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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
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3%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
21%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
34%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
36%
  



Alan 12:30 Sun Oct 11
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is being considered by both Manchester United and Manchester City. (Sunday Mirror)

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward will have no hesitation sacking manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if their season continues to disappoint. (Sunday Mirror)

West Ham United have made an offer of £17m plus add-ons for Brentford's Algeria forward Said Benrahma, 25. (90 Min)

Tottenham's on-loan forward Gareth Bale could be key to a Spurs move for his Wales team-mate and Swansea defender Joe Rodon, 22, this week. (Star on Sunday)

Leicester City also want Rodon but would prefer a move in January or next summer. (Sun on Sunday)

Liverpool are lining up a move for Stoke City's 27-year-old English goalkeeper Jack Butland. (Sunday Mirror)

Tottenham held summer talks with English striker Ollie Watkins, who was keen to join but chairman Daniel Levy was put off by Brentford's £28m fee for the 24-year-old, who recently scored a hat-trick for Aston Villa against Liverpool. (Football Insider)

Chelsea's Germany attacking midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, says the intensity in the Premier League is "very exhausting" compared with the Bundesliga. (Evening Standard)

Everton's Italy striker Moise Kean, 20, has revealed he is "not particularly upset" to have left English football after making a loan move to Paris St-Germain for the remainder of the season and says he could have returned to Juventus. (Mail on Sunday)

Manchester City's Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 29, says there are enough good players at the club if a move for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, does not materialise next summer and insists: "I don't really care." (Manchester Evening News)

New Leicester signing Wesley Fofana, the 19-year-old France Under-21 defender, says he "did not want to start a war" with Saint-Etienne, managed by former Foxes boss Claude Puel, but pleaded to be allowed a move. (L'Equipe, via Leicester Mercury)

Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku warned Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and English utility man Ashley Young to quit Manchester United and join him at Inter Milan because of the "divided" Old Trafford dressing room. (La Repubblica, via Mail on Sunday)

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists German midfielder Mesut Ozil, 31, could still be effective for the Gunners. (Goal)

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber has told season ticket holders they will not be left out of pocket if they buy pay-per-view matches. (Argus)

Former Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas said Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was one of the first people to call him after he suffered a heart attack while training with Porto. (ESPN)

Manchester United could have signed Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg in January, but decided against the deal because of agents' fees, before the 20-year-old eventually joined Borussia Dortmund. (ESPN)

Leeds United and Northern Ireland defender Stuart Dallas has revealed that Haaland - who is the son of former Elland Road player Alfe-Inge - was desperate for his shirt when they met at international level, and even sang Leeds anthem Marching On Together as they swapped. (Talksport)







90 Min

West Ham Submit Offer for Brentford Forward Said Benrahma

Exclusive - West Ham have made their move to sign Brentford's Said Benrahma by submitting an offer of £17m plus add-ons for the forward on Friday evening.

The 25-year-old played a vital role in Brentford's charge to the Championship play-off final in 2019/20, netting 17 times and providing a further nine assists in 43 league games (excluding the play-offs). But with the Bees unable to secure promotion to the top flight, a number of clubs have since shown an interest in Benrahma.

90min learned towards the end of August that Arsenal were interested in a double deal for Benrahma and David Raya, with the former being recommended to the Gunners after his displays last term. Crystal Palace also entered the race in September, making a loan offer with an obligation to buy. However, the player himself was uncertain over a move to Selhurst Park.

Now a source has confirmed to 90min that West Ham have now made their move for the Algerian by making a £17m offer plus add-ons for his services on Friday.

The Bees value Benrahma at closer to £25m, but they are yet to officially respond to the Hammers' offer. West Ham were fairly quiet during the summer transfer window with regards to incomings, but they are now looking to make their move to strengthen ahead of 16 October deadline for domestic transfers in England.

Brentford's menacing 'BMW' front three from 2019/20 has been split up, following the sale of Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa for around £30m with add-ons in September. There were question marks as to whether he would be able to perform in the Premier League, but he has since answered those questions - especially after his stunning hat-trick against Liverpool last time out.

David Moyes' West Ham side have made a fairly strong start to the season - the wins over Wolves and Leicester being obvious high points so far - with the front three of Jarrod Bowen, Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals all impressing. But following the departure of Felipe Anderson on loan, there is a need to add strength in depth in attack.

Benrahma would bring versatility, creativity and goals to this Hammers team, while he would also bring a different dimension to the attack. But it remains to be seen whether or not their offer for the talented forward will be accepted by Brentford at this late stage in the window.

According to reports the east Londoners have cooled their interest in Bournemouth forward Joshua King due to rising fees involved.

The Norway international is apparently keen to wait for a ‘top six’ side to make a move, or to simply enter the final six months of his contract in January 2021 and entertain offers from abroad.


FLW

West Ham United have moved a step closer to signing Said Benrahma with them agreeing on personal terms with the Algerian winger.

Benrahma is a very gifted footballer and showed his quality to great effect last season for Brentford as they made the play-off final.

However, with them losing to Fulham it became quickly apparent that the Bees’ best stars were going to leave the club, or at least get linked away, with Ollie Watkins already leaving for Aston Villa.

And, with days left in the domestic window, it looks as though Benrahma could be set for an exit from west London with Nicolo Schira reporting that personal terms have now been agreed on a five-year deal with West Ham and all that remains to be done is that the clubs reach a fee for the move

The Verdict

West Ham still have some money to spend and it seems as though they are looking to use it on Benrahma.

They’ve had recent success in signing players from the Championship with the likes of Jarrod Bowen doing well and there’s no reason why Benrahma can’t also step up to the plate.

He brings goals and assists in abundance and could be a fine signing for the Hammers so let’s see how things develop.





HITC

Moyes wants to raid Preston to bring Ben Davies to West Ham this week

Olly Dawes

According to The Sunday Mirror, West Ham United are interested in signing Preston North End defender Ben Davies this week.

It’s claimed that the Hammers are desperate to sign a new centre back this week, and David Moyes has a couple of options in mind ahead of Friday’s domestic deadline.

Watford’ Craig Dawson is one option, seemingly more so than Swansea City’s Joe Rodon right now, but Davies is also a player on Moyes’ wish list.

The report notes that Moyes knows all about Davies because he has ‘strong links’ at Preston, where he was both a player and manager.

Davies, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning West Ham may be eyeing up a bargain bid for the North End star in the coming days.

Davies has come up through the Preston ranks, and having been miscast as a left back in the past, he has become one of the Championship’s top centre backs under Alex Neil.

He isn’t the biggest of centre backs at just over 6ft tall, but he is quick, reads the game well and passes out from the back well, meaning he could be ideal as the left-sided centre back in Moyes’ current 3-4-3 system.

Preston are demanding £10million for Davies according to the Sheffield Star, meaning West Ham will have to come up with an offer in that region to secure a late deal – though the Hammers will surely test the water with a lower bid.






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Jasnik 11:33 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Algerian winger.a winger but we have too many..just forget it

Texas Iron 4:53 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

Mex Martillo 3:32 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
With Kind Regards 1:23 Sun Oct 11

geoffpikey 2:03 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks, as always, Alan.

With Kind Regards 1:23 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 1:05 Sun Oct 11

bill green 1:05 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:55 Sun Oct 11

Kaiser Zoso 1:05 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:55 Sun Oct 11

Thanks Alan 12:55 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 12:36 Sun Oct 11

ted fenton 12:36 Sun Oct 11
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.





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