WHO Poll
Q: 2022/23 You are the Chairman what do you do with Moyes?
a. Stick with him obviously, he's delivered two good seasons back to back and will see us out of this dip in form
20%
  
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
38%
  
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
36%
  
d. I've just got my new Orange & White 3rd Kit with Moyesinho on the back, I can't wait to wear it down to the supermarket, they call me Mr West Ham around here
6%
  



Alan 11:04 Thu May 19
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester City are interested in signing Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips, 26, as they look to replace Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 37, who is leaving at the end of this season after nine years. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain are getting ready to move for Liverpool's Senegal forward Sadio Mane, 30, amid reports he is stalling on a new contract. Mane's current deal expires in June 2023. (Sport Bild's Christian Falk)

Manchester United have told Barcelona they will not blow their budget on a £70m deal for Netherlands' Frenkie de Jong, 25, despite new manager Erik ten Hag being keen to work with the former Ajax midfielder again. (Mail)

Ten Hag has added Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez, 24, to the list of players he wants to bring to Old Trafford this summer. Martinez helped Ten Hag's Ajax win the Dutch league in 2021-22. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Meanwhile, United are also interested in Lazio's Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 27, who has produced 11 goals and 11 assists in 36 league matches. (Calciomercato)

PSG and Juventus remain in the hunt for Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, whose contract expires this summer. However, Pogba will not be moving to Manchester City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea want to sign AC Milan captain and Italy defender Alessio Romagnoli, 27, this summer on a free transfer. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Leicester are set to enquire about Brighton's £50m-rated Spain goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, 24, with Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel, 35, set for talks over his contract situation with the Foxes. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Arsenal's 26-year-old Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe - who joined for a club record fee of £72m in 2019 - is frustrated at his lack of game time and could push for a move away. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, the Gunners are expected to bid £35m for Manchester City's Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus, 25, who is set to leave following Erling Haaland's arrival. (football.london)

And Arsenal chiefs are holding talks over whether to sell Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes this summer, with a £51m fee being touted for the 24-year-old, who has been linked with Juventus. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 22, and Albania forward Armando Broja, 20, will return to Chelsea when their respective loans at Crystal Palace and Southampton expire at the end of the season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea have put in place plans to sign Sevilla's France centre-back Jules Kounde, 23, as soon as their new owners' takeover is complete and sanctions end. (Goal)

Chelsea also plan to reopen talks with Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, if the France winger, 25, is still available after their takeover has gone through. (90min)

Aston Villa's Scotland midfielder John McGinn, 27, is on Tottenham's list of potential summer targets. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Southampton have put two Manchester City academy graduates on their shortlist for this summer - England Under-19 striker Liam Delap, 19, and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, 20. (Sun)

Fulham's Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, 26, will remain at Napoli next season after joining them on a season-long loan last August. (Football Italia)

Manchester United's Under-23s boss Neil Wood is in talks with Salford City over the vacant manager's job at the League Two side. (Football Insider)





Sky Paper Talk

DAILY MIRROR

Manchester City have emerged as contenders to sign £50m-rated Leeds and England midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the summer.

Everton, Leeds United and Burnley are locked in a three-way battle to avoid the drop and a £55.6m shortfall in their accounts next season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has called time on his international career after confirming he will no longer represent Gabon.

English football's Black referees have lashed out at plans to create a raft of new roles for which non-white officials have no chance of successfully applying.

The wife of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has rubbished claims that the German recently held talks with Real Madrid over a potential summer transfer.

Nicolas Pepe is reportedly ready to push for a transfer away from Arsenal this summer.

Robert Lewandowski is on his way out of Bayern Munich - but Barcelona may have to do some hard bargaining to land the prolific Polish centre-forward.

DAILY MAIL

Manchester United have told Barcelona they won't blow their budget on a £70m summer deal for Frenkie de Jong.

Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa will remain with Napoli next season after impressing on loan this year with the southern Italian club planning to activate his option to buy clause.

Kasper Schmeichel will return to the Leicester team for Thursday's clash at Chelsea but faces an uncertain future with the club seeking a long-term successor to the Dane.

Erik ten Hag has landed in London as his Manchester United revolution gathers pace.

Brentford are preparing the biggest police operation in their history for Sunday's final Premier League game of the season at home to Leeds amid fears that travelling fans will go on the rampage.

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Leicester have enquired about Brighton's £50m-rated goalkeeper Robert Sanchez due to doubts over Kasper Schmeichel's contract situation.

Manchester City are considering a £30m move for Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is on Tottenham's list of potential summer targets to bolster Antonio Conte's squad for European football next season.

Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martínez has been added to the list of Manchester United targets ahead of Erik ten Hag's arrival as manager.

