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 1:29 Thu May 11
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Tottenham and France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 36, has an offer to play in Saudi Arabia next season and triple his current salary at Spurs. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal are set to announce an extension to 21-year-old England forward Bukayo Saka's contract, which will run until 2028. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle have revived their interest in Leicester's 26-year-old England midfielder James Maddison. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, 23, even if it initially means a loan deal. (90min)

Tottenham want to secure a replacement for former managing director Fabio Paratici before finalising plans to bring in a new manager. (Mirror)

Manchester City have turned their attention to Chelsea's 29-year-old Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic as an alternative to England midfielder Jude Bellingham, 19, who is set to join Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund. (Football Insider)

Liverpool are poised to sign Hannover 96's 34-year-old former Germany international Ron-Robert Zieler as a backup goalkeeper. (Bild - in German)

Wolves are interested in signing Coventry City and Sweden striker Viktor Gyokeres, 24. (Sky Sports)

Paris St-Germain are set to lose France forward Kylian Mbappe with Real Madrid's pursuit of the 24-year-old back on. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Napoli have increased their asking price for Victor Osimhen to 160m euros (£139m) in anticipation of a bidding war for the 24-year-old Nigeria striker. (Il Matino - in Italian)

AC Milan's 23-year-old Portugal forward Rafael Leao, who has been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea, has signed a new five-year contract with the Italian club. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool are ready to meet the 60m euros (£52m) release clause for Sporting Lisbon's 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder Manuel Ugarte. (Record - in Portuguese)

Manchester United are monitoring Inter Milan's 25-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez. (Football Insider)

England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, 24, is close to agreeing a new long-term contract at Arsenal. (ESPN)

Sunderland are planning to offer Jack Clarke a new contract to fend off interest from Crystal Palace and Brentford in the 22-year-old English forward. (Teamtalk)

Barcelona's 26-year-old Brazilian forward Raphinha, who has been linked with Newcastle, has rubbished claims he is open to a move away from the Nou Camp this summer. (Chronicle Live)

Sky Paper Talk


Arsenal fear being priced out of a deal for £100m-rated West Ham captain Declan Rice because of competition from a number of rival clubs in the Premier League.

Manchester City will bank almost £300m in prize money alone if they are able to clinch the treble.

Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will be at Wembley for the National League playoff final on Saturday to cheer on runners-up Notts County, who impressed them so much during the regular season.

The Glazers are finally ready to sell Manchester United - with Sir Jim Ratcliffe the preferred bidder.

Chelsea could pocket more than £10m if Crystal Palace sell Marc Guehi - amid interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham


Real Madrid are ready to make a sensational double swoop this summer to bring not only Jude Bellingham but also PSG striker Kylian Mbappe to Spain.

Newcastle United will renew their interest in Leicester City's England winger James Maddison this summer.

Ben Stokes is missing out on vital match practice in the IPL with the Chennai Super Kings continuing to leave the now-fit England Test captain out to play an extra spinner.

IRFU chief executive Kevin Potts has denied a Telegraph report that a sexist culture pervades its ranks but he did concede Ireland's rugby body had to "communicate better".

The Women's Tennis Association is investigating the weekend's PR disaster at the Madrid Open, which saw the finalists of the women's doubles ushered offstage without the traditional speeches.


Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is reported to have a "mechanism" in his contract, much like team-mate Alexis Mac Allister, which would make it easier for Arsenal to secure his services in the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is certain that current Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick will manage Manchester United at some point in his career.

Rafael Leao has ended speculation about his future with AC Milan by agreeing terms on a new five-year deal, news which will disappoint Liverpool and Chelsea.

Aston Villa want to sign Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio and will offer a lucrative alternative to extending his time in Spain.

Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch declined to comment on the open U.S. men's national team job this week and said his next position, "will be all about finding the best fit possible".

The Federal Court of Appeal in Italy will rule on Juventus' suspended 15-point penalty on May 22.


Bayern Munich have ruled themselves out of making an offer for in-demand Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.

