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
24%
  
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
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
19%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
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
3%
  



Alan 12:54 Fri Jan 14
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United have offered Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek, 24, to Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are in a good position to sign 25-year-old Napoli and Spain midfielder Fabian Ruiz. (La Republica - in Italian)

Manchester United continue to be in contact with Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino over the manager's role. (Le Parisien - in French)

West Ham's 25-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen is keen on a move to Liverpool, who remain interested in a summer move. (Football Insider)

Newcastle are increasingly keen on signing Norwich's 23-year-old English midfielder Todd Cantwell. (Rudy Galetti, Calciomercato)

Newcastle have made a bid for Sevilla's 28-year-old Brazilian defender Diego Carlos. (Sky Sports)Newcastle have been told they must pay more than £37m to sign Fiorentina's 24-year-old Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic. (Sun)

Lille have told Newcastle that Dutch defender Sven Botman, 22, is not for sale, but the clubs remain in contact. (Mail)

Tottenham are looking to sell France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 25, to an Italian club, with Juventus the most likely. (Mirror)

Southampton hope to make 20-year-old Albania striker Armando Broja's loan deal from Chelsea permanent. (Sky Sports)

Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing 25-year-old Chelsea and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen. (Patrick Berger, Sport1 - in German)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expects Belgium striker Divock Origi, 26, to stay beyond the January transfer window. (Liverpool FC)

There is growing optimism at Liverpool that a summer move to land Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 18, is possible. (Caught Offside)

Arsenal may be frustrated in their pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo because Juventus do not want the 25-year-old to leave on loan. (DiMarzio - in Italian)

Arsenal have a seven-man list of targets which includes midfielders Youri Tielemans, 24, from Leicester, Paris St-Germain's Georginio Wijnaldum, 31, and Lyon's Bruno Guimaraes, 24. (Mirror)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested he is planning for the future without Belgium midfielder Tielemans, whose deal runs until the summer of 2023. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leicester hope to make 24-year-old English winger Ademola Lookman's loan move from RB Leipzig permanent. (Leicester Mercury)

Chelsea are ready to make an improved contract extension offer to 28-year-old Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, whose deal runs out in the summer. (Mirror)

Manchester United and Portugal right-back Diogo Dalot, 22, is on Atletico Madrid's list to replace Kieran Trippier following the 31-year-old England defender's move to Newcastle. (AS - in Spanish)

Aston Villa have expressed an interest in Paris St-Germain's 28-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Sergio Rico. (Express)

Aston Villa are trying to finalise a move for 17-year-old Scottish defender Kerr Smith from Dundee United. (Mail)

Watford, Southampton and Norwich are monitoring 19-year-old Lewes winger Ollie Tanner. (Sun)

Burnley are competing with Nottingham Forest and Coventry for Birmingham's 27-year-old Denmark defender Kristian Pedersen. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are interested in Flamengo's 17-year-old Brazilian midfielder Matheus Franca. (BolaVip - in Portuguese)





Sky Paper Talk

THE SUN

Juventus are ready to make an offer for Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after losing Federico Chiesa to a season-ending injury.

Newcastle United's second offer to Sevilla for defender Diego Carlos, reportedly worth around £21m, has been turned down by the Spanish side.

Borussia Dortmund have made Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen their No 1 target.

Manchester United have offered midfielder Donny van de Beek to both Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund.

Newcastle have been told they will have to find £37.5m to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.

Chelsea flop Kenedy admits he was 'surprised' at being recalled from his Flamengo loan deal.

Watford, Southampton and Norwich are monitoring non-League winger Ollie Tanner.

DAILY MIRROR

Tanguy Ndombele looks set to leave Tottenham in January, with Serie A his most likely destination - Juventus have already been sounded out for a possible loan deal.

Former Chelsea forward Oscar, football's fifth-highest earner, is ready to take a huge pay cut to leave Chinese Super League club Shanghai Port and sign for Barcelona.

