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 12:20 Wed Jul 15
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea are willing to offer 100m euros (£90.7m) for Atletico Madrid's Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak, 27. (AS - in Spanish)

Paris St-Germain have made Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 22, their top target. (Independent)

Barcelona have offered Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, 28, to Arsenal and Newcastle as they seek to free up funds for the signing of Inter Milan and Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22. (Goal)

Brazilian forward Neymar, 28, wants to return to Barcelona, and Paris St-Germain are calculating his value with two years remaining on his contract. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Southampton and Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 24, wants to join Tottenham, who could use English defender Kyle Walker-Peters, 23, in a deal. (Evening Standard)

Arsenal's 22-year-old English midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who can also play in defence, believes he will have to leave the club in order to get more first-team football. (Athletic - subscription required)

Manchester United are prepared to listen to offers for six players, including 27-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, to raise funds for new signings. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Celtic and Ajax are interested in West Ham's 22-year-old winger Grady Diangana, who is on loan at Championship side West Brom. The Baggies are also keen to sign the England Under-21 international permanently if they are promoted. (Sun)

Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 26, is close to signing a new five-year deal with the Italian club. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Lille and Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, 21, has chosen to join Napoli in a deal worth 81m euros (£73.5m). (RMC Sport - in French)

Manchester United will miss out on a £25m payment from kit sponsors Adidas if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. (Mail)

Liverpool's Scottish full-back Andy Robertson, 26, still thinks about playing for boyhood heroes Celtic but "would sign lifetime contract now" with the Reds. (Lockdown Tactics podcast via Express)

Sporting Lisbon are interested in signing Manchester City's 20-year-old Spanish right-back Pedro Porro on loan. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Barcelona have exercised the option to sign Sao Paulo's 19-year-old Brazilian striker Gustavo Maia. (ESPN)

Slask Wroclaw's Polish winger Przemyslaw Placheta, 22, is closing in on a move to Norwich City. (Gazeta Wyborcza via Norwich Evening News)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has declined to confirm whether French goalkeeper Illan Meslier will keep his place, with Spaniard Kiko Casilla having completed an eight-game ban imposed for racially abusing Charlton's England U20 forward Jonathan Leko. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Hearts are interested in bringing Scottish midfielder Sam Nicholson back to the club, but Bristol Rovers are favourites to sign the 25-year-old, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Colorado Rapids. (Daily Record)

Everton are in talks with FC Twente over the Dutch club's interest in taking midfielder Nathangelo Markelo, 21, back to his homeland on loan next season. (Liverpool Echo)

Tottenham have held talks with financially stricken Championship side Wigan over a £500,000 deal for 15-year-old midfielder Alfie Devine. (Mail)


GRADY RAID Celtic and Ajax chasing West Ham’s Grady Diangana after stunning West Brom loan

Exclusive Duncan Wright

AJAX and Celtic are among the clubs chasing Grady Diangana this summer with West Ham fighting a battle to convince him to stay at the club.

Diangana, 22, has been a huge hit on loan at West Brom this season and has played a key role in the club’s bid to secure automatic promotion back to the Premier League.

The Hammers want the winger back in their squad next season but he fears there could be a lack of opportunities with so many players in similar positions at the London Stadium.

SunSport understands Diangana believes it's vital for his development to continue playing regularly.

And that means he may look to leave West Ham on a permanent basis.

Dutch giants Ajax have made their interest known after seeing his West Brom performances this season, while Celtic scouts have also been impressed.

The Baggies would also like to make Diangana's move to the Hawthorns permanent should they seal promotion, though the Hammers would be looking for a fee of £15-£20million for their rising academy star.

There is also interest from Premier League rivals Everton and Newcastle, who are continuing to monitoring his progress.

Diangana has racked up seven goals and six assists in 27 appearances for Slaven Bilic's side in all competitions this term.

And the forward has bounced back from a hamstring injury that put him out of action in January up until football's suspension in March.

The 22-year-old, who was a favourite of former West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, has already played 17 times for the Hammers in the top flight.

And he's also made one appearance for England's Under-21 team.


