WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
27%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
35%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
22%
  



Alan 1:56 Sat May 15
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Sources close to Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, 21, are more confident than ever before that the England international will complete a move to Manchester United this summer. The Premier League club are expected to make an initial offer of £65-75m. (Eurosport)

Manchester United could use England forward Jesse Lingard, 28, in a deal for Sancho. (Sun)

Paris Saint-Germain's list of potential replacements for France forward Kylian Mbappe, 22, includes Liverpool's 28-year-old Egypt forward Mohamed Salah. (ESPN)

Manchester United are holding talks with Real Madrid's 28-year-old France defender Raphael Varane. (Manchester Evening News)

Manchester United are set to make a £40m bid for Varane this summer. (Mirror)

RB Leipzig's chief Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed 21-year-old French defender Ibrahima Konate, who is among Liverpool's transfer targets, has a release clause. The figure is believed to be £34m. (Liverpool Echo)

Manchester City have approached Sporting Lisbon over a £52m deal for 18-year-old Portugal full-back Nuno Mendes. (Mail)

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been given a choice of signing Borussia Dortmund's Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, or Inter Milan's Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku, 28. (Express)

Barcelona are ready to make the signing of Haaland their priority this summer ahead of trying to keep Argentine forward Lionel Messi, 33, at the club. (Sun)

Chelsea's United States forward Christian Pulisic, 22, has dismissed speculation he could leave Chelsea this summer. (ESPN)

The agent of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo says the Portugal international, 36, has no plans to return to Sporting Lisbon this summer. (Record - in Portuguese)

Southampton are planning a £20m summer bid for Chelsea's 25-year-old England midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is currently on loan at Fulham. (Express)

Leicester are close to completing the signing of French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22, from Lille for around £20m. (Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, on Twitter)

Roy Hodgson is expected to leave Crystal Palace when his contract expires this summer, but former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is not in contention to replace him. (Times - subscription required)

Arsenal are not planning on extending the loan of Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos, 24. (Independent)

Arsenal will be in the market for players in at least five positions in the summer transfer window. Among their targets, Brighton's Mali midfielder Yves Bissouma, 24, and Sheffield United's Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge, 23, are keen on a move. (Football.London)

Tottenham's hopes of signing Lyon's Danish defender Joachim Andersen, who has spent the season on loan at Fulham, have received a boost as the 24-year-old wants to remain in the Premier League. (Standard)

Spurs are keen on signing Andersen, who is valued at around £20m. (Sky Sports)

Barcelona could move on up to 14 players at the end of the season, including French defender Samuel Umtiti, 27, and Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho, 28. (Mundo Deportivo)

Manchester City's Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, 32, is close to joining Barcelona on a free contract in the summer - however he will have to take a significant pay cut. (Sun)

English goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 35, has rejected a new contract at Aston Villa and has verbally agreed to join Manchester United. (Football Insider)






Guardian

Brighton v West Ham: match preview


Brighton v West Ham: probable starters in bold, contenders in light.

After something of a meltdown at Molineux in their last game which saw Brighton blow a 1-0 lead, lose 2-1 and get two men sent off, Graham Potter would have been mightily relieved 24 hours later to see Fulham confirmed in the third and final relegation place. With a fifth consecutive season in the top flight to look forward to the shackles may be off for the hosts but West Ham arrive on the south coast with much to play for. Last week’s defeat to Everton was perhaps a fatal blow to their top-four hopes, but a Europa League or Europa Conference place is still very much in their grasp if they can win their final three games. A word of caution to David Moyes, however: West Ham have failed to beat Brighton in all seven previous top-flight meetings since the Seagulls came up in 2017. Paul Chronnell

Saturday 8pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Amex Stadium

Last season Brighton 1 West Ham 1

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G24 Y58 R1 2.45 cards/game

Odds H 2-1 A 17-11 D 5-2

BRIGHTON

Subs from Steele, Walton, Sanders, Ferguson, Connolly, Karbownik, Pröpper, Izquierdo, Andone, Moder, Lallana, Tau

Doubtful Veltman (calf), Lallana (calf), Pröpper (ankle)

Injured March (knee, next season), Lamptey (hamstring, next season)

Suspended Dunk (first of two), Maupay (first of two)

Discipline Y41 R6

Form LDDLWL

Leading scorer Maupay 8

WEST HAM

Subs from Martin, Randolph, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Coventry, Alves, Noble, Johnson, Baptiste, Odubeko, Benrahma, Yarmolenko,

Doubtful Cresswell (dead leg), Rice (knee), Ogbonna (thigh), Noble (knock)

Injured Masuaku (knee, 19 May), Lanzini (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y47 R3

Form WWLLWL

Leading scorers Antonio, Lingard, Soucek 9













Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

jimbo2. 7:29 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Al, this really is a “must win game”

Hammer-ed 7:10 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Barty - even more so that Brighton are without their main goal scorer, their captain ,whose a highly rated CB, that scores at a number of set pieces. They should be their for the taking.

Barty 3:10 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Charlie Taylor of Burnley is a proper left back

Barty 3:07 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
If they can´t beat this Brighton side we dont deserve Europe

Texas Iron 3:03 Sat May 15
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Cheers...

bill green 2:43 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 2:23 Sat May 15

