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Alan 12:09 Mon Feb 21
Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)

Arsenal are still interested in signing 29-year-old Spain striker Alvaro Morata - who is on loan from Atletico Madrid at Juventus. (Calciomercato, via The Boot Room)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants the club to extend the contract of England forward Raheem Sterling, 27. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, 33, says bringing in Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 32, on a free transfer from Arsenal is a "gift". (Movistar, via Goal)

Houston Dynamo have made an offer to sign Atletico Madrid and Mexico midfielder Hector Herrera, 31. (MLS)

Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, 30, wants to leave the club to play first-team football so he can make Spain's World Cup squad. (El Nacional, in Spanish)

Real Madrid will focus on strengthening their attack in the summer rather than pursuing a squad overhaul which could impact the club's financial position. (Marca)

Italian trio Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus are all interested in Barcelona and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 28. (Sport, in Spanish)

Tottenham are leading the race to sign Inter Milan and Netherlands defender Stefan de Vrij, 30. (InterLive, via Star)

Everton could try to sign one of Chelsea's out-on-loan trio of Billy Gilmour, Conor Gallagher or Armando Broja this summer. Scotland midfielder Gilmour, 20, is at Norwich, England midfielder Gallagher, 22, is at Crystal Palace and Albania striker Broja, 20, is at Southampton. (Givemesport)

Juventus are prepared to offer Argentina forward Paulo Dybala the contract extension that was agreed in October if the 28-year-old's agent gives up a large amount of the commission he would make on that deal. (Calciomercato, via Football Italia)

Sky Paper Talk


Arsenal representatives have met with Napoli star Fabian Ruiz's agents as they consider a £16m summer move for the midfielder, who has turned down the Serie A club's offer of a new contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo has Manchester United's blessing to leave Old Trafford in the summer, but the Portugal star is banking on them sticking to the word.

Jurgen Klopp insists there was no dressing room panic during Liverpool's win over Norwich City as he urged his team to continue doing what they were doing.

Thomas Muller believes Liverpool's Mohamed Salah deserved to be named in the recently announced FIFA FIFPro World XI.


Jack Wilshere will not be the highest-paid player at his new Danish club AGF - his wages at his new club will be on £5,000 a week before bonuses.

Bournemouth's Championship game with Nottingham Forest on Friday night was postponed six hours after the stadium was declared unsafe - calling into question EFL processes.

Anthony Martial has suffered an injury setback just four games into his Sevilla loan from Manchester United.

Reece James is set to return to training this week in a huge boost for Chelsea ahead of the Carabao Cup final.

David Beckham's Inter Miami partner Jorge Mas has reportedly agreed to purchase Spanish second-tier side Real Zaragoza.

Chelsea, and a number of the club's players, have paid tribute to entrepreneur and Blues supporter Jamal Edwards, who has died at the age of 31.


Burnley chairman Alan Pace has invited a fan suffering from Parkinson's to be his VIP guest at Turf Moor after the elderly supporter's newspaper advert asked for help to travel to home matches.

Brazilian teen sensation Endrick, a target for Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United, has declared he would like to stay at Palmeiras "for a long time" because he wants to become a club idol.

Mikel Arteta has hinted Martin Odegaard could be a future Arsenal captain, if not the full-time replacement for former skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The on-field clash between Brighton team-mates Robert Sanchez and Shane Duffy against Burnley on Saturday continued into the tunnel at half-time, with damage reportedly being done to a wall.

Gareth Southgate will remind England's players of their off-field responsibilities after Phil Foden became the latest international star to become involved in an incident away from football.

Physio Kunwar Bansil is the first employee fired during Yorkshire's Azeem Rafiq scandal to find a new role in cricket, having linked up with Nottinghamshire.


Arsenal and Tottenham have given up on trying to sign Fulham starlet Fabio Carvalho, leaving Liverpool and Manchester United to do battle for his signature.


Richard Kilty says he will not forgive CJ Ujah and he also has no intention of being part of the same relay team with someone who has now cost him his most prized possession - an Olympic silver medal.

GB stripped of Tokyo relay silver due to Ujah doping violation


The British Olympic Association wants a harsher ban imposed on Russia if it can be proved its sporting system deliberately doped the 15-year-old skater Kamila Valieva.

