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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
b. If we're still lingering around the bottom three by the start of the WC then that's the time to get rid
c. What are we waiting for 2 wins in the last 20 PL games is reason enough to sack him, go now
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

Alan 1:45 Sat Jul 16
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Robert Lewandowski will complete his move to Barcelona this weekend, after Bayern Munich verbally accepted an increased offer worth 50m euros (£42.5m) for the Poland striker, 33. (Guardian)

After selling Lewandowski, Bayern will increase their bid to Juventus for the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 22, who has already agreed personal terms for a five-year contract. (Nicolo Schira)

Manchester United are convinced Frenkie de Jong is committed to joining the club despite

Cristiano Ronaldo has rejected the chance to join a Saudi Arabian club for £250m in wages but the Portugal forward, 37, still wants to leave Manchester United. (Mail)

Chelsea have revived their interest in Sevilla's France defender Jules Kounde, 23, after Manchester City decided against selling 27-year-old Netherlands defender Nathan Ake to Thomas Tuchel's side. (Guardian)

West Ham have stepped up their pursuit of Albania forward Armando Broja by making a £25m offer to Chelsea for the 20-year-old, plus £5m in potential add-ons. (Guardian)

Broja, who spent last season on loan at Southampton, remains a target for Newcastle United but their boss Eddie Howe has warned of difficulties over "high prices and limited availability" as he looks to strengthen his side. (Mirror)

West Ham have also made a third offer to Lille for Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana, 20, thought to be about £32.3m plus add-ons. (Sky Sports)

Atletico Madrid and Marseille are looking to sign William Saliba, with the 21-year-old France defender set to ask for a permanent transfer this summer if he is not guaranteed a starting place at Arsenal. (Independent)

Chelsea have been monitoring Lens' right-sided wing-back Jonathan Clauss for more than a year but Manchester United have now approached the 29-year-old France international. (Standard)

Former Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, 29, is considering a move to Saudi Arabia, where he could earn £10m per year. The England player's United contract expired last month. (Daily Star)

Reims' French striker Hugo Ekitike, 20, and Lille's Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 24, will be the next two signings for Paris St-Germain. (Le Parisien - in French)

Chelsea's hopes of signing Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry have been dealt a blow after the 27-year-old Germany forward opted to stay at the Bundesliga club. (Football London)

England Under-21 defender Djed Spence has undergone a medical at Tottenham, with Spurs having agreed to pay Middlesbrough £12.5m for the 21-year-old right-back, plus a potential £7.5m in add-ons. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain have set a price of 6m euros (£5.1m) with a sell-on clause of 25% for French midfielder Edouard Michut, 19, who has been targeted by Celtic. (Independent)

Everton are in negotiations with relegated Burnley to sign Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet, 25, who scored nine times in 26 Premier League appearances for the Clarets. (The Athletic)

Arsenal are hopeful of reaching an agreement to sign Manchester City's versatile Ukraine player Oleksandr Zinchenko, 25. (ESPN)

Arsenal are to step up attempts to get England winger Bukayo Saka to sign a new contract amid concerns that Manchester City view the 20-year-old as a replacement for Raheem Sterling. (Mail)

But the Gunners are prepared to sell Nicolas Pepe for less than the £72m club-record fee they paid for him, with the 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger no longer part of manager Mikel Arteta's plans. (Diario de Sevilla - in Spanish)

Chelsea are close to signing Chicago Fire's United States Under-20 goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina after agreeing personal terms with the 18-year-old. (Fabrizio Romano)

Flamengo have opened talks over signing former Chelsea and Brazil forward Oscar, 30, from Shanghai Port on a deal until January 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)

Swiss side Sion are in talks with former Italy striker Mario Balotelli, 31, over a move from Turkish club Adana Demirspor. (Blick - in German)

AC Milan are close to announcing a new contract for 40-year-old Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Football Italia)

Toronto FC have completed the signing of Italy winger Federico Bernardeschi, 28, on a free transfer from Juventus. (Goal)

Sky Paper Talk


Chelsea have revived their interest in Sevilla's Jules Kounde after missing out on Manchester City defender Nathan Ake.


Chelsea and Manchester United will miss out on Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski as he nears a move to Barcelona.


Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones will miss Manchester City's US tour. Instead, the three absentees are due to fly to another destination in Europe with City's U23s.

Arsenal are to accelerate their attempts to lock Bukayo Saka into a new contract amid concerns that Manchester City view their youngster as Raheem Sterling's dream replacement.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is expected to complete a move to Arsenal as Manchester City's overhaul continues.

England coach Gareth Southgate could leave out several players from his World Cup squad due to their refusal to take the Covid vaccine.

Manchester United won't give up their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong despite complications with the deal and concerns over the Holland star's desire to move to Old Trafford.

Wolves have asked about Lens right back Jonathan Clauss, 29, who also has interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.


Arsenal youngster Omari Hutchinson is reportedly closing in on a move to Chelsea.


Jesse Lingard is reportedly considering a move to Saudi Arabia after setting a transfer deadline for himself.

