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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
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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 12:58 Fri Feb 12
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Jose Mourinho's position as Tottenham Hotspur manager is safe despite a poor run of results and rumoured doubts from senior players. (Mirror)

Chelsea are exploring the possibility of bringing Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, 28, back to the Premier League and sending Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29, to Inter Milan as a part of a deal.(Calciomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan and Juventus are monitoring Chelsea's 27-year-old Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech. (Calciomercato - in Italian)
Leeds United, Southampton and West Ham could rival Tottenham for the signature of Sampdoria's Denmark midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard, 20. (Star)

Wales forward Gareth Bale, 31, believes he needs a run of matches at Tottenham,where he is on loan from Real Madrid, if he is to prove his worth. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal failed with a loan move for Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Riqui Puig, 21, before they secured Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, until the end of the season. (Express)

The agent of Ismaila Sarr says talks were at an advanced stage for the 22-year-old Watford and Senegal winger to join Liverpool in September. (Liverpool Echo)

England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney wants national boss Gareth Southgate to play both Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 20, and Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, 25, at the Euros.(Sun)

Arsenal target Manor Solomon says talks are under way over a move from Shakhtar Donetsk to the Premier League, with numerous teams interested in securing the 21-year-old Israel forward's signature in the summer. (Sport5, via Metro)

Zenit St Petersburg's Croatia defender Dejan Lovren, 31, believes close friend and former Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah, the 28-year-old Egypt forward, will spend many more years at Anfield. (Talksport)

Manchester United have yet to decide whether to trigger one-year extensions in the contracts of Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who will turn 34 on Sunday, and Spain midfielder Juan Mata, 32. Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 33, now fifth choice, will be released in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Bayer Leverkusen's Netherlands defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah, 22, says he had to quit Manchester United for the sake of his career. (Mail)

Tottenham are mapping out a key first-team role for English midfielder Oliver Skipp, 20, next season after his successful loan at Norwich City. (Football Insider)

Spurs have hired Todd Kline as chief commercial officer as they seek naming rights for their new stadium. Kline spearheaded an 18-year naming rights deal for the Miami Dolphins' stadium with entertainment venue Hard Rock worth a reported £180m. (Mail)

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, 35, has offered to take a pay cut if it means he can stay at the Bernabeu. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus were determined to bring Manchester United's France midfielder Paul Pogba back to Turin in April 2020 and offered one of Brazil winger Douglas Costa, Bosnia midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Wales playmaker Aaron Ramsey and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot in part-exchange - but United told the Italians they wanted £87m in cash to sell the 27-year-old. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Pogba's agent Mino Raiola says he "has to work quietly" when it comes to the Manchester United midfielder amid reports linking him with a move back to Juventus. (Talksport)

Mark Noble has dropped a retirement hint at West Ham, with the 33-year-old English midfielder admitting he does not have "too long left". (Goal)

Kilmarnock are set to offer a deal until the end of the season to former Rangers and Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty, the 33-year-old Northern Ireland forward who has been a free agent since he left Italian side Reggina in January. (Daily Record)

Sutton United boss Matt Gray is in the frame for the vacant manager's job at Northampton Town. (Football Insider)

Manchester United will have to be patient with Ivorian winger Amad Diallo, 18, as he gets used to playing in England, the club's Under-23 manager Neil Wood has warned. (Goal)

Former Manchester United and England defender Paul Parker says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's claim that his side are not in the title race was "a silly comment". (Sun)

West Ham and Leeds target Matthew Bondswell, the 18-year-old English left-back, is in talks to join a Premier League club after leaving RB Leipzig. (Football Insider)







Footmercato

Pape Alioune Ndiaye still attracts attention

On December 28, we explained to you on our site that Pape Alioune Ndiaye the 6ft 8in French born centre-back was in the sights of several teams, including LOSC and another L1 club. Trained in Valenciennes, the 23-year-old defender won at Vorskla-Naftohaz in Ukraine where he was voted best defender at mid-season.

After West Ham and Braga, it's Besiktas's turn to look into his case. And we can say that his profile is very popular in Turkey without forgetting the fact that he will be at the end of his contract next June. No doubt other clubs should point their noses by then.





Football Insider

Leeds & West Ham target in talks to join PL club after terminating deal

West Ham and Leeds United target Matthew Bondswell is in talks to join a Premier League club after quitting RB Leipzig, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The left-back, 18, came close to joining the Londoners at the end of January after heading to England for negotiations and to discuss a deal.

But a move could not be finalised and a recruitment source has told Football Insider that Bondswell has now terminated his deal at Leipzig.

He had spent the first half of the season on loan at Dutch club FC Dordrecht before returning to the Bundesliga giants.

But he had his eye on a move back to England and has secured his release from Leipzig.

The door is now open for Nottingham Forest academy product Bondswell, who turns 19 in April, to rebuild his career in England.

That has put leading Premier League teams on alert and the player is already in discussions with a number of them.

In addition to January suitors Leeds and West Ham, Chelsea have had a longstanding interest in the left-sided defender, while Sporting Lisbon have also been in contact over a potential deal.

Bondswell, who has been capped by England at Under-18 level, is eager to secure a Premier League move.

Intriguingly, Leeds also failed with a late move for another young defender – Frederik Alves – before the 21-year-old Dane joined West Ham at the end of December.

Bondswell joined RB Leipzig two years ago as he joined the rush of British talent heading to Germany to fast-track their careers.

He made seven appearances earlier this season FC Dordrecht, six of which came as a starter in league matches.








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Jasnik 12:56 Sat Feb 13
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So our stories are about players nobody wants

Razzman 8:38 Fri Feb 12
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Cheers Al

Razzman 8:37 Fri Feb 12
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Cheers Al

Texas Iron 7:58 Fri Feb 12
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Cheers...

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bill green 1:43 Fri Feb 12

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ted fenton 1:10 Fri Feb 12

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