LeBron James has spoken about the possibility of playing alongside his son and a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers as he contemplates the final stages of his career.


Scott Brown has presented his case to St Mirren to become their new manager - but will face a stern challenge from Steven Naismith.


Jack Ross has turned down the chance to return to St Mirren as manager of the club he led to Championship glory in 2018.


Will West Ham live to regret their dry January? The Hammers stood still while Newcastle strengthened... now, boss David Moyes signals concern after losing ground in top four race

West Ham didn't make any additions to their squad in the latest transfer window
Their form has dipped since and they only drew with Newcastle on Saturday
Their chances of a top four finish appear to be slipping away after that result
David Moyes has admitted that he is not happy with how his team is playing

By Kieran Gill

Imagine. You set your alarm for 5am. You drive 300 miles to Stratford in the dregs of Storm Eunice. You get to the London Stadium in time for kick-off. You miss your team’s only goal.

Hundreds of Newcastle supporters had nipped out in a bid to beat the queues at the bars as we entered two minutes of added time at the end of the first half. Then they came streaming back in after hearing the eruption from those still in their seats.

Joe Willock cancelled out Craig Dawson’s opening goal and with that, West Ham’s hopes of a top-four finish suffered another setback. It’s looking increasingly unlikely they’ll be in those Champions League places come May.

Just look at the table. There’s Manchester United above them and below them, Arsenal, Tottenham and Wolves are chasing. If they win their games in hand, they’ll all go above West Ham. It’s not a favourable position to be in, and the jeers from the home fans at full time on Saturday contrasted the cheers from the Newcastle end. West Ham know if they want to finish fourth and join Europe’s elite, they should be winning these games.

Instead, they laboured to a draw with an uncharacteristic error from Declan Rice costing them dearly. The England man tried to head clear but instead sent the ball backwards to Willock, who equalised.

A worse defensive header will not be seen this season, and manager David Moyes didn’t try to hide or make excuses afterwards. He called out their performance for what it was — naff.

‘It is a long time since journalists talked about West Ham in a top-four chase,’ said Moyes (left), whose side face Wolves next. ‘We want to be that club and we enjoy the journalists talking about us in that way.

‘This was not a good performance. It was good we took a point because, on another day, maybe we would not have. But if we want to hang in with the big boys we have to win games like this.’

Describing the defending for the goal they conceded as like ‘Keystone Cops’, Moyes added: ‘I want us to get back to being a really good, exciting, front-foot team playing well.

‘I was thrilled to take a point because we didn’t play well. It was one of our poorer performances. Sometimes when it is not going well you need to make the most of it. We keep adding to the points tally, and hopefully it’s important at the end of the season. At the moment, I am scrapping a few here and there. I cannot say I am really enjoying it.’

Neither are the fans, judging by the groans at full time. It’s remarkable that, given the opportunity in front of them, West Ham didn’t make a signing in January.

That didn’t help Moyes who, unprompted, brought up the fact that he needs backing in the summer’s transfer window in his pre-match press conference.

As for Newcastle, they left pleased with a point. They were without Kieran Trippier and Allan Saint-Maximin, but they battled in their absence.

They’re now unbeaten in their last six Premier League games. Out of the relegation zone, things are looking up. ‘It was a really good response from the players,’ said boss Eddie Howe. ‘From the minute the game kicked off, we were really positive.’

Howe hopes Saint-Maximin will be back for their next outing — another long trip for the supporters down south to Brentford this Saturday.

Newcastle hope they’ll be knocking on the top four’s door soon enough given the billions behind them. For now, they’ll settle for singing songs about others’ struggles.

‘Champions League, you’re having a laugh,’ their supporters sang at West Ham.

Moyes isn’t laughing. His club had a glorious chance in front of them but with only one win in their last five games, that’s slowly slipping away.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 5:16 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:49 Mon Feb 21

Texas Iron 3:09 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)

Right Royal Fuckup by Moyes…

And don’t be fooled by Sullivans fake bids

tazman 1:09 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.
Come on Moyes own up, you messed jan window up.

Thanks Alan 12:49 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
bill green 12:15 Mon Feb 21

Thanks Irish 12:42 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Irish Hammer 12:35 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks a million Alan

bill green 12:15 Mon Feb 21
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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