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Alan 1:38 Sun Feb 23
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Liverpool have entered the race for Birmingham's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham, who could cost about £30m and has also been linked with Manchester United. (Star on Sunday)

Inter Milan are preparing a summer bid for Arsenal's Gabon forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with a potential £92m at their disposal to bring the 30-year-old to Italy. (Sunday Express)

Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, 24, is also an Inter target to replace 22-year-old Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, who is wanted by Barcelona. (Tuttosport, via Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid for Napoli's 23-year-old midfielder Fabian Ruiz, who is valued at £80m. (Sunday Express)

Leicester City will make a second bid for Celtic's £25m-rated Scotland midfielder Callum McGregor, 26, this summer. (Sun on Sunday)

RB Leipzig's 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner - who has been linked with Liverpool - has described Jurgen Klopp as the "best coach in the world". (Mail on Sunday)
'It could ruin football forever'
Bournemouth's goal is ruled out by VAR

It was another day of VAR controversy in the Premier League...

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish, 24, insists he is taking rumours of a move to Manchester United or Liverpool "with a pinch of salt". (Express and Star)

Manchester City's England Under-21 midfielder Phil Foden, 19, says he is happy to stay at the club rather than go out on loan to secure more regular first-team football. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea are interested in Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who is on loan at Paris St-Germain, and could make a move for the 27-year-old Argentina international in the summer transfer window. (Sport Witness)

Sheffield United will make a £20m bid for Leeds' English defender Kalvin Phillips, 23. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester United and Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic, 31, wants to stay at Old Trafford beyond his existing contract, which runs out in the summer. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham United are favourites to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy in a £23m deal, although Brighton and Tottenham are also interested in the 23-year-old Frenchman. (Sun on Sunday)

Manchester City will "leave nothing off the table" when they attempt to overturn their two-year European suspension, which could end with Liverpool in the dock over allegations they hacked into the Etihad Stadium club's scouting database. (Sunday Mirror)

A deal to take Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale, 30, to China on a free transfer was "90%" done last summer and collapsed once the Spanish club demanded a fee, claims Jiangsu Suning coach Cosmin Olaroiu. (Goal.com)

Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 35, reached an agreement with Real Madrid in 2008 before going on to play for Manchester United for another year. (Manchester Evening News)

Brighton plan to increase the capacity of Amex Stadium from 30,750 to at least 32,000. (Argus)

Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 22, says he was "forced" to make a loan move to Swansea. (Wales Online)


West Ham leading Brighton and Spurs in £20m transfer battle for Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy

Alan Nixon

West Ham are leading the race for French striker Serhou Guirassy - and can seal the £20 million deal soon.

Hammers have been tracking the Amiens forward for months and now his club are willing to trade and strike an agreement shortly.

Amiens fear they will be relegated and are willing to sort out a fee for the summer window, tie up the move and make their own planning for the future.

Officials from the French club were in London last week for meetings and hope to finalise the switch as soon as possible.

Brighton have also been watching Guirassy and saw him score two and make a couple more in their draw with PSG last weekend.

Spurs were also at the game as they look for long time cover for Harry Kane. However Guirassy would prefer to be a starter when he comes to the Premier League.

Guirassy would have a real chance of getting in the side ahead of Sebastian Haller next season and that may be the deciding factor.

Meanwhile West Ham are checking on Gillingham’s classy young centre half John Tucker.

Hammers spies are raving about Tucker, 20, who is a big part of the Kent side’s recent storming run.

Gillingham slapped Tucker on a new deal recently but would still be open for a sale if the right offer comes in at the end of the season.

Tucker has also been tracked by Aston Villa this season and is tipped for an England under-21 call up.

West Ham turn their attention to the daunting task of facing Liverpool at Anfield on Monday as they fight to save their Premier League status.

After Aston Villa and Bournemouth both lost yesterday, David Moyes and his side are still only one point from safety.

Moyes was heavily criticised for his team selection during their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday so changes are expected for the match against the unbeaten leaders.


Clinical West Ham United U18s beat Spurs to stretch unbeaten run

West Ham United U18s stretched their unbeaten U18 Premier League South run to nine games with a well-taken 3-1 win over London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite falling behind midway through the first half at Little Heath to Kion Etete's penalty kick, Veron Parkes equalised for the junior Hammers just before the interval – also from the spot.