Villas-Boas can no longer afford 15-goal Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle-linked star

M’Baye Niang’s stock has gone up considerably over the last two years. The Frenchman had a very impressive season for Rennes, scoring 15 goals in all competitions.

His performances for the French outfit attracted a ton of interest from top clubs, both in his home country, as well as from overseas.

L’Equipe claimed recently that Tottenham Hotspur were battling Marseille for Niang’s signature this summer. Foot Mercato claimed that West Ham and Newcastle were also interested in the Frenchman and the Premier League trio are set receive a huge boost in their pursuit.

Foot Mercato claim today that Marseille are considering other options now. The report says that Andre Villas-Boas’ side can longer afford Rennes’ £18 million asking price for Niang, and they are now focusing their attention to sign Leicester City’s Islam Slimani.

That changes things considerably for the Premier League trio considering that Marseille were Niang’s preferred destination, something that annoyed Rennes’ President Julien Stephan. (BuzzSport)

Boost for Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle?

Tottenham are in serious need of another striker. Spurs struggled massively in Harry Kane’s absence earlier this season and even with him back, there is a lot of pressure on his shoulders to deliver the goods every game.

A new striker will certainly ease the burden on Kane and Niang could well be the man. The former Watford loanee can play alongside Kane, in place of him or on either wing. His versatility will give Mourinho a number of options and his pace is perfect for the Spurs boss’ counter-attacking system.

Newcastle and West Ham could also do with a player like Niang. The Magpies’ record-signing Joelinton has struggled this term as has West Ham’s record-buy Sebastien Haller.

It will be interesting to see where the Frenchman will end up. The Premier League trio will not find it too difficult to afford his £18 million price tag but whether he chooses to return to England is an entirely different story.


West Ham in talks with Barcelona as two transfer options emerge

West Ham are looking to sign Moussa Wague from Barcelona.

By Alex Harris

West Ham are in talks with Barcelona over a potential deal for Moussa Wague. A new right-back is on the transfer agenda after Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia walked away from the London Stadium when their contracts expired last month.

West Ham face a nervy end to the Premier League campaign but are already planning for next term.

David Moyes' only option at right-back is Ryan Fredericks so competition will be needed.

According to Mundo Deportivo, West Ham have identified Barcelona starlet Moussa Wague as a leading target.

It is claimed the Hammers have two options if they wish to sign Wague in the summer transfer window.

They can either take the 21-year-old on loan with a €16million (£14.5m) option to buy or they can seal a permanent deal for €10m (£9.1m) this summer.

Nou Camp bosses prefer the latter option, despite the lesser sum, as they are eager to raise funds after their finances took a battering as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Barcelona signed Wague from Eupen in 2018 but he only managed six appearances for the first team before being sent on loan to Nice in January.

The Ligue 1 outfit declined to activate their option to buy the Senegal international when the season was cancelled early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Ham's future will become clear in the coming days as they bid to escape the relegation scrap.

The Hammers are three points clear of Bournemouth, who currently occupy the final spot in the drop zone.

They host Watford - the team one place below them in the table - on Friday in a six-pointer.

A victory and results going their way would all-but guarantee another season in the top flight.

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Texas Iron 11:48 Wed Jul 15
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Texas Iron 11:47 Wed Jul 15
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Barty 7:14 Wed Jul 15
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Good to see rights backs linked

Left backs next hopefully

blueeyed.handsomeman 3:09 Wed Jul 15
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THankYou Alan,Brother Coffee, Michael,Peter,THanks Alan, since 12;00 till now

THe Wague dogs the tail

PeterJ 2:47 Wed Jul 15
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Mike Oxsaw 12:36 Wed Jul 15
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Alan 12:48 Wed Jul 15
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BBC Sports news added.

Coffee 12:37 Wed Jul 15
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Isn't Wague a type of cow? Or is that bull?

Thanks, Alan.

Mike Oxsaw 12:36 Wed Jul 15
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Thanks Alan 12:26 Wed Jul 15

Diagana to Ajax/Celtic? That's their next interest payment sorted, then.

Alan 12:33 Wed Jul 15
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Wague story added.

Thanks Alan 12:26 Wed Jul 15
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Thanks Alan

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