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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 12:36 Mon Feb 1
Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Leicester City are interested in signing Watford and England midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah, 26, on transfer deadline day. (Leicester Mercury)

Liverpool have made an approach for Marseille and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta Car, 24. (Mail)

Leicester are set to make a late loan move for Arsenal and England defender/midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle are also interested in the 23-year-old. (Mirror)

Paris St-Germain's Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 31, has turned down the chance to join Newcastle United on loan. (L'Equipe - in French)

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 30, is set to join Boca Juniors on a free transfer after the Red Devils agreed to terminate the Argentina international's contract early. (Sun)

As well as Rojo, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been instructed to sell Phil Jones and Sergio Romero in order to free up funds to sign a defender this summer. (Mirror)

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, 28, who has been linked with a move back to Tottenham, could stay at Inter Milan beyond Monday's transfer deadline and play an important role for the team, says the Italian club's chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. (Sky Sports)

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino wants to take Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 34, to Paris St-Germain in the summer. (Independent)

RB Leipzig and France centre-half Dayot Upamecano, 22, could be set to arrive in the Premier League this year as his agent says he will choose between two "top" English clubs and Bayern Munich "soon". (Mail)

Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, 24, has revealed France team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 22, has tried to convince him to join him at Paris St-Germain. (Goal)

West Brom want to sign two players on transfer deadline day and are interested in bringing in Turkey defender Okay Yokuslu, 26, from Celta Vigo and English right-back Japhet Tanganga, 21, from Tottenham. (Express and Star)

Birmingham City have made a £3m bid to land Hibernian's 23-year-old Scottish striker Kevin Nisbet. (Scottish Sun)

Newcastle United's American defender DeAndre Yedlin, 27, is set to complete a permanent move to Galatasaray. (Sky Sports)

Southampton are in talks with Chelsea over a loan move for 19-year-old Scottish midfielder Billy Gilmour. (Mail)

Newcastle United are keen to sign Leicester City's English midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, on a loan deal until the end of the season. (Chronicle)

Burnley are interested in a deadline-day move for Bournemouth and Norway striker Josh King, 29, although wages could be a stumbling block. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Watford have opened talks with Newcastle United over a loan deal for English midfielder Matty Longstaff, 20. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are in talks with Fluminense to sign 17-year-old Brazilian midfielders Kayky and Metinho, but the South American club want more than the £15m package they have been offered. (Mail)

Brighton's English striker Glenn Murray, 37, who has been on loan at Watford, is expected to move on a permanent transfer to Nottingham Forest. (Argus)

Blackburn Rovers want to sign Manchester City's English central defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 19, on loan. (Lancashire Telegraph)

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says the Saints do not have the money to sign the players he wants. (Southern Daily Echo)

Manchester City's Dutch winger Jayden Braaf, 18, is set to join Serie A side Udinese on loan for the rest of the season. (Mail)

Huddersfield Town want to sign Stoke City's English striker Lee Gregory, 32. (Football Insider)

Guardian Rumour Mill

Barry Glendenning

While the global pandemic and all the financial uncertainty that comes with it has resulted in an uncharacteristically quiet January transfer window, deadline day is upon us and with it comes the last-ditch opportunity for clubs to engage in the kind of wheeler-dealing, horse-trading and panic-purchasing that is sure to warm the cockles of Sky Sport News reporters posted in otherwise perishing conditions outside training grounds and stadiums the length and breadth of the nation.

They are likely to report on little more than the sound of crickets and rolling tumbleweed, as a late flurry of transfer activity seems extremely unlikely, following an uncharacteristically dry January in which just five permanent transfers have been completed by Premier League clubs thus far.

Liverpool’s hunt for a centre-back has been well documented and despite being linked with a host of big-name stoppers, the champions are reported to have all but completed the underwhelming acquisition of Ben Davies from Preston for the trifling fee of £2m. The 25-year-old, who had been in talks with Celtic about an end-of-season move, is expected to complete a medical this morning and could be joined at Liverpool’s well appointed new training ground by Marseille’s Croatian defender Duje Caleta Car.

Despite hankering for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Dele Alli looks increasingly likely to stay at Tottenham Hotspur for the foreseeable future. In José Mourinho’s bad books and out of the Tottenham side that lost against Brighton on Sunday night, the midfielder will only be allowed leave if Christian Eriksen returns on loan from Inter. All available evidence – specifically, some unsubstantiated hearsay – suggests there is little or no chance of the English club reaching an agreement with their Italian counterparts ahead of Monday’s 11pm GMT deadline.

