WHO Poll
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 11:32 Wed Mar 31
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, will be targeted by Manchester City if the Premier League leaders fail to sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland this summer. (The Times)

Manchester City and Chelsea have both identified Inter Milan's 27-year-old Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku as their back-up choice if they fail to sign 20-year-old Haaland. (Eurosport)

However, City are confident of signing Norway international Haaland this summer as Sergio Aguero's replacement. (Manchester Evening News)

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, 25, could miss out on a move to Pep Guardiola's side, with City put off by a £100m valuation of the England midfielder. (Telegraph)

Manchester United have made an offer for Argentine forward Aguero, 32, who will leave Manchester City in the summer, with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Paris St-Germain also among the clubs to table their interest. (Foot Mercato, via Star)

Barcelona, seen as favourites to to land Aguero, do not see him as a priority signing and rate Lyon's 27-year-old Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, Dortmund's Haaland and Inter's Lukaku as younger, better options. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Forward Lionel Messi, 33, however, has told Barcelona to sign Aguero, with his fellow Argentine's signature a key demand in his own negotiations to extend his stay with the Catalan club. (Football Insider)

RB Leipzig's France Under-21 defender Ibrahima Konate, 21, has already passed some medical tests before a potential move to Liverpool. (RMC Sport - in French)

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah says it is possible he will play in Spain in the future. The 28-year-old Egypt international has been linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Marca)

Leeds United's record signing Rodrigo, 30, is unhappy at Elland Road and keen to return to La Liga in a bid to try and re-establish himself with the Spain squad. Both Real Betis and Sevilla have been linked with the striker. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 26, continues to favour a move to Leeds United if he leaves Italian side Udinese this summer, despite interest from Champions League last-16 side Atalanta. (Tutto Atalanta via Teamtalk)

World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told French selectors that he will not be available to play at this summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the Paris St-Germain striker instead keen to focus on deciding his club future. He has a new contract with PSG to consider, while Liverpool, Manchester City and Real Madrid are all interested in his signature. (Le Parisien, via Mirror)

Burnley will turn to former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, 53, if Clarets boss Sean Dyche, 49 - a target for Crystal Palace and Newcastle - decides to leave Turf Moor this summer. (Daily Mail)

Crystal Palace, West Ham and Wolves are all monitoring Stoke City's and Australia defender Harry Souttar, 22. (Express)

Sassuolo and Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23, who has attracted interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid in recent months, is expected to join Juventus next season. (Tuttosport - in Italian)

Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris St-Germain remain in the race to sign Rennes 18-year-old midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, with the France Under-21 international hesitant about a move to Real Madrid if compatriot Zinedine Zidane does not remain in charge at the Bernabeu. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal, Leicester City and Strasbourg are interested in Valenciennes' 17-year-old French defender Ismael Doukoure. (Foot Mercato - in French)

Crystal Palace and Belgium striker Christian Benteke, 30, is interesting Turkish sides Galatasaray and Besiktas as he nears the end of his contract at Selhurst Park. (Fanatik via Sport Witness)

Sheffield United's Malian midfielder Ismaila Coulibaly, 20, has impressed on loan at Belgian side Beerschot and may be sold before he ever appears for the Blades. (Daily Mail)

Juventus will look to fund a move for 22-year-old Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by offloading fellow Frenchman Adrien Rabiot, 25, and Wales international Aaron Ramsey, 30. (Calcio Mercato)

Newcastle United's Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto, 28, wants to join loan club Eibar on a permanent deal. (Chronicle Live)

Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny, 28, wants to renew his contract with Arsenal rather than pursue offers from clubs in Turkey. (Yallakora via Football London)

Peterborough United have set a price tag of at least £5m for League One leading scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris, 26, who has been linked with Bournemouth and Sheffield United. (Bristol Post)

Everton's promising 19-year-old midfielder Rhys Hughes could leave on loan for a Championship side after progressing well in the Toffees' under-23 team. (Liverpool Echo)

Preston North End and Derby County are interested in Luton Town striker James Collins, 30, with the Republic of Ireland international also in demand in the United States. (Telegraph)






HITC

‘Lot of ability’: Reported £14m Southampton and West Ham target can go as ‘high as he wants’

Danny Owen

Bournemouth winger Arnaut Danjuma can reach the very top if he continues to develop, Cherries boss Jonathan Woodgate has told the Daily Echo of the reported Southampton and West Ham United target.

If there’s one player to actually benefit from 2020’s heart-wrenching relegation, it’s the winger snapped up from Club Brugge two years ago.

Danjuma looked out of his depth during his debut season in the Premier League. But, since dropping down to the Championship, the twice-capped, £14 million Netherlands international has been a man reborn, revitalised, rejuvenated and other words beginning with ‘re’.

In 21 starts, Danjuma has produced ten goals and four assists for a Bournemouth side fighting Barnsley, Brentford and co for a play-off place.

And, with The Sun reporting West Ham and Southampton are plotting summer bids, Woodgate will know, deep down, it will be exceedingly difficult to keep hold of his free-scoring wideman if promotion slips through Bournemouth’s fingers.

“He can go as high as he wants to,” says Woodgate. “But he’s got to always want more, always try to be the best.

“If something doesn’t go right in a game, be disappointed, try to improve constantly – and that’s what he’s doing.

“I’m really pleased and I’ve been very impressed. I had high expectations of Arnie, really high expectations.

“He seems in a good place. He’s confident and working really, really hard for the team now, which I think is important. If you add that to your game, you can only get better. He’s got a lot of ability.”

With three more years left on his contract, Bournemouth aren’t exactly under pressure to cash in on Danjuma.

But player power is king these days and, as Josh King showed, top-level players will always do whatever they can to force their way back into the promised land of the Premier League.









Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Texas Iron 9:47 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

blueeyed.handsomeman 3:20 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
its april the first upon the TwinHammer callender here in Hawkes Bay,

APRIL FOOL

Mex Martillo 3:16 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Happy Birthday for September Alan
Thanks Alan

Alan 2:49 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Hugh. I'll save those wishes for September.

blueeyed.handsomeman 2:42 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
THankyou and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alan

jimbo2. 1:35 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Ta muchly Al!

ted fenton 12:46 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:32 Wed Mar 31

Thanks Alan 12:32 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 11:59 Wed Mar 31

bill green 11:59 Wed Mar 31
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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