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Alan 12:46 Mon Mar 9
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BBC

Real Madrid are considering a move for Chelsea's Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 25, this summer, with the Blues thought to be interested in both Barcelona's German shot-stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Manchester United's on-loan English keeper Dean Henderson, 22. (Star)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning to hand Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 28, a new contract worth £350,000 a week. (Express)

English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 22, has told his Sheffield United team-mates he will be back on loan at the club next season if he is not guaranteed a starting role at parent club Manchester United. (Mail)

German midfielder Emre Can, 26, says he had an offer to join Manchester United - but, as a former Liverpool player, "didn't think about it for a second". Can is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Juventus. (Kicker - in German)

Arsenal could move for their former youth team player Donyell Malen, the 21-year-old Netherlands forward who left the Gunners to join PSV in 2017. (Le10Sport)

Chelsea's English midfielder Conor Gallagher, 20, on loan at Swansea, is wanted by Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan. (Sun)

Manchester United are confident they can convince Dutch winger Tahith Chong, 20, to stay at the club, despite interest from Barcelona, Inter and Juventus. (Sun)

Tottenham are keen to recruit a left-back this summer and have targeted £22m-rated Borna Barisic, the 27-year-old Croatian currently with Rangers. (90 Min)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United still need "two or three" new signings to be considered title contenders despite doing the league double over Manchester City for the first time in 10 years. (ESPN)

Chelsea's France international striker Olivier Giroud, 33, has revealed that he was "blocked" from joining rivals Tottenham in the January transfer window. (90 Min)

Giroud admits he was interested in a move to Inter during the January transfer window. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 30, continually linked with a move, has stressed he is "happy" at the Emirates. (Mirror)

Chelsea are leading the chase to sign non-league Aldershot's 17-year-old English midfielder Reece Wylie. (Team Talk)

Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, told his agent to cancel his move to Manchester United - when the player's representative was sat in Ed Woodward's office. (Calciomercato, via Mirror)

Bournemouth's Wales winger Harry Wilson, 22, on loan from Liverpool, was pictured wearing a Reds overcoat at the meeting of the two clubs on Saturday but insisted he was given it by an Anfield member staff because he was cold. (Liverpool Echo)

Liverpool could be set for a cash injection this summer thanks a 30% sell-on clause included in the deal to sell Spain midfielder Luis Alberto, 27, to Lazio by sporting director Michael Edwards. (Star)

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his side's 2-1 defeat by Real Betis was their worst result of the season. (Marca)

Discussions are set to take place over whether Paris St-Germain's Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday should be played behind closed doors because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. (RMC Sport - in French)

Meanwhile, some Bundesliga games are set to be played behind closed doors because of the virus. (Sport Bild - in German)






Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

Following the latest in a long line of excellent displays for Sheffield United against Norwich City on Saturday, on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reported to have been telling teammates that his parent club, Manchester United, have guaranteed him first-team football football next season although not necessarily as a replacement for David de Gea. If the Spaniard remains at Old Trafford and stays fit and in decent form, Henderson may remain at Bramall Lane, although reports in today’s press suggest Chelsea would like to bring the 22-year-old to Stamford Bridge. With Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future under Frank Lampard shrouded in uncertainty, Chelsea are also reported to be interested in Barcelona’s Marc-André ter Stegen, should the Dutchman agitate for a move away from the Camp Nou.

Tottenham central defender Jan Vertonghen will be a free agent in the summer and Inter are ready to make him an offer he’ll find difficult to refuse. The word in Italy is that Roberto Mancini is also ready to try to lure Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to Italy, by leaving a trail of breadcrumbs between the Emirates and San Siro. Still struggling to nail down a first-team place at Manchester City, John Stones could renew acquaintances with his club’s former assistant manager Mikel Arteta at Arsenal, whose considerably more slapstick approach to defending might be more suited to a man of his talents. Arteta is also believed to be harbouring notions of reintegrating Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan into the Arsenal squad once his loan spell at Roma concludes.

Borna Barisic has caught the eye playing at left-back for Rangers this season and will leave Ibrox during the summer according to his agent. With more than three years left on his contract, the Croatian is valued at £22m and has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham. “Rangers won’t be able to keep Borna after the season he’s had, even though he’s just signed a new contract,” said Ives Cakarun. “Borna’s priority right now is Rangers, who have made significant progress this season under the management of Steven Gerrard.” The 27-year-old has also got antennae twitching in Italy, where both Roma and Milan are eyeing his situation with interest.

