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 12:17 Wed Apr 7
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 32, wants to move up the Premier League's all-time goal scoring charts, which could help Chelsea in their bid to sign the Argentine when his contract ends in the summer. (Evening Standard)

Aguero is willing to miss out on Champions League football next season in order to stay in the Premier League - with Chelsea and Tottenham among the clubs he would consider. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Manchester United may join Liverpool in the race to sign RB Leipzig's French centre-back Ibrahima Konate. The 21-year-old is expected to cost around £34m. (Eurosport)

West Ham will attempt to sign England midfielder Jesse Lingard on a permanent deal this summer, but the Hammers fear Manchester United will demand a high price for the in-form 28-year-old. (Mail)

Arsenal will consider selling French striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window. Inter Milan, Roma, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested in signing the 29-year-old. (90min)

Tottenham are preparing a move for RB Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, 27. (Football Insider)

Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in AC Milan's Turkey midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, 27, who could be available on a free transfer at the end of the season. (Sky Sports - in Italian)

Villarreal's 28-year-old striker Gerard Moreno is among Atletico Madrid's key targets this summer - but the Spaniard's release clause is 100m euros (£85.6m). (Marca - in Spanish)

English forward Theo Walcott, 32, will join Southampton permanently in the summer when his loan spell at the Saints from Everton ends. (Talksport)

Everton will demand £21.4m if they are to sell 26-year-old Colombia centre-back Yerry Mina. (TeamTalk)

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has urged French forward Ousmane Dembele, 23, to stay at the club, despite interest from Manchester United. (Metro)

Manchester City are interested in Sheffield United and Norway midfielder Sander Berge, 23, as they look to replace Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 35. (Voetbal24 - in Dutch)

The father of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has called on Arsenal to allow the 25-year-old, who is on loan at Atletico Madrid, to leave the club this summer. (Radio Continental, via Mirror)

Arsenal are preparing a "firm offer" for Inter Milan right-back Achraf Hakimi, 22, with the Gunners considering the Morocco international a potential replacement for 26-year-old Spaniard Hector Bellerin who could be allowed to leave in the summer. (AS, via Metro)

Wayne Rooney's Derby County and Championship rivals Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town have been linked with a move for Accrington Stanley and Northern Ireland striker Dion Charles, 25. (Sun)

Everton are monitoring Blackburn Rovers' former England Under-21 striker Adam Armstrong, 24. (Football Insider)

Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall will consider returning to Luton Town on loan next season if opportunities with the Foxes remain limited. (Leicester Mercury)






West Brom News

West Ham switch on the cards for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone

West Ham could become Sam Johnstone’s new club in the summer with the West Brom goalkeeper looking to stay in the Premier League, according to The Athletic.

The news website claims Albion are willing to sell the 28-year-old if they are relegated to the Championship and due to him entering in the final year of his contract in the summer, he’ll be up for grabs for between £7.5million and £10million.

It is understood that West Ham are a “possibility” for Johnstone in the summer with Lukasz Fabianski turning 36 this month and also entering the final year of his contract.

Darren Randolph, West Ham’s number two, has struggled with injuries and The Athletic adds that Hammers manager David Moyes already knows Johnstone from their spells at Manchester United.

SJ exit as inevitable as relegation

Most West Brom fans have already come to terms with the fact that Johnstone will be moving on in the summer transfer window.

It’s only likely that he’ll stay if Albion avoid relegation but with an eight-point gap to close down in eight remaining games, it seems almost impossible.

Johnstone will leave with our blessing too.
He’s been in superb form for the club this season and has proven that he’s capable of playing in the Premier League on a long-term basis.

We cannot offer Johnstone that so it only makes sense for him to move on and for West Brom to gather some funds to reinvest in the squad.

It remains to be seen how Luke Dowling and whoever will be in charge of Albion next season will go about replacing Johnstone but the club does have some decent goalkeepers on the books already who could shine in the Championship.

David Button, the Baggies’ current number two, has plenty of second-tier experience to his name while Alex Palmer is shining while out on loan at Lincoln City in League One.

We could see Johnstone sold for up to £10million in the summer and that money go towards adding a new striker or a central midfielder rather than a replacement goalkeeper.













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Jasnik 12:36 Fri Apr 9
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
147man 12:37 Wed Apr 7

snodgrass isn't doing much better.

Mex Martillo 5:22 Thu Apr 8
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 1:58 Wed Apr 7

Texas Iron 4:28 Thu Apr 8
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

charleyfarley 2:39 Wed Apr 7
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Al

bill green 1:58 Wed Apr 7
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 12:39 Wed Apr 7

ted fenton 12:39 Wed Apr 7
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 12:19 Wed Apr 7

147man 12:37 Wed Apr 7
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

The link with a Baggies player made me question whatever became of Diangana, I didn't realise he's only made 6 starts this season

Thanks Alan 12:19 Wed Apr 7
Re: Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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