Mason Mount is likely to have a more positive outlook at Chelsea if Mauricio Pochettino becomes the club's next manager.

Five players from high-profile clubs in Brazil, including Fluminense, have been suspended as part of a long-term match-fixing investigation.

Jofra Archer is set to be offered a new multi-year deal by the Mumbai Indians that would require the ECB to gain permission from the IPL franchise to pick him for England.

Crisis-hit UK Athletics have applied for up to £300,000 from UK Sport to help cover the costs of July's Diamond League meeting and will find out if they have been successful at the end of May.

Pep Guardiola has said that he hopes Lionel Messi will return to Barcelona to receive the send-off he 'deserves'.


Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has interest from a host of clubs, with Serie A giants AC Milan joining Premier League rivals West Ham and Fulham in readying an offer for him if he is unable to secure a new deal with the Gunners.


Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been offered a deal to play in Saudi Arabia next season which would treble his current Tottenham salary.

Arsenal are set to reward goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a new long-term contract after his impressive form in the club's surprise title challenge.

Jamie Vardy says keeping Leicester in the Premier League this season would rank above winning the title or the FA Cup as his biggest achievement at the club.

World Athletics will review the case involving American sprint coach Rana Reider after he was sanctioned with a one-year probation order for a relationship with one of his athletes in which a "power imbalance" existed.

The winners of the Women's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United on Sunday will take home £100,000 in prize money, four times more than last season, but the clubs will not receive any of the gate receipts from the sold-out match at Wembley Stadium.

Leicester Tigers are deeply frustrated that Chris Ashton's disciplinary hearing has been delayed until Thursday as it is undermining preparations for their Gallagher Premiership semi-final.

Paul Casey has been given a discretionary place in next week's US PGA Championship because he is "good for our event" as a total of 18 LIV Golf players head to Oak Hill in Rochester.


Mateo Kovacic is likely to leave Chelsea in the summer with Bayern Munich and both Manchester City and Manchester United interested in the midfielder.


West Brom striker Karlan Grant is likely to receive interest from Rangers in the summer.

Arsenal could look to bolster their defensive options this summer with offers being considered for Crystal Palace centre-back Marc Guehi and Leicester full-back Timothy Castagne.

Throw-in coach Thomas Gronnemark, mocked when he first joined Liverpool in 2018, will leave the club at the end of the season.

Jake Paul says Tommy Fury has to be "more realistic" in his demands and that is why his next fight will not be against the British fighter but with former UFC star Nate Diaz.

Tottenham aim to secure a replacement for Fabio Paratici before finalising plans to bring in a new boss.

Roma are ready to sell Tammy Abraham for £40m this summer - and believe he will return to the Premier League.


Reports in South America have hinted that Liverpool have made their first approach to Brighton over Alexis Mac Allister as they try to make an early addition to their midfield for next season.

Sheikh Jassim is planning to offer roles to a series of former Manchester United stars if he is able to complete a purchase of the club from the Glazer family.

Leeds may have opened the door for Arsenal to land Barcelona starlet Ilias Akhomach on a free transfer this summer after his proposed move to the Premier League fell through.

Liverpool may be about to get a boost in their hopes of signing Ryan Gravenberch from Bayern Munich with the young Dutchman reportedly willing to 'force his hand' in making a deal happen this summer.


Multiple Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin made a successful return to the dressage ring at the Royal Windsor Show just two months after giving birth to daughter Isabella.


Rangers have seen a £7m offer for USA striker Haji Wright rejected by his club Antalyaspor, according to reports in Turkey.

Greece international Fotis Ioannidis, a long-time target for Celtic, has pledged his future to Panathinaikos by signing a new four-year contract.

Copenhagen are the latest side to show an interest in Honduras striker Luis Palma, according to reports in Greece where he plays his club football for Aris Thessaloniki.

Dundee want Callum Davidson to lead them into the Premiership - after they showed Championship-winning boss Gary Bowyer the door.


Rangers are considering a move for Chelsea defender Dujon Sterling, who is out of contract this summer.

