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Alan 1:22 Thu Mar 5
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Tottenham's England striker Harry Kane, 26, would consider a move to Manchester United this summer. (Goal)

Kane is not planning on signing a new deal at Tottenham. (Express)

Arsenal could offer England defender John Stones, 25, a route out of Manchester City at the end of the season. (90 Min)

The sporting director of RB Leipzig says the club have not received an approach for 23-year-old Germany striker Timo Werner, amid interest from Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United. (Mirror)

Manchester City's Spanish left-back Angelino, 23, who is on loan at RB Leipzig, says he could depart City if their Champions League ban is upheld. (MEN)

Borussia Dortmund are confident of signing Birmingham City's 16-year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham this summer. (Telegraph)

Birmingham have denied that they have received an offer from Dortmund for Bellingham. (90 Min)

Manchester United remain interested in Bellingham. (MEN)

Meanwhile, Dortmund could ask for as much as 140 million euros (£121m) for England forward Jadon Sancho, 19. (Bild - in German)

Chelsea's Brazilian forward Willian, 31, is set to reject a new contract and could be interested in a summer switch to rivals Tottenham. (UOL)

Chelsea could need to pay as much as £40m to sign Porto's Brazil defender Alex Telles, 27, as a replacement for Spain left-back Marcos Alonso, 29. (Sun)

Atletico Madrid will move for Barcelona's Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, 31, in the summer. (Marca - in Spanish)

Everton, West Ham and Wolves are in the race to sign 24-year-old Mexico winger Hirving Lozano from Napoli. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Tottenham allowed Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama, 28, to join Montreal Impact on a free transfer despite asking for £9m in January. (Standard)

Barcelona will offer 27-year-old German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen an improved contract. (ESPN)

Inter Milan would demand three players from Barcelona if the Spanish champions want to sign Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, in the summer. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says 18-year-old striker Troy Parrott's lack of game time for Tottenham is denting his international prospects. (Telegraph)

Schalke's German goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, 31, currently on loan at Norwich, is in talks to end his spell at Carrow Road and join Norwegian side SK Brann. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants the club to move for Guinea and Olympiacos midfielder Mady Camara, 23. (Sdna, via Star)

Serie A side AC Milan could move for Arsenal's 22-year-old English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Napoli winger Jose Callejon, 33, linked with Aston Villa and Everton in January, could be set for a return to his Spanish homeland. (Birmingham Mail)

Arsenal will subsidise coach travel for fans after their Premier League match at Manchester City was swiftly rearranged for next week. (Evening Standard)

Barnsley chief executive officer Dane Murphy says the club have offered a new deal to English 25-year-old midfielder Alex Mowatt. (Yorkshire Post)

Inter Milan are hoping to sign Chelsea's Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso, 29, in the summer. (Calciomercato)

Former Everton keeper Tim Howard has come out of retirement at the age of 40 to sign for Memphis 901 FC. He is a minority owner of the United Soccer League side. (SB Nation)

Athletic Bilbao sporting director Rafael Alkorta has ruled out signing Juventus' Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 32. (Daily Mail)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Niall McVeigh

It’s been 125 days since José Mourinho took over as Tottenham manager. Let’s see how he’s getting on. Oh. Oh boy. Dear me. Oh wow. Mourinho will have had a rough night’s sleep, those Spurs pyjamas itching him terribly, and his mood won’t improve when he sees the morning papers. Those pesky Harry Kane to Manchester United rumours are back, with the added twist that Kane himself is keen on the move. Yikes!

United are planning to bring in Kane as part of a big-money revamp, along with Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and the Birmingham midfielder Jude Bellingham. Whether it’ll be under Ole Gunnar Solskjær remains to be seen; Mauricio Pochettino’s stock is rising with every Spurs pratfall, but he may end up at Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are set to react to the humiliation of losing the odd game by sacking Zinedine Zidane and splurging a sack of Euros on Kylian Mbappé.

How will Barcelona respond? By offering Internazionale the dregs of their squad to help smooth a move for the striker Lautaro Martínez. That could include Ivan Rakitic, who is also interesting Atlético Madrid, though whether he’s prepared for life under Diego Simeone is another story. Barça are also keeping in touch with Neymar’s representatives, because of course they are.

