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Alan 1:55 Fri Feb 21
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Atletico Madrid's players were angered by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's complaints after they beat the Reds 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match, and think the German should focus more on his own team's shortcomings. (ESPN)

Manchester City and Barcelona will have to pay in excess of 90m euros (£75m) for Inter Milan's Slovakia defender Milan Skriniar, 25, this summer. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are considering triggering the £34m release clause in 24-year-old Bayer Leverkusen and Germany defender Jonathan Tah's contract. (Bild - in German)

Spain full-back Marcos Alonso remains a target for Inter Milan - but Chelsea are set to raise their asking price for the 29-year-old. (Calicomercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he is confident of keeping manager Roy Hodgson at the club after offering him a new contract. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea's Brazil winger Willian, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season but says he has no plans to move his family from their London home. (Mail)

Inter are prepared to offer players to Verona as part of a deal for their Albania defender Marash Kumbulla, 20, who has also been linked with Liverpool. (Inside Futbol)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen on signing Christian Eriksen before the 28-year-old Denmark midfielder left Tottenham for Inter Milan last month. (Manchester Evening News)

La Liga strugglers Leganes are furious Barcelona were allowed to sign Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 28, outside the transfer window, and hope they will be granted the same permission to sign a striker. (AS)

Juventus and Inter are interested in signing Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri but have yet to make an official bid for the 25-year-old Italy full-back, according to his agent. (Goal.com)

Real Madrid are monitoring highly rated Rennes and France Under-21 midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, 17. (Marca)

Chelsea's Denmark defender Andreas Christensen, 23, will be fit to face Tottenham on Saturday having flown to Milan to have a protective mask made after breaking his nose against Manchester United on Monday. (The Athletic)

Manchester United are said to have deemed a move for West Ham midfielder Kai Corbett, 17 - a triallist at Bristol City last month - to be too expensive. (Bristol Post)

Bayern Munich's German goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl, 20, turned down a move to Liverpool last year because he was not prepared to play a substitute role. (Sport1, via Mirror)

Former Manchester United forward Robin van Persie says Solskjaer needs to win the Europa League with attractive football to appease his critics this season. Van Persie says Jose Mourinho's Europa League win with United "didn't feel satisfying" because of the style of play. (Sun)

Brazil defender David Luiz, 32, believes Arsenal have the necessary quality in their squad to go on and win the Europa League this season after falling at the final hurdle last year. (Evening Standard)

Tottenham's Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn, 22, faces a driving ban after being caught speeding at 91mph in a built-up area in Eindhoven. (Sun)

Brazilian winger Matheus Pereira could become a permanent West Brom player after the derby against Birmingham next month. When the 23-year-old makes 30 appearancesit triggers the clause in his loan deal from Sporting Lisbon. (Express and Star)

Sunderland are offering a trial to South Shields defender Wouter Verstraaten, a 23-year-old who began his professional career with the academy at PSV. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Manchester City have yet to sell out their most expensive tickets for the Carabao Cup final with Aston Villa on 1 March. (Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund fans are set to get a three-year away ban at Hoffenheim because of offensive banners aimed at the club's owner. (ESPN)

Arsenal are sending scouts to watch Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante, 24, play for Roma this weekend. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has been charged by Swiss prosecutors following an investigation into the awarding of tournament media rights, previously agreed to pay Fifa a substantial settlement fee that led to the world governing body dropping a bribery complaint. (Times - subscription required)

Manchester City will not be forced to sell any of their key stars if their two-year Champions League ban remains in place and may even benefit financially from their time out of Europe. (Mail)

Southampton are hoping to re-sign England midfielder Adam Lallana, 31, who is expected to leave Liverpool this summer. (Express)

FA staff will have to move out of Wembley at the end of May when Uefa takes control of the stadium for this summer's European Championships. (Mail)







Guardian Rumour Mill

Tom Davies

Adam Lallana has been in and around the Liverpool team for what seems like decades, though in recent times he’s been more “around” than “in”, which has encouraged Leicester to think he might be worth a punt. The attacking midfielder is in the final year of his contract at Anfield and the Leicester Mercury suggests an approach has been made to bring Lallana’s six-year spell at Liverpool to an end. They might face competition, however, from Lallana’s former employers Southampton, who fancy bringing him back to the club for whom he starred in their rise from League One to the top tier at the start of the last decade.

