WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
27%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
36%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
21%
  



Alan 1:56 Sat Mar 6
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United have been scouting Bayer Leverkusen's Burkina Faso centre-back Edmond Tapsoba, 22, after receiving a tip-off from a well-respected figure in Germany. (Express)

United have also held talks over the status of Leverkusen's Jamaica forward Leon Bailey, 23, along with Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan. (Express)

Wolverhampton Wanderers will listen to offers for Adama Traore, 25, at the end of the season but will probably have to accept a lower fee for the Spain winger than the £70m they were hoping for last summer. (Mail)

Chelsea are growing increasingly confident of winning the race to sign Europe's most in-demand striker, Norway's 20-year-old Erling Braut Haaland, from Borussia Dortmund this summer. (Metro)

Real Madrid believe Manchester City will be their main obstacle in the pursuit of £100m-rated Haaland but are optimistic they can tempt him to the Bernabeu. (AS, via Mail)

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer says the Bundesliga giants will have the financial muscle to compete for the signature of Haaland despite reports declaring they have no interest in the striker. (Mirror)

Chelsea could receive a cash boost if Brighton's 20-year-old England Under-21 defender Tariq Lamptey signs for reported suitors Arsenal. (Sun)

English goalkeeper Dean Henderson, 23, expects to be Manchester United number one next season - with David de Gea facing an uncertain future at the club. (Sun)

However, Manchester United are also considering recruiting a new first-choice goalkeeper this summer in a move that places a question mark over the futures of both De Gea and Henderson. (Daily Record)

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris says England playmaker Dele Alli, 24, "switched on" after failing to secure a move away from the club in January. (Standard)

Brazilian winger Raphinha, 24, says he is "really happy" at Leeds United as transfer interest mounts from the likes of Liverpool. (Mirror)

Leeds have joined Tottenham and AC Milan in the race to sign Real Madrid's Spain winger Lucas Vazquez, 29, on a free transfer. (Sport Witness, via the Sun)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has told France Under-21 midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 21, he has played his last game for the Gunners and will be sold at the next opportunity. (Football Insider, via Mirror)

Ipswich Town are planning a summer move for Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Josh Windass, 27, who played under new Ipswich boss Paul Cook at Wigan. (Football Insider)






SportsLens

Wolverhampton Wanderers plan to beat West Ham to signing of Goncalo Guedes

Wolverhampton Wanderers are aiming to beat West Ham United to the signature of Valencia forward Goncalo Guedes this summer, Football Insider reports.

Guedes initially joined the Spanish outfit on loan from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 before his move was made permanent 12 months later.

In his three-and-a-half seasons with the club, he has fared impressively with 20 goals and 19 assists from 124 appearances while predominantly playing on the left wing.

It is now claimed that the Portuguese could be sold during the next transfer window, with owner Peter Lim having withdrawn his funding for the cash-strapped club.

West Ham have been credited with an interest in Guedes, but Wolves are looking to beat them to the player’s services with their close links with Jorge Mendes.

The super-agent has brought several high-profile Portuguese players to the west Midlands outfit over the past few seasons.

Both Guedes and Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo are represented by the Gestifute agency, which is owned by the 55-year-old.

Sportslens view:

Los Che were forced to part ways with key players such as Rodrigo, Ferran Torres and Dani Parejo last summer partly due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They have since promoted several young players from their academy, but it has not worked out as planned, and they are lying 11th in La Liga with only 30 points on the board.

The focus ahead of next season appears on promoting more players from the youth system again rather than spending funds on high-profile signings.

Guedes will have just two years remaining on his contract this summer and Los Che may ideally want to sanction his sale to balance their books.

West Ham, Napoli and AS Monaco are all keeping tabs on the forward, who can play anywhere in the attack, but Wolves may have a distinct advantage.

Since their promotion season from the Championship, Mendes has been involved in securing several big-name signings for them starting from Ruben Neves.

Given Los Che’s tight financial situation, it has been previously claimed that Guedes could be sold for around €15 million when the transfer window reopens.












Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

jimbo2. 11:41 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Al!

brabrook 6:34 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:24 Sat Mar 6

thecockneyboy 2:51 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers Al

ted fenton 2:24 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 2:00 Sat Mar 6

twoleftfeet 2:09 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
I hope they do beat us to him, his figures are shit.

Thanks Alan 2:00 Sat Mar 6
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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