WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
1%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
12%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
37%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
42%
  



Alan 1:30 Sat Sep 5
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, will leave for the right price this summer with Manchester United and Manchester City leading the charge to sign him. (Talksport)

Manchester City are set to put in a fresh offer of £66m plus add-ons for Koulibaly next week. (Inside Futbol)

Chelsea's pursuit of Germany international midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, from Bayer Leverkusen was being driven by owner Roman Abramovich rather than manager Frank Lampard. (Express)

Chelsea's new Germany forward Timo Werner, 24, rejected the chance to move to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola called him to discuss a potential move. (Mail)

West Ham have made a bid worth more than £20m for Burnley's English centre-back James Tarkowski, 27. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona have agreed terms to sign Dutch winger Memphis Depay, 26, from Lyon. (Teamtalk)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has backtracked on claims that he would never manage Barcelona because of his allegiance to rivals Espanyol. (Sun)

Manchester United are prepared to walk away from attempting to sign Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho as they feel the German club's valuation of the 20-year-old is too high. (Star)

Manchester United are also not willing to lower their £18m valuation of English defender Chris Smalling, 30, but there is hope that a deal with Roma can still be reached. (Corriere Dello Sport, via Star)

Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has arrived on Tyneside for talks with Newcastle United. The 26-year-old is a free agent after leaving Bournemouth. (Sky Sports)

Arsenal have offered French duo Matteo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette in a swap deal for 27-year-old Ghana and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. (Mirror)

Tottenham's offer for Barcelona's 20-year-old midfielder Lucas de Vega has been rejected by the La Liga side. Although De Vega wants to move, Barca want to make him a major part of their B team next season. (Sport - in Spanish)

Leeds are in talks with Feyenoord over striker Crysencio Summerville, with the 18-year old "allowed to leave" the Netherlands club for Elland Road. (Leeds Live)

Barcelona are confident that Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 29, can be lured away from Liverpool in this transfer window. (Goal)

West Ham are refusing to match Brentford's £20m valuation of Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25. (Telegraph)

Aston Villa have made a breakthrough in negotiations over a deal to sign Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, 24. (Football Insider)

Aston Villa have also had a bid for Bournemouth's English striker Callum Wilson, 28, rejected. (Talksport)

Tottenham are set to be offered Italian playmaker Federico Bernardeschi, 26, as part of Juventus' efforts to sign French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 23, from the north London club. (CalcioMercato - in Italian)

Barcelona are keen to move French defender Samuel Umtiti, 26, out of the club. (Mundo Deportivo)






Guardian

West Ham captain Mark Noble 'angry' after West Brom sign Grady Diangana

Hammers’ captain tweets disapproval about sale of ‘great kid’
Winger Diangana signs for West Brom on five-year deal

West Ham’s captain, Mark Noble, has said he is “sad and angry” after West Brom completed the permanent signing of the winger Grady Diangana from the London club.

Noble tweeted his disapproval of the loss of a player with Diangana’s potential, writing: “As captain of this football club I’m gutted, angry and sad that Grady has left, great kid with a great future!!!!!” The post was liked by teammate Declan Rice, who has been a target for Chelsea this summer.

Diangana spent last season on loan at the Hawthorns as Slaven Bilic’s side sealed promotion to the Premier League and he has returned on a five-year deal.

The 22-year-old scored eight goals in 30 appearances for West Brom and the England Under-21 international is excited to make his mark in the top flight. He said: “I know I can bring more to the game and to the team. I’m still young and last year was like my first season in senior football. I feel I am only going to get better.

“And I believe in the style of football we play under Slaven. I think we will be suited for the challenge ahead because if you can’t keep the ball in the Premier League it will be tough. We have the quality to do that and compete and if we go with the ambition of doing well and not just surviving we can exceed some people’s expectations.”





Express

Liverpool can finally land their Nabil Fekir in Felipe Anderson with '£5m loan available'

West Ham have reportedly made Felipe Anderson available for loan and he could prove an unlikely hit at Liverpool if Jurgen Klopp is willing to take a chance on the forward.

By Ryan Taylor

Liverpool may have struck gold in their pursuit of another forward in the form of West Ham winger Felipe Anderson. While it's understood there is no interest in the player at this given moment, the Brazilian represents a surprise solution in Jurgen Klopp's pursuit of attacking reinforcements.

At the start of the year Liverpool had planned to launch a summer raid for Chelsea frontman Timo Werner, who was then of RB Leipzig.

His arrival would have kept attacking staples Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on their toes ahead of the new season.

When Salah and Mane set off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, Werner would be handed a starting berth and a chance to nail down his place in the side.

COVID-19 then threw a major spanner in the works and saw Liverpool withdraw their interest due to the financial implications of the crisis.

Now they're seeking cost-effective answers to plug small gaps in their squad.

Rhian Brewster looks set to stay at Anfield but the futures of Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson remain uncertain.

Liverpool need options in reserve in the final third and now it's emerged that Anderson may be available after falling out of favour under David Moyes.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Anderson in a £5million loan deal.

West Ham are keen to get the winger off the books, despite outrage from club captain Mark Noble at the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom.

Anderson earns around £140,000 and the Hammers may still be prepared to pay a percentage of those wages during any loan spell.

The former Lazio man would bring something to the table that has been missing at Liverpool since the days of Philippe Coutinho.

His drive and eye for goal from attacking midfield can help unlock deep defences while also proving a real asset on the counter attack.

That's why the Reds moved to sign Nabil Fekir in June 2018 before the deal collapsed at the eleventh hour.

While Fekir arguably has more quality on the ball, Anderson has all the makings of a Klopp forward.

A loan deal represents a wildcard experiment and at the ripe age of 27, Anderson still has plenty more to give to the Premier League despite a lack of confidence.

Simply sharing the dressing room with the Premier League champions would elevate and motivate a disillusioned Anderson.

In the past, he has caused Liverpool major problems and Klopp and his players will be well aware of his quality.

He gave makeshift full-back James Milner a torrid evening in a frustrating 1-1 draw between West Ham and Liverpool in February 2019.

In Anderson, Liverpool would immediately bolster their squad depth and he would be trusted to ensure the standards would not drop when handed a chance to sign.

He was largely outstanding in his first Premier League season and that player can be unlocked on Merseyside.

For a mere £5m fee, it's a risk free operation with huge reward for Klopp and the Liverpool hierarchy ahead of another demanding season.


Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Texas Iron 10:48 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Mex Martillo 7:27 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The day just keeps getting worse Geoffpikey

ted fenton 2:02 Sat Sep 5

Vexed 2:11 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:02 Sat Sep

Thanks Alan

Fuck you Ted

ted fenton 2:02 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:38 Sat Sep 5

geoffpikey 1:47 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan. Appreciated.

Another depressing day when no one can say anything positive about West Ham United. Wonder why?

Thanks Alan 1:38 Sat Sep 5
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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