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Alan 1:43 Wed Feb 5
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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France midfielder Paul Pogba, 26, has told his Manchester United team-mates he still wants to leave the club in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Juventus are considering making a move for Manchester City and Germany winger Leroy Sane in the summer, with the 24-year-old also a target for Bayern Munich. (Calcio Mercato, via Inside Futbol)

Chelsea are prepared to give manager Frank Lampard £150m to spend in the summer with Lyon's French striker Moussa Dembele, 23, his top target. (Evening Standard)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to sign two centre-backs this summer in a move that casts fresh doubt over the future of England defender John Stones, 25. (Times, subscription required)

Manchester United will prioritise a move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, in the summer with fellow Englishman James Maddison, 23, moving closer to signing a new deal with Leicester City. (Mirror)

Atletico Madrid are monitoring the availability of former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino should they part company with Diego Simeone in the summer. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are interested in Feyenoord and Turkey Under-21 midfielder Orkun Kokcu, 19. (Mail)

Arsenal and Everton made offers for Lille's Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes, 20, in January, but did not meet his club's valuation. (Le10 Sport, via Team Talk)

Leicester City and Newcastle United are prepared to pay £15m for Brentford and Algeria winger Said Benrahma, 24, in the summer. (Sun)

Gareth Bale's agent has denied reports that Tottenham made an offer for the 30-year-old Real Madrid and Wales forward during the January transfer window. (Talksport)

Athletic Bilbao are keeping an eye on the situation of former keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the 25-year-old Spain international was dropped by Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for the game against Leicester City. (Sun)

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, 72, could leave the Selhurst Park side in the summer unless he is given assurances over the club's summer transfer plans. (Times - subscription required)

Matej Vydra's agent has claimed Rangers and Aston Villa had bids rejected for the 27-year-old Czech Republic and Burnley striker during the January transfer window. (Sport24, via Sport Witness)

Manchester United are expecting Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 32, to leave in the summer, along with English third-choice keeper Lee Grant, 37. (Sun)

Leicester City's head of senior recruitment Lee Congerton watched Turkey and Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 23, over the weekend. (Fotospor, via Leicester Mercury)

Bournemouth face a battle to persuade Norway forward Josh King, 28, to sign a new contract following the collapse of his deadline-day move to Manchester United. (Telegraph)

German goalkeeper Loris Karius is in trouble at Besiktas as the club believe the 26-year-old, who is on loan from Liverpool, has spent too much time partying of late. (Star)

Manchester City are monitoring Red Bull Salzburg's Austrian 'wonderkid' Luka Reischl, with Juventus also interested in the 16-year-old striker. (Calcio Mercato, via Talksport)

Former West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed the poor form of 33-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Roberto contributed to his sacking. (Evening Standard)

Chelsea could be set to re-sign French winger Jeremie Boga, 23, from Sassuolo this summer, according to the Italian club's president Giovanni Carnevali. (Goal, via Independent)

West Ham have announced they plan to have new seating at London Stadium in place for the start of next season to bring the fans closer to the pitch. (Evening Standard)

Crystal Palace are unable to recall Norway striker Alexander Sorloth, 24, from his two-year Trabzonspor loan, despite him scoring 16 goals in 19 games for the Turkish side this season. (Sutton and Croydon Guardian)

Leicester City and Algeria striker Islam Slimani, 31, was "very close" to joining Italian side Inter Milan during the January transfer window. (Calcio Mercato, via Leicester Mercury)







Guardian Rumour Mill

Gregg Bakowski

The word in Manchester is that Paul Pogba has told his teammates that he will not be around after the summer, so United are going to need a new midfield poster boy. OK, so they signed Bruno Fernandes but he’s all about the football and could not care less about his image. The club’s preferred option had been James Maddison, whose swept back hair would have looked great in the 2020-21 season calendar but, with Leicester closing on Champions League qualification and Manchester United’s chances of that looking slim, Maddison is close to penning a new contract to stay at the King Power Stadium.

So step forward Jack Grealish. Not only is the Aston Villa midfielder a damn fine footballer, but his short socks could be trademarked, too. He wouldn’t come cheap, mind, and plenty of other clubs are interested in Villa’s action man, who has scored nine goals and five assists so far this term. The new Bryan Robson?

Having voluntarily kept their transfer ban going in the January window, Chelsea are determined to bring in some fresh blood this summer and Frank Lampard will be given what’s known in these circles as a £150m war chest. He’ll begin his trolley dash in France, where he will part with as much as £85m to bring red-hot Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé to Stamford Bridge.

Juventus are circling the Etihad Stadium and considering sharpening their talons and swooping down to make off with Leroy Sané in the summer. Bayern Munich are favourites to sign the unsettled Manchester City forward but the Serie A side are a persuasive bunch and Turin’s not a bad place to be.

With Diego Simeone looking doubtful to continue as Atlético Madrid manager beyond the summer, who could possibly replace the cojones-grabbing, uber-passionate Argentinian? The answer to that is a cojones-grabbing, uber-passionate Argentinian. Yes, Mauricio Pochettino. The problem is that Pochettino would prefer to stay in England and how long is Ole Gunnar Solskjær really going to last at Manchester United?

Arsenal are interested in signing Feyenoord’s teenage playmaker Orkun Kokcu. Gunners scouts have been watching him for over 18 months and they reckon he would be good value at £15m and could be the answer to their chronic lack of creativity in midfield. It’s all going wrong for the world’s most expensive goalkeeper. Kepa Arrizabalaga has been dropping the ball and has been dropped by Chelsea as a result. It says here that his old club Athletic Bilbao might try to take him home.

And Leicester City and Newcastle will try to woo Brentford’s £15m-rated winger Said Benrahma in the summer.









HITC

West Ham fans react to Nathan Holland's wonder goal against Newcastle

Shamanth Jayaram

The Hammers loanee has earned some huge praise from fans of his parent club.

West Ham fans were at full voice on Twitter last night despite their club not being in action. The reason? Their young loanee Nathan Holland's fantastic goal against Newcastle United in the FA Cup which pushed the tie to extra time.

Holland joined Oxford United on loan till the end of the season in last month's transfer window. The 21-year-old has made four senior appearances for the Hammers but David Moyes felt that he had enough wingers in his squad and allowed him leave the club.

The youngster has looked lively in all of the six games he has played for Oxford so far. It seemed like he would go six games without scoring but he brilliantly smashed home a volley in the 94th minute to give his side a small glimmer of hope.

Newcastle's Allan Saint-Maximin scored in the 116th-minute to help the Magpies move onto the next round of the FA Cup but West Ham fans were delighted with their young loanee's performance.

Holland was a real threat throughout the game with his dribbling skills but the technique he showed for the volley at the end was different class altogether.

Some Hammers fans heaped praise on the youngster's goal and performance last night while others were a little critical of the club to let him leave.








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The Stoat 3:46 Wed Feb 5
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Winston Reid story ....

https://www.footballinsider247.com/plug-pulled-on-west-ham-defender-deal/

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:45 Wed Feb 5
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mex 02;33 ,5th fevrier 2020

Mex Martillo 2:33 Wed Feb 5
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The Stoat 2:04 Wed Feb 5

The Stoat 2:04 Wed Feb 5
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan


Winston Reid transfer off apparently





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