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Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way

Alan 11:48 Tue Jun 25
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Arsenal will need to spend half of their summer transfer budget to bring in Celtic's Scotland defender Kieran Tierney, 22, with the left-back valued at £25m by the Scottish champions. (Telegraph)

Manchester United are willing to pay more than Manchester City for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, 26, but the England international would prefer a move to Premier League champions City. (Sun)

The future of Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 25, at Chelsea is uncertain, with his loan deal from Real Madrid running out on 1 July. The Stamford Bridge outfit are yet to offer him an extension. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain offered Manchester United the possibility of swapping Brazil forward Neymar, 27, for 26-year-old France midfielder Paul Pogba. (Independent)

United will reignite their interest in Borussia Dortmund's England forward Jadon Sancho, 19, if they sell Pogba. (Sun)

Neymar will not be allowed to return to his former club Barcelona from PSG until he apologises to the Spanish giants' fans and accepts a cut in his wages. (El Mundo - in Spanish)

Newcastle United hope to have Rafael Benitez's successor in place by the time the team travel to China to compete in the Premier League Asia Trophy in just over a fortnight's time. (Telegraph)

Real Madrid will not consider bids of less than 50m euros (£47.7m) for 22-year-old Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is a target for Tottenham. (AS- in Spanish)

Spurs are monitoring 19-year-old Denmark youth international Andreas Skov Olsen, who plays for FC Nordsjaelland and is valued at £15m. (Mirror)

Arsenal are resisting interest from AC Milan in Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 23. (Mirror)

The Gunners are still interested in Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco, but are yet to make a bid for the 25-year-old Belgium international. (Football.London)

New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has identified Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, 28, as the player he wants to make his first signing but faces tough competition from Napoli who have already made contact. (Mirror)

Real Madrid's 27-year-old Colombia forward James Rodriguez, who has spent two seasons on-loan at Bayern Munich, is unsure if he will be at the Bernabeu next season. (Marca)

Liverpool expect Belgium keeper Simon Mignolet to stay at the club unless an offer is made for the 31-year-old which is good for the club and player. (Times - subscription required)

Liverpool's first signing of the summer could be 17-year-old FC Zwolle central defender Sepp van den Berg, with Ajax, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven also interested in the Dutch Under-19 international. (Mail)

The next Chelsea manager will have the chance to keep Gianfranco Zola, who was assistant to ex-boss Maurizio Sarri last season, as part of their backroom coaching team. (Express)

Newcastle United remain interested in West Brom's 29-year-old Venezuela striker Salomon Rondon - who spent last season on loan at the Premier League club - despite manager Rafael Benitez's exit. (Star)

Southampton are looking to sell at least five senior first-team players and want to bring in a striker, centre-back and wing-back during the summer transfer window. (Telegraph)

Real Zaragoza have denied they have agreed a deal to sell 16-year-old Spanish winger Mateo Mejia to Manchester United.(Mail)

Aston Villa want to bring Luton Town's 21-year-old English full-back James Justin to Villa Park, with fellow Premier League club Leicester City also interested. (Birmingham Chronicle)

Manchester United's English defender Axel Tuanzebe, 21, who spent last season on loan at Villa, wants assurances on his future at Old Trafford. (Sun)

Arsenal target Dominik Szoboszlai, 18, is keen for a move away from Red Bull Salzburg, with Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund also interested in the Hungary midfielder. (Football.London)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Tom Davies

Two high-end wantaway stars; two clubs vexed by what to do with them, so here’s a wheeze: why don’t they swap clubs? That’s the possible option touted by Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar and Paul Pogba, who, according to the Independent, have approached Manchester United about a possible deal. One snag is that United may balk at Neymar’s wage costs and that United vice-chairman Ed Woodward has a stubborn predilection for keeping the France midfielder, despite his less than subtle hint-dropping about wanting to move elsewhere.

