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 1:45 Thu Nov 19
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Liverpool and Manchester United have received a boost over the possible signing of RB Leipzig's 22-year-old France centre-backDayot Upamecano as a decision over his future will be made in January. Bayern Munich cannot afford to sign him. (Bild via Mirror)

Chelsea's Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26, will go on loan and take a pay cut to help revive his career. (Sun)

Manchester United have an opportunity to sign France centre-back Raphael Varane, 27, from Real Madrid. (Manchester Evening News)

Real Madrid will challenge Barcelona for the signing of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, from Liverpool. (Corriere Dello Sport via Sport)

Former Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, 39, is in talks with Spanish third division club Racing de Murcia with a view to a return to playing. Eto'o retired in September 2019. (Goal)

Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 33, has put Manchester City on alert before the January transfer window after saying he is "tired of always being the problem" at the Nou Camp. (Express)

Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, is Real Madrid's top target if Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos leaves in the summer. (AS)

West Ham's Brazil winger Felipe Anderson, 27, could return early from his loan with Porto if the Portuguese side are able to re-sign Brazil striker Hulk, 34, from Shanghai SIPG in January. (Record - in Portuguese)

Barcelona look unlikely to sign Spain defender Eric Garcia, 19, in January as Manchester City are not willing to reduce their valuation of 20m euros (£17.8m).(Marca)

Arsenal have agreed to sign Tunisia Under-21 defender Omar Rekik, 18, from Hertha Berlin in January - and loan him back to the German club. (Football London)

Sevilla and Hertha Berlin are interested in signing Paris St-Germain's 27-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Brighton, Newcastle and Sheffield United are keen on signing Burnley's England midfielder Jack Cork, 31. (Mirror)

Eintracht Frankfurt's Dutch left-back Jetro Willems, 26, would be open to a move back to Newcastle United. Willems had his loan spell in the 2019-20 cut short by an anterior cruciate ligament injury. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given eight academy prospects the chance to impress during training this week amid the club's injury crisis. (Mirror)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi can become the club's Sir Alex Ferguson if he returns as manager, says Barca presidential candidate Victor Font. (Reuters)

Monaco's Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 33, says he is "disappointed" with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola. (CCMA via Goal)

Eighteen-year-old France midfielder Eduardo Camavinga says he dreams of joining a "great club" but has not ruled out renewing his contract at Rennes. (AS)

Premier League managers have come together to get the five-substitute rule back on the agenda. (Mirror)

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez disagrees with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and says the Premier League was right to drop the five-substitute rule. (Express)

Sport Witness

Player to have ‘last word’ on whether he joins West Ham in January window

Sébastien Haller finished his first season in England with seven league goals at West Ham United.

His failure to have a meaningful impact at the London Stadium saw David Moyes wanting a new striker in the last window. The Hammers, however, failed to bring a new No.9 through the door.

Two days ago, the Daily Mail reported the Premier League side have been offered a chance to sign Real Madrid’s Mariano Díaz, initially on a loan deal, in the winter market.

It was also stated West Bromwich Albion wanted the 27-year-old in the summer, but he was unsure of moving to a newly promoted club. However, the Daily Mail states, joining Moyes’ side ‘carries more appeal’.

Spanish newspaper AS have relayed the claims made in England about West Ham links and also provide their own information on this case.

Benfica wanted to take Mariano on loan and had reached an agreement with the La Liga winners in the summer. However, the player wasn’t willing to leave Zinedine Zidane’s side.

The report adds, like last summer, the ‘last word’ will be for Mariano, meaning the striker will have the final say on a potential move to West Ham or any other club in January.


EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle, West Ham among clubs offered free-agent striker

TEAMtalk can reveal that striker Ahmed Musa is hoping to secure a move back to English football in the coming weeks.

The Nigeria international is one of the more higher profile free agents currently available having left his former club Al Nassr last month.

Musa is understood to have interest from around Europe, but it is believed to be keen on having another crack at the Premier League.

Having only just turned 28, Musa believes he still has a lot to offer at the top level and that is evident given he cost Leicester £16m just a few years ago.

His time at the King Power Stadium did not going according to plan and after 18 months he was loaned back to his former club CSKA Moscow before moving to Saudi.

In his 58 appearances for Nassr, he scored 11 goals and provided 14 assists, helping the team win the 2018/19 Saudi league and Super Cup.

Now Musa’s representatives are talking with a host of clubs, including some in the Premier League.

We understand Crystal Palace, Newcastle, West Ham, Burnley and Sheffield United are amongst those who have been approached – but it remains to be seen if they will make an offer.

Musa also has interest from clubs in Spain, Italy and in Russia, where he has enjoyed success with CSKA earlier in his career.
Forced out

One club he will not be returning to his Leicester.

The forward was signed by Claudio Ranieri and after two goals against Barcelona in pre-season the Foxes looked to have signed a diamond.

“This is why we paid the money for him,” Ranieri told reporters after the game.

But he never made his mark at the club and Musa claimed that Leicester had “forced him out” when he departed.

In an explosive interview with OwnGoalNigeria he said: “I wanted to stay in England because that has been my dream for years but what will you do when you’re told a bid has been accepted for you?

“I had to move to where I know I will be celebrated.”

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Sydney_Iron 10:01 Tue Nov 24
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Checks Calender, what happened to Wednesday?

*Wobbles head

ted fenton 9:52 Tue Nov 24
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ramsgate 8:10 Tue Nov 24

balders 9:03 Tue Nov 24
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Hello M mate hope all is well

ramsgate 8:10 Tue Nov 24
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All good here Ted..... funny when you ain’t about ,people like Vexed shout there mouth off.. the old keyboard warriors come out 😂. The swing will be a bit rusty now 🤔

ramsgate 8:09 Tue Nov 24
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All good here Ted..... funny when you ain’t about ,people like Vexed shout there mouth off.. the old keyboard warriors come out 😂

ted fenton 4:24 Fri Nov 20
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Wow now that's a name that makes me remember WHO's 1st Golf Day pissed it off a handicap of 3 !!!!

Hope you're well ramsgate


ramsgate 12:16 Fri Nov 20
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brabrook 6:22 Thu Nov 19
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With Kind Regards 4:47 Thu Nov 19

Texas Iron 5:16 Thu Nov 19
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With Kind Regards 4:47 Thu Nov 19
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bill green 2:15 Thu Nov 19

bill green 2:15 Thu Nov 19
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ted fenton 1:48 Thu Nov 19

ted fenton 1:48 Thu Nov 19
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Thanks Alan 1:46 Thu Nov 19

Thanks Alan 1:46 Thu Nov 19
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Thanks Alan

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