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Q: 2019/20 With seven games to go will West Ham stay up
a. Our demise was sealed when the idiots on the Board appointed Moyes, we're down
b. Despite the efforts of Moyes and the players, we will stay up by the smallest of margins
c. I'm beyond caring & couldn't give two hoots either way

Alan 1:06 Thu Jun 11
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Borussia Dortmund will demand £115m for 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. (Telegraph)

Crystal Palace's Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha, 27 is attracting interest from Paris St-Germain. (90 Min)

Chelsea face competition from Real Madrid to sign Bayer Leverkusen and Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21. (Sun)

Meanwhile, the Blues are preparing a bid for Flamengo's Brazilian midfielder Gerson, 23, in a deal that would also benefit his former club Roma. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Barcelona and Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho - currently on loan at Bayern Munich - is likely to move to the Premier League. Tottenham and Everton are interested in the 27-year-old while his representatives have also been in touch with Newcastle. (France Football - in French)

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign Chelsea and France striker Olivier Giroud, 33. (Express)

Leicester City are targeting Vitesse Arnhem's English left-back Max Clark, 24, to replace Ben Chilwell if the England international, 23, leaves this summer. (Mail)

Southampton are planning contract talks with English left-back Ryan Bertrand, 30, amid mounting interest from the Foxes. (Mail)

Bournemouth's Polish keeper Artur Boruc, 40, English midfielder Andrew Surman, 33, and English defenders Simon Francis, 35, and Charlie Daniels, 33, are set to sign short-term deals. (Bournemouth Echo)

Scotland midfielder Ryan Fraser, 26, is set to reject the offer of a short-term Cherries deal, meaning he can leave for free in summer. (Sun)

The chances of Chris Hughton returning to manage Birmingham are slim. (Birmingham Mail)

Manchester United will face West Brom in two games at Old Trafford on Friday, as they prepare for the return of the Premier League. (Telegraph)

Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, 35, says he has made a decision on his future - but is not revealing anything yet. The former Arsenal player is out of contract this summer. (Cadena Ser, via Mirror)

Leicester are set to become the latest Premier League club to inject further funds into their women's team with the aim of promotion from the Championship - the second tier of women's football. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid's chiefs have politely turned down the offer of playing their final six home games at the Wanda Metropolitano - the stadium of rivals Atletico Madrid. Real's home the Santiago Bernabeu is being redeveloped. (Marca)


West Ham interested in Erick Pulgar move

West Ham have set their sights on signing Fiorentina midfielder Erick Pulgar.

That's according to Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia), who claim the Hammers will battle Sevilla to sign the 26-year-old this summer.

The Chile international has only been with his current club for a season after leaving Bologna in 2019, signing for the Florence based side for a fee of €12m (£10.7m).

And that's the price that West Ham are reportedly ready to pay when the transfer window opens in order to land Pulgar.

The complications, however, come in the fact that Fiorentina will reject that offer. It's not known how much the Chilean's club will be looking for.

At present, Pulgar is under contract with the Tuscan outfit until 2023.

GIVE ME SPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

Pulgar is a defensive midfielder by trade but can also play slightly further forward in the middle of the park.

So far this term, he's scored four goals and also contributed three assists for his teammates, providing evidence that he can affect the play in positive ways at both ends of the pitch.

He is the definition of an all-action midfielder, winning 2.4 tackles per game in Serie A this campaign. It's no surprise, therefore, that he's earned comparisons to another Chilean - Arturo Vidal.

Calcio Mercato pieced together an article last year claiming plenty of comparisons had been made between the two, even detailing how their games were similar. With that in mind, he'd be an exciting capture, but it's also hard to work out exactly where he'd fit into the system at the London Stadium.

After all, the Irons already have Declan Rice in a holding role next to club captain Mark Noble. It's possible that he could become Noble's successor in midfield but it would take a brave manager to dislodge him so easily.

Either way, West Ham will have to cough up more than the £10.7m they're planning to offer.


‘Very intriguing’ – West Ham plot Nottingham Forest transfer raid: The verdict

This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict‘ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

West Ham United are interested in signing Nottingham Forest duo Joe Worrall and Matty Cash this summer as David Moyes looks to strengthen his squad.

The Mirror (10th June, page 47) claims that West Ham are interested in signing the homegrown pair, who have both been key players in Forest’s promotion push this season.

