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Alan 12:05 Sun May 8
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Arsenal are closing in on a £40m deal for Leicester's Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans but Real Madrid are ready to move for the 25-year-old if the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Sun on Sunday)

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, has discussed his Manchester United future with former boss Sir Alex Ferguson in a series of private meetings. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign West Brom and England keeper Sam Johnstone after Manchester United decided not to go ahead with a move. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham have been given encouragement that Villarreal and Spain centre-back Pau Torres, 25, could be available for £10m below his release clause of £55m. (Football Insider)

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba has held talks with Juventus over a summer move back to Turin. (Football Transfers)

Departing Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 33, could join Juventus this summer. (Daily Star Sunday)

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is keen to have the long-term future of Danish striker Christian Eriksen, 30, decided before the end of the season. (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are the new leaders in the race to sign Blackburn and Chile striker Ben Brereton Diaz, 23. (Sun on Sunday)

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick expects the Manchester United squad to be bolstered with the arrival of "six or eight new players" in the summer transfer window alongside the arrival of new boss Erik ten Hag. (Sunday Mirror)

Leicester will battle Chelsea for the signature of Torino's £40m-rated Brazilian centre-back Gleison Bremer, 25. (Sun on Sunday)

Ajax and Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico, 29, is still set to leave the Dutch club in the summer, despite his contract running for another year. (Fabrizio Romano on Twitter)

Leeds United and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, says that he is fully concentrated on finishing the Premier League season with his boyhood club amid transfer links to the likes of Aston Villa and Manchester United this summer. (Manchester Evening News)

French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, 25, says he does not see himself leaving Newcastle this summer. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes says he "dreams" of playing for Real Madrid. (TyC Sports on Twitter)

Liverpool will look to give English defender Joe Gomez a new contract this summer despite ongoing speculation about the 24-year-old's future at the club. (Liverpool Echo)

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Cristiano Ronaldo has held regular private meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson to talk over his future at Manchester United.

Barcelona are leading the race to sign Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso, who could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge as he enters the final year of his contract.

Two thunderous goals from Aurelien Tchouameni for Monaco on Friday evening could have done his hopes of a big-money transfer some good, with reports that scouts from Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid were all in attendance.

Manchester United and Liverpool have joined forces to charter a jumbo jet to fly their squads out to Thailand for a pre-season friendly match on July 12, which is expected to be Erik ten Hag's first game in charge of the Old Trafford club.

Arsenal are closing on a £40m deal to sign Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans but could face late competition from Real Madrid.

Leicester City and Chelsea are fighting it out for £40m rated Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer.

West Ham are leading the race to sign Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz in a £15m deal.

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong's girlfriend Rianna Taylor has revealed she feared for her life when their home was burgled by a masked gang who held them at knifepoint.

Boris Becker has been complaining to friends about the standard of food and level of noise at HMP Wandsworth as he begins his two-and-a-half year prison sentence.


Almost 2,500 footballers have asked the PFA for professional help with their mental health since 2018.

The Premier League's investigation into Manchester City's finances, which has now been going on for three years, could be coming to a conclusion.

Manchester United players face significant wage cuts next season with defeat at Brighton leaving their Champions League qualification hopes in tatters.

Gary Kirsten has emerged as favourite to become England's next Test match head coach after holding talks with the ECB's new managing director Rob Key.

World Snooker chiefs are in talks with the architects of the Etihad Stadium over a plan to build a new 3,000-seater venue next to The Crucible in Sheffield which would share hosting of matches.

Teenage swimmers have alleged they were bullied by former coach John Wright, who was arrested in Australia last October and charged with child sex assaults following a TV documentary.


The Government will intensify talks with Todd Boehly and Chelsea this week with tensions remaining in Whitehall over Roman Abramovich's claims that he will not profit at all from the Premier League club's sale.


Pep Guardiola has detailed how close he came to quitting Manchester City when they were initially banned for two years from European competition back in 2020 - a ban which was eventually overturned on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


Joe Root is set to return to his role as England's No 4 this summer while Sam Curran will not be available to face New Zealand because of complications in his recovery from a stress fracture.


Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is set to join Juventus this summer and will get a £10m signing-on fee from the Serie A club.


Kenny Miller believes a Europa League win for Rangers could tempt Connor Goldson into staying at Ibrox beyond this summer.

Celtic forward Jon Afolabi hopes his performances while on loan with Airdrie will convince the club to extend his contract by another year.


