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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
7%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
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 1:01 Fri Oct 16
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Chelsea were keen on a move for AC Milan's Italy keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, before signing 28-year-old Senegal international Edouard Mendy from Rennes - and could still try to tempt him to Stamford Bridge when his contract expires next summer. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)

Borussia Dortmund are not prepared to sell 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, who was linked with Manchester United during the summer, in the January transfer window. (Sport Bild, via Mail)

United captain Harry Maguire, 27, will not ask manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a break, despite a difficult start to the season for the England defender. (Mail)

Arsenal want to beat Manchester United to the £35m signing of 23-year-old Villarreal and Spain defender Pau Torres in January. (Express)

Chelsea have identified Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala, 22, as a potential transfer target. (Tutto Mercato Web - in Italian)

And Chelsea were willing to pay Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 33, £1m a week in a £225m transfer in 2014 - and the Argentine had agreed to join them. (Sky Sports)

Middlesbrough are attempting to sign DR Congo winger Yannick Bolasie, 31, on loan from Everton. (Sky Sports)

Championship side Swansea City want £18m from Tottenham Hotspur for 22-year-old Wales centre-back Joe Rodon. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, 26, has denied criticising manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team-mates when they were thrashed 6-1 by Tottenham before the international break. (Sport TV, via Metro)

Derby County owner Mel Morris says manager Phillip Cocu will not be sacked if the Rams lose to Watford on Friday as he also denied reports linking their ex-England striker Wayne Rooney with replacing the Dutchman. (Talksport)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and defender Gerard Pique, plus Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, were all "very, very close" to signing for Arsenal when they were teenagers, says former Gunners scout Francis Cagigao. (Guardian)








Mirror

Said Benrahma fails West Ham medical placing £25m transfer from Brentford in jeopardy

EXCLUSIVE: Said Benrahma has failed a medical at West Ham and may now not make the move to the London Stadium from Championship side Brentford

By Darren Lewis

West Ham have been rocked by the news that Said Benrahma has failed his medical - placing his £25million move back in jeopardy.

The setback is the latest body blow in a protracted series of events surrounding the Hammers’ pursuit of Brentford’s Algerian winger.

The Irons are understood to have learned the news early on Friday morning and have been working to find a way to keep the deal alive.

A Brentford source told Mirror Sport: "Nothing has been done yet. Conversations are ongoing."

The Hammers had been pushing ahead with the transfer following a fall-out between the player and his Championship club, believed to be financial.

That was resolved on his return from international duty on Wednesday, leading to a rearranged medical on Thursday. But the deal now looks to be off unless a solution can be found by 5pm.












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Mex Martillo 4:47 Fri Oct 16
Re: Friday newspapers
ted fenton 1:44 Fri Oct 16

Texas Iron 3:48 Fri Oct 16
Re: Friday newspapers
Cheers...

ted fenton 1:44 Fri Oct 16
Re: Friday newspapers
Thanks Alan 1:22 Fri Oct 16

Thanks Alan 1:22 Fri Oct 16
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gph, 1:04 Fri Oct 16

gph 1:04 Fri Oct 16
Re: Friday newspapers
Thanks, Alan.





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