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

North Bank 2:25 Thu May 12
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Juventus are ready to offer Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba £8m a year - which is around £160,000 a week - plus a huge bonus package and signing-on fees. Pogba's contract runs out this summer and Manchester City are reportedly interested in the 29-year-old. (Mirror)

Chelsea are keen on Barcelona and United States defender Sergino Dest, 21. (Sport - in Spanish)

The agent of Brazil and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus has confirmed that the 25-year-old has held talks with Arsenal over a possible transfer. (Guardian)

Manchester United's summer transfer plans are in disarray after three midfield transfer targets for the summer have rejected a move to Old Trafford. (Star)

Tottenham are interested in three Everton players, including Brazilian forward Richarlison, 25, English winger Anthony Gordon, 21, and 24-year-old English defender Ben Godfrey. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Spurs are also keen on Leicester and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans, 25. (GiveMeSport)

Dimitar Berbatov has told his old club Tottenham not to be fixated on just keeping England captain Harry Kane, 28, this summer, because top clubs will be eyeing South Korea forward Son Heung-min Heung, 29, too. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester United have been told they will have to pay £85.5m if they want to sign Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 23, from Napoli this summer. (Calciomercato, via Four Four Two)

West Ham have offered 23-year-old England midfielder Declan Rice, who is a Chelsea and Manchester United target, an eight year contract worth £200,000 a week to remain with the club. (Talksport)

However, Rice will not accept West Ham's offer. (GiveMeSport)

Rob Edwards
All change at Vicarage Road...
Watford appoint former Forest Green boss Rob Edwards as new manager from 2022-23

Meanwhile the Hammers want to sign Aston Villa and England forward Ollie Watkins, 26. (Mail)

Wolves have identified Sporting Lisbon and Portugal player Joao Palhinha, 26, as a potential signing if 35-year-old Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho leaves. (Jornal de Noticias - in Portuguese)

Aston Villa are close to announcing the permanent signing of Brazil and Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 29, who has been on loan at Villa Park since January. (Fabrizio Romano)

Everton are considering a summer move for Manchester City and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 20. (Irish Independent)

Leicester are keen to sign Club Bruges and Belgium midfielder Charles de Ketelaere, 21. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Manchester United will have to pay RB Leipzig and Austria forward Konrad Laimer's £34m release clause if they want to sign the 24-year-old. (Transfermarkt - in German)

Southampton are considering making a move for Fiorentina and Poland keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski, 24. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Crystal Palace want to sign Chelsea and England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, on a permanent basis after he won the club's Player of the Season award while on loan with the club. (Talksport)

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick, 40, is favourite to be the next Lincoln City manager. (Football Insider)

SKY Paper Talk


Declan Rice will turn down a lucrative eight-year contract offer from West Ham amid transfer interest from former club Chelsea and Manchester United.

Borussia Dortmund are looking at another Ajax player - former West Ham striker Sebastian Haller - as a possible replacement for Manchester City-bound Erling Haaland.

Arsenal are prepared to make Eddie Nketiah one of the club's highest-paid players to tempt him to stay at the Emirates.


Jesse Lingard has reportedly priced himself out of a move to Newcastle United in the summer because of his £150,000 weekly wage demands as well as a signing-on fee and bonuses.

West Ham are looking to reignite their interest in Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd.

Gabriel Jesus's agent has confirmed talks have taken place over a move to Arsenal but also revealed another six clubs are interested in the Manchester City striker.

Aston Villa have reached a 'total agreement' with Barcelona for a sensational summer swoop for Phillipe Coutinho.

Frenkie de Jong is reportedly set to join Manchester United from Barcelona with a transfer '95 per cent likely'

West Ham working on deal to sign defender Nayef Aguerd from Rennes

Rennes could be willing to sell Moroccan for about £20m

West Ham may listen to offers for Issa Diop to make space

West Ham are working on a deal to sign the Rennes defender Nayef Aguerd. David Moyes wants to add a left-sided centre-back and has identified Aguerd as a key target.

West Ham made a move for the Morocco international last summer but were unable to prise him away from Rennes. They have remained interested in the 26-year-old, a solid performer in Ligue 1 this season, and are expected to make a stronger push. An offer in the region of £20m could be enough to convince Rennes to sell.

West Ham have looked at several centre-backs in recent months. They admire Lille’s Sven Botman but are aware that the Netherlands international is likely to be targeted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Moyes has also looked at Nottingham Forest’s Joe Worrall and has continued to monitor James Tarkowski, who is set to leave Burnley on a free.

However other clubs are further down the line with Tarkowski. The Burnley centre-back is 29 and West Ham’s preference is to sign a younger player. Aguerd, who is left-footed and has slotted in at left-back at times, could fit the bill.

Moyes would like to strengthen his defence despite having four senior centre-backs. Injuries have hurt West Ham this season. Angelo Ogbonna has been out since November with a serious knee injury and Kurt Zouma has had two spells on the sidelines. Craig Dawson was West Ham’s only fit centre-back when they lost to Chelsea last month, with Issa Diop ruled out with an ankle injury.

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one iron 8:55 Fri May 13
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks mate.

norwaytips 10:29 Thu May 12
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks NB and best wishes, Alan. Hope all is ok with you.b

ironsofcanada 8:03 Thu May 12
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Thanks North Bank

Nayef Aguerd was suspended last I looked for a proffesional foul red.

Should fit in well here.

PwoperNaughtyButNot 7:41 Thu May 12
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Thanks North Bank

Alan if you are reading this, I hope you are ok fella.

Thanks Alan 7:30 Thu May 12
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ted fenton 2:55 Thu May 12

the exile 5:52 Thu May 12
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If Lingard has priced himself out of Newcastle's reach, that doesn't say much for our chances.

Ageing footballer overvaluing himself shocker!

Texas Iron 4:41 Thu May 12
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Best wishes Alan…

Lee Trundle 3:43 Thu May 12
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks North Bank 3:24 Thu May 12


BillyJenningsBoots 3:40 Thu May 12
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Irish... don't joke! He has been ill sometime back... he is a WHO Legend and someone should be looking out for him. Hopefully he's having a jolly time somewhere and will pop up again soon.

Irish Hammer 3:35 Thu May 12
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Thanks North Bank 3:24 Thu May 12
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

The king is dead, long live the king !

Thanks North Bank 3:24 Thu May 12
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Thanks North Bank

ted fenton 2:55 Thu May 12
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks North Bank.

Vexed 2:35 Thu May 12
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Cheers babes

Watkins can fuck right off though.

What you done with Alan?

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