WHO Poll
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 1:33 Thu Jun 25
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Juventus have enquired about Arsenal and Gabon captain and forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, joining Barcelona and Inter Milan as interested parties. (Le10 Sport - in French)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche could leave at the end of the season after growing frustrated with the lack of transfer funds and stalling contract-extension talks for various players. (Mail)

Napoli and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, expects to join Manchester City this summer after Liverpool turned their attentions elsewhere. (Express)

Manchester United are the only summer option for Borussia Dortmund and England winger, Jadon Sancho, 20. But the Bundesliga club will not part with him for less than £118m. (Bild - in German)

Brazil midfielder Fred, 27, wants to sign a new deal at Manchester United. (Sun)

Chelsea forward Willian, 31, is in talks to extend his contract beyond the end of the season with the club keen to avoid a free transfer of the Brazilian to a London rival. (Mail)

Everton, Tottenham and Wolves want to sign Paris St-Germain and Brazil defender Thiago Silva. The 35-year-old reportedly has his heart set on a move to England. (Goal - in Portuguese)

Liverpool have emerged as favourites to sign Thiago Alcantara for about £43m after the Spain midfielder, 29, broke off contract negotiations with his current club Bayern Munich. (Bild - in German)

Arsenal have made contact with Sporting Lisbon over a deal for Portuguese wonderkid Joelson Fernandes, 17. However, the forward is also attracting interest from Barcelona and RB Leipzig. (O Jogo via Star)

Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel wants to extend 21-year-old French centre-back William Saliba's loan deal from Arsenal until after the Coupe de France final. (Goal)

Tottenham's £54m record signing Tanguy Ndombele, 23, has told boss Jose Mourinho that he never wants to play for him again. Paris St-Germain, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all interested in the France midfielder. (ESPN)

Barcelona would be interested in a swap deal for Ndombele that would see Portugal right-back Nelson Semedo, 26, or 28-year-old Brazil winger Philippe Coutinho - currently on loan at Bayern Munich - head to Spurs. (Independent)

Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount, 21, has bought Vitesse Arnhem season tickets for Dutch health workers who cannot afford them, after spending the 2017-18 season on loan at the club. (Mail)

Norwich are set to sign Sunderland's English midfielder Bali Mumba, 18, in a deal worth £350,000. (Sky Sports)

Bolton Wanderers made their move for Barrow boss Ian Evatt, but the EFL new boys want about £250,000 in compensation for the 38-year-old. (Bolton News)


Haller, Ogbonna, Masuaku updates

West Ham are optimistic that Angelo Ogbonna will be fit to return for the game against Chelsea next Wednesday evening but there remain doubts over Sebastian Haller.

The news surrounding the striker is that he is fighting off a pulled groin and is not expected to be ready until the game against Burnley.

Ogbonna is now fully fit physically and the manager is likely to use him from the start against the Blues as he bids to avert another damaging defeat.

Fabian Balbuena was used on Tuesday against Spurs but a fit Ogbonna would immediately replace the Paraguayan.

Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku is also reported to be suffering from his own groin injury and remains uncertain for the match next Wednesday.

That makes it difficult for the manager to find a replacement for the out of touch Felipe Anderson particularly as Nathan Holland too is carrying a problem and has only recently returned to training on grass.


West Ham have made the mistake in Jeremy Ngakia ordeal amid reported £260,000 potential fee

West Ham United look set to lose the right-back in the coming week.

By Mathew Nash

West Ham United appear to have lost the services of talented right-back Jeremy Ngakia, who has rejected any new contract offers on the table at the club and becomes a free agent at the end of this month.

David Moyes admitted to the press the other day, as reported by Football.London, that he feels Ngakia is ‘making a mistake’ turning his back on West Ham.

But the report details how West Ham were advised to tie down Ngakia in January but did not do so. If that is the case, then West Ham look like the ones to have made a mistake.

In fact, it could be a costly one.

Plenty of teams have been linked with a move for Ngakia in recent times. Plenty of them are in England. As reported by the Daily Mail, Watford appear to be at the top of that list.

West Ham will certainly hope he does end up at an English club, as they will then be due a fair sum of compensation.

However, should one of the reported Bundesliga teams interested get their man, such as Schalke, West Ham will reportedly (Mail) receive a fixed compensation fee of just £260,000.

That would be an incredibly low sum for a player of Ngakia’s talents and during a time of global financial trouble, a bitter pill to swallow for West Ham.

The 4th Official

West Ham United Locked In A 3 Way Battle For Manchester United Midfielder: One For The Future?

According to a recent report by Manchester Evening News, West Ham United are locked in a three-way transfer battle for Manchester United midfielder Dion McGhee who is set to become a free agent at the end of this month. The same source has also revealed that the Hammers will face stiff competition from Rangers and AZ Alkmaar in pursuit of the English playmaker this summer.

McGhee’s Rapid Rise In English Football

The Oldham-born talent has come through the Man United youth system before establishing himself as a first-team starter for Neil Wood’s Under-23 side. He has made nine appearances in the Premier League 2 this term but is yet to score or assist a goal so far.

However, McGhee deserves credit for showing a decent run of form for the Red Devils’ U-18 team, registering five goals and three assists in 33 matches for them across all competitions. Thus, it is quite a surprise that Man United are ready to give up on him before giving a proper shot at the senior level.

The promising teenager has still not made his senior debut for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team, so maybe a change of scenery this summer could help him earn more first-team minutes at the highest level in the coming seasons.

What Are The English Attacker’s Best Attributes?

McGhee can use his quickness and agility to make a few driving runs with the ball in the opposition half. He has a terrific balance and a low centre of gravity when dribbling with the ball and is not afraid to work hard for the benefit of his team. However, the English starlet needs to improve his productivity in the final third if he wants to be a success story in the Premier League someday.

Is McGhee A Prospect For The Future?

At the moment, McGhee is a raw talent and would need time to adjust to the demands of top-flight football. The Hammers will do well to lure him to the London Stadium as he could prove to be a shrewd, low-risk acquisition for David Moyes in the long-run.

McGhee will improve the overall depth of West Ham’s squad as Moyes could use him in the cup competitions to cope with fixture congestion better in the upcoming campaign. Plus, at 19, the English playmaker could be a prospect to look out for in the future based on his recent performances for Man United’s youth sides. Therefore, it makes sense for the East London outfit to give McGhee a chance before the start of the new season.

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Texas Iron 4:12 Thu Jun 25
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

the exile 3:44 Thu Jun 25
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"difficult for the manager to find a replacement for the out of touch Felipe Anderson"

Yarmolenko? Couldn't do any worse than Anderson.

Mex Martillo 2:45 Thu Jun 25
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Thanks Alan 1:42 Thu Jun 25

ted fenton 2:42 Thu Jun 25
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Thanks Alan 1:42 Thu Jun 25

geoffpikey 2:35 Thu Jun 25
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Thanks Alan

bill green 1:56 Thu Jun 25
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Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 1:42 Thu Jun 25
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Thanks Alan

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