The Premier League chief executive Richard Masters will be at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday with the genuine trophy with Manchester City in the box-seat to clinch the title on the final day, but an identical presentation team and replica will be at Anfield in case Jurgen Klopp's side come from behind to win.

Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta is being investigated by the Football Association over near-decade-old homophobic Twitter posts - despite having been forgiven for them by gay team-mate Jake Daniels.

THE SUN

Manchester United's under-23 coach Neil Wood is the shock choice for the Salford City job.

Birmingham City are keeping tabs on impressive Canada boss John Herdman.

Southampton are eyeing a similar raid on Manchester City's academy to the one they launched on Chelsea's last summer, as they target Gavin Bazunu and Liam Delap.

Rio Ferdinand has tipped Steve McLaren to be an "important addition" at Manchester United as he "understands what it takes" to win.

Manchester United fans have ramped up their anti-Glazer tactics by starting a "#BoycottAdidas" trend on Twitter.

Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Juventus free agent Paulo Dybala.

Arsenal have reportedly enquired about signing Barcelona striker Memphis Depay this summer.

Manchester United transfer target Antony promised to "always stand" with his Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.

DAILY STAR

Juventus are ready to hand Paul Pogba a lifeline away from Manchester United and the Serie A giants are also in talks to sign Arsenal stars Gabriel and Thomas Partey.

THE TIMES

A crackdown on pitch invasions after an assault on Sheffield United's Billy Sharp will include the threat of partial and full stadium closures on English clubs.

Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa has been ruled out for up to four months with a knee injury and will miss the start of next season.

Manchester City are considering making a bid for Marc Cucurella, the Brighton & Hove Albion left-back.

English cricket has recouped a large chunk of its heavy Covid-related losses after the ECB posted a pre-tax profit of £21.5m for the year ending January 2022.

THE GUARDIAN

The Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak has been handed a one-year ban for wearing the letter "Z" supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine during an event in Qatar in March, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has confirmed.

DAILY RECORD

Former Sunderland and Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is expected to be confirmed as the new Hibs boss on Thursday after Jon Dahl Tomasson priced himself out of the Easter Road job.

Smirking Ange Postecoglou has shut down any chance of him leaving Celtic after he was quizzed about a return to the Australian national side.

Rugby Park favourite Alan Power is closing in on a return to Kilmarnock following the expiry of his contract at St Mirren.

Tannadice sporting director Tony Asghar has confirmed Dundee United are close to agreeing contract extensions with key man Ian Harkes.






HITC

‘For sure’: Manager admits he could let £50m player join Crystal Palace or West Ham

Thomas Tuchel has been speaking ahead of the Premier League finale, where Crystal Palace and West Ham target Conor Gallagher was mentioned.

What’s the story?

Well, the Chelsea boss was asked what the future holds for Gallagher and Armando Broja, who have both shone on loan deals away from west London.

As quoted by the Evening Standard, Tuchel said: “I want to have them in pre-season and we will decide in pre-season what goes on. It is heavily up to them and how they do.”

Now, that is quite promising for Patrick Vieira and David Moyes.

Tuchel doesn’t exactly say that he wants to sell both Gallagher and Broja immediately, although he does leave the door open to an exit by suggesting it is down to them to perform.

If they both fail to impress the German in pre-season, then exits certainly seem likely on the basis of Tuchel’s comments.

So far this season, Gallagher – who Chelsea value at £50m – has scored eight goals in 32 Premier League appearances, which earned him the Player of the Season award at Selhurst Park.

In Broja’s case, the 20-year-old has scored six goals in 32 Premier League appearances on loan at Southampton, earning rave reviews in the process.

Forget Crystal Palace, West Ham need Armando Broja

In our view, Crystal Palace can live without Gallagher.

Since the start of 2022, the 22-year-old has started to fizzle out, while Eberechi Eze has begun to rediscover his best form.

However, West Ham must ensure they bring Broja to the London Stadium, as David Moyes desperately needs another striker.

The Eagles and the Hammers both want Gallagher, but West Ham have also expressed an interest in the Albanian wonderkid.

In fact, Moyes and the West Ham players are even said to have been left dazzled by Broja’s efforts on loan at Southampton.

Michail Antonio is shouldering the burden up front, and given the fact he is quite injury prone, another option should be targeted.

Keep an eye on Chelsea during pre-season, as the performances of Gallagher and Broja could prove significant to Crystal Palace and West Ham.




The Hard Tackle

West Ham United plotting £20 million Emmanuel Dennis swoop

Premier League side West Ham United are reportedly plotting a £20 million move for Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis.



Daily Mirror report that West Ham United are interested in Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis and are planning a summer move for him. The Hammers are prepared to back manager David Moyes in the upcoming transfer window to continue challenging for European spots in the Premier League.