Elsewhere in north London, Arsenal are reported to be mulling over a late “swoop” for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, and could free up a dressing-room peg for the Dutchman by sending Ainsley Maitland-Niles out on loan to Leicester City. The England international also has admirers in Newcastle, West Brom and Southampton but is believed to prefer the idea of a move to the King Power Stadium. On what could be a busy day in the Arsenal departures lounge, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson may also be shipped out on loan to destinations as yet unknown. Skodhran Mustafi has also been told he can leave and remains endearingly hopeful of a call from Liverpool.

West Brom plan to boost their increasingly forlorn hopes of survival in the Premier League by bringing in Tottenham’s 21-year-old right-back Japhet Tanganga. The Baggies are also closing in on Celta Vigo midfielder Okay Yokuslu, who is expected to sign on loan until the end of the season. Further north, Newcastle want to bring Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury to St James’ Park on loan, and could send Matty Longstaff off to Watford.

Meanwhile in Istanbul, Cenk Tosun has completed his loan move to Besiktas, following an underwhelming spell at Everton in which he scored just nine goals in 49 appearances since arriving from the Turkish club in 2018.

And finally, it wouldn’t be deadline day without speculation regarding the future of Josh King, who remains at Bournemouth despite having been linked with more clubs than you can shake a rolled-up copy of Four-Four-Two magazine at in recent windows. Burnley are the latest Premier League outfit to express interest in the Norwegian’s goalscoring services but his apparently prohibitive wage demands mean a deal seems unlikely.

The 72

Brentford and West Ham Ready to do Business with Winston Reid ‘Set To Sign’ for the Bees

Brentford are in talks with West Ham United to bring in defender Winston Reid, reports claims.
The 32-year-old is yet to feature in the Premier League for David Moyes’ side this season. The New Zealander has been at the club since the 2010/11 season and has proved a hugely influential player in his time there.

But Moyes has seemingly moved in other directions and its left Reid in the doldrums. Now though, Brentford ‘are set to sign’ the defender

Reid spent last season out on loan with MLS side Sporting Kansas City. He featured 12 times in the league and scored once, but returned to West Ham no closer to the starting XI.

Brentford though will be a good fit for Reid – he’s a dynamic defender who had an ounce of pace in his hey day, and with Pontus Jansson out injured it’ll be the perfect cover for Thomas Frank.

Brentford are eyeing promotion to the Premier League having missed out last season, falling short in the final v Fulham.

It sounds as though Reid’s move to Brentford will be permanent one, or it could yet be a loan with a view to buy at the end of the season.

Frank’s side sit in 3rd-place of the Championship table after an emphatic 7-2 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers last time out. It leaves them two points behind Swansea City in 2nd, but Brentford have a game in hand on the rest of the top-six.

Reid will be gunning to get some more game time in after what’s been a contested last few years. He’s had injuries problems in the past and has fallen down the rankings at West ham. But he’s a player with vast amounts of Premier League experience, and someone who could really be a hit in the Championship.


Winston Reid joins Brentford on loan

Winston Reid has joined EFL Championship club Brentford on loan until the end of the 2020/21 season.

The defender, who has made 222 appearances for West Ham United since joining the Irons in 2010, will hope to boost the Bees’ chances of gaining promotion to the Premier League.

Brentford sit third in the table, two points behind Swansea City in the second automatic promotion place and six behinds leaders Norwich City, with a game in hand on both.

Reid, who spent a period on loan with MLS club Sporting Kansas City in the United States in 2020, has been working his way back to full fitness after suffering a serious knee injury in 2018.

Everyone at West Ham United wishes Winston the very best for his loan spell at Brentford Community Stadium.

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Hammer-ed 7:31 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
.....then again it might come true https://www.footballfancast.com/west-ham-united-transfer-rumours/ivan-toney-brentford-30m-transfer-sullivan-reid-moyes-benrahma-frank-gossip

Hammer-ed 6:58 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Lato - we wish......

brabrook 3:08 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 3:06 Mon Feb 1

ted fenton 3:06 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:54 Mon Feb 1

Lato 12:56 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Try and get Ivan Toney in on loan as part of the deal

Thanks Alan 12:54 Mon Feb 1
Re: Monday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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