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Alan 1:12 Tue Jul 23
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Real Madrid's pursuit of Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, is likely to depend on Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, leaving the Spanish club. (AS)

Bale, who earns £550,000 a week at the Bernabeu, where he has a contract until 2022, wants wages on a par with the world's top players to leave Real Madrid,a source close to the Welshman says. (Sky Sports)

Bale will collect a minimum £20m welcome bonus if he joins the Chinese Super League. (Mail)

Tottenham are set to spend heavily again this week to complete the signings of Real Betis and Argentina midfielder Giovani lo Celso, 23, plus Fulham's England Under-21 defender Ryan Sessegnon, 19. (Mirror)

Fulham wanted £40m for Sessegnon but Spurs are confident of agreeing a deal worth closer to £25m for a player with just one year left on his contract at Craven Cottage. (London Evening Standard)

Manchester City have denied Bayern Munich's claims that the clubs are in talks over the £100m transfer of Germany winger Leroy Sane, 23, to the Bundesliga side. (Mirror)

Toby Alderweireld expects to stay at Tottenham, despite Roma being linked with the 30-year-old Belgium defender, who has a clause in his contract that he must be sold if a club meets a £25m buyout fee by Thursday. (Telegraph)

Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants to bring Tottenham defender Danny Rose, 29, to Juventus.(Mail)

Atletico Madrid are likely to focus their attention on Real Madrid's Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, 28, rather than Tottenham's Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 27. (Marca)

Barcelona are set to open talks with Lionel Messi, 32, to extend the Argentina forward's contract for a further four years. (ESPN)

Antoine Griezmann, 28, says a move to Manchester United was "a possibility" at one stage, while Barcelona's new signing has reiterated his desire to play alongside France team-mate and Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette, 28, at club level. (Goal.com)

England defender Harry Maguire, 26, is no closer to a Leicester exit despite continued speculation about a move to Manchester United. (Leicester Mercury)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is preparing to sign an improved contract worth £117m that is likely to run to 2025, and wants to become captain at Old Trafford. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are willing to sell Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 25, to Manchester United this summer, provided their demands of between £70m and £90m are met. (Mail)

Chelsea's 24-year-old defender Kurt Zouma, who spent last season on loan at Everton, says he needs to be playing first-team football to maintain his hopes of playing for France at Euro 2020. (Express)

Aston Villa have agreed an £8m fee with Turkish club Kasimpasa for Egypt winger Trezeguet, 24. (Star)

West Brom's bid for Sporting winger Matheus Pereira, 23, has stalled because the Portuguese club are demanding a £9m fee to be paid next summer is written into the loan. (Express and Star)

Everton's England Under-21 winger Ademola Lookman, 21, is edging closer to an exit as talks with RB Leipzig gather pace. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison expects Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 26, to remain at Selhurst Park this season, despite interest from Arsenal and Bayern Munich. (Talksport)

Arsenal are still some way off Crystal Palace's £80m valuation for Zaha, with the Selhurst Park club having rebuffed the latest approaches. (Independent)

West Brom are closing in on their fourth signing of the summer after agreeing a fee of around £1.5m with QPR for right-back Darnell Furlong, 23. (Express and Star)

Wolves are set to make a second offer for Olympiakos defender Pape Abou Cisse, 23. (Sport Witness, via Birmingham Mail)

Brighton midfielder Taylor Richards, 18, says it was an easy decision to leave Manchester City for the Seagulls. (Argus)




Guardian Rumour Mill

Scott Murray

Chinese Super League clubs Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai Shenhua have no end of ambition. They’re banking on the fact that Gareth Bale’s own horizons have run out. Though to be fair, the offers look pretty fine to us, including benefits such as a luxury pad, lucrative image rights, regular first-class flights back home, and a manager that doesn’t think he’s a complete waste of space. We say go for it.

Bale’s departure would allow Real to sign Paul Pogba. What Manchester United then do with their money is a moot point. Spend it on £90m Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, perhaps. Or maybe they’ll go for Christian Eriksen, whose frequent come-and-get-me pleas to nobody in particular, anyone, just anyone, have been met on the continent with thundering indifference. Atlético Madrid were thinking about it, but turns out they’re more interested in James Rodríguez instead.

Atletico have already prised Kieran Trippier away from Spurs, of course. And Mauricio Pochettino seems more than happy to let Danny Rose leave for Juventus. That’ll be both his first-choice full-backs gone. It’s bold. What’s he up to? At least Toby Alderweireld won’t be going anywhere, despite interest from Roma.

Better news for Spurs, active again in the transfer market after Daniel Levy spent 18 months kicking back with his feet on the desk: they’ll complete the signings this week of Fulham hot-prospect Ryan Sessegnon and Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso. These deals have been in the pipeline for a while, much like most of the rumours in today’s Mill.

Ah! Here we go. Box-fresh newness! Aston Villa, desperate to regain their Victorian-era dominance of English football, intend to put 120 years of hurt behind them by signing Trézéguet, the winger who flattered to deceive for Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations. They’ve offered Kasimpasa of Turkey £8m, and it’s on, folks, it’s on.

Now, enough of this nonsense. Go out and play. The weather’s lovely.





Surely the most ridiculous story of the window:-

Stoke and West Ham join Aston Villa in pursuit of Middlesbrough star

According to The Northern Echo, Middlesbrough goalkeeper Darren Randolph is a wanted man.

Following his impressive season with Middlesbrough last time out, in which he was rewarded with a place in the Championship team of the year, it was expected that the Irishman would generate interest this summer.

The report states that three clubs are interested in pursuing a deal for Randolph, with Premier League duo Aston Villa and a return to West Ham possibly on the cards, with second tier side Stoke City also keen.






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SUM A DING WONG 10:23 Wed Jul 24
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Russ,

No. Joseph Anang (hope ive got that right) is the U23 goalkeeper.

That's what I find strange, nowadays the senior back up goalkeepers dont have reserve games.

You could argue that's why the likes off Adrian couldn't perform that well in the cups - training by itself isn't going to be enough to keep you sharp.

Still, its the same for all clubs i suppose.

geoffpikey 9:29 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Brilliant . Let's re-sign Randolph!

Maybe MP has cunning ruse to play 4 keepers.

Surely, nonsense.

Texas Iron 8:40 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Thanks Alan 7:57 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
sydney_Iron 1:25 Tue Jul 23

jimbo2. 5:28 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Randolph back, more likely that Rudolph would join us! Thanks Al!

Mex Martillo 4:19 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Russ of the BML 3:51 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
SUM A DING WONG 1:28 Tue Jul 23

One of them is playing for youth team though, eh?

gph 1:33 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, Alan.

Can't see Randolph coming back, unless he sticks with Boro for a year, they have a shit season despite him having a good one, and go down, and Fabianski falls to pieces, but we don't go down.

Lot of ifs there.

SUM A DING WONG 1:28 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Russ, you been on the glue, mate?

We signed Roberto and Alvin's son as back up to Fabianski.

Let's put it down to the warm weather and leave it there.

;-)

Sydney_Iron 1:25 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 1:16 Tue Jul 23

Russ of the BML 1:23 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Not sure if any substance but Randolph would be superb back up to Fabianski. Although not sure he would be prepared to give up number 1 spot he has at Boro.

bill green 1:16 Tue Jul 23
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan





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