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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
9%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
10%
  
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 2:26 Tue Mar 30
Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo are working on closing a deal to bring Argentina forward Sergio Aguero to the French capital when the 32-year-old's time with Manchester City comes to an end in the summer. (Todo Fichajes - in Spanish)

Barcelona, however, are seen as favourites to land four-time Premier League winner Aguero, who has also been linked with Real Madrid and Juventus. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester City could lose another key player this summer with Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, 35, also tipped to leave Etihad Stadium when his contract expires. (Athletic - subscription required)

Liverpool and Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, 28, has said that it is possible he could leave Anfield for a move to Spain in the future. (Marca - in Spanish)

Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham are battling it out to sign Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 27, from RB Leipzig. (Bild, via Sun)

Everton are ready to listen to offers for 26-year-old Colombian defender Yerry Mina, with the Toffees keen to generate money as they consider a bid for Napoli's 29-year-old Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. (Football Insider)

Manchester City are not interested in signing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, despite being regularly linked with the 28-year-old who will leave the German giants in the summer. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea and Paris St-Germain have been named as potential destinations for Austria defender Alaba after his agent Pini Zahavi played down suggestions that only Real Madrid and Barcelona are in the race to sign the 28-year-old. (Diario AS, via Mail)

David Beckham-owned Inter Miami, the US side managed by Phil Neville, is up against Major League Soccer rivals DC United in the race to sign former England, Liverpool and Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, 31, who has been a free agent since leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor in March 2020. (Mirror)

Barcelona have offered a three-year contract to Liverpool's Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who will be a free agent at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, is considering another season away from Serie A before retiring. (Gazzetta Dello Sport - in Italian)

Juventus have joined Tottenham, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in the race to sign 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Menino, who could be allowed to leave Palmeiras for as little as £13m because of financial pressures on the club. (Mundo Deportivo, via Team Talk)

German forward Timo Werner, 25, is confident he can turn his fortunes at Chelsea around and is determined not to leave Stamford Bridge after just one season, having been linked with a possible move to Borussia Dortmund as part of a swap deal for Erling Braut Haaland. (Goal)

Sheffield United are finalising a shortlist for their new manager, with ex-Watford and Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic, 52, and his former assistant Javier Pereira, 54, among their preferred targets. (Sheffield Star)

French defender Malang Sarr, 22, will return to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal with Porto at the end of the season, with both the Portuguese club and player opting against making the move permanent. (Record, via Sport Witness)

German champions Bayern Munich will not extend on-loan Juventus midfielder Douglas Costa's second spell at the club beyond the end of the season. The 30-year-old Brazil midfielder has made just three Bundesliga starts this season. (Goal)

Arsenal are the latest club to show interest in signing Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic, 21, joining the likes of Tottenham, AC Milan, RB Leipzig, Roma and Atletico Madrid in pursuit of the Serbian. (Calcio Mercato - in Italian)






Sport Witness

‘Bureaucratic difficulties’ ruined Fulham signing – Leeds and West Ham in picture for €10-15m deal

Fulham are not the only Premier League side interested in Sampdoria star Omar Colley, with Newcastle United, Leeds United and West Ham all keen too.



That’s according to ClubDoria46, who cover the claims from England that Fulham are eyeing a move for the Gambia centre back this summer.

Colley has been a key player for Sampdoria this season, with Claudio Ranieri having put him in the first team from the middle of December and stuck with him ever since.

Of the 19 Serie A games since then, Colley has played 17, missing one game due to an injury and another because of a ban.

Colley has impressed in that period, which has seen his value continue to rise, with the Italian side now looking for between €10m-15m.

Indeed, the Serie A side can ‘hope for an offer’ in the summer in which they would ‘make a rich capital gain’, and Fulham may reignite their interest in the summer after a move was ruined due to ‘bureaucratic difficulties’.

However, he ‘could really leave’ this time around, with a new contract signed in January, not a ‘guarantee of permanence’.

Fulham aren’t the only side interested in England, with Newcastle, Leeds and West Ham all continuing to ‘keep an eye on him’ as well.

Newcastle have been linked with Colley before, with them thought to be competing with Fulham in the summer and January.

The same can be said of West Ham, who were linked last year but may have changed their plans after impressing defensively under David Moyes this season.

Leeds interest is newer but not surprising given Marcelo Bielsa’s side have struggled in that regard this season, although performances between now and the end of the season and the return of Diego Llorente could make a move unlikely.





TeamTalk

Arsenal, West Ham battling for versatile Danish ‘revelation’ with rising value

Arsenal and West Ham are among the clubs interested in offering Brondby talent Jesper Lindstrom the next step in his career, according to reports.


(Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Lindstrom is only 21 years old but is already making an impact in Denmark. He has been a senior Brondby player since 2019 and earned an international debut last year. Now, the Premier League could come calling.

Able to play as a winger, midfielder or striker, Lindstrom has racked up 58 appearances for Brondby’s first team. Across those games, he has provided 14 goals and 13 assists.

He has been a regular over the past two seasons, making 21 starts in the Danish Superliga so far this term. He has nine goals to his name in this season’s competition.

According to French outlet Jeunes Footeux, Lindstrom has been a “revelation” in Denmark and his form has “alerted” a number of clubs.

Several of his suitors are in England, with London duo Arsenal and West Ham leading the charge. They would face competition from RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga, though.

The report claims that estimations of Lindstrom’s price tag at €6m are low, and that Brondby could command a more significant fee. Indeed, it has previously been claimed that his valuation could rise into eight figures.

That would still be in reach for clubs like Arsenal and West Ham, who may be willing to take a gamble on a promising player with no Premier League experience.

Interestingly, though, Lindstrom has already scored in England. Brondby visited Crystal Palace for a pre-season friendly last summer and he got their goal in a 1-1 draw.

Even though it wasn’t a competitive match, it shows that the youngster could be capable of making an impact in English football.
Odegaard price tag emerges

Given the range of positions Lindstrom can play in, it could be the case that Arsenal see him as a potential replacement for Martin Odegaard.

There are currently doubts about whether the Norwegian will sign permanently from Real Madrid after his loan spell. Manager Mikel Arteta and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would like to see that happen, though.

Such a deal would not come cheap for the Gunners though. Madrid could ask for a fee as large as £40m to consider the sale of the 22-year-old.

Hence, Arsenal are having to explore cheaper alternatives – and Lindstrom may be one.




The 72

Aston Villa Join Arsenal, West Ham In Pursuit Of Efl Starlet Available For Free This Summer

Aston Villa have joined both Arsenal and West Ham in the race to sign Bournemouth youngster Ajani Burchall, reports Football Insider.



Burchall, 16, is a name that many Bournemouth fans might not have heard this season. He’s played just four minutes of Championship football having made a brief cameo under Jason Tindall, but now he’s got his sights set on the Premier League.

Last month, Burchall rejected a scholarship deal at Bournemouth and Football Insider say that it is ‘inevitable’ that he will leave the South Coast at the end of the season.

Arsenal and West Ham were the two teams said to be keeping close tabs on Burchall last month. But now Dean Smith’s Aston Villa have joined the party and they could be strong contenders after establishing themselves in the Premier League this season.

As for Bournemouth, it’s another story of a Championship player poached by the Premier League, and for nothing either.

Now Cherries boss Jonathan Woodgate won’t look too much into the deal with the season yet to conclude, and Bournemouth yet to cement their spot in the top-six of the Championship table.

An immediate return to the Premier League looks to be an ever-drifting reality for the Cherries who currently sit in 7th-place of the table, having seen the likes of Barnsley storm past them and Cardiff City emerge in 8th.

The race for the final play-off spot is anyone’s – as is the race for Burchall. It’ll be a shame for them to lose such a talented youngster this summer, and especially if Bournemouth don’t get any form of compensation for it.





Express

West Ham, Crystal Palace and Wolves set for Harry Souttar transfer battle

Stoke City defender Harry Souttar is attracting no shortage of Premier League interest ahead of the summer transfer window.

By SCOTT BURNS

CRYSTAL PALACE, West Ham United and Wolves are all interested in Australian international Harry Souttar.

The Premier League trio are amongst a number of clubs who are watching the highly-rated Stoke City star.

The 22-year-old has impressed as he has nailed down a regular top-team slot under Michael O’Neill this season.

The 6ft 6 inch defender has been tipped for big things at the Potteries but already there is growing Premier interest.

Palace, West Ham and Wolves have all had Souttar watched regularly in recent months and he is on their list of potential summer targets.

It is likely to take a significant bid for Stoke to even consider selling one of their prize assets in the summer.

The Socceroo was born in Aberdeen but came through the ranks at Dundee United before he headed south.

His brother John Souttar plays for Hearts and Scotland.









Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Tomshardware 9:13 Wed Mar 31
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

ted fenton 9:07 Tue Mar 30

ted fenton 9:07 Tue Mar 30
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 3:03 Tue Mar 30

blueeyed.handsomeman 5:10 Tue Mar 30
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THankyou Alan

Alan 3:40 Tue Mar 30
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Souttar story added.

bill green 3:03 Tue Mar 30
Re: Tuesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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