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

Alan 12:07 Fri Sep 30
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 25, is seen by Barcelona as a long-term target to replace Spain international Sergio Busquets, 34. (Sport)

Chelsea want to sign Inter Milan's Dutch international wing-back Denzel Dumfries, 26. Inter would sell for around £44m. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Real Madrid will attempt to sign Manchester City and Portugal full-back Joao Cancelo, 28, next summer and are also planning a move for City's 22-year-old Norway striker Erling Haaland in 2024. (AS - in Spanish)

Haaland's father, former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City midfielder Alfie, has suggested Haaland may only spend two to three seasons with Manchester City before moving to Spain. (Times , subscription required)

Newcastle United have Leicester City's England midfielder James Maddison, 25, and his Belgium international team-mate Youri Tielemans, 25, in their sights for 2023. (90 min)

A Premier League all-star side could play combined teams from rival leagues such as La Liga or the Bundesliga under plans being considered by club executives. (Times - subscription required)

Aston Villa have no intention of letting Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, 30, leave in January with Manchester United among the clubs interested in him. (Football Insider)

Manchester United, Southampton and Everton remain keen on PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo, 23, and could make a move during the January transfer window. (Football Transfers)

Tottenham's Italian manager Antonio Conte, 53, has dismissed reports linking with him with a return to Juventus as "disrespectful" and insists he is very happy at Spurs. (Evening Standard)

Brighton are planning to hold contract talks with Belgium forward Leandro Trossard, 27, and Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, 23. (Athletic - subscription required)

Newcastle United are close to signing 18-year-old Australia forward Garang Kuol from Central Coast Mariners, with terms agreed between the clubs. (Chronicle)

Aston Villa's French defender Morgan Sanson, 28, would have moved to Espanyol but his paperwork only came through 15 minutes after the transfer window closed earlier this month. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are interested in Chile and Universidad de Chile midfielder Dario Osorio, with Brighton, Brentford, Leicester and Wolves also admirers of the 18-year-old. (90min)

Liverpool are weighing up a January move for Egypt and Pyramids winger Ibrahim Adel with Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton and Nottingham Forest also on the 21-year-old's trail. (90min)

Juventus face competition from Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, AC Milan and Barcelona for the signature of Spain forward Marco Asensio after the 26-year-old declined a contract extension with Real Madrid. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

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Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is in talks to sell the Premier League club for around £400m to American real estate investor Maciek Kaminski, with progress reported to have been made in recent days.


Plans for All-Star Games are set to be revived with the potential for a Premier League XI taking on similar teams from Germany, Spain and other top leagues either in the winter break or during blank summers.

Former boxing official Bill Phillips has lifted the lid on bribery and corruption in international tournaments which included prostitutes being sent to his room and being offered money by national team coaches to manipulate results.

Lawyers for World Rugby will have a first meeting on Friday with the legal team behind 215 former rugby union players who claim they suffered brain injuries as a result of playing the sport.


Glastonbury event promoters Arcadia will provide a 15,000 capacity festival venue in Qatar for football fans to watch games and drink in, but tickets could cost up to £50 per day just to get in, with pint prices from £8.

Donny van de Beek was mentally crushed by being consistently overlooked for Paul Pogba in the Manchester United midfield, despite the Frenchman's bad attitude.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly tried to buy a majority share in Ligue 1 side Lyon earlier this month but was beaten to the punch by Crystal Palace investor John Textor.

Emerson Royal has spent almost £800,000 of his own money on goods and services designed to help him adapt to Antonio Conte's demands on his wing-backs.


David de Gea is planning showdown talks with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag over his future at the club - De Gea's deal expires next summer and United are yet to make a call on whether to trigger a 12-month extension as they toy with a move for Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak.

Paul Scholes has admitted he will never be tempted to enter the managerial ranks again after his nightmare spell in charge of Oldham Athletic.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin's return to the Everton first-team has been further delayed, with a setback meaning he is at least another week from making his comeback.

Dusan Vlahovic has no plans for a swift departure from Juventus in January, a year after signing from Fiorentina, after fresh reports emerged of interest from Premier League leaders Arsenal.

Frank Warren has labelled Anthony Joshua's contract demands for a blockbuster clash with Tyson Fury as "nonsensical" and hinted that someone in his camp "wants to block this fight."