Having lit up the league with his occasionally chaotic but often effective performances on the wing for Newcastle, Allan Saint-Maximin is wanted by Everton. Newcastle, who paid £16.5m to bring the Frenchman to St James’ Park from Nice last summer, could realistically hope to double their money for a player that is also wanted by Crystal Palace. With Wilfried Zaha expected to leave Selhurst Park this summer for pastures unspecified but more glamorous, Roy Hodgson is in the market for a replacement for his team’s most important player.

And finally, Rumour Mill staple Timo Werner remains a long-term target for Liverpool, with German newspaper Bild reporting the Premier League champions elect may sign him this summer and then loan him back to the Bundesliga outfit for one more season before bringing him to Merseyside.







Football London

The Premier League relegation run-in and how West Ham's chances of survival stack up

The Hammers remain out of the drop zone on goal difference after their defeat to Arsenal at the weekend

By Sam Inkersole

West Ham created enough chances to win two games of football against Arsenal on Saturday but took none of them and paid the price thanks to a VAR-assisted winner for Alexandre Lacazette to slump to a 16th defeat of the season.

The result leaves them firmly entrenched in the relegation scrap in the Premier League, sitting in 16th with 27 points ahead of Watford, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich.

Villa take on Leicester City on Monday night but once again, results went the Hammers' way at the weekend as Watford, Bournemouth and Norwich all lost. Brighton, who sit two points above the Hammers in the table, secured a point away at Wolves.

David Moyes' team have nine games left to save their season and face three of their fellow relegation candidates in the final four games of the campaign that could prove to be absolutely crucial for their hopes of survival this season.

Here, we take a look at who is playing who over the final weeks of the season and what their chances of survival for those who are down the wrong end of the table are looking like.

Norwich City

Many observers have the Canaries as already down but they simply cannot be ruled out just yet, they beat Leicester City a couple of weeks ago to prove a point.

They face the Hammers on April 24 which could be a massive game for both teams, while Daniel Farke's side also have matches against Brighton, Southampton and Burnley, all at home.

However, their visit to Watford on April 18 could prove pivotal for their hopes of survival.

Aston Villa

As previously mentioned, Dean Smith's side travel to the King Power to face Leicester City on Monday night after the Carabao Cup exploits against Man City last weekend so they have a game in hand over the rest - that is against Newcastle United.

Villa's run in looks tough, with matches against Chelsea, Wolves, Liverpool and Manchester United on the horizon before the campaign is up.

They also face West Ham on the final day of the season against London Stadium, and that could be a gargantuan match if relegation is still up in the air though both sides will hope to have their futures sorted by then.

Bournemouth

The Cherries' run-in looks hideous between now and the end of the season, having been beaten by Liverpool last time out. They still have to play Man City, Man Utd, Tottenham, Leicester City and Wolves before the campaign comes to a close.

Five of their last nine games are at home though and one of them against a very indifferent Spurs on April 18 is a key match for their survival hopes.

Watford

The Hornets battered Liverpool a week ago having gone five games without victory to show that they cannot be ruled out of staying up despite some poor prior form.

But after that stunning win over the champions-elect, they then lost to Crystal Palace last time out.

Their upcoming fixtures look favourable as well with matches against Burnley, Southampton, Norwich, Newcastle and the Hammers to come. Their last two games of the campaign are a bit tougher, at home to Man City and away at Arsenal on the final day but they could have their survival secured by then.

West Ham

The Hammers have had a brutal run of games as well know but have shown signs of life over the past three weeks in defeat to Liverpool and Arsenal and beating Southampton - a return of three points from those games though is underwhelming considering the performances.

The fixtures don't get any easier for Moyes' men with games against Wolves, Spurs and Chelsea coming up. They face three of their fellow relegation candidates in the final four games in what is a crucial run of games and as mentioned before, the final day clash with Aston Villa in E20 could well be enormous.

The home game against Watford on May 2 is another crunch clash for Moyes' men.

Brighton

The Seagulls have been plummeting down the standings in 2020 and have found themselves dragged into the relegation race with just one win in their last 14.

They have a tough run-in as well with matches against Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal and Leicester City to come. Their final three games of the season could prove pivotal with a home game against Newcaslte sandwiched between trips to Southampton and Burnley.






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ted fenton 9:12 Mon Mar 9
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Mex Martillo 8:40 Mon Mar 9

Mex Martillo 8:40 Mon Mar 9
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Thanks Alan

Texas Iron 5:01 Mon Mar 9
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

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chiff 4:55 Mon Mar 9
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Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:13 Mon Mar 9
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QUeens Fish Bar 12:57 Mon Mar 9

Queens Fish Bar 12:57 Mon Mar 9
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blueeyed.handsomeman 12:48 Mon Mar 9

blueeyed.handsomeman 12:48 Mon Mar 9
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THanks Alan





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