Real Madrid have been 'pleasantly surprised' by Eden Hazard - who has returned to pre-season training in 'perfect condition'.


Liverpool duo Diogo Jota and Alisson could the miss the start of the season as injury problems start piling up for Jurgen Klopp.

Eddie Howe has warned Newcastle's owners that he needs more signings.

Wayne Rooney has ruled out the possibility of bringing Luis Suarez to DC United.

Chelsea striker Armando Broja has been spotted wearing a protective boot that could threaten a prospective transfer away.

Leeds are interested in signing Nicolas Pepe to replace Raphinha, according to reports.

Fulham are keeping tabs on former Tottenham ace Serge Aurier, reports suggest.


Atletico Madrid and Olympique Marseille are looking to sign William Saliba on a permanent deal, with the player set to ask for a permanent transfer this summer if he is not guaranteed a starting place at Arsenal.


Manchester United are expected to 'imminently' announce the signing of defender Lisandro Martinez from Ajax after the Red Devils confirmed the free transfer arrival of Christian Eriksen on Friday.

Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba amid uncertainty over William Saliba's future at the club.


Michael Ballack reckons German football should introduce title play-offs to stop Bayern Munich from winning every Bundesliga...because he remembers Rangers dominating Scottish football.


West Ham launch £100m triple swoop as they make offers for Chelsea starlet Armando Broja, Gianluca Scamacca, and Amadou Onana

Anton Stanley

West Ham have made three transfer bids as they attempt to bolster their squad in the summer window, talkSPORT understands.

The Hammers lodged offers for Chelsea and Sassuolo forwards Armando Broja and Gianluca Scamacca, while one has also been made for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

The fees combined are worth £100million as the east Londoners back manager David Moyes.

Last season, the Scotsman struggled at times with no true striker to compete with frontman Michail Antonio.

Their latest actions, though, show the club want to correct that and they are looking for a young and hungry talent.

Broja, 20, showcased his potential on loan at Southampton from Chelsea, scoring six league goals across the campaign.

It’s believed the Hammers are willing to pay £25million plus add-ons for the Albanian.

Scamacca, a 23-year-old Italy international, meanwhile, is valued at around £40m by his current club in Serie A.

Onana rounds off the bids with West Ham attempting to land him for £33m plus add-ons.

West Ham have already made three other signings this summer, beginning with been the arrival of Alphonse Areola.

The goalkeeper, who was on loan at the London Stadium last season, joins from Paris Saint-Germain.

Meanwhile, Flynn Downes has arrived from Swansea City and centre-back Nayef Aguerd comes into the squad from Rennes.

If the treble bid is pulled off it could take their spending to almost £150m.


Mercato Lille: West Ham insists on Onana!

For several weeks, West Ham has been increasing its offensives to try to recruit Lille midfielder Amadou Onana (20 years old, 32 appearances and 1 goal in L1 for the 2021-2022 season). But until now, the Hammers' proposals, estimated at 23 then 30 million euros, have always been rejected by the Mastiffs, who are demanding 40 million euros for the young Belgian talent.
And according to information from the British media Sky Sports this Saturday, the London club has just made a new offer valued at 38 million euros! Unsurprisingly, at such a price, LOSC is starting to seriously consider selling Onana, recruited for 7 million euros last year, in this summer transfer window.

Sport Witness

‘Direct thread’ between West Ham and player’s entourage – Player ‘highly regarded’ by David Moyes

By Sean Lunt

There is a ‘direct thread’ between West Ham United and Gianluca Scamacca’s entourage over a move to the London Stadium this summer.

That’s according to Corriere Dello Sport, who say the contact ‘should be noted’ and could lead to the transfer happening.

They report that West Ham have prepared an offer of around €40m plus bonuses, and there could be news as early as next week.

The former Genoa striker is ‘highly regarded’ by West Ham boss David Moyes and officials at the club. They are, however, evaluating other profiles as well.

One plus point is that Paris Saint Germain, his other big suitor, have closed a deal for striker Hugo Ekitike, so ‘remain more distant’.

That gives West Ham a greater chance to get their man and add the striker that David Moyes has been looking to add to his squad.

Corriere do make it clear that there is work to be done, but a bid has been submitted, and contacts with the player’s entourage are underway, so this is a deal that is getting increasingly closer to being a possibility.


Who is Gianluca Scamacca?

Gianluca Scamacca is an imposing presence at 6ft 5in and has proven he is a clinical goalscorer... the Sassuolo forward has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and could sign for West Ham for £33.8million - but was deemed too expensive by mega-rich PSG!

West Ham have stepped up their pursuit of Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca
The Italian international netted 16 times in 36 Serie A appearances last season
He has drawn comparisons to Ibrahimovic due to his powerful yet agile profile
Scamacca would compete with Michail Antonio for a starting spot at West Ham
Last year he was forced to distance himself from his father and grandfather

By Olly Allen For Mailonline

Having signed a goalkeeper, defender and a midfielder so far this summer, West Ham appear to be turning their attentions to bringing in a new striker.