Talking of Southampton – and why wouldn’t we be? – Saints are planning to take on Liverpool and RB Leipzig in the race to sign the highly regarded Werder Bremen midfielder Milot Rashica. The Kosovo international has scored seven times for the struggling Bundesliga side this season and is valued at around £22m.

Two Chelsea players attracting interest from Italy are Emerson Palmieri, to whom Juventus and Internazionale have taken a fancy, and Marcos Alonso, also a target for Inter. Chelsea will want €30m for him though. It’s not all outgoings for Frank Lampard, however, with the Blues becoming the latest club to be linked with a move for the Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy. Tottenham also like the look of the £18m rated Frenchman though, while Celtic are toying with the idea of trying to lure him to Glasgow.

Arsenal are sending their scouts on a jolly to watch Roma’s Italy midfielder Bryan Cristante his weekend. The 24-year-old, who signed from Atalanta at the start of this season after joining Roma on loan last term, is under contract until 2024, mind, so would command a reasonably hefty wedge.

Real Madrid are scouring the continent for youthful talent, as per, and have alighted on the Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. Marca reckons the 17-year-old would provide ideal back-up in the long term for Casemiro.

Down in the Championship, Matheus Pereira is set to make his move to West Brom permanent after the derby against Birmingham next month. The terms of his loan agreement with Sporting stipulate that the Baggies have to buy the Brazilian winger once he has made 30 Championship appearances of 45 minutes or more. Given how he has excelled at the Hawthorns in the Toughest League In EuropeTM, he’s likely to cross that threshold in March.







C&H

Fredericks likely to face surgery

West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks could require surgery for a broken bone in his shoulder.

Yesterday’s medical scan showed the injury is much worst than originally thought and as has a very high possibility that surgery is required. The club will seek a second opinion by sending the right back to a medical expert for their view before surgery is booked in.

The 27 year old fell awkwardly on his shoulder at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday night and was substituted on 58 minutes coming off cradling his shoulder and arm.

Post match David Moyes said early indications were that Fredericks AC joint had popped out but they hoped his injury would not be serious. The scan has put pay to that early diagnosis suggesting the player will be out for months rather than weeks.

The manager is due to discuss his defender’s injury at today’s pre-match press conference at Rush Green around lunch time in advance of the Hammers Premier League against Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night.






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Syd Puddefoot 6:20 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Seeking a second opinion by sending the right back to a "medical expert". Good plan.

Thnaks Alan

Texas Iron 4:21 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Thanks Alan 3:22 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mex Martillo 2:40 Fri Feb 21

Russ of the BML 2:41 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
"Fredericks likely to face surgery"

Just when you think this season couldn't possibly get any worse.

Mex Martillo 2:40 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

crystal falace 2:13 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has been charged by Swiss prosecutors following an investigation into the awarding of tournament media rights, previously agreed to pay Fifa a substantial settlement fee that led to the world governing body dropping a bribery complaint.

Nothing suspicious or ironic about this then?

riosleftsock 2:09 Fri Feb 21
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
"Paris St-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has been charged by Swiss prosecutors following an investigation into the awarding of tournament media rights, previously agreed to pay Fifa a substantial settlement fee that led to the world governing body dropping a bribery complaint. (Times - subscription required)"

So he paid a bribe to get the bribe charges dropped?

That's not crooked at all.

What was the name of that reporter/campaigner that followed Sepp Blatter around everywhere and published all the gory financial details about fifa?





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