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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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c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
24%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



Alan 2:19 Sat Mar 27
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Chelsea will consider a move for Belgium and former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku, 27, if they are unable to sign Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer. (Telegraph)

Manchester City are also interested in Lukaku, who has scored 59 goals in 85 appearances for Inter Milan. (Calciomercato, via Manchester Evening News)

Haaland's transfer fee this summer has been set by Borussia Dortmund with interested clubs needing £154m in order to have a chance of signing the striker. (ESPN)

Senegal striker Sadio Mane, 28, has dropped a huge hint that he intends to stay at Liverpool - even if Jurgen Klopp's side fail to make next season's Champions League. (Sun)

Sevilla and Roma are interested in Arsenal and France forward Alexandre Lacazette, 29. (ESPN)

Paris St-Germain are hopeful that Brazil forward Neymar, 29, will sign a four-year contract extension, but Kylian Mbappe's future is uncertain. The France forward, 22, is out of contract in 2022. (Marca)

Manchester United are open to a return this summer for 28-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard, who is currently on loan at West Ham - and there could be talks over a contract extension. (Sun)

Manchester United have made an approach to sign Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marcos Llorente, 26, for £68.5m. (AS)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly 'very angry' with Manchester United after they entered the race for 24-year-old Spain defender Pau Torres. (El Desmarque, via Mirror)

Liverpool manager Klopp has made one final plea to the club's owners to come to an agreement with Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, over a new contract. (90min)

The Reds are also leading AC Milan and Juventus in the race to sign PSV's Dutch striker Donyell Malen, 22, this summer. (Gazetta dello Sport, via Mail)

Arsenal are the favourites to sign Real Betis forward Nabil Fekir. The Frenchman, 27, has also been linked with Liverpool and Barcelona. (Tuttomercato - in Italian)

AC Milan will "do everything" to sign 23-year-old English defender Fikayo Tomori permanently from Chelsea, says honorary vice-president Franco Baresi. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Standard)

Newcastle United's Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron, 27, has admitted he would like to 'play in a team that fights more' amid speculation over his future on Tyneside. (Chronicle)






HITC

West Ham reportedly want £13.7m ‘technical, attack-minded player’

West Ham United are competing with Southampton for Arnaut Danjuma, according to The Sun.



It has been reported by the British tabloid that Southampton are considering making a move for the 24-year-old winger.

West Ham are also reported to be monitoring the situation of the Netherlands international, described as “a technical, attack-minded player” by Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake on the club’s official website in August 2019.

Arnaut Danjuma’s Bournemouth spell

Danjuma joined Bournemouth from Club Brugge in 2019 for a transfer fee reported by The Sun to be worth £13.7 million.

The winger had injury problems last season and could not make a massive impact for the Cherries in the Premier League.

According to WhoScored, the winger made six starts and eight substitute appearances in the Premier League for Bournemouth last season.

Danjuma, who can also operate as a forward or as an attacking midfielder, has made 21 starts and four substitute appearances in the Championship for Bournemouth so far this campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing four assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

For the right price, the attacker could be a good signing for West Ham or Southampton this summer.




TBR

Reported West Ham target nets hat-trick in World Cup qualifier, 21 goals for club and country this season

Reported West Ham United target Cyle Larin has been in superb form for club and country this season.



The Hammers have been linked with the Besiktas and Canada striker in recent weeks along with fellow Premier League side West Brom.

According to Turkish outlet Sabah, Larin is valued at £13million.

Larin has overcome a tricky start to his career at the Super Lig club, which saw him manage just 26 games in 18 months before moving to Belgian side Zulte Waregem on loan.

This season, the 25-year-old has been given another chance at Besiktas and he has been sensational, registering 18 goals and four assists from 34 competitive games for his club.

Currently on international duty, Larin scored a hat-trick for Canada in their 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Bermuda on Thursday night, taking his tally to 21 for club and country this term.
The former Orlando City ace opened the scoring on 19 minutes, heading home a curling set piece delivery from Alphonso Davies.

Larin then doubled the Canada lead eight minutes later, slotting in after Davies got the better of Bermuda goalkeeper Dale Eve and assisted his teammate once again.

Richie Laryea added a third for the hosts on 54 minutes, but Kane Crichlow struck back just after the hour mark for the visitors.

However, Canada restored their three-goal advantage in the 68th minute, Larin notching up his hat-trick after again being set up again by Davies.

