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 12:39 Fri Jul 24
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Valencia are standing firm over the fee they want for winger Ferran Torres, 21, with Manchester City keen to sign the Spain Under-21 international. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Chelsea have been watching Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Jose Gimenez, 25, with manager Frank Lampard keen to address his team's defensive frailties. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Leroy Sane, 24, appeared to confirm during his own unveiling at Bayern Munich that his Germany team-mate Kai Havertz, 21, is heading to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen this summer. (Mail)

Chelsea and Havertz's agent have reached an agreement on personal terms for the Leverkusen midfielder. (Nicolo Schira on Twitter, via Star)

Blues boss Frank Lampard is interested in West Ham defender Declan Rice but Hammers legend Tony Carr has told the 21-year-old not to go. (Express)

Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has asked his agent to pause talks until the 28-year-old midfielder has finished Champions League duties with Bayern Munich. (Express)

Brighton have no plans to sell English defender Ben White, 22, to Leeds United, where he has been on loan this season. (Mail)

Bayern Munich say their Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara, 29, will not be allowed to leave the club cheaply after he was linked to Liverpool. (Metro)

Benfica have ended their pursuit of Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani, 33, with the former Paris St-Germain player demanding around £18m per season. (A Bola - in Portuguese)

Italian Serie C side Como have confirmed that they are in talks to sign former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli. The 29-year-old Italy international is set to leave his current club Brescia. (La Provincia di Como, via Football Italia)

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at appointing a director of football at the club this summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Jesse Lingard has urged his fellow England midfielder Jadon Sancho, 20, to leave Borussia Dortmund and join him at Manchester United this summer. (Evening Standard)

Sancho is one of five additions that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to make to his squad. However, he may have to sell some of his fringe players to generate funds. (Telegraph - subscription required)

But United have paused all their transfer activity after a crunch board meeting, with funds dependent on Champions League qualification. (Express)

US Women's World Cup winner Sam Mewis, 27, is heading to Manchester City from North Carolina Courage, while international team-mate Rose Lavelle, 25, is also considering a transfer to City from Washington Spirit. (Athletic)

Tottenham are tracking Roma and Italy midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, 21, who is viewed as a potential future signing. (Guardian)

West Ham are lining up Queens Park Rangers' English midfielder Eberechi Eze, 22, as one of their top transfer targets this summer, with Crystal Palace also interested in the £20m-rated player. (Evening Standard)

Ex-Netherlands forward and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp says he would be open to returning to the club as a coach in the future. (FourFourTwo)

Talk of the Toon

Newcastle ‘interested’ in West Ham winger who could leave for £15-£20m this summer – Report

A potential Saudi takeover may be dominating our thoughts right now, but with the transfer window opening on Monday, we best get used to being linked with a host of new names.
The latest player to be mentioned is Grady Diangana – an exciting young West Ham talent who the Hammers face a fight to keep a hold of this summer.

This comes from an ‘exclusive’ from The Sun’s Duncan Wright, who claims ourselves, Everton, Celtic and Ajax are all showing interest.

The 22-year-old winger has just enjoyed a hugely impressive loan spell with West Brom, bagging 8 goals and 7 assists in 31 appearances and regularly bamboozling Championship defences with his explosive mix of pace and trickery, however it’s reported he could pursue a permanent move away from the London Stadium if he isn’t given first team assurances by David Moyes.

Wright reports that West Ham would be tempted to cash in if an offer of ‘£15-£20m’ arrives and that the Baggies are keen to keep him after their automatic promotion back to the Premier League was confirmed on Wednesday night.

So, another name to add to the list, although I imagine we’ll be saving the biggest chunk of what could be a limited summer transfer budget on a goal scorer should a Saudi takeover collapse?

I’d also argue that West Ham will A) be highly reluctant to sell such a talented young player and B) will ask for more than ‘£15-20m’ if they do!

Who knows, but it’s absolutely vital we here a decision soon so we can focus on our transfer business next week – whether that be with our without new owners.


Report: West Ham United join the race for Brentford’s Said Benrahma

According to the Mirror, West Ham United manager David Moyes has joined the race for the signature of Brentford attacking midfielder Said Benrahma, and he is ready to sell some of his players in order to raise funds.

The Algerian is a wanted man in the Premier League after scoring 17 goals and registering eight assists in 43 Championship games, and both Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked.

Brentford will hope to seal promotion by winning the play-offs after narrowly missing out on the automatic spot to West Bromwich Albion, but failure to will see them lose Benrahma.

Moyes is said to be willing to put the attacking trio of Andriy Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson and Albian Ajeti up for sale just to bring in the 24-year-old.

The Hammers could do with a top-quality forward if they are to challenge for a top-ten finish next term, and Benrahma could prove to be a huge signing and hit the ground running at the London Stadium if landed.

Anderson cost West Ham £40 million two summers ago, but he has failed to live up to the hype and it appears that Moyes is ready to sacrifice the one-time club-record signing for Benrahma.

Yarmolenko has constantly struggled with his fitness while Ajeti isn’t even making the matchday squads anymore, and cashing in on them could do the Hammers some good this summer.

Football Insider

Exclusive: West Ham set sights on signing Monaco sensation

West Ham have set their sights on signing Monaco sensation Chrislain Matsima, Football Insider can reveal.

The Londoners are battling Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Hertha Berlin and Porto for the defender, 18, this summer.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that the club have been keeping close tabs on Matsima after his performances earned rave reviews.

Monaco may listen to offers this summer for their rising star even though he is under contract until 2022.

French clubs have been hit hard by the financial effects of the pandemic after their 2019-20 season was terminated in the wake of the March lockdown.

Matsima is a centre-back who has been capped by France at Under-18, Under-17 and Under-16 levels.

He featured in the first team for pre-season friendly against Standard Liege on Wednesday and is regarded as a star of the future.

West Ham are in the market for senior and less experienced centre-backs this summer.
Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop have emerged as David Moyes’ favoured centre-back partnership in the team’s relegation battle.

Fabian Balbuena is likely to leave this summer if West Ham’s asking price is met while loaned-out Winston Reid is not expected to play for the club again.

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Gidds 11:21 Fri Jul 24
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Cheers Alan

With Kind Regards 6:30 Fri Jul 24
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Chiff 6.23

chiff 6:23 Fri Jul 24
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Texas Iron 5:02 Fri Jul 24
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jimbo2. 4:34 Fri Jul 24
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Cheers Al!

blueeyed.handsomeman 1:28 Fri Jul 24
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THanks Alan, 12;50 friday 24th july 2029

Thanks Alan 12:50 Fri Jul 24
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Mr. Burns 12:40 Fri Jul 24

Mr. Burns 12:40 Fri Jul 24
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Thanks Al.

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