WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons

Alan 12:44 Fri Apr 2
Friday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Chelsea are favourites to sign Argentine striker Sergio Aguero when he leaves Manchester City in the summer as the 32-year-old is determined to remain in the Premier League. (Mail)

Portuguese club Benfica are the latest club linked with a move for Aguero since it was announced on Monday that he will leave Man City at the end of the season. (Record, via Mirror)

Arsenal and Independiente, the Argentine club where Aguero started his career, are also said to be among the host of clubs - including Barcelona, Juventus and Paris St-Germain - keen to sign him as a free agent in the summer. (Sun)

Liverpool could "muscle in on" Barcelona's pursuit of 27-year-old Lyon and the Netherlands striker Memphis Depay, who will be a free agent in the summer. (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland's father, Alf-Inge, and his agent Mino Raiola are set for meetings in London with Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool on Friday about a move for the Norwegian 20-year-old. The pair have already met with Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Liverpool, however, are not expected to further pursue any move for the sought-after Haaland and Chelsea remain the most likely English club to land his signature. (Football Insider)

Dortmund want at least 150m euros (£128m) for Haaland, which would make him the third most expensive player of all time after PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. (Guardian)

England striker Harry Kane, 27, will be staying at Tottenham this summer because the club will not let him join a Premier League rival and do not expect a European side to offer their £175m asking price. (Sun)

Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, has issued Barca president Joan Laporta a list of demands of what it will take for him to sign a new contact at the Nou Camp. (Eurosport)

Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira, 25, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, says he wants to return to South America following the death of his mother and is determined to join Argentine side Boca Juniors to fulfil a promise he made to his father. (ESPN Argentina, via Goal)

West Brom boss Sam Allardyce wants on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher to remain at the Hawthorns if they can avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Metro)

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the future of French striker Alexandre Lacazette will be addressed in the summer, by which time the 29-year-old - who has been linked with Roma, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla - will be into the final 12 months of his current deal. (Guardian)

Sheffield United have put Alexander Blessin, boss of Belgian side Oostende, on their list of possible replacements for Chris Wilder. (Sun)

Olympiakos are considering a loan move for Arsenal's 21-year-old English winger Reiss Nelson. (Football London)

Arsenal's versatile 23-year-old Ainsley Maitland-Niles expects to leave the club this summer after finishing his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion. (Telegraph)

Jorginho's agent Joao Santos says the 29-year-old Italy midfielder, who has been repeatedly linked with a return to Napoli, will "100%" remain at Chelsea beyond the summer. (Tutto Mercato - in Italian)

Crystal Palace are planning a £50m squad overhaul this summer that could see them replace Roy Hodgson with a new manager to lead the rebuild. (Telegraph)

Arsenal are set to renew their interest in RB Leipzig's 23-year-old French midfielder Christopher Nkunku this summer. (Sky Germany - in German)

Aston Villa's Belgian defender Bjorn Engels could return to his native country in the summer, with Royal Antwerp interested in the 26-year-old having failed to sign him in January. (VoetbalKrant, via Birmingham Mail)

Atalanta's Colombian striker Duvan Zapata, 30, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Liverpool, has spoken about "one day" playing in the Premier League and revealed he grew up as an Arsenal fan. (Gazzetta dello Sport, via Football London)

Everton full-back Thierry Small, 16, is willing to turn down a three-year professional deal in order to pursue first-team opportunities elsewhere, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Brighton and Brentford among those keen on his services. (Express)

Evening Standard

David Moyes labels West Ham return in 2019 ‘the biggest opportunity of his career’ as he targets Europe

By Jack Rosser

David Moyes says he is dreaming of leading West Ham into Europe but has warned it is too early for supporters to be getting their passports ready as the Hammers prepare for the run-in.

And the Scot has described the opportunity he had to return to West Ham in 2019 as the “biggest opportunity of his career” as he targets a strong finish to the season.

With nine games to go, West Ham sit just two points behind Chelsea in fourth after a brilliant season under Moyes and they are in the mix for Champions League qualification.

Moyes says even a spot in the Europa League would be a great achievement for West Ham.

But the Hammers, who play Wolves on Monday, have tough games against Chelsea, Leicester and Everton still to come and Moyes knows there is plenty of football to be played in the race for Europe.

Speaking to CNN, Moyes said: “I’d love to come on here and say: ‘West Ham supporters, get your vaccinations done and get your passport cause we’re all going on holiday next year’ but we can’t do that quite yet and I’m not daft enough to do that.

“I dream it. I want it. What I will say, I was at Everton for 11 years and I only finished once in the top four in 11 years. I've only been at West Ham 18 months and we’re challenging for top four this year. But anything even with the title of European football would be an incredible success for us.

“Why should West Ham not talk about Europe? West Ham have unbelievable traditions. And if you look at the history of the players they’ve had in the club, so it's a great football club . . . they've been in Europe before, it's not anything that they've not been there before. I think we need to do is get a bit of consistency and more importantly, stability at the club.”

Moyes spent time away from management between his spells with West Ham but has restored his reputation during his second spell at the club and described the offer he received to return as the biggest opportunity of his career.

"I've done everything possible to keep myself updated, modern, try and be ready as the right opportunity came around again," said Moyes.

"Sometimes you need people to give you an opportunity in life and I’ve had a lot of really good opportunities and chances in life. But the biggest one came with West Ham."


West Ham United: GSB eyeing striker Daryl Dike

According to a report by ‘transfer insider‘ Graeme Bailey, writing for TEAMtalk, West Ham United and GSB have been watching Championship forward Daryl Dike closely – who has impressed on loan at Barnsley from MLS side Orlando City.

West Ham eyeing Dike

The 20-year-old, having already earned an international cap for the USA national team, has turned plenty of heads since his arrival in England – scoring five goals so far after joining on loan in early February.

Barnsley also have an option-to-buy clause inserted into the temporary deal at £17 million with a 20% sell-on – but only promotion to the Premier League is likely to tempt the Yorkshire side into activating it.

It is understood by Bailey, writing for TEAMtalk, that Dike has attracted interest from half of the English top flight, with GSB and West Ham among the sides taking note of his exploits at Oakwell.

Transfer Tavern take

Dike has received plenty of plaudits through the media, plenty of which come from one of his former coaches in the United States, George Gelnovatch.

Indeed, Gelnovatch oversaw his development at College side Virginia Cavaliers and quickly noticed his sky high potential – branding him ‘relentless competitor’ and ‘ruthless guy’ (ScoreCiti.com).

Standing at an imposing 6 foot 2, Dike’s swift adaptation to life in England has prompted interest from West Ham – but only time will tell whether they take it a step further.

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Texas Iron 6:23 Fri Apr 2
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ParadiseLost 4:58 Fri Apr 2
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West Brom boss Sam Allardyce wants on-loan Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher to remain at the Hawthorns if they can avoid relegation from the Premier League. (Metro)

Second part if that sentence might be the important one Sam.

bill green 3:58 Fri Apr 2
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With Kind Regards 3:10 Fri Apr 2

With Kind Regards 3:10 Fri Apr 2
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ted fenton 2:01 Fri Apr 2

ted fenton 2:01 Fri Apr 2
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Thanks Alan.

Coffee 12:58 Fri Apr 2
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Gold and Sullivan eyeing Dike? Surprise, surprise.

Thanks, Alan.

Thanks Alan 12:56 Fri Apr 2
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blueeyed.handsomeman 12:47 Fri Apr 2

blueeyed.handsomeman 12:47 Fri Apr 2
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THankyou Alan

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