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

Alan 10:22 Wed Oct 28
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United will move for French RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, next summer. (Times)

Liverpool are the latest club to scout Iceland Under-21s midfielder Isak Bergmann Johannesson, 17, who plays for IFK Norrkoping in Sweden. (Expressen - in Swedish)

Johannesson has also been watched by Manchester United and Juventus. (Aftonbladet - in Swedish)

Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, 26, has hired bodyguards to protect him and his wife, as they were reportedly subjected to death threats after he injured Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the recent Merseyside derby. (Mail)

Juventus tried to sign Barcelona's Spain forward Ansu Fati, 17, in the summer. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton are to offer England Under-21s full-back Tariq Lamptey, 20, a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe's proposed move to Real Madrid next summer is "done", according to Adil Rami, a former team-mate of the France international, 21. (RMC Sport, via Metro)

Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre believes speculation around winger Jadon Sancho's proposed move to Manchester United may have caused the 20-year-old England international's drop in form. (Mirror)

Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez, 23, says he "does not know" what will happen in the future but is currently happy at Inter Milan. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester City's Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez, 29, is open to one day returning to France and joining boyhood club Marseille. (Canal Plus, via Sun)

Barcelona will attempted to sign PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands striker Donyell Malen, 21, if they fail to complete a deal for Memphis Depay. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Manchester United's 33-year-old Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been offered the chance to re-join Racing Club de Avellaneda, but he will need to take a major pay cut. (Star)

Championship side Birmingham City are among the clubs interested in signing former Brazil forward and free agent Alexandre Pato, 31. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal's technical director Edu overruled manager Mikel Arteta in signing Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, 27, ahead of Lyon's 22-year-old France international Houssem Aouar. (L'Equipe, via Express)

Arsenal face competition from French champions PSG and Italian champions Juventus to sign Aouar. (Tuttosport, via Sun)

Aston Villa tried to sign Strasbourg's French defender Mohamed Simakan, 20, during the summer transfer window and could try again in January. AC Milan, Lyon and Borussia Dortmund were also interested. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Leeds are planning to release Irish defender Conor Shaughnessy, 24, after he failed to secure a move away during the transfer window. (Football Insider)


Hammers on Czech scouting mission

West Ham are eagerly scouting the Czech republic top clubs after successes with Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague.

The Hammers missed out a Slavia Prague centre back Michal Frydrych who moved to Polish side Wisla Kraków for £750,000.

The Irons are on the lookout for a striker and a centre back and could find value in the Fortuna Liga.

Sparta Prague leads the Czech first league table with 25-year-old striker Lukas Jullis the top scorer in the league with six goals so far this season.

Adam Hlozek who plays as a second striker is the second-highest goalscorer with four goals to his name, he also plays for league leaders Sparta Prague.

Sparta have 22-yar-old Ladislav Krejčí centre back partner 31-year-old Ondřej Čelůstka in the centre of their defence.

Slavia Prague are second the league despite losing Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek,

They have a 19-year-old centre back called David Zima who partners 33-year-old Ondřej Kúdela

Upfront, Slavia Prague has 22-year-old Petar Musa who has scored two goals from six appearances this season.

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

whu4eva 9:40 Thu Oct 29
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Vexed 3:11 Wed Oct 28

Hard working grafters who are resourceful with a bit of end product and toughness

Kelly Smunt 6:34 Wed Oct 28
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the exile 12:01 Wed Oct 28
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I prefer Upton Prague

Mex Martillo 3:42 Wed Oct 28
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ted fenton 1:44 Wed Oct 28

Vexed 3:11 Wed Oct 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I like that we appear to have found ourselves a relatively untapped market of Moyes-style players. I like the Czechs.

Razzman 2:38 Wed Oct 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Czech mate Alan

ted fenton 1:44 Wed Oct 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 11:36 Wed Oct 28

the exile 12:01 Wed Oct 28
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Slavia Stratford.

Thanks Alan 11:36 Wed Oct 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mad Dog 10:27 Wed Oct 28

Mad Dog 10:27 Wed Oct 28
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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