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
8%
  
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
26%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
27%
  



Alan 11:29 Wed Feb 17
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United are monitoring Real Madrid and Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde, 22. (Sun)

Everton will make a renewed attempt to sign Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 25, this summer. (Mail)

Marseille and Croatia centre-back Duje Caleta-Car, 24, says he turned down a move to Liverpool in January. (Goal)

Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe, whose contract with the French club runs out in summer 2022, says he is "happy" at the Ligue 1 side, but the 22-year-old France international added "it is about reflecting for the long term" when asked about his future. (RMC Sport, via Metro)

Austria defender David Alaba, 28, wants Real Madrid to be his next club once he departs Bayern Munich at the end of the season and has started to learn Spanish - but a move to the Bernabeu depends on the future of Real's Spain centre-back Sergio Ramos. (Mirror)

Alaba remains Real's top target to replace 34-year-old Ramos, though RB Leipzig's Bayern Munich-bound French defender Dayot Upamecano, 22, had been their preferred back-up option. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United were close to signing Upamecano for £1.9m in 2015, according to the player's advisor. (Mirror)

United States winger Christian Pulisic, 22, and Morocco forward Hakim Ziyech, 27, have struggled for game time at Chelsea under new manager Thomas Tuchel and one of them may have to be sold in the summer. (Star)

Firing Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho would cost Tottenham about 40m euros (£34.8m). (A Bola - in Portuguese)

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers are possible replacements for Mourinho at Tottenham. (Mail)

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has previously tried to bring former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers to the club and is likely to try again should Mourinho leave. (Eurosport)

English winger Demarai Gray, 24, says he was never offered a new contract at Leicester before his move to Bayer Leverkusen in January. (Sky Sports)

After extending 19-year-old England forward Mason Greenwood's contract, Manchester United are likely to prioritise signing a new centre-back or Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, over a move for Dortmund's English forward Jadon Sancho, 20. (Express)

Manchester United are prepared to offer 70m euros (£60m) to beat Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain to the signing of Sevilla's 22-year-old French defender Jules Kounde. (TeamTalk)

Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Braga's Portuguese centre-back David Carmo. Liverpool tried to sign the 21-year-old in January but talks broke down. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are only likely to offer defender David Luiz, 33, a contract extension if the Brazil international agrees to a player-coach role and reduced playing time. (Football.London)

Newcastle are not trying to sign former England striker Daniel Sturridge on a free transfer despite reports. The 31-year-old is a free agent. (Football Insider)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says no talks have taken place regarding his future at Old Trafford, with his contract expiring at the end of next season. (Mirror)

Everton director of football Marcel Brands is close to agreeing a new contract with the Goodison Park club. (Liverpool Echo)

Former Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has held talks with Bristol Rovers about becoming the League One club's new manager. (Mail)







C&H

Arsenal youngster on trial with Hammers

Arsenal Academy defender Levi Laing is having an ongoing trial with West Ham.
The versatile youngster who usually plays in defence as a centre back or right-back but also plays defensive midfield.

Laing was used sparingly in his first season as an Arsenal scholar, making just five appearances for the Arsenal U18s.

Previously capped by England at U16 youth level the 17-year-old is looking for a new contract after failed to offer him a professional deal on his 17th birthday.

Arsenal landed Laing from Brentford in 2016 and he signed scholarship terms with Arsenal in 2019, but with that two-year spell coming to an end, West Ham could land him for free.

Levi Laing played for West Ham United against Arsenal on Tuesday night having previously played 90 minutes at centre-back in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

It remains to be seen whether he has done enough to earn himself a one year professional deal with the Hammers.












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brabrook 5:41 Wed Feb 17
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ted fenton 1:30 Wed Feb 17
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Thanks Alan 12:47 Wed Feb 17

Thanks Alan 12:47 Wed Feb 17
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Queens Fish Bar 11:58 Wed Feb 17

Queens Fish Bar 11:58 Wed Feb 17
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bill green 11:57 Wed Feb 17

bill green 11:57 Wed Feb 17
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blueeyed.handsomeman 11:31 Wed Feb 17

blueeyed.handsomeman 11:31 Wed Feb 17
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THankyou Alan





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