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Alan 2:09 Sat Feb 29
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Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, is prepared to quit Chelsea this summer after losing his place in the team. (Sun)

Arrizabalaga is ready to leave Stamford Bridge because manager Frank Lampard failed to honour a verbal agreement to keep him as Chelsea's number one. (Mail)

However, Lampard says Arrizabalaga is in control of his own future at the club. (Sky Sports)

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says English striker Jamie Vardy's injury issues are a "concern" after the 33-year-old missed the defeat at Norwich with a calf problem. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent his personal scout to watch Fiorentina's 22-year-old Italy winger Federico Chiesa, who would likely cost £60m. (Mail)

The agent of Germany international Mesut Ozil, 31, has confirmed the midfielder will not leave Arsenal before his contract expires in June 2021. (inews)

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, has indicated he plans to remain at the club this summer amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

But Villa manager Dean Smith is unsure if Grealish will stay, regardless of whether the club wins the league cup against Manchester City on Sunday. (Mirror)

Former Villa boss Alex McLeish has revealed Manchester United nearly signed Grealish for just £200,000 back in 2012. (Mail)

Everton's Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, 26, says he punched then-assistant manager Luis Boa Morte immediately after suffering a serious ankle injury in November (Star)

The agent of RB Leipzig's 28-year-old Sweden midfielder Emil Forsberg says it is no surprise Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho would like him on his team. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Leicester City are close to signing France youth international midfielder Arnaud Lusamba, 23, on a free transfer once his Nice contract expires at the end of the season. (Mail)

Arsenal's summer transfer plans have been dealt a £60m blow following the club's last-32 exit from the Europa League. (Sun)

West Ham will allow 21-year-old English midfielder Nathan Holland to leave for just £2m this summer. (Football Insider)

Former England captain David Beckham says he would welcome Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, and Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 32, at his new MLS franchise Inter Miami. (ESPN)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was "obviously nice, but that's all" in response to 23-year-old RB Leipzig and Germany striker Tim Werner's comment that he was "very proud" to be linked with a move to Liverpool. (Sky Sports)

There is no guarantee that Premier League leaders Liverpool would be crowned English champions if the season is cut short by the coronavirus. (Telegraph)

The Premier League could soon hold emergency crisis talks to decide whether Liverpool can be crowned champions if the season has to be stopped early. (Sun)









Football Insider

West Ham slap mere £2m price tag on in-demand rising star

West Ham may sell rising star Nathan Holland this summer amid interest from Sheffield Wednesday, Football Insider can reveal.

The winger, 21, was loaned out to League One outfit Oxford United in January after failing to make a first-team impression in the first half of the campaign.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club value Holland at £2million and an offer at that figure could be enough to convince them to sell.

This comes after Football Insider revealed this summer that Wednesday have set their sights on a summer swoop for the Hammers winger.

Garry Monk are eyeing a permanent move for the product of the Premier League club’s famed academy.

Club scouts have delivered glowing reports about the performances of the left winger during his Oxford loan spell and believe he is ready to make the step up to the Championship next season.

David Moyes concurred with former boss Manuel Pellegrini when he took over that Holland is not yet ready for Premier League football.

However, he turns 22 in June and is running out of time to make an impact at West Ham, where has played only four times for the senior side.

Holland, who can play on both wings and in the second striker role, has been a mainstay of Karl Robinson’s starting XI at Oxford.

He scored twice in the 5-0 drubbing of AFC Wimbledon last week and also netted against Newcastle United in the FA Cup.

Capped by England at Under-19 level, he scored 11 goals and supplied six assists from 12 Premier League 2 matches in the first half of this season.





Mail

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig interested in England Under-16 and West Ham wonderkid Benicio Baker-Boaitey after shining for Hammers' youth teams

Benicio Baker-Boaitey is seen as one of England's hottest young prospects
The 16-year-old has already featured for West Ham's under-18 team
Baker-Boaitey's ability to score goals from both flanks has attracted interest

By Jack Gaughan

West Ham prospect Benicio Baker-Boaitey is attracting interest from a host of European clubs, including Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.



The 16-year-old, who operates as a winger or behind the striker, has impressed scouts during games this season.

RB Leipzig are also believed to be keeping a close eye on the England Under 16 international as the Bundesliga side continue to scour the UK for talent.

West Ham signed Baker-Boaitey from Queens Park Rangers and he is already on the radar of the Premier League’s elite.

Baker-Boaitey made his debut for the club’s Under-18 team a little over a week after turning 15 last season and staff at Chadwell Heath have high hopes for the youngster.

A tricky wide man, he is able to play off either foot and has shone when scoring goals after cutting in from either flank.




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chiff 3:04 Sat Feb 29
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

ted fenton 2:53 Sat Feb 29
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

Texas Iron 2:36 Sat Feb 29
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:33 Sat Feb 29
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THankyou Alan





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