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Alan 1:08 Tue Feb 26
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho,who was sacked by the Old Trafford club in December, says he wants his next job to be somewhere with the "right structure" because the 56-year-old Portuguese "doesn't want an internal conflict". (Telegraph)

Leicester City are stepping up attempts to hire Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers as their manager immediately, after sacking Claude Puel on Sunday. (Guardian)

However, the Foxes are "keeping all options open" as they look to replace the Frenchman and could appoint an interim boss until the end of the season. (Leicester Mercury)

Former Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger, who has been out of work since leaving the German side in May, is a candidate to become Puel's full-time successor, according to a source close to the Austrian. (Leicester Mercury)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has played down speculation he could be targeted by Leicester.(Burnley Express)

Arsenal lead the way to sign Crystal Palace's 21-year-old English right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and are willing to match the £40m asking price set by their Premier League rivals. (Sun)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri screamed at goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Wembley dressing room for refusing to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final. (Sun)

Sunday's incident has left many of the 24-year-old Spaniard's Blues team-mates angry with him. (Express)

Manchester United and Chelsea are targeting a summer move for AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli - but they will face competition for the 24-year-old Italian centre-back from Serie A champions Juventus.(Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp singled out England midfielder and Reds captain Jordan Henderson, 28, during a dressing room rant at his players following Sunday's draw at Manchester United.(Sun)

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani will have to consider selling the club if they fail to win promotion to the Premier League - because he would find it difficult to fund another season in the Championship. (Mail)

Chelsea are set to sell Englishman Kasey Palmer for £4m, despite the 22-year-old midfielder never playing for the senior side, as Bristol City look to make his loan deal permanent. (Sun)

Watford are keen on dipping into the Brazilian transfer market this summer, with 24-year-old Corinthians striker Gustavo, 18-year-old Flamengo forward Lincoln and 17-year-old Ituano forward Martinellibeing considered. (Watford Observer)

Crystal Palace's France defender Mamadou Sakho, 29, has spoken about having to sleep rough on the streets of Paris when he was a child. (Mail)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Simon Burnton

A massive transfer merry-go-round looks to be on the cards come the summer, if Ricardo Schlieper is to be believed. Schlieper is the agent of Ajax’s much-admired Argentinian left-back Nicolás Tagliafico, and told the Buenos Aires station Radio Rivadavia that he had heard his client’s “name is on Real Madrid’s list, because Marcelo will go to Juventus in the summer”.

This would of course free up Alex Sandro to complete a long-rumoured move to [insert name of pretty much every European megaclub here]. “Ajax have decided on their selling price,” Schlieper claimed of Tagliafico. “Which clubs are interested? All I can say is that among them is a Spanish giant which has decided that now is the right time for Tagliafico to take that leap in quality.”

If Marcelo does end up in Turin he might have Mauro Icardi for a teammate. Repubblica say that even though Inter have fallen out with their attacking ace so emphatically that they have stripped him of the captaincy and he has spent the last couple of matches on the sidelines (though injury also played a part in that). Inter have offered Icardi a cleverly-constructed new contract, which will reduce his release clause from a frankly unachievable €110m to a potentially gettable €80m.

Thus the door has been opened for deep-pocketed potential purchasers, but today’s Corriere dello Sport insists on its front page that only Juventus and Napoli are likely to be able to buy him, even though “a proposal will arrive from a great foreign club which will be impossible to refuse”, because the 26-year-old “does not want to leave Italy”. “For family and personal reasons a clear line has been drawn: the Icardi family does not intend to leave the country,” they write. Though as it happens they wrote that on the very day that Icardi’s family did leave the country, his wife and agent Wanda departing for a mini-break in Dubai with her five children.

Manchester United and Liverpool are among clubs that have been alerted to the availability of James Rodríguez, reports the Mirror. The Colombian’s two-year loan from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich will end in the summer and the German club’s president, Uli Hoeneß, has insisted that “if the coach does not use him, I’m not going to spend €42m”. The attacking midfielder has played the full 90 minutes of a league game just twice this season, most recently on Saturday against Hertha Berlin.

Andrea Radrizzani will put Leeds United up for sale if they fail to seal promotion this season, says the Mail. “The ramifications of not going up have been made clear to those connected to the club,” they note, “and insiders have noted an increased anxiety to executives on matchdays.” Though Radrizzani later took to Twitter to describe the story as “a lot of nonsense”.

And finally Fulham had to cancel a team bonding go-karting outing because they couldn’t afford the insurance, Tom Car-neary Cairney has revealed. “We did book go-karting,” he said, “but insurance was too high so it got cancelled. It is hard coming to the training ground and keeping morale up. People who are charismatic and come into training smiling is what you need.” It’s not a question of charisma – simple cheerfulness would do. Though in this case a touch of delusion would probably help.





This is Futbol

West Ham fans react to Reid return to training



It is quite easy for West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini to pick his first choice centre back pairing this season, Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena having been absolutely brilliant since their arrivals in the summer. However, the Irons boss now looks to have another option to fill in if he wishes. Having been ruled out of action since the start of the season through injury, the Hammers took to their official Twitter account to provide a behind-the-scenes shot of powerhouse Winston Reid in training alongside his teammates. Having not played for nearly a year due to a serious injury, he is going to take some time to bed back into the swing of things and he could well still be the fourth choice at the heart of defence behind Balbuena, Diop and even Angelo Ogbonna. Despite that some fans are delighted to see him back and after all he has done for the club it should come as no surprise. He might not be the most technically gifted defender but he does have plenty of redeeming qualities – not least his incredible work ethic. He will do anything for the Hammers and that sort of passion has not gone unnoticed.





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Mex Martillo 9:36 Tue Feb 26
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 4:27 Tue Feb 26
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

bill green 1:31 Tue Feb 26
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:13 Tue Feb 26

Thanks Alan 1:13 Tue Feb 26
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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