Norwich v West Ham: match preview

Norwich v West Ham: probable starters in bold, contenders in light

Two teams reeling from significant recent blows face off, with Dean Smith’s relegated Norwich now targeting nothing more than a bit of pride to take into another Championship season and, realistically, second bottom at best. They must do so without Kenny McLean and Josh Sargent, confirmed as out for the rest of the season. The suddenness of the wounds West Ham sustained in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final are arguably harder to recover from, and they arrive at Carrow Road on a run of five matches without a win. One point from their past four league games has left their hopes of another season of European football in the balance – those dreams of a Champions League place feel like they are from a long, long time ago. Stuart Goodwin

Sunday 2pm

Venue Carrow Road

Last season n/a

Referee Robert Jones

This season G11 Y31 R0 2.81 cards/game

Odds H 15-4 A 11-13 D 3-1


Subs from McGovern, Gunn, Tzolis, Gibbs, Placheta, Gilmour, Sørensen, Springett, Williams, Rupp, Hanley

Doubtful None

Injured Idah (knee, unknown), Omobamidele (back, unknown), Kabak (hamstring, unknown), Zimmermann (hip, unknown), McLean (ankle, unknown), Sargent (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y49 R1


Leading scorer Pukki 10


Subs from Areola, Randolph, Alese, Fredericks, Baptiste, Kral, Chesters, Perkins, Noble, Johnson, Masuaku, Vlasic, Benrahma, Yarmolenko

Doubtful None

Injured Ogbonna (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y44 R3


Leading scorer Bowen 10


HOT CHILE West Ham leading £15m transfer race for Blackburn’s Ben Brereton Diaz but will have to beat Sevilla to get Chile striker

Alan Nixon

WEST HAM are new leaders in the race for Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz.

Boss David Moyes sent spy Alan Irvine to watch Rovers’ top scorer who is going into the last year of his contract.

Brereton notched his 22nd goal of the Championship season against Birmingham on Saturday.

And that form has seen Chile international, 23, attract the Hammers’ attention as Moyes looks to add more firepower.

Brereton will cost around £15million but his versatility, playing wide of a three and through the middle, appeals to Moyes.

But the Scottish boss is facing a lot of competition to land his man.

SunSport revealed before the last transfer window that Spanish giants Sevilla are tracking Brereton after he burst onto the international scene at last year’s Copa America.

And the Stoke-born striker has other admirers and is interested in a move abroad.

West Ham have also checked on Hull winger Keane Lewis-Potter who is more of a specialist wideman.

James Tarkowski is another target although the Burnley centre-half is on Newcastle’s radar too.

They are also keen to bring Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium after the midfielder experienced a successful loan spell in 2021.

Lingard is set to leave Manchester United on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Hammers are looking to increase their squad depth ahead of the 2022/23 season.


West Ham line up move for Chelsea striker Armando Broja after Albania international impressed on loan at Southampton with David Moyes determined not to be left short up front again after top four and Europa League bids fizzled out

Armando Broja has enjoyed a positive season on loan at Southampton
Chelsea and Albania forward, 20, is now attracting interest from West Ham
Hammers have paid the price this season for a lack of options up front
They will miss out on the top four and exited Europa League at semi-final stage

By Joe Bernstein

West Ham have put Chelsea striker Armando Broja high on their list of targets as they seek to strengthen following a disappointing end to the season.

Manager David Moyes is fan of the powerful 20-year-old who has impressed on loan this season at Southampton.

Though Broja was born and raised in Slough, he is an Albanian international through his parents and has played against England.

West Ham have paid the price for a relatively weak squad with no competition for Michail Antonio up front.

Their challenge for a top-four place has fizzled out and on Thursday night they were knocked out of the Europa League by Eintracht Frankfurt with a frustrated Moyes sent to the stands in Germany.

The Hammers have put a shortlist together on what they would like with Broja considered more achievable than Benfica striker Darwin Nunez who would cost about £50million.

Once the Chelsea takeover from baseball owner Todd Boehly is completed as expected, the club will be able to trade in the transfer window as usual with manager Thomas Tuchel having the decision whether he wants Broja to move on.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Barty 7:36 Sun May 8
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Ben Brereton Diaz, hmm no thanks

Thanks Alan

Matthew Holmes 1:51 Sun May 8
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Thanks Alan

cheesebgt 12:57 Sun May 8
Re: Thanks Alan
Thanks Alan

Sven Roeder 12:22 Sun May 8
Thanks Alan
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ted fenton 12:12 Sun May 8
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

blueeyed.handsomeman 12:09 Sun May 8
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan

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