If that hint-dropping does pay off, United will be sniffing eagerly around Jadon Sancho, the Sun reports, but Borussia Dortmund will demand at least £100m, which may deter the English club given that Ole Gunnar Solskjær is looking to make at least five major additions as he seeks to shake up a jaded squad. Less expensive targets on Solskjær’s radar are Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff and the Stoke central defender Nathan Collins.

Dortmund also face a battle to keep their highly-rated young defender Dan-Axel Zagadou, upon whom Arsenal are keen, the Gunners’ eyes having been caught by the 20-year-old’s performances for France in the U20 World Cup in Poland. Arsenal continue to circle coyly around Dalian Yifang’s Yannick Carasco, but are still waiting for the moment to make their move. They will face competition from Bayern Munich, who are also keen. The Belgium winger is keen to move back to Europe having left some bridges smouldering by describing the Chinese club’s attitude to him as “incomprehensible”. Dalian’s manager, Cui Kangxi, hit back, saying: “Since his return from international duty, Carrasco’s attitude in training is very negative. He is destroying the unity of the squad.”

Tottenham want to strengthen their midfield with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos but the Spanish club won’t take less than €50m (£47m), according to AS. A likelier target for Mauricio Pochettino might be the 19-year-old Danish winger Andreas Skov Olsen, whose club, FC Nordsjælland, value him at £15m, the Mirror reports. Heading through the Spurs exit door could be Kieran Trippier, over whom Juventus and Napoli are tussling. Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti has already made an approach, but Maurizio Sarri has now decided he fancies the England right-back as a statement early signing at Juve. The Mirror says Spurs are willing to sell at the right price, with £25m as your starter.

Aston Villa and Leicester are still competing over the Luton full-back James Justin, who has played an instrumental role in the Hatters’ two consecutive promotions, and Luton’s head of recruitment, Mick Harford, said they would be prepared to let the 21-year-old leave if the deal “benefits” the club, so says the Birmingham Mail.


West Ham pounce on Newcastle uncertainty and move for Salomon Rondon

Salomon Rondon, who spent last season in the Premier League on loan with Newcastle, looks set to leave West Brom this summer

By Matt Maltby

West Ham's opening bid of £10million plus two players for Salomon Rondon has been rejected by West Brom.

Rondon, who spent last season in the Premier League on loan with Newcastle , looks set to leave the Baggies this summer following their failure to earn promotion from the Championship.

And the uncertainty at Newcastle, who confirmed on Monday that Rafa Benitez will leave his role as manager this month, has handed the Hammers the advantage in the race to sign the striker.

The Daily Star has reported that the London Stadium outfit made their opening move just hours after Benitez's exit was confirmed.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen to reunite with the Venezuela international, the pair having worked together previously at Spanish club Malaga.

Pellegrini is looking to bolster his attacking ranks following the departure of former England striker Andy Carroll and has made Rondon his No.1 target.

It is claimed that the Hammers offered the Baggies £10m for Rondon plus two out-of-favour players - understood to be Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill.

Right-back Byram spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest while Hugill, the former Preston striker, also had a temporary spell in the Championship with Middlesbrough.

But the Baggies, who are are managed by former Hammers boss Slaven Bilic, are standing firm over their valuation of the striker.

They are resigned to losing losing Rondon, who scored 11 goals in 32 appearances for Newcastle last season, but will only part ways with their star man for the right price.

The east Londoners will need to increase their offer if they are to prove successful in their pursuit but may look at other targets if they can't agree a fee.

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The Stoat 4:55 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan


Texas Iron 4:34 Tue Jun 25
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Mex Martillo 4:14 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

North Bank 2:07 Tue Jun 25
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bill green 1:44 Tue Jun 25

bill green 1:44 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 12:39 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
147man 11:53 Tue Jun 25

Crassus 12:05 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Guardian Rumour Mill

''Two high-end wantaway stars; two clubs VEXED by what to do with them''

I feel their pain, send the miserable bastards to Canvey

Oh and thanks Alan

147man 11:53 Tue Jun 25
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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