Arsenal have told Marseille they do not want to sell William Saliba, the defender who is currently on loan at the Stade Velodrome and has impressed in Ligue 1 this season.

Burnley's offer for Lens midfielder Seko Fofana has been knocked back by the club, according to a report in France.

Aston Villa hope to be able to sign goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who is currently with Sheffield United on loan from AS Roma.

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso has lashed out at Dusan Vlahovic's agents as tensions in the striker's ongoing transfer saga ramped up.

Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Georginio Wijnaldum after it was revealed he has an emotional attachment to the club.

DAILY MAIL

Chelsea are set to renew their efforts to sign Antonio Rudiger to a new contract after a previous £140,000-per-week offer was rejected.

Burnley are considering Andy Carroll as a replacement for Chris Wood.

Newcastle United are maintaining contact with Lille over defender Sven Botman.

Juventus have ruled out a loan move this month for Arsenal target Arthur Melo but would consider a permanent deal.

Former Arsenal youngster Stephy Mavididi is attracting interest from a trio of Premier League teams ahead of a potential return to England.

The Football Association is ready to seek the go-ahead from the government to make a joint UK and Ireland bid for the 2028 European Championships.

Cardiff City hope to make Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle their next January loan signing after bringing in Cody Drameh from Leeds earlier this week.

Udinese are closing on a deal to sign out-of-favour Arsenal defender Pablo Mari on loan for the second half of the season.

The Welsh government is ready to give the green light to crowds returning to sporting venues, meaning Six Nations games in Cardiff will be able to take place at a full Principality Stadium.

Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield is a target for Hatayspor and Alanyaspor this month.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Wayne Rooney's hopes of improving his Derby squad this month are on hold after administrators Quantuma were asked to provide proof of funds by the EFL.

DAILY EXPRESS

Manchester United are favourites to sign Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz in the summer, according to reports in Italy.

Arsenal are ready to make a second offer for Palmeiras midfielder Danilo, but the Brazilian club are not keen on selling the player before February's Club World Cup.

Liverpool could be forced to abandon their quest to sign Leeds' Raphinha after it emerged the Brazil international could be close to signing a new contract with the Yorkshire club.

THE INDEPENDENT

Patrick Vieira has paid tribute to Jean-Philippe Mateta for his attitude despite having had limited first-team chances to impress at Crystal Palace.

Brighton boss Graham Potter is hopeful influential captain Lewis Dunk will return to Premier League action next week.

DAILY RECORD

Ange Postecoglou has been left sweating the fitness of Kyogo Furuhashi ahead of the clash with Hibs on Monday.

Rangers are looking to beat fierce rivals Celtic to the signature of ES Setif and Algeria midfielder Ahmed Kendouci.

Celtic could miss out on rumoured midfield target Zinedine Ferhat if they want to wait until the summer, with Trabzonspor showing interest in the Nimes player.





Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

Like news of illegal Downing Street “work events” held during lockdown, the transfer rumours keep coming thick and fast and much like yesterday, Manchester United figure prominently in today’s tell-all and are being linked with all manner of comings and goings.

Disaffected midfielder Donny van de Beek is waiting impatiently in the departures lounge, having been offered to Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund, while Paul Pogba continues to be linked with Paris Saint-Germain, whose manager Mauricio Pochettino could still go the other way. United have identified Napoli’s Spanish midfielder Fabián Ruiz as a potential replacement for Pogba, whose contract expires in June and future remains very much up in the air.

With their star turn Federico Chiesa out for the season after suffering an ACL injury in his side’s win over Roma last weekend, Juventus are eyeing up replacements in the form of United’s Anthony Martial or Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Already in the market for a new striker before Chiesa’s unfortunate collision with Chris Smalling, Juve have been forced to into an urgent rethink as far as their January transfer plans are concerned.