Shortly after the restart, Ademipo Odubeko put Kevin Keen’s U18s ahead with a clinical finish before Kamarai Simon-Swyer put the game beyond all doubt as it ticked over into injury time, sparking jubilant scenes amongst his teammates.

The victory keeps West Ham U18s just two points behind league leaders Fulham and Chelsea – albeit with the Lilywhites having a game in hand.

Both teams enjoyed early chances, but it was Tottenham who went ahead in the 21st minute, a runner into the box adjudged to have been impeded by a Claret and Blue shirt, allowing Etete to sweep the ball low into Krisztian Hegyi’s bottom-left corner.

Spurs pressed for a second, twice testing Hegyi’s handling with dipping efforts, but the Hammers drew level three minutes prior to half-time when Dan Chesters’ quick feet saw him fouled just inside the box, the resulting penalty coolly converted by Parkes.

Three minutes into the second half and West Ham had the lead. Midfielder Peter Stroud led a counter-attack and, despite initially overrunning the ball, recovered superbly to bite into two consecutive challenges and lay on to Parkes.

The winger subsequently skipped past his marker and delivered a whipped low ball to the back post, where Odubeko arrived to power in his third goal in his last two games.

Resilience was then the name of the game for West Ham, withstanding waves of Spurs pressure and putting their bodies on the line.

Hegyi produced an excellent fingertip save to divert the ball from his far post, while Samuel Nsumbu’s, Joshua Okotcha’s and Jamal Baptiste’s last-ditch challenges denied Spurs on three occasions an equaliser seemed inevitable.

Jake Giddings cleared a shot off the line and Spurs hit the crossbar with a curling effort, but this was to be West Ham’s day – Simon-Swyer collecting Chesters’ pass and smashing the ball high into the net from a tight angle as the game ticked towards injury time.

Every outfield player joined in the celebrations – and Keen spoke afterwards at his delight with their collective endeavour.

“It was very much a battling performance where the boys dug in,” he reflected. “It was a difficult day for football with the wind and the weather, but in terms of having a go for the badge and really digging in, the boys did really well and scored some fantastic goals.

“I mentioned to the lads at half-time that we weren’t playing so well, but we are always a threat when we’ve the group of attacking players that we’ve got. We’ve so much ability in this team at the minute and it’s really refreshing.

“It isn’t just the forward players too. Spurs were on top from 2-1 onwards and Hegyi made some fantastic saves, but there were blocks from Okotcha, Nsumbu, Baptiste, Giddings… It was a real team effort, absolutely fantastic, and great for the lads, because they put in so much effort and determination.

“There’s a good feel about the group. We’re unbeaten at home this season, which is no mean feat, so that’s fantastic. We need to make sure we stay switched on, keep chasing Chelsea and Fulham, and make sure we don’t slip up next week against Norwich, which will be a tough game.”

West Ham United U18s return to U18 Premier League South action at Norwich’s Colney Training Centre on Saturday 29 February. Kick-off is at 12noon.

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Thanks Alan 1:30 Mon Feb 24
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Thanks Alan

Eggbert Nobacon 12:53 Mon Feb 24
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eusebiovic wrote...

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This Serhou Guirassy bloke sounds like a pile of shit...his goalscoring record is below average for a strike

pretty much th WHO opinion on Raul Jimenez when he nearly signed too

eusebiovic 11:26 Sun Feb 23
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This Serhou Guirassy bloke sounds like a pile of shit...his goalscoring record is below average for a striker and he has had a knee ligament injury and wait for it...a pubic bone infection


ted fenton 4:01 Sun Feb 23
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blueeyed.handsomeman 3:17 Sun Feb 23

blueeyed.handsomeman 3:17 Sun Feb 23
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Mex, 3;05, 23rd fevrier

Mex Martillo 3:05 Sun Feb 23
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Thanks Alan 1:53 Sun Feb 23

Jose+ 2:07 Sun Feb 23
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Another low scoring Frenchman

Texas Iron 2:02 Sun Feb 23
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Thanks Alan 1:53 Sun Feb 23
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Thanks Alan

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