And Wolves youngster Theo Corbeanu made it 5-1 nine minutes from time, the 18-year-old tapping home a low cross from fellow substitute Liam Millar.





TeamTalk

West Ham ready to gazump Arsenal in hunt for talented Tottenham nemesis

West Ham have joined London rivals Arsenal in the race to sign Dinamo Zagreb forward Mislav Orsic, according to a report.



Orsic made a name for himself last week by scoring a hat-trick that knocked Tottenham out of the Europa League. The winger has since emerged onto the radar of a number of Premier League clubs and now the Hammers are getting involved.

Recent reports suggested that Arsenal could make a move for Orsic if they cannot sign Martin Odegaard permanently. The Gunners may have to work with a tighter budget and the Croatian could be a cost-effective option.

However, it seems they are not the only team trying to lure him to London. According to Football Insider, West Ham are making moves to sign Orsic.

The website confirms that Arsenal are also interested and have been in contact with Dinamo Zagreb. The same goes for West Ham, though, as the two London sides tussle for the attacker.

With 53 goals and 25 assists from 122 games for Dinamo, he has shown his capabilities. Now, the 28-year-old could be ready to take the next step.

It is claimed that West Ham and Arsenal have asked the Croatian club how much it would take to sign Orsic in the summer. However, the report does not clarify what the response was.

Orsic is under contract in Zagreb, where he has scored 19 goals this season, until 2025. He only signed a new deal last month, but big clubs could soon test Dinamo’s resolve.

Orsic may replace Lanzini

West Ham’s interest in Orsic may be a consequence of rumours that Manuel Lanzini is looking to leave the club.

The Argentine made a positive impression after joining the Hammers in 2016. However, injuries have set him off course somewhat.

The positive impact made by Jesse Lingard since his arrival on loan from Manchester United in January has further reduced Lanzini’s chances. Therefore, he is considering his future.

According to Football Insider, Lanzini wants to leave the London Stadium in the summer for a fresh challenge elsewhere.

That may force the club to act by signing a replacement – while they will also face a decision about whether to try to sign Lingard permanently.




C&H

Man U fear a new Lingard offer will be too late

Manchester United bosses are “desperate” fearing they may have left it too late in possible bid to to bring Jesse Lingard back in from the Old Trafford cold.
The Red Devils are reportedly willing to offer the on-loan midfielder a new three-year deal, with the player out of contract in 2022 but smoke and mirrors is very much on their agenda!
Senior sources at the club have told me the Manchester club are simply “desperate” to protect what they perceive is Lingards’s true transfer market value – around £40m – thanks to his impressive displays with Irons.
Now they would rather dangle the carrot of a longer term deal, to keep his transfer value high, than be left smarting at having to accept roughly around half that figure this summer because of him entering his final 12 months.
And my sources add that United have kept Lingard waiting more than two years to make him a new offer, leaving Jesse and his camp frustrated.
Reports say United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains a fan of Jesse but the fact is he failed to make a Premier League start under the Norwegian during the opening six months of this campaign – making just two starts in the Carabao Cup and one in the FA Cup.
Our contact said: “There is nothing concrete in the pipeline yet with regards a new deal for Jesse, but United are putting it out there that they still consider him a valuable member of their squad.
“However, most of the talk inside the club is that they feel they may have left it too late with Jesse and he now wants to be starting games regularly. He holds all the cards right now.
“He knows Solskjaer has plenty of midfielders to choose from already and, while Lingard is United through and through, playing at West Ham and getting back into the England squad has opened his eyes to quite a few things.”
Lingard currently earns around £110k a week at United and people close to the 28-year-old continue to insist he will put his football before an easy cash grab, with him “Loving” his time at London Stadium.





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Texas Iron 12:34 Sat Apr 3
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

ted fenton 8:27 Sat Mar 27
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Mex Martillo 8:19 Sat Mar 27

Mex Martillo 8:19 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 6:10 Sat Mar 27

bill green 6:10 Sat Mar 27
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Thanks Alan 3:49 Sat Mar 27

Thanks Alan 3:49 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Mad Dog 2:35 Sat Mar 27

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:52 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THankyou Alan

Mike Oxsaw 2:41 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Man U in "Fucked Lingard about and now desperately trying to save face" shocker.

kylay 2:37 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cyle Larin is an interesting one. Saw him play during his time with Orlando. Never saw anything that made me think he would be great in the prem, but he was pretty dangerous in mls and God knows we need back up at forward

Mad Dog 2:35 Sat Mar 27
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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