Neil Lennon is set to open talks with Olympiakos over becoming their next manager.

Celtic fans have been warned not to buy tickets in the Inverness end for the Scottish Cup final as they will be cancelled and rendered unusable if found.

The Athletic

Moyes inspired by ‘serial winner’ Mourinho’s reaction to winning Conference League last season

By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that Jose Mourinho’s reaction to winning the Europa Conference League last season has inspired him to achieve the same feat.

Mourinho won the first-ever Conference League with Roma last year in his debut season with the club, beating Feyenoord in the final, with the 60-year-old describing the victory as an “historic achievement.”

West Ham will face Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the semi-finals of the same competition, with the first leg taking place this Thursday.

Moyes is eager to repeat the Portuguese manager by winning the Conference League this season, an achievement that he believes could be the peak of his career.

He said: “To get to a European final, it could be my best one.

“In the past I’ve got to a Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United, lost on penalties in the quarter-final of the Europa League with Everton and last year we reached a semi-final (of the Europa League) here at West Ham.

“I want to try and take it a couple of steps further, and I would refer back to the serial winner Jose Mourinho – who found winning this trophy so special for him and his football club.”

The east London side are yet to lose in the competition this season, having won 11 of their 12 games, being held to a 1-1 draw with Gent on April 13.

AZ Alkmaar, who are fourth in the Eredivisie, eliminated Anderlecht and Lazio on their path to the semi-final.

Sport Witness

West Ham, Fulham and Nottingham Forest contact club for signing – Brazilian on agenda

Nottingham Forest have joined West Ham United, Fulham and a few other clubs in the chase for São Paulo’s Pablo Maia.

On Wednesday, journalist André Hernan explained the Hammers and Marco Silva’s side looked at the 21-year-old in January. He had also stated the player could be moving to Europe in the summer, where he’s highly rated in the Premier League.

Bolavip Brasil relay Hernan’s claim and then provide their exclusive information about English interest in the midfielder. This is when West Ham, Fulham and Nottingham Forest are mentioned.

It’s claimed the two London clubs and the Tricky Trees have carried out polls recently. The Premier League trio seem to have made contact with the Brazilian club as the report’s title states they ‘knock on the door’ of São Paulo president Julio Casares for Maia.

São Paulo, for their part, ‘should negotiate’ the midfielder’s sale in the summer. They have already warned his suitors business can only be carried out for a fee of around R$60m [€11m].

The South American side have to raise funds and plan to achieve it by selling Maia and two other players.

Bolavip Brasil only explained that West Ham, Fulham, Nottingham Forest and others have contacted São Paulo, without specifying who is leading the transfer race.

Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Ham all keen on duo – Scouts watching every match

Crystal Palace, Leicester City and West Ham United are keeping close tabs on Valencia’s Yunus Musah and Giorgi Mamardashvili.

That’s according to ElDesmarque, who state several English clubs are regularly in attendance to watch their players.

Among them are Crystal Palace, Leicester and West Ham who don’t miss a chance to follow Musah and the 22-year-old Georgian in action for the La Liga side. It’s even claimed the trio ‘never miss’ monitoring the two players even for a week.

Both the American and the goalkeeper are among Los Ches’ most valuable players.

Valencia, for their part, could sell the duo as long as the ‘offer satisfies’ them. The Eagles, the Foxes and David Moyes’ side all have the economic potential to sign 20-year-old midfielder or Mamardashvili in the summer.

Musah’s contract lasts until 2026 and includes a €100m clause. Mamardashvili, on the other hand, has a deal expiring in 2027, with a €100m clause.

If any one or all the three Premier League sides want to sign Musah or the stopper, they will have to ‘sit down’ with Valencia to negotiate a deal.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Thanks Alan 1:42 Thu May 11
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
147man 1:31 Thu May 11

Lee Trundle 1:39 Thu May 11
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Moyes - “To get to a European final, it could be my best one (achievement)".

No wonder he's won fuck all in his long career. Why not say winning it could be your best achievement?

147man 1:31 Thu May 11
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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