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Alan 1:56 Sun Feb 16
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Juventus plan to offer Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 29, and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 24, to Manchester United as part of a £125m package to try to bring 26-year-old France international Paul Pogba back to the club. (La Gazzetta dello Sport, via Mail on Sunday)

Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, says he has held talks with Juventus about the midfielder and it would not be "impossible" for him to leave Manchester United in the summer. (Sunday Telegraph)

Manchester United want to sell Pogba for £100m before Euro 2020 to raise funds to sign their transfer targets. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future is in doubt after he failed to sign three top targets in the January transfer window. (Star Sunday)

Manchester City players were asked to attend a meeting with chief executive Ferran Soriano on Saturday - the request coming within an hour of the club being banned from the Champions League for two years. (Sunday Telegraph)

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is in pole position to replace Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola if the Spaniard decides to leave the club. (Sun on Sunday)

Tottenham could have signed £80m-rated Aston Villa and England midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, for £6m 18 months ago, but chairman Daniel Levy turned the deal down. (Sun)

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has hinted that the club are willing to improve Grealish's wages in a bid to persuade him to stay, and fend of interest from Manchester United. (Sunday Mirror)

Chelsea are planning a £23m summer move for Inter Milan's Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino, 28. (Sunday Express)

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is interested in signing Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30. (Sunday Mirror)

Inter Milan will let Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, join Barcelona if they get France forward Antoine Griezmann, 28, in return. (Tuttosport, via Sunday Express)

Liverpool are in advanced talks to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, with the Reds set to meet the £48m release clause for the 23-year-old Germany international. (Nicolo Schira, via Sunday Express)

Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney is a target for Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers, who managed the 22-year-old Scotland international during his time in charge at Celtic. (90min)

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is the leading candidate to take over at Manchester United if they decide to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. (Sport Mediaset, via Mail on Sunday)

Manchester United are interested in three English signings - midfielder Todd Cantwell, 21, and right-back Max Aarons, 20, from Norwich City as well as midfielder Declan Rice, 21, from West Ham. (Mail on Sunday)


Slim possability of reduced relegation places

If Manchester City were demoted to League Two the Premier League would only relegate the 19th and 20th positions allowing the 18th place currently occupied by West Ham to survive and keep their top-flight status.

While unlikely, the Premier League does have the power to expel teams and it was recently ruled that any such club would have to start rebuilding in the fourth tier. A recent report says: “While no one sees an expulsion from the Premier League as likely, the Football League have recently changed their rules so that any club in that situation must start again in League Two.”

It was announced on Friday night that City had been barred from the Champions League and Europa League for the next two seasons for breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The Premier League are reported to be now considering their course of action after the announcement with a fine and points deduction one alternative scenario to a drop to League Two.

While a drop down to League Two for the richest club in the Premier League seems laughable and unthinkable the concept doesn’t come without precedence,

Glasgow Rangers were forced to start again the Scottish Irn-Bru Third Division following a vote by Scottish Football League chairmen at Hampden.

West Ham are going to be playing Premier League football next season – according to the supercomputer run by footballwebpages.co.uk.

All of such forecasts need to be taken with a pinch of salt of course but it’s at least nice to find that the first forecast from such a source – others run supercomputers – has us scrambling clear of the drop.

Aston Villa are predicted to suffer relegation straight back to the Championship – alongside Watford and Norwich.

The supercomputer claims that last year’s Championship winners will end the season with just 27 points, and finish bottom of the Premier League table.

And it goes on to say that Watford will finish 19th on 30 points and Villa’s January recruitment will not be enough to keep them safe, predicting the League Cup finalists will finish 18th on 31 points – thus taking just six points from their remaining 13 fixtures.

Norwich will finish the season having only recorded six wins and a massive 23 losses, whilst Watford will finish on seven wins and 22 defeats.

Although they currently sit in 18th, the Hammers would be comfortably safe on 37 points, six ahead of the relegation places whilst Bournemouth would be 17th on 34 points.


West Ham’s Kai Corbett clears up his situation

There has been plenty of speculation about West Ham United youngster Kai Corbett’s situation in recent months.

This started after The Athletic linked the teenager with a move to Bristol City, after he reportedly had a trial with the Championship outfit in January.

It was included within the report that the Hammers were “expected to lose” the talented forward, whether that was to Bristol or one of the various Premier League clubs showing interest in him.

There had then been what now appears to be a mix up around his future, as ExWHUemployee reported that the 17-year-old had permanently joined Manchester United.

This came after Corbett scored the only goal of the game in United U18s’ 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, during his 45 minutes on the pitch on 1st February.

Little has been heard about this since, but the player himself has now revealed that he will be staying with West Ham through his personal Twitter account, following positive meetings with the club.

The teenager will now be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Declan Rice, Jeremy Ngakia, Nathan Holland and Conor Coventry in earning first-team minutes, something all of the aforementioned academy graduates have done this season.

Corbett’s original tweet can be seen below:

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Babelman 11:01 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan

Sven Roeder 5:53 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Shame Ronnie didn’t live long enough to see his boy Kai make his debut for West Ham.

blueeyed.handsomeman 5:41 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THanks ALAN, you are a diamond of true value

Texas Iron 4:38 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Alan 4:20 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Kai Corbett story added.

Thanks Alan 3:10 Sun Feb 16
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ted fenton. 2:18 Sun Feb 16

Westside 2:49 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Aston Villa to only get two more points?

They have to play us. That's at least 3.

Athletico Easthamico 2:26 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Kai Corbett is back.

Man U didn't want him.

ted fenton 2:18 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:08 Sun Feb 16
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THanks Alan.

you have no news right now about Kai CORBETT

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