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Alan 12:43 Thu Mar 14
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has been linked with Manchester United but the German club's sporting director, Michael Zorc, says the 18-year-old England international will be playing with the Bundesliga outfit next season. (Mirror)

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, has backtracked on a decision to leave Old Trafford in the summer after talks with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sun)

United's interest in 31-year-old Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has subsequently died down. (Evening Standard)

Former Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer has backed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as a potential future manager at the Bundesliga club. (Goal)

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has "never said anything about Real Madrid", according to team-mate Willian. The 26-year-old Belgian has been heavily linked with a move to the La Liga club. (Mail)

Manchester City's lack of progress in talks over a new contract with winger Leroy Sane is partly down to the 23-year-old's mother, who is West Germany's 1984 Olympic gymnastics bronze medallist Regina Weber. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar, 27, could be banned for the first three group matches of next season's Champions League following the Brazil international's comments after his side's recent defeat by Manchester United. (Times - subscription required)

Leicester City paid Celtic £9m in compensation for manager Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team. (Telegraph)

Hull City's Jarrod Bowen rejected a £12m move to Cardiff City after the Bluebirds attempted to sign him when Emiliano Sala was missing, but not confirmed dead. The 22-year-old forward said the "whole situation was very uncomfortable". (Mail)

Juventus and Real Madrid have emerged as potential destinations for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi. The 26-year-old has not featured in a competitive match since being stripped of the captaincy in February. (TyC Sports, via Calciomercato)

Manchester United have been given the green light to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld - a clause in the 30-year-old's contract could see him leave £26m in the summer. (Mirror)

Rafa Benitez will be ordered to sign younger players if he agrees a new contract at Newcastle. The former Liverpool boss is likely to face a battle to make 29-year-old West Brom striker Salomon Rondon's loan permanent. (Mirror)

Real Madrid look set to beat Manchester United in the race for Porto defender Eder Militao's signature. The 21-year-old had been the subject of a rumoured £45m deal. (Sun)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa could leave Elland Road if his side fail to win promotion to the Premier League, former defender Danny Mills believes. (Talksport)

AC Milan have emerged as the frontrunners in the race to sign Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Sforza, despite interest from Manchester City and PSG. West Ham, Bayern Munich and Juventus are also reportedly interested in the teenager. (Milan News, via Calciomercato)

Slavisa Jokanovic is yet to hear from West Brom about the vacant managerial position. No formal talks are thought to have taken place. (Mirror)

Guardian Rumour Mill

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It may be too late to appease José Mourinho but Manchester United believe they can get their hands on one of his former transfer targets this summer. United rejected Mourinho’s wish to sign Toby Alderweireld but have since warmed to the idea of landing the Tottenham defender for a cut-price £25m, owing to a release clause triggered by Spurs in December. But Mauricio Pochettino will be powerless to retain the 30-year-old providing United stump up the required cash when the summer window reopens.
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United are expected to ramp up their interest in Alderweireld but have cooled on the idea of landing Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona, now they know Paul Pogba is happy to stick around at Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. But United, who will flog Eric Bailly to free up funds to get their man, are not the only ones monitoring Alderweireld; Barcelona and Juventus also keen on the defender.

The Serie A club could have bigger fish to fry, though, as they weigh up a move for Mauro Icardi. Not so long ago the striker was the envy of Europe’s elite but, since being stripped of the Internazionale captaincy in February, the Argentinian has been pondering his next move. Juve and Real Madrid, who also have their sights on the 21-year-old Porto defender Éder Militão, could have to fight it out to snaffle Icardi.

Elsewhere, Milan have emerged as frontrunners in the race to sign 17-year-old Juan Sebastian Veron Sforza, while it turns out that Leicester City paid Celtic £9m – equivalent to the sum they paid Rijeka for Andrej Kramaric four years ago – to seal the services of Brendan Rodgers and his backroom staff.

In the Championship, West Brom continue to draw up shortlists for their managerial vacancy, with Slavisa Jokanovic and Preston’s Alex Neil top of the pile, while Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen says he rejected a £12m January move to Cardiff.


Juan Sebastian Sforza's agent claims West Ham are interested in him

Danny Owen

Juan Sebastian Sforza could move to West Ham United, although Juventus, Bayern Munich, PSG and Manchester City are allegedly interested.

West Ham United are interested in signing Argentine youngster Juan Sebastian Sforza, agent Camillo Autieri has told Milan News.

A young talent who plays for Newells Old Boys in his homeland, Sforza has been tipped for big things and looks like one of the rising stars of South American football.

And it seems that he could be on his way to Europe in the near future with clubs in England, Spain and Germany all keen to sign the midfielder in the summer transfer window.

"We have already arranged meetings with Roma, Inter, Juventus and Napoli. Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and West Ham (are also interested),” Autieri said.

Autieri adds that Newells Old Boys would demand around £1 million from any club wishing to sign ‘Juani’ in the summer.

An attacking midfielder who has the ability to carve apart opposition defences, the agent has even compared Sforza to the former AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini (below), a versatile and tough-tackling former Italy international who won four Serie A titles with the Rossoneri.

Needless to say, West Ham have a challenge on their hands trying to lure Sforza to the London Stadium.

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Mex Martillo 9:18 Thu Mar 14
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Juan Sebastian Sforza is only 17
Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:15 Thu Mar 14
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Thanks Alan 5:03 Thu Mar 14
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bill green 1:01 Thu Mar 14

Cheezey Bell-End 1:03 Thu Mar 14
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We'll sign Sforza and he'll be the new Calleri.

bill green 1:01 Thu Mar 14
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Queens Fish Bar 12:56 Thu Mar 14

Queens Fish Bar 12:56 Thu Mar 14
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The Stoat 12:53 Thu Mar 14

The Stoat 12:53 Thu Mar 14
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Thanks Alan

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