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 1:55 Sat Feb 20
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants to wait until the end of the season before determining Jose Mourinho's fate as head coach. (ESPN)

Argentina forward Sergio Aguero, 32, has admitted he has no idea whether this season will be his last at Manchester City. (Times)

Barcelona and Argentina playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, has not decided where he will be playing next season and his representatives have yet to hold talks with other clubs. (ESPN)

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he will hold talks with Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 34, over extending his contract at Manchester United. (Sky Sports)

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel wants USA winger Christian Pulisic, 22, to remain at Stamford Bridge, but says no decisions have been made for the summer. (London Evening Standard)

Tuchel insists it is "too soon" to make a decision on Olivier Giroud's future despite the 34-year-old French striker entering the final months of his deal at Chelsea. (Mirror)

Chelsea's Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, 26, claims he never wanted to leave the club and is not afraid of the battle to win his place back. (Star)

Borussia Dortmund would prefer to sell England forward Jadon Sancho, 20, and keep hold of Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer. (Bild - in German)

Dortmund could earn in excess of £250m for Sancho and Haaland, with Sancho accounting for about £104m. (TalkSport)

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has dismissed speculation linking English defender Ezri Konsa, 23, with Liverpool and Tottenham. (Birmingham Mail)

AC Milan's Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 21, wants to become the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. His current deal expires at the end of the season and PSG and Chelsea are interested. (90min)

Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik, 26, has a 12m euro (£10.3m) buy-out clause included in his Marseille contract. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is close to becoming the new manager of Bournemouth after the Championship side requested permission to open talks from his current club Montreal Impact. (TalkSport)

Former swimming champion and now French Minister of Sport Roxana Maracineanu has urged France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, to stay with Paris St-Germain, amid continual links with Real Madrid. (AS)

Huddersfield have confirmed that they are considering signing former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Englishman is currently searching for his 12th club after leaving Dutch side ADO Den Haag in January. (Sun)

The 13-year-old son of former Everton and England defender Phil Jagielka has signed for Merseyside rivals Liverpool. (Mail)

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti believes he can add the right players to the Goodison Park club in the next two summer transfer windows without spending big. (Liverpool Echo)






Sport Witness

Club director explains what happened when West Ham made offer in January – Plan for player in place

West Ham United wanted to sign a striker in the winter market and the need for a new No.9 only increased after Sébastien Haller was sold to Ajax.

Surprisingly, no new striker came through the door at the London club after David Moyes decided to wait until the season is over to strengthen the attacking position.

The former Everton manager admitted the Hammers had funds to sign a new player, but they couldn’t find the striker they wanted.

There’s another reason why the English club failed to bring in a new face in the same position, and the explanation is provided by Sevilla sporting director Monchi.

West Ham were keen on signing Youssef En-Nesyri and tabled an offer for the 23-year-old. Monchi has now detailed why the Premier League side couldn’t get the deal over the line.

“Out of respect, all we have done is respond negatively, quickly and suddenly to a written offer that came to us,” Monchi told Estadio Deportivo.

“Neither we, nor the player had any interest in accepting any exit in this market. Youssef is a player who still has a lot of room for growth. He is giving us a lot already, but he can still continue to grow. He is happy here and we are very satisfied.”

The Moroccan is shining in his first full season at Sevilla and has already found the back of the net 17 times in all competitions.

Estadio Deportivo state En-Nesyri’s worth is one of the issues discussed at Sevilla, but Monchi, who is ‘calm’ about his situation, remains focused on the attacker’s growth.

“It is not something that worries me how much he is worth. I am concerned of Julen and his coaching staff improving [him],” he said.

“We are talking about a boy who is 23 years old and has important conditions. Many of them can be further polished and given even more shine. So, we are satisfied with his performance.”




HITC

56-cap superstar now available for just £10.4m after Everton and West Ham links

According to Calciomercato, Everton and West Ham could land Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik for just €12 million (£10.4 million) this summer.

The 56-cap Poland international only joined the Ligue 1 side in January, moving from Napoli in an 18-month loan deal.

However, as Get French Football News state when relaying information from RMC Sport and Gianluca Di Marzio, there is one condition.

Marseille are obligated to buy the 26-year-old so long as they pick up a single point during his time with them, for a fee of €12 million (£10.4 million).

Now, the aforementioned report from Calciomercato – which came out yesterday – reveals this exact figure will also be Milik’s release clause.

Any side interested in signing him this summer can do so if they stump up £10.4 million.

This news should be of interest to Everton and West Ham, who were both monitoring the striker back in January.

Onet said that West Ham submitted a £6 million bid for the former Ajax marksman, and were planning a second offer.

In Everton’s case, Tutto Mercato Web said that the Toffees identified Milik as someone who could ease the goalscoring burden on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

If they are still keen on the Pole – who Ligue 1’s official website described as a ‘superstar striker’ – then one of the Premier League duo could get a bargain this summer.







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