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 12:32 Sun May 14
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed terms to take over at Chelsea this summer. (Telegraph)

Pochettino wants Mason Mount to stay at Stamford Bridge, although the 24-year-old England midfielder only has one year left on his contract and has not been offered an extension. (Mail)

Liverpool are ready to end the race for World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister with a £70m deal for the Brighton and Argentina midfielder. (Mirror)

Chelsea are ready to bid £70m for Brighton and Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker, 32, is ready to reject interest from abroad and see out the final 12 months of his contract at Etihad Stadium. (Sun)

Manchester United and Argentina defender Lisandro Martinez, 25, is in line for a pay rise this summer as soon as the club's ownership issues are resolved. (Sun)

Everton would be willing to accept £50m this summer for Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana if they are relegated from the Premier League. (Football Insider)

Barcelona are interested in signing Wolves and Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves, 26. (Talksport)

England midfielder Jude Bellingham reportedly rejected a move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City as he did not want to join a 'plastic club'. (FourFourTwo)

Bellingham's younger brother Jobe, the 17-year-old Birmingham City midfielder, is closing in on a move to Sunderland and was pictured at the Stadium of Light for the Black Cats' play-off semi-final first leg on Saturday. (Northern Echo)

Aston Villa are keen on Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, 27, and Barcelona's Spain forward Ferran Torres, 23. (Sport - in Spanish)

But Torres has insisted he wants to stay with Barcelona and has had no contact with Villa. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Real Madrid are looking to sell French full-back Ferland Mendy, 27, with Arsenal on alert. (Mirror)

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Bayern Munich's Netherlands midfielder Ryan Gravenberch, 20, this summer. (Football Insider)

The president of Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, Fahad Bin Saad Bin Nafel, has refused to comment on speculation surrounding a move for Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 35. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Atletico Madrid are in talks with Racing Club de Montevideo over a move for Uruguayan centre-back Santiago Mourino, 21. (Marca - in Spanish)

Highly rated Liverpool defender Isaac Mabaya, 18, has signed a new contract with the club. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City are close to completing a deal to sign England Under-16s goalkeeper Spike Brits, 15, from AFC Wimbledon. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sky Paper Talk


Liverpool are ready to end the race for World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister with a £70m deal for the Brighton midfielder.

Ferland Mendy has been told that he can leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window, with Mikel Arteta's Arsenal eyeing a move in a bid to add to their squad depth.

Chelsea's prospective new head coach Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to sign a new goalkeeper, and Edouard Mendy's performance against Nottingham Forest underlined why.

Arsenal are set to face significant competition from Manchester United this summer in the race to prise Declan Rice away from West Ham.

Ismaila Sarr is a likely target for Crystal Palace if Wilfried Zaha leaves the club.
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Vincent Kompany is planning talks with Wout Weghortst when the striker's loan move at Manchester United ends.


Sheikh Jassim remains in the race to buy Manchester United, despite Sir Jim Ratcliffe appearing to be in pole position.


James Anderson is unlikely to play any further part in Lancashire's clash with Somerset because of a groin injury sustained when bowling in the match.


Mauricio Pochettino is getting ready to arrive at Chelsea with Lautaro Martinez, Declan Rice, Alexis Mac Allister and Emi Martinez all targets.

England could appoint a foreign successor to Gareth Southgate according to FA technical director John McDermott.


Kyle Walker is ready to snub interest from abroad and see out the final 12 months of his contract at Manchester City.

Arsenal have a Met Police officer stationed at their training ground to prevent players being targeted by thieves.

Lisandro Martinez is in line for a hefty pay rise this summer - as soon as Manchester United's ownership saga is finally resolved.

Spurs are set to make Dejan Kulusevski's loan move permanent this summer.


The chief executive of the Football Australia is "pretty confident and optimistic" players will be allowed to wear rainbow armbands at the Women's World Cup after holding talks with FIFA.


Football fans were fuming with the treatment Lionel Messi received from PSG's ultras as he played for the first time since being suspended by the Ligue 1 club for missing training.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney led the celebrations on social media after Notts County again came from behind to secure an emotional Wembley promotion via penalties.


Ange Postecoglou confessed that for the first time in his Celtic era the team gave up - branding the defeat against Rangers a desperate display.


Now Manchester City join chase for Declan Rice

Manchester City have joined the growing list of clubs who have targeted Declan Rice as a major summer signing.

A key Manchester City source – close to Claret and Hugh northern correspondent Terry Robbins – has told us that the Hammers captain is definitely on a short list in Pep Guardiola’s office.

The Sky Blues are keen to sign Jude Bellingham ahead of him but according to Spanish media the Borussia Dortmund and England star looks far more likely to join Real Madrid.

And we are being told that Rice is the next name on the City manager’s list although he is unhappy with the fee of £120 million wanted by the Irons.

He is set however to make an opening bid of £70 million plus Kalvin Phillips who joined City for £40 million following a ammers bid of £50 million.

But with Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea all interested – as reported recently – the Wesy Ham board will have an auction on their hands with that providing the opportunity of getting very close to the £120 million the want.

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brundal 11:13 Mon May 15
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
All this money coming into club and Sullivan puts the ticket prices up.
Sign the petition

Fifth Column 10:42 Mon May 15
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
£70 million plus Kalvin Phillips would be good deal

Texas Iron 1:39 Mon May 15
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chairman Alf 4:10 Sun May 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
COOL HAND LUKE 4:04 Sun May 14

I agree, that was always the Wimbledon way of doing things under Sam Hammam.

COOL HAND LUKE 4:04 Sun May 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Alan, hope you are keeping well m8.

Looks like Dec's suitors are gradually getting the message:

1. £120M. Get your wallets out.
2. All top clubs want him, someone WILL blink.
2. We don't CARE if you 'don't like the asking price'... if
you can't afford the goods, don't contact us.
3. We don't want your crocks / cast-offs as a way of
dumping the price... they will always be players you
don't want, usually with injury baggage, attitude
problems and existing stupid sky high salaries, and
4. ...you will be trying to add them into the deal at
outrageously high valuations. No thanks.
5. It's simple - if you want him, put the money on the
table - no discounts, no dodgy players thrown in, no
money off just because he's a "nice guy and deserves
to get his move" (yes, we 'heard' you, Mr Noble...).
6. All of the above applies to Dec and his Dad (agent)
too - any nonsense, and we'll invoke the extra year's
option and stop all negotiations. We know you would
like to move NOW, we know you would like to stay in
London, we KNOW Arteta is saying he "doesn't have
the money, but..." Not our problem, frankly - message
to Arteta is the same as for everyone else, that is:
7. £120M. Get your wallets out.

Thanks Alan 1:25 Sun May 14
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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