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
4%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
28%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
29%
  



Alan 12:41 Sun Jan 3
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United will sell France midfielder Paul Pogba, 27, in the summer after accepting that he will not sign a new contract. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United are unsure whether to pursue 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more interested in his Borussia Dortmund colleague and 20-year-old Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland. (Sunday Mirror)

New Paris St-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes 22-year-old France forward Kylian Mbappe will sign a new contract amid interest from Liverpool. (AS)

Atalanta are keen on loaning 18-year-old Ivorian winger Amad Diallo to Manchester United for the rest of the season. (Manchester Evening News)

Diallo has the paperwork to complete his move to Manchester United but Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says the club have made a late plea to keep him. (Star on Sunday)

William Saliba is ready to take a pay cut to leave Arsenal, with a host of clubs expected to bid for the 19-year-old French defender in the January transfer window. (L'Equipe via Sport Witness)

Newcastle are among the clubs offered the chance to sign Leicester's former England Under-21 midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Crystal Palace and Leicester are among the clubs interested in Schalke's Turkish defender Ozan Kabak, 20. (Mail on Sunday)

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is hopeful of a loan move for Chelsea's 23-year-old England defender Fikayo Tomori. (Mail on Sunday)

France forward Olivier Giroud, 34 - who has been linked with West Ham -says he would like to stay at Chelsea and win trophies. (Sky Sports)

Versatile Netherlands international Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 23, wants to stay at Manchester United despite recently turning down a new contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Stoke are in talks to sign Wales and former Manchester City winger Rabbi Matondo, 20, on loan from German side Schalke. (Mail on Sunday)

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta says he will not be drawn into naming potential transfer targets, unlike his rivals for the position. (Goal)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has opted against signing Manchester United's Wales winger Daniel James, 23, and Middlesbrough's English winger Duncan Watmore, 26. He favours a centre-back, midfielder and striker instead. (Mail on Sunday)

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Germany midfielder Julian Brandt, 24, in January but Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says there has been no contact. (Bild via Goal)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has asked fans to be patient over the form of Germany midfielder Kai Havertz, 21, who joined from Bayer Leverkusen in September. (Sunday Telegraph)

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman thinks some of his players should leave in search of regular football. (Sport)

Koeman says he has no regrets at seeing Luis Suarez leave Barcelona, claiming the decision to let the 33-year-old Uruguay striker join Atletico Madrid in September was taken by those above him. (Goal)

Inter Milan have offered former Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. The Dane, 28, has also been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain. (Marca)







The 4th Official

West Ham United Showing Interest In This La Liga Full-Back: What Will He Add To Moyes’ Team?

In a recent report, Mundo Deportivo has claimed that West Ham United are showing interest in Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo. However, it is understood that “nothing concrete” has taken place yet between the Hammers and the Catalans with regards to a move involving the Spanish defensive ace (via Mundo Deportivo).

Firpo’s Lacklustre Season At The Nou Camp

Firpo has endured a frustrating season at the Nou Camp thus far after failing to make himself a regular starter in Ronald Koeman’s first XI. He has made eight appearances for Barca this term, securing one assist and one yellow card in the process across all fronts.

The 24-year-old has missed a couple of games this season due to a muscle injury but has spent most of his time on the bench. He has struggled to be consistent as evidenced by his average of 0.4 tackles, 0.4 interceptions, 0.9 clearances, 0.6 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League group stages. Firpo has also been quite tidy with his ball-distribution as he has completed 91.9% of his attempted passes in both those competitions.

The Spanish sensation needs to secure more first-team football if he wants to develop into a world-class player in his position in the coming seasons. Hence, he might be tempted to move to the London Stadium if the Hammers decide to launch a bid for him this month or at the end of this campaign.

What Will The Spanish Full-Back Add To David Moyes’ Team?

Firpo has the pace to make some driving runs with the ball in the opposition half. He is a bright and energetic left-back who can deliver some promising crosses into the opposition penalty area. The four-time Spanish Under-21 international has also proven himself to be a reliable defender inside his half. However, the lack of game time has disrupted his development at the Nou Camp over the past 18 months.

Recruiting someone of Firpo’s quality and potential could be a shrewd move for the Hammers as they can benefit from adding more competition for Arthur Masuaku, who has flattered to deceive with his performances this season. David Moyes has often used Aaron Cresswell as a makeshift centre-back, so there is enough room in his squad for a player of Firpo’s skillset.

Furthermore, the Spaniard could also help the East London outfit secure a top-half finish in the Premier League standings, so Moyes should consider engineering a move to bring him to the English capital before the January transfer window slams shut at the start of next month.




HITC

Moyes wants to re-sign ex-West Ham United star Marko Arnautovic

Olly Dawes

According to The Mirror, West Ham United boss David Moyes is keen to bring Marko Arnautovic back to the club.

It’s claimed that Moyes is in the market for a new striker in January, and wants to revisit a potential deal to re-sign the Austrian.

The Hammers want to take Arnautovic on loan until the end of the season, given that the Chinese season ended back in November.

West Ham allegedly looked into re-signing Arnautovic last January, but no deal was struck as the global pandemic was just emerging in China.

The 31-year-old thrived under Moyes in the 2017-18 season, racking up 11 goals and six assists in 26 appearances under the Scot.

Arnautovic left for Shanghai SIPG in July 2019, but if Moyes gets his way, the Austrian will end up spending the rest of the season back at the London Stadium.



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Texas Iron 12:12 Mon Jan 4
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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With Kind Regards 5:26 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thank you Alan.

Texas Iron 5:17 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Mex Martillo 4:11 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Kaiser Zoso 12:53 Sun Jan 3

Kaiser Zoso 12:53 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 12:51 Sun Jan 3

ted fenton 12:51 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:48 Sun Jan 3

Thanks Alan 12:48 Sun Jan 3
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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