrado illustrating all is not well.

Lionel Messi could have an advantage over Mo Salah and Robert Lewandowski in the race for FIFA's The Best award, with the stars' achievements beyond August not being considered.

Non-league football club Chester face going out of business after they were told they may have breached Welsh coronavirus rules by playing in front of crowds.

Mike Ashley has launched High Court legal action against Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley, the financier who brokered the £305m Saudi-led takeover of the club in October.

Newcastle United are holding talks with Monaco over a move for centre-back Benoit Badiashile.

Brendan Rodgers hinted Leicester may ask for Tuesday's Premier League clash at Everton to be rearranged for a second time after he was left with only eight senior outfield players for the FA Cup victory over Watford.

Unvaccinated Premier League players could be forced to isolate for 10 days on their return from Champions League and international fixtures abroad under new rules being considered by Culture Minister Nadine Dorries.


Liverpool will block any approaches they receive this month for Divock Origi, reports claim - despite already identifying his replacement.

Barcelona are set to meet with Sergino Dest and his representatives to discuss their transfer plans with Chelsea waiting in the wings.


Fulham have been dealt a transfer blow as Marseille have joined the race to sign their long-term £18m target Angelo Fulgini from Angers.

Wayne Rooney's Derby County are in crisis talks with the EFL as a fight with Middlesbrough and Wycombe threatens their survival bid.

Boubacar Kamara wants a £150,000-a-week deal from his next club after West Ham joined Newcastle in the fight to sign him.

Manchester United are ready to send Swedish starlet Anthony Elanga out on loan to the Championship.

Crystal Palace will block Jean-Philippe Mateta's move to French club Saint-Etienne until they sign another new striker.

Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder is leading the £2m race for Aussie star Riley McGree.

Bournemouth are keen on Cardiff hitman Kieffer Moore.

Leicester have joined the host of clubs considering a January swoop for Norwich's Todd Cantwell.

Arsenal are reportedly in the hunt to sign Aaron Ramsey and bring the Welshman back to the Emirates.


Liverpool do not know how many senior players they will have available to face Shrewsbury - or whether Jurgen Klopp will be on the touchline.

Harry Maguire has admitted that Manchester United's players must take the blame for the crisis that has engulfed Old Trafford - not beleaguered boss Ralf Rangnick.

Marcus Rashford has praised a community who pulled him through one of his "lowest points" - by building a wall of love against a tide of hate.

Ralf Rangnick looks like he will be unable to lure Erling Haaland to Manchester United despite initial plans to do so.

Virgil Van Dijk has revealed how he put club before country last summer - and insisted that Liverpool will continue to come first.

Mikel Arteta has challenged Josh Kroenke to give him the required funds to "maximise" Arsenal's January transfer window.

Birmingham City are closing in on a loan deal for Manchester United's Amad Diallo.


Josh Cavallo, who last year became the only openly gay professional top-flight men's footballer in the world, says he has "no words" to describe his disappointment at being targeted by homophobic abuse during an A-League Men game over the weekend.

Novak Djokovic faced fresh controversy over his attempt to enter Australia to take part in the Open tennis tournament after pictures emerged on social media of his appearances at public events after a positive Covid test was recorded in mid-December, which allowed him an exemption from the country's strict Covid rules.

European rugby chiefs insist the remaining two rounds of pool fixtures will go ahead as planned later this month after confirming clubs and match officials would be granted the necessary exemptions from French travel restrictions.


The London Stadium, home of West Ham United, cost taxpayers an extra £30m last year as the ground's owners struggled to agree naming rights for the former Olympics venue.


Paul Pogba has suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury and is unlikely to play for Manchester United for another six weeks.

The Premier League and EFL are expected to urge the government not to bring in draconian restrictions on sponsorship deals with betting firms when sports bodies meet the gambling minister Chris Philp next week.

Mikel Arteta has ruled out signing the former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, despite being short in that area of the team. But he has hinted that new signings could be on their way to the Emirates this month.

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks to sign Adama Traoré, with a view to converting the Wolverhampton Wanderers winger into a right wing-back.

Unvaccinated sports stars were given the green light to play in France despite the imminent introduction of strict new Covid rules, in a move that could allow Novak Djokovic to play in the French Open.

Sam Billings is set to make his Test debut in the fifth Ashes Test at Hobart next week with neither Jonny Bairstow nor Jos Buttler expected to be fit enough to keep wicket in the final match of the series.


Rangers are set to ramp up negotiations with top target John Souttar this week - and could land the Hearts star now.

Vitesse Arnhem are ready to stand firm over Rangers target Danilho Doekhi this month and won't allow their 23-year-old captain to leave for anything less than £2m in January.

Liverpool do not know how many senior players they will have available to face Shrewsbury - or whether Jurgen Klopp will be on the touchline.

David Moyes predicts there will be a Premier League cross-border invasion fuelled by Brexit as another Scottish 'golden generation' looms.


Hibs ace Martin Boyle has been offered a move to Saudi Arabia - and a £1m-a-year wage packet.

Shaun Maloney is ready to offer Norwich defender Rocky Bushiri a Hibs lifeline.

Borna Barisic is 'happy' at Rangers, despite speculation linking him with a move away in the January transfer window, reports say.

Celtic's new Japanese Bhoys could spark an unprecedented Far East cash bonanza in Scottish football, a top finance expert has claimed.

Norway international Patrick Berg has revealed he rejected moves to Celtic and Ajax to sign for ambitious French side Lens.


KAR BLIMEY Prem target Boubacar Kamara demanding £150k-a-week deal as West Ham join Newcastle in transfer chase for Marseille star

Alan Nixon

TUG-OF-WAR   star Boubacar Kamara wants a £150,000-a-week deal from his next club after West Ham joined Newcastle in the fight to sign him.

The Toon are taking a keen interest in the Marseille star, who is free to talk as his deal runs out in the summer.

However, his massive demands are causing snags.

Both Newcastle and West Ham can get the 22-year-old on a pre-contract now and could even try to buy him this month.

But the size of the contract is making it an expensive swoop.

Eddie Howe’s Magpies are keen but would not be sure to commit so much on Kamara at this stage, especially as their Premier League status is uncertain.

However, that is playing into the hands of the Hammers, who could yet sneak in and would also be willing to wait for Kamara to join in the summer when he is a free.

The France Under-21 international is also being linked with several clubs around Europe.

But his demands may be too great for many and make the wealthy Premier League his likely destination.

Irons boss David Moyes is looking to find a long-term replacement for Hammers legend Mark Noble, 34, and Kamara on a free would be an ideal solution in the summer.

Meanwhile, West Ham are hoping to have Kurt Zouma back in a fortnight to save them signing a new centre-half.

The powerful defender, 27, is close to fitness after a hamstring tear and that is a boost for Moyes who was struggling to find a short-term replacement.

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Jasnik 3:36 Sun Jan 9
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
That article makes no sense .

Oh and thanks Alan

ted fenton 3:32 Sun Jan 9
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Thanks Alan 1:21 Sun Jan 9
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Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:21 Sun Jan 9
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Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 2:29 Sun Jan 9
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Thanks Alan 1:21 Sun Jan 9
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Thanks Alan 1:21 Sun Jan 9
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