Cash was converted into a full-back in pre-season following an injury to Tendayi Darikwa, and has come up leaps and bounds since moving into his new position, scoring three goals and adding four assists.

The flying full-back has attracted interest from AC Milan this term, and did in fact attract interest from West Ham back in January as the London club look to reignite interest.

Worrall, meanwhile, has also been a key player for Forest under Sabri Lamouchi. The 23-year-old has been an ever-present in the league, producing a series of solid performances since returning from a loan spell at Rangers.

Both Cash and Worrall have signed long-term deals this season, but with West Ham interested, it remains to be seen what happens.

Here, the FLW team discuss this potential transfer deal…

Jacob Potter

This will be worrying for Forest.

Cash and Worrall have both been crucial for Sabri Lamouch’s side this season as they challenge for promotion into the top-flight.

If the Reds aren’t to win promotion though, then I have my doubts as to whether they’ll be able to keep hold of the pair.

Cash in particular has impressed me this season, and he’s already shown that he’s a class apart in the Championship, and can be a threat at both ends of the pitch.

Both players would be more than a good enough fit for West Ham, and it’ll be interesting to see if they stick around at the City Ground in the summer.

George Dagless

Very intriguing.

The Cash one I absolutely get because he has been absolutely superb this season and perhaps the best full-back in the league this season in all fairness.

Worrall, meanwhile, is perhaps a more difficult one to judge, only because he’s not stood out as much as Cash – though that is perhaps an unfair stick with which to beat him.

I’ve been impressed with Worrall this year with the way he has grown and Michael Dawson has clearly helped a great deal on, and more importantly, off the pitch and in training.

Could he make the step up? I think he’s got the character to do so and I also think Cash would be a hit so why not?

Alfie Burns

I’m all for getting your targets in place ahead of the summer, but West Ham need to bear in mind that they could well swap places with Forest in the Championship next season.

The Hammers are far from out of the woods in terms of relegation and whilst Cash and Worrall would be excellent additions, they aren’t going to move to the club if they suffer relegation to the Championship.

Both have been outstanding in the Championship this season and put Forest into top-six contention. For me, Cash will certainly be playing Premier League football next season, with or without Forest.

We all know that he, and probably Worrall, would be great additions for West Ham, but they simply can’t look that far ahead with so much on the line.

George Harbey

I can’t see this transfer deal materialising to be honest.

Whilst Cash and Worrall both have real potential and massive futures ahead of them, it would take a hell of a lot for the pair to leave Forest having recently signed long-term deals, and they love the city and the club too.

West Ham are undoubtedly a big club, but if Forest go up this season, I wouldn’t necessarily call it a step up for the pair as they have struggled towards the bottom of the league in recent seasons.

I think they will stay at Forest for another year, at the very least.


QPR friendly snaps drop Moyes squad hint

Official club photos from yesterday’s West Ham v QPR friendly from which the Hammers won 4-1 have given a glimpse of David Moyes thinking and his possible matchday squad.

Photos revealed players Mark Noble, Jarrod Bowen, Seb Haller, Pablo Fornals, Ryan Fredericks, Declan Rice, Albian Ajeti, Arthur Masuaku, Aaron Cresswell. Jack Wilshere and Xande Silva all in action at the London Stadium.

Haller, Ajeti, Antonio and Masuaku are all reported to have been on the West Ham score sheet although this is unlikely to be confirmed by the club.

West Ham loanee Jordan Hugill also played but is not thought to have scored QPR’s solitary consolation goal.

West Ham has another friendly against Crystal Palace this weekend as they step up their training before their first game against Wolves on Saturday 20th June.

David Moyes will be able to name a 20 man strong matchday squad following a rule change to allow nine players on the bench when football restarts.

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Texas Iron 5:44 Thu Jun 11
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Mex Martillo 4:19 Thu Jun 11
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Some help for you Blueeyed

Mex Martillo 4:17 Thu Jun 11
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Thanks Alan 4:14 Thu Jun 11
My sincerest apologies Thanks Alan

Mex Martillo 4:15 Thu Jun 11
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ted fenton 1:40 Thu Jun 11

Thanks Alan 4:14 Thu Jun 11
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ted fenton 1:40 Thu Jun 11

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:26 Thu Jun 11
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Ted, 01;40, thursday,11 june 2020.

ted fenton 1:40 Thu Jun 11
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Mad Dog 1:16 Thu Jun 11

Mad Dog 1:16 Thu Jun 11
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Thanks alan

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