Another Brazilian on the Camp Nou radar is Willian, who is set to turn down Chelsea’s offer of a new two-year contract. Juventus, Tottenham and Arsenal are also interested, with the Gunners also keen on rescuing John Stones from his Manchester City tragicomedy. Mikel Arteta has been picking through the wreckage of Arsenal’s Europa League exit to Olympiakos, and has decided the Greek side’s midfielder Mady Camara can reinforce their midfield.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles may be heading out of the Emirates exit door and strutting into the San Siro, with Milan and Inter both interested in the English utility man. Antonio Conte is also keen on Marcos Alonso as he continues trying to get Chelsea’s 2016-17 band back together at Inter. Staying in Italy, and the winger Hirving Lozano has fallen down the pecking order at Napoli. He could reunite with Carlo Ancelotti at Everton, but West Ham and Wolves are also sniffing around.

In other news, rumours of Gonzalo Higuaín making a shock move to Athletic Bilbao have been squashed by the club’s hierarchy. Reports had suggested the Juventus forward may qualify to play for the Basque club because of his ancestry, but their sporting director, Rafa Alkorta, has said Higuaín is not eligible. Buying players is old hat anyway – just ask Manchester City. They’re buying clubs instead – with reports in France suggesting the City Football Group is closing in on a deal for the Ligue 2 side Nancy.


Report: West Ham to reignite interest in highly-rated fullback

By Sean Hayes

West Ham United are planning to make a second attempt to sign River Plate defender Gonzalo Montiel during the summer, according to Argentine news outlet TNT Sports.

The Hammers reportedly made a loan-to-buy offer for the 23-year-old during the January transfer window, however a deal never materialised.

At the end of the loan move, West Ham were willing to pay £8.3million for Montiel, which didn’t meet the asking price set by River Plate.

Reports suggest that the fullback has a £13.1m release clause from his current deal, which is significantly higher than the Hammers’ original offer.

David Moyes would have to match that clause if he is to capture the signing of the sought-after defender, who is already a part of the Argentina national set-up.

Montiel has featured in four international friendlies this season, as well as making 19 appearances for league leaders River Plate in all competitions.

During that spell, the West Ham target has notched two assists in the Superliga, helping claim victories over San Lorenzo and Banfield.

The Hammers are currently short of options at right-back, with Ryan Fredericks ruled out with a shoulder injury and Pablo Zabaleta struggling for game time at the age of 35.

West Ham have unearthed Jeremy Ngakia though, who has impressed in both fixtures against league leaders Liverpool this season.

The 19-year-old also player a key role in their 3-1 victory over Southampton too, and could make the position his own in the absence of Fredericks.

Ngakia would be a much cheaper option for Moyes if he opts to have faith in the youngster, but if not West Ham could be set to splash out over £13m on Montiel during the summer.


Wolves and West Ham join the race for Napoli's Hirving Lozano

Shamanth Jayaram

The Mexican hasn't had the best of campaigns in his debut season at Napoli.

According to a report from CalcioMercato, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined the race for Napoli's Hirving Lozano.

Arena Napoli claimed last month that fellow Premier League side Everton are interested in signing Lozano. He knows Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands very well thanks to the duo's time in Naples and PSV respectively.

Lozano even called Ancelotti world-class and claimed that he was convinced that the former Napoli boss would help perfect his game. (SSCNapoli.it)

The 24-year-old had a phenomenal campaign in the Eredivisie last season where he scored 21 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions. The Mexican hadn't quite had the same return in Napoli this term having scored just three times since his big-money move last summer.

Everton could certainly do with a player of Lozano's quality on the right flank where Theo Walcott had a poor game against Manchester United last weekend.

However, it won't be a straight-forward move now considering that other Premier League sides have reportedly expressed their interest in the 30-cap Mexican international.

West Ham are still in danger of relegation this season. If they manage to survive, they will need to have an excellent summer transfer window and Lozano would be the ideal name to come in.

Wolves aren't really in need of another winger but Adama Traore's brilliant form is bound to bring in potential suitors. Lozano would be a brilliant replacement for the Spaniard should he leave in the summer and with Wolves still in with a shot for a Champions League place, they could well be the favourites for his signature.

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chiff 5:32 Thu Mar 5
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Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 4:52 Thu Mar 5
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ted fenton 3:53 Thu Mar 5
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bill green 2:04 Thu Mar 5
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blueeyed.handsomeman 1:53 Thu Mar 5
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