Having successfully signed Chris Wood from Burnley, Newcastle remain interested in bringing Todd Cantwell to St James’ Park from Norwich City in a move that probably wouldn’t be viewed as weakening another relegation rival considering how little time the playmaker has spent on the pitch this season. Cantwell, who has also been linked with Leeds United, is expected to be in Norwich’s squad for Saturday’s game against Everton after recovering from illness.

With their January trolley-dash ongoing, Newcastle have also bid for Sevilla central defender Diego Carlos and have been warned they will have to pay the thick end of £40m to prise Serbian defender Nikola Milenković away from Fiorentina.

Currently “winning” the January window after signing Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, Aston Villa hope to consolidate by luring Yves Bissouma away from Brighton. Valued at £50m and also on the radar of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Mali midfielder is currently away in Cameroon and has 18 months left on his contract with Brighton. However, his employers have hinted they might be tempted to cash in if they get a decent offer. “There are lots of ifs and buts,” said Graham Potter upon being asked about Bissouma’s future. “I’m confident. Yves is enjoying his football here but as I have said with the transfer window you never know.”

Following their impressive performance against Liverpool, Arsenal are giving the glad eye to Youri Tielemans and Gini Wijnaldum. In the final 18 months of his contract, Tielemans is unlikely to leave Leicester this month but Brendan Rodgers has revealed a summer exit could be on the cards.

“For players it’s about ambition, the challenge and sometimes it’s about a different environment,” he said. “We have seen it before many times.” In more heartwarming news for Leicester fans, their club is hell bent on making Ademola Lookman’s loan move from Leipzig permanent.







FLW

Fabio Carvalho situation at Fulham appears uncertain as Liverpool, Spurs, West Ham and Southampton circle

By Declan Harte

Fulham are increasingly fearing that Fabio Carvalho has already agreed a move away from the club.

A report from Teamtalk suggests that the 19-year old has received interest from multiple Premier League clubs such as Tottenham and Liverpool.

Talks over a new contract with Carvalho have stalled in recent months, with his existing deal set to expire at the end of next season.

The attacking midfielder has turned down multiple offers from the club to keep him at the club over a longer period.

Southampton, West Ham, Spurs and Liverpool are all said to be interested in the player.

Carvalho broke through the Fulham side during their Premier League stint last season, appearing in four games.

This season he has continued to impress as Fulham attempt to go straight back up to the top flight. He has made 14 Championship appearances, scoring four times and earning one assist.

Marco Silva’s side are second in the division, only one away from league leaders Bournemouth. Fulham also have a game in hand on their automatic promotion rivals.

Blackburn Rovers are two points behind while also having played a game more.

Fulham won their most recent league game with the hammering of Reading, it finished a comfortable 7-0.

Their next fixture comes at Craven Cottage against Bristol City on January 15.

The Verdict

Fulham will be hoping their league position will help in their negotiations over a new contract. With 18-months still left on his current deal, there is still time for an agreement to be made.

However, Carvalho ultimately has the greatest bargaining position. Fulham will be left with very little choice but to cash-in on the player in the Summer if he continues to turn down a new contract.

Even if Fulham can secure Premier League football for next season, it will still be hard for Carvalho to turn down the chance to play for the likes of Liverpool or Tottenham if one of those clubs comes calling.




HITC

Sad player being urged to leave amid Newcastle and West Ham interest

Subhankar Mondal

Reported Newcastle United and West Ham United transfer target Eden Hazard is being urged to leave Real Madrid, according to Defensa Central.

Both Newcastle and West Ham have been linked with former Chelsea attacking midfielder Hazard.

According to The Sunday Mirror (05/12, p70), Hazard fancies a return to the Premier League, and both West Ham and Everton want to sign the Belgium international.

Sport reported in November interest from Newcastle in securing the services of the 31-year-old, who can operate as a winger or an attacking midfielder.

And now Defensa Central are reporting that Hazard is being urged to leave Madrid at the end of the season.