According to the chief executive of Serie A side Sassuolo, Giovanni Carnevali, the Hammers have made an official £33.8million bid for Gianluca Scamacca but no agreement is in place yet.

Read on as Sportsmail profiles the Italian international, from which football superstar he has previously been compared with to why he had to distance himself from his father and grandfather last year.

Scamacca is 23 years old and has been at Sassuolo since 2017. Born in Rome, he was previously at the academies of Lazio, Roma and PSV before returning to Italy to sign for I Neroverdi.

After being sent out on loan to Cremonese, PEC Zwolle and Ascoli in his first three years at Sassuolo, Scamacca was finally granted regular Serie A game time during another loan spell away at Genoa in the 2020-21 season.

Twelve goals in 29 games for the Ligurian club encouraged new Sassuolo boss Alessio Dionisi to give him a chance last season following the departure of Francesco Caputo.

The striker took the opportunity with both hands, netting 16 times in 36 league appearances, with only five players hitting more in Serie A.

At international level, Scamacca represented Italy all the way from under-15s to the under-21s, racking up a whopping 79 caps all across all youth age groups. He was part of the under-19 side that finished as runners-up in the 2018 European Championship and scored in the defeat to Portugal in the final.

The frontman earned a first call-up to Roberto Mancini's senior squad last September and has since made seven appearances but is yet to score. He started in the 0-0 draw against England at Molineux last month.

What kind of striker is he?

The Italian is an imposing presence at 6ft 5in tall, but he should not be classified as a stereotypical target man.

While he is more than capable of using his physicality to prove a nuisance to defenders, he is even harder to defend against because he also possesses a strong technical skillset.

Scamacca is agile and his hold-up play is a key part of his game as he is able to create chances for team-mates. Such attributes regularly see him compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
On being likened to the Swede, Scamacca said: 'He is a champion, being compared to such a champion is only a pleasure. But I have my own way, my own way of playing.'

Above all else though, the Italian has developed into a clinical goalscorer. Over the last two seasons, the only Premier League players to find the net more regularly than Scamacca (once every 146 minutes) are Liverpool pair Mo Salah (once every 130 minutes) and Diogo Jota (once every 145 minutes).

Where would he fit in at West Ham?

David Moyes has long been on the hunt for a new striker, with the Hammers boss forced to rely on Michail Antonio throughout last season.

Jarrod Bowen and Andriy Yarmolenko were required to fill in upfront whenever the Jamaican international was unavailable, so Scamacca's arrival fills a big hole in the squad.

It is unlikely that Moyes will switch to a formation that accommodates two strikers, so the 23-year-old will compete with Antonio for a starting spot.

Scamacca's numbers last season stack up better, with Antonio only managing 10 goals in 35 league games. He is also more of a long-term option than the 32-year-old.

There will be plenty of opportunities for game time and rotation though, as West Ham will compete in the Europa Conference League this season after finishing seventh in the Premier League last term.

Who else is interested in him?

West Ham's main competition comes in the form of Paris Saint-Germain. Sassuolo's chief executive Carnevali confirmed that the French club have bid £29.6m for Scamacca.

However, according to Fabrizio Romano, the Serie A side want £42.5million for the striker - which PSG believe is too much and are not willing to pay.

That could leave a clear path for the Hammers to secure Scamacca's signature if they are prepared to meet the hefty price tag.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund have all been linked with a move for the 23-year-old in the past, but it seems that West Ham's concrete interest could put them in the driving seat.

Anything else I should know?

Much like Ibrahimovic, Scamacca has a bit of a reputation for causing controversy.

In 2017, he was sent home from Italy under-19 duty along with Everton bad boy Moise Kean for 'disciplinary reasons'. Reports at the time suggested that the pair 'took a practical joke too far'.

It would only be fair to Scamacca to assume that he has matured since then, but last year he had to distance himself from his own relatives after they made headlines for the wrong reasons.

In May 2021, the striker's father was arrested after breaking into his former club Roma's training ground and destroying club executives' cars with an iron bar. Six months later, his grandfather threatened customers in a Rome bar with a knife.

Scamacca slammed the 'violent and unspeakable episodes committed by people linked to my surname' and claimed that he had had no contact with the two men from a young age as he had grown up with his mother and his sister.

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PwoperNaughtyButNot 7:12 Sat Jul 16
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I’m not sure the West Ham support would accept and Italian forward, especially one with a reputation for good technique and questionable behaviour

Mex Martillo 6:00 Sat Jul 16
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ted fenton 3:36 Sat Jul 16

Texas Iron 3:48 Sat Jul 16
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Sullivan Sabre Rattling…

Smoke and mirrors yet again…???


ted fenton 3:36 Sat Jul 16
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Banjo 2:41 Sat Jul 16

Banjo 2:41 Sat Jul 16
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Thanks Alan 1:49 Sat Jul 16

Thanks Alan 1:49 Sat Jul 16
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Thanks Alan

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