Signing a striker is one of their priorities and Dennis has thus emerged as an option over a possible £20 million move. West Ham have a big advantage in their pursuit of the Nigerian international as Watford have been relegated to the Championship and the striker is keen to continue in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old joined the Hornets in a £3 million move last summer from Club Brugge and has been their top-scorer with ten Premier League goals. Dennis has also provided six assists, and it comes as no surprise that the centre-forward is attracting interest from other clubs.

Dennis will also be forced to take a pay cut with the club’s relegation from the Premier Leageu, as per a clause in his deal, the aforementioned report states. Moreover, Watford, too, could be tempted to cash in on the centre-forward, who still has four years left on his contract, with potential suitors like West Ham lining up.

Dennis is reportedly valued at over £20million, with the Hornets expected to push for even more as they need to pay a sell-on fee to Brugge. Newcastle United are also said to be showing interest in Dennis, but West Ham will offer the forward European football, which the Magpies cannot.

The Hammers’ board is ready to back Moyes with funds in the transfer market. West Ham reportedly want to sign a striker, two central midfielders and a winger or more this summer. West Ham have been linked with the likes of Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse and Lille striker Jonathan David.

Some players could be sold as well, with Nikola Vlasic, who only joined last year, ‘set to be offloaded’. Midfielder Declan Rice has also been linked with multiple Premier League clubs, with Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly favourites for his signature. These sales could leave West Ham with a sizeable transfer budget to splurge in the upcoming window.





The 4th official

West Ham United Among Several Clubs Hoping To Recruit This Gifted Winger: Decent Fit For Moyes?



In a recent report, Calciomercato mentioned that West Ham United are among several clubs hoping to recruit VfL Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo who is currently playing on loan at Torino. It is understood that the Hammers could face competition in the form of Atletico Madrid, Eintracht Frankfurt, Southampton, Atalanta and Napoli in pursuit of the Croat wing wizard.
Brekalo’s Impressive Loan Spell At Turin

Brekalo is experiencing a decent campaign in Italian football after putting in some eye-catching displays on the left side of Torino’s attack. The 23-year-old has registered eight goals and three assists in 34 matches for the Italian outfit this season across all fronts.

The Zagreb-born talent has given a good account of himself by averaging 1.4 shots, 2.0 key passes, 1.2 crosses and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in Serie A. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after making 77.9% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

Is Brekalo A Decent Fit For West Ham United Boss David Moyes?

Brekalo is having a bright loan spell in Italy where he has proven his worth as a decent dribbler with the ball. He can whip in some inviting crosses into the opponent’s penalty box and can engineer a few meaningful chances for his teammates in the final third. Brekalo is versatile enough to play in any position across the frontline.

Furthermore, the Croatia international has contributed by scoring his fair share of goals up top. Hence, he could be a good fit for a club like West Ham if David Moyes can find a way to win the race for the player.

We can expect Brekalo to inject more quality to the Hammers‘ frontline and offer some healthy competition for Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals at the London Stadium in the coming seasons.

At 23, Brekalo has got a promising future ahead of him and could help the East London outfit push for a top-four finish in the Premier League. Thus, Moyes would be wise to try everything in his power to bring the talented winger to the English capital during this summer transfer period.




C&H

West Ham want MLS ace

West Ham want to sign Valentin Castellanos from New York City FC this summer, according to a new report.

Marca claims that there are a number of clubs eyeing a potential swoop to sign the 23-year-old striker.

Castellanos has been with New York since 2019 and has scored 53 goals for the club, in 125 games. In 2022, he has scored seven goals in 10 MLS games.

The Hammers are said to be eyeing a potential swoop as boss David Moyes looks to provide support to Mikey Antonio up front.

However, there is some serious competition for a deal to be done.

River Plate are also interested in doing a deal, having sold Julian Alvarez to Manchester City, and there is also interest from Brazilian club Palmeiras.

He would cost around £12m, which is a figure that is well within the Irons’ budget, but it remains to be seen if they can beat off the competition.



Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Mex Martillo 7:39 Fri May 20
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:51 Thu May 19

Texas Iron 9:03 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers…

Thanks Alan 1:51 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 11:54 Thu May 19

Thanks North Bank 1:31 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
North Bank 11:21 Thu May 19

Romfordboy 12:45 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
So the rumours of a smaller budget the new Man U coach is working with could be true

ted fenton 11:54 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
North Bank 11:21 Thu May 19

Tomshardware 11:25 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
That John McGinn has always looked a decent player when we play Villa, no surprise Spurs are in for him.

North Bank 11:21 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Kaiser Zoso 11:11 Thu May 19

Kaiser Zoso 11:11 Thu May 19
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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