The former Chelsea star is reportedly ‘sad’ at his situation at Madrid.

Hazard cannot understand why he is not getting playing time under manager Carlo Ancelotti despite being fit and doing the right things.

In our view, Newcastle and West Ham should make a loan bid for Madrid’s hazard in the January transfer window.

Now, of course, Newcastle are in the Premier League bottom three, and the Belgian is unlikely to entertain a permanent move to St. James’ Park.

However, the chance to help an historic club escape the dreaded drop to the Championship could be a challenge that Hazard could relish.

And he would walk straight into the team.

West Ham are not an ‘elite’ club in European terms, but they could finish in the Premier League top four.

That could be appealing to Hazard, under contract at Madrid until the summer of 2024, for the short term.




Lance (Translation)

English probe Danilo and prepare millionaire proposal for Palmeiras

The steering wheel has aroused the interest of two clubs and should receive proposals after the World Cup

Amid the speeches of president Leila Pereira about keeping Palmeiras' cashier healthy and therefore not doing crazy things to strengthen the team, Verdão is already preparing to sell one of its main revelations: midfielder Danilo.

According to what LANCE! found out, Arsenal and West Ham have looked for the player's staff and are prepared to make an offer that could reach up to 25 million euros (about R$ 158.29 million) when Verdão is ready to start negotiations.

Arsenal's offer would even include a target plan that could raise the value by another 5 million euros (approximately R$31.66 million).

To L!, people from the Palmeirense board reiterated that the club will not sell anyone from the squad until the Club World Cup, in February, in the United Arab Emirates.

Afterwards, however, pieces that come to be harassed by the European market in exchange for good financial compensation to the club will not be ignored. Even more revelations from the base. Since the first winning generation moved up to professional and did well in 2019, no player has had a major transfer.

Danilo, in particular, became professional in 2020. The midfielder has a contract until 2025 and a release penalty of 100 million euros (approximately R$ 633.18 million).

The Palmeiras shirt 28 is valued by the Transfermarkt website, which specializes in the football market, at 18 million euros (about R$ 113.97 million) – the midfielder is the most valuable athlete in the current Palmeiras squad and the second most expensive in the Series. Brazilian football.

Since making his professional debut, in the second half of 2020, Danilo has added 83 games, five goals and two Libertadores – starting in both decisions -, a Copa do Brasil and a Paulistão on his resume.




Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mr Logic 11:10 Sat Jan 15
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Tomshardware 2:36 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:57 Fri Jan 14

El Scorchio 2:29 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
It's also written for the benefit of the Liverpool fans. Never mind the West Ham fans whether it's true or not.

Logic as follows: Liverpool are great=everyone wants to play for Liverpool=West Ham are a smaaaaaall club compared to wonderful Liverpool=Bowen and by extension every West Ham player would love to join Liverpool.

Psycho4Spuds0 1:55 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I think some take quotes out of context and then those articles get twisted further......" I like how ........ play" eventually becomes " really wants to join......."
All gained from click bait

Why would he want to leave? We are on the up at the moment, he has just got a new girlfriend, one of the first names on the teamsheet......

Side of Ham 1:48 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Bowen would be competing with Salah for his spot wouldn't he?

Darby_ 1:44 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Not sure why we would be looking at more attacking midfielders.

Texas Iron 1:36 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
CHEERS...

ted fenton 1:23 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:57 Fri Jan 14

BillyJenningsBoots 1:21 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan...

West Ham's 25-year-old English forward Jarrod Bowen is keen on a move to Liverpool, who remain interested in a summer move. (Football Insider)

I hope this is BS... Do you think they just make this rubbish up?

gph 1:02 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan

(i've given up trying to figure out what "steering wheel" means in the Lance! report.)

Thanks Alan 12:57 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Lily Hammer 12:57 Fri Jan 14
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Tusen takk, Alan.





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