Arthur Melo cancelled an international break holiday to play for Liverpool U21s in last week's Papa Johns Trophy clash with Rochdale.

Dawid Malan is backing Sir Andrew Strauss' proposals to reduce the number of matches played by first-class counties and says the current schedule has led to players "going through the motions" as they "go from one game to the next."


Chelsea will begin interviews for their sporting director role next week with at least four candidates in the frame.

Paul Pogba says his heart led him back to Juventus after three years back at Manchester United which he admits did not go as he had hoped.

Frenkie de Jong's future at Barcelona could be affected by the club's pursuit of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, who is ironically also a target for De Jong's suitors Manchester United.

Calvin Ramsay is in full training with Liverpool and the summer signing from Aberdeen could be in line to make his first-team debut during a hectic spell of 13 games in the next six weeks.


Cristiano Ronaldo is set to start Manchester United's derby clash with rivals City because of a striker shortage at Old Trafford.

Harry Kane is being forced to wait on a new boot deal with Nike as the company is prioritising trying to re-sign Erling Haaland, whose previous contract has expired and has seen him wear a mixture of footwear this season.

Leicester City chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is flying in for their big clash with local rivals Nottingham Forest as doubts continue to swirl about the future of manager Brendan Rodgers.

British Medical Association board of science chair Professor David Strain has criticised Tottenham and Liverpool after they announced commercial deals with Coca-Cola on Thursday.

England rugby union star Max Malins is set to leave Saracens at the end of the season to join current table-toppers Bristol Bears.


Leeds United target Bamba Dieng is reported to have "cried with rage" after his deadline day move to Nice was scuppered by a failed medical.


Salford Red Devils duo Marc Sneyd and Andy Ackers are in line to win their first England rugby league call ups for next month's World Cup when the squad is revealed on Friday morning.


Ianis Hagi might not be back in the Rangers line-up until 2023 because of a slow recovery from an ACL injury, according to his father - Romania legend Gheorge.


Andy Walker expects there to be interest in Rangers winger Ryan Kent in January but doesn't see the Ibrox side getting anything like the £15m they might have expected when he was at his best.

Hibernian are planning more contract talks with new Scotland international Ryan Porteous next week but appreciate his debut for Steve Clarke's side makes their position much tougher.


West Ham eye manager with 132 Premier League wins amid David Moyes struggles

Billy Meyers

According to Jeunes Footeux, West Ham are lining up a sensation move to hire Mauricio Pochettino if David Moyes continues to struggle.

Well, what an appointment this would be.

Jeunes Footeux believe West Ham have already ‘tested the waters’ with Pochettino – who has won 132 Premier League games in management – amid doubts over Moyes and his ability to take the east Londoners any further.

The Scot has suffered a dreadful start to the season despite spending £160m in the summer transfer window, overseeing five defeats from the first seven Premier League games.

Understandably, given the amount spent on signings such as Gianluca Scamacca and Lucas Paqueta, those in the boardroom at the London Stadium are expecting more from Moyes.

Jeunes Footeux add that Pochettino would demand a few signings of his own in the January transfer window if the Argentine does replace Moyes, and that is described as a potential problem by the French news outlet.

Having spent so much in the summer, it is unlikely that West Ham will sanction many winter arrivals, if any.

West Ham must give Moyes time as Pochettino lurks

In our view, it would be utterly cruel of West Ham to sack Moyes without giving him time to turn things around.

The 59-year-old breathed new life into the Hammers after some forgettable seasons, guiding the Irons to successive European campaigns despite battling relegation when he returned for a second stint.

Of course, West Ham can’t allow Moyes to live off his past achievements, but he has barely had any time to gel the likes of Scamacca, Paqueta, Maxwel Cornet and others into his side.

If he is not given time to do so, after all he has achieved since replacing Manuel Pellegrini in 2019, it would be truly harsh from the east Londoners.

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Texas Iron 3:12 Fri Sep 30
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Pochettino In…

Moyes Out..


cheesebgt 12:53 Fri Sep 30
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 12:25 Fri Sep 30

ted fenton 12:25 Fri Sep 30
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Banjo 12:15 Fri Sep 30

Banjo 12:15 Fri Sep 30
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 12:14 Fri Sep 30
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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