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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
9%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
32%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
25%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



Alan 1:40 Sat Jan 30
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Liverpool are planning a loan move for New York Red Bulls and United States defender Aaron Long, 28. (ESPN)

The Anfield club is set to spend the final 72 hours of the transfer window in a late bid to sign a centre-half after Joel Matip joined the injury list. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Real Madrid will move for France and Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, this summer. (Marca)

Paris St-Germain are eager to reunite boss Mauricio Pochettino with Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli, 24, with the Ligue 1 side confident the England man will want to stay for longer once he has experienced the club. (Eurosport)

Turkish side Trabzonspor believe they have reached an agreement to sign Tottenham and England left-back Danny Rose, 30. (Talksport)

Leicester City and England winger Demarai Gray, 24, has agreed personal terms with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen but the two clubs are haggling over the fee. (Bild - in German)

Spain defender Sergio Ramos, 34, is yet to agree a new deal with Real Madrid, a month after the two parties met to discuss extending his contract, which is due to expire this summer. (Marca)

Manchester City are closing in on the double signing of Fluminense's Brazilian youngsters Kayky and Metinho, who are both 17, in a deal worth £9m. (Goal)

Pep Guardiola's side are not interested in pursuing Bayern Munich and Austria defender David Alaba, 28, in January or in the summer, with the club's attention being on signing a striker. (Manchester Evening News)

Southampton are trying to sign Arsenal and England full-back/midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, on loan before the January transfer window closes on Monday. (Sun)

West Brom are also interested in Maitland-Niles, who wants more playing time. (Mail)

Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas, 43, is expected to leave Marseille at the end of the season. (Eurosport)

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says the club would listen to tempting offers for "any player" in their squad, including Scotland midfielder Matt Ritchie, 31, if the price was right. (Chronicle)

Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone, 23, is set to sign on loan at Valencia for the rest of the season after the Italian's disappointing loan spell at Fiorentina came to an early end. (Mail)

West Brom have agreed to sign Celta Vigo's Okay Yokuslu, 26, although they need to convince the Turkey midfielder to come to The Hawthorns. (RMC, via Team Talk)

Aston Villa and France defender Frederic Guilbert, 26, has agreed a loan move to Ligue 1 side Strasbourg having not featured in the Premier league this season. (Football Insider)

West Ham are interested in River Plate and Argentina right-back Gonzalo Montiel, 24, but may still be put off by his £9m asking price. (AS, via Team Talk)

Everton and Turkey striker Cenk Tosun, 29, wants to return to former club Besiktas on loan. (NTV Spor, via Goal - in German)

Denmark goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, 31, is to leave Everton and re-sign for former club FC Midtjylland. (Liverpool Echo)

Birmingham City are set to sign Aberdeen and England striker Sam Cosgrave for £2m, with Dons boss Derek McInnes preparing to lose the 24-year-old. (Sky Sports)

Preston North End are planning a late move for Doncaster Rovers and England defender Joe Wright, 25, with the centre-half available for a small fee because his contract expires in the summer. (Football Insider)

Fulham and Scotland midfielder Kevin McDonald, 32, is weighing up whether to continue his playing career with a loan move to the Championship or to retire and take a permanent coaching role. (Sky Sports).






Football 365

Liverpool ‘make enquiry’ for out-of-favour West Ham defender

Liverpool have made an enquiry over West Ham defender Issa Diop as they search for a centre-back before the transfer deadline.

The Reds are keen to strengthen their defensive ranks with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Fabinho and Joel Matip all on the sidelines.

Saturday’s Gossip suggests Liverpool could move for New York Red Bulls’ USA international Aaron Long, with Reading also eyeing a loan move for the 28-year-old.

The Athletic is reporting that Liverpool’s most likely solution will involve a loan signing or the recruitment of a free agent. It is also claimed that the champions have made an approach to West Ham’s Diop.

The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the London Stadium and sources close to the player say Liverpool have been in touch.

But West Ham are unlikely to sanction a loan deal without an obligation to buy, with a figure of £20million likely to be acceptable to the Hammers.




Nigeria Soccer

Odubeko Sends Moyes Reminder Of His Qualities With Brace For West Ham

Manchester United academy product Mipo Odubeko sent West Ham's first-team manager David Moyes a reminder of his qualities by being involved in all the three goals as the Hammers beat Southampton B 3-1 in the Premier League 2 on Friday night.

Odubeko is the third different player with a Nigerian background that Moyes has handed debuts to this season, the others being Ajibola Alese and Dapo Afolayan.

The 18-year-old returned from injury to be named in the starting lineup along with Alese and Afolayan, while Zuriel
Otseh-Taiwo, David Agbontohoma and Kazeem Olaigbe started for the Saints at the Rush Green Stadium.

Odubeko opened the scoring with a simple finish after he was set up by Afolayan in the 26th minute and the number 9 doubled the advantage from close range on 38 minutes with Afolayan involved in the build-up to the goal.

Olaigbe fired low past the West Ham goalkeeper to half the deficit in the 61st minute but the two-goal cushion was restored when Odubeko laid a pass to exciting midfielder Dan Chesters who slipped the ball under the goalkeeper twenty minutes from time.

Despite the win, West Ham remain bottom of the division with eight points from 12 games.




OS

Gonçalo Cardoso joins FC Basel on loan

West Ham United can confirm that defender Gonçalo Cardoso has joined Swiss side FC Basel on an 18-month loan deal.

The Portugal youth international has featured eight times for the development squad so far this campaign, having made 16 appearances last season.

Cardoso will now look to acquire valuable first-team experience at Basel, who currently sit fourth in the Swiss Super League, nine points behind leaders Young Boys.

Everybody at West Ham United would like to wish Gonçalo all the best for his loan spell.



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Mex Martillo 9:42 Sun Jan 31
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
brabrook 2:51 Sat Jan 30

the exile 3:56 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cardoso replaced in the U23s by up and coming youngster Winston Reid.

Texas Iron 3:17 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

brabrook 2:51 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
With Kind Regards 2:32 Sat Jan 30

With Kind Regards 2:32 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 2:24 Sat Jan 30

Thanks Alan 2:24 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:20 Sat Jan 30

ted fenton 2:20 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 1:57 Sat Jan 30

bill green 1:57 Sat Jan 30
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
thanks Alan





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