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
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 1:13 Fri Feb 5
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Forward Lionel Messi, 33, has not made contact with anyone at Paris St-Germain or Manchester City. The Argentine great's contract with Barcelona expires in the summer but he will wait until the end of the season to decide whether to stay or go. (Goal)

If Messi leaves Barcelona, Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 32, would be less interested in a move to the Nou Camp. (Cadena SER)

Manchester City are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund and Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20. (Mirror)

West Ham are expected to make another bid for Sevilla's Moroccan forward Youssef En-Nesyri, 23, this summer. (Star)

Kylian Mbappe wants to join Real Madrid, says Jese Rodriguez, a former Paris St-Germain team-mate of the 22-year-old France striker. (Marca)

Former Manchester United full-back Fabio da Silva tells says the Old Trafford club should sign a new right-back to inspire Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 23, to new heights. (Manchester Evening News)

Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov, 35, and Italian full-back Matteo Darmian, 31, are both expected to leave Inter Milan this summer. (Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Real Madrid should consider selling Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard, 30, says former Bulgaria forward Dimitar Berbatov. (Betfair via Marca)

Six Premier League clubs may play in the Champions League from 2024 onwards. Uefa's proposals would see teams play 10 group games each, while the Europa League may be reduced in size. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions, under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs on Thursday. (Times - subscription only)

West Brom winger Kyle Edwards, 22, was the subject of an enquiry from Luton Town on transfer deadline day - but a loan move proved too expensive for the Championship outfit. (Birmingham Mail)

Ukrainian winger Marian Shved, 23, says he made a mistake joining Celtic instead of Genk two years ago. Shved is currently on loan at Mechelen from the Scottish champions. (Glasgow Live)

Blackburn Rovers will be seeking to get several key players to agree to long-term deals, including in-form 23-year-old English striker Adam Armstrong, in the coming months. (Lancs Live)

Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Sergi Roberto, 28, could be out for six weeks with a leg injury which would mean he would miss the Champions League tie against Paris St-Germain. (TV3 via Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Former Arsenal midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide, 23, could be out for a long period after damaging his knee ligaments. The Frenchman is on loan at Nice from Lyon. (RMC Sport)






PremierLeague.com

West Ham eye best away run for 14 years

Did you know?

Fulham are winless in their last 19 Premier League London derbies (D2 L17), the longest run in the competition's history. They have conceded in each of their last 28 PL derbies.

Fulham have won only two of their 21 PL matches this season. Before this season, 13 of the 15 previous PL sides to win two matches or fewer after 21 outings were relegated at the end of the season. But one of the sides to survive were Fulham in 2007/08.

West Ham United are looking to win four consecutive PL away matches for the first time since September 2007 under Alan Curbishley.

West Ham’s Jesse Lingard has scored in each of his last two PL appearances, with those outings coming 192 days apart. He can now score in a third straight PL match for the first time.

Match officials

Referee: Mike Dean. Assistants: Darren Cann, Simon Long. Fourth official: Kevin Friend. VAR: Lee Mason. Assistant VAR: Scott Ledger.





Star

West Ham ready to bid on £35m rated Youssef En-Nesyri in summer - despite January snub

Hammers boss David Moyes failed with a £27m bid for Youssef En-Nesyri but Sevilla expect renewed interest in the summer

By Paul Brown

West Ham are expected to make another bid for Sevilla star Youssef En-Nesyri this summer.

The Hammers failed to sign a striker before the transfer window slammed shut despite making a £27m offer for the Morocco forward.

But Sevilla now expect them to come back in at the end of the season for the 23-year-old, who has scored 16 goals in 30 games so far this campaign.

The Hammers decided to keep their powder dry in the last window after getting stung in the past paying over the odds for players.

They did bring in Jesse Lingard on loan from Manchester United but did not replace record signing Sebastien Haller, who was sold to Ajax for £20m.

But West Ham boss David Moyes is on record saying he still wants a striker and will look again at the market in the summer.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi recently revealed “the negotiation lasted one day” with the Hammers over En-Nesyri.

The player himself also insisted he had no intention of leaving mid-season, and wanted to see out the campaign with the Spanish side.

But while West Ham did not return with a second bid, it is understood they are still tracking the player, who also has 11 goals in 35 games for his country.

Sevilla wanted at least £35m for En-Nesyri before they would consider selling in the winter window and are likely to hold out for a similar amount in the summer.

Moyes said earlier this week: “I want a new West Ham. We’re trying not to spend excessive money, which we have done in the past.

“The players I want are going to be here for the long term and their value is going to go up rather than down.

“I chose to keep my money and hopefully we can start another rebuild come the summertime.

“We want to add to what we have. But I am not going to sign players who have come in to appease people.”


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plankton 11:10 Sat Feb 6
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions, under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs on Thursday. (Times - subscription only)
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Anyone know what these plans are?

Oh, and thanks Alan!

Texas Iron 8:08 Sat Feb 6
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers....

jakehammer 9:38 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan.

brabrook 6:16 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 1:59 Fri Feb 5

ludo21 4:18 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Six Premier League clubs may play in the Champions League from 2024 onwards. Uefa's proposals would see teams play 10 group games each, while the Europa League may be reduced in size. (Telegraph - subscription only)

Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions, under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs on Thursday. (Times - subscription only)



Poor old 'big' clubs being protected from the likes of little old West Ham. Absolute joke... where will they draw the line?

ted fenton 1:59 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
With Kind Regards 1:57 Fri Feb 5

With Kind Regards 1:57 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:14 Fri Feb 5

Thanks Alan 1:14 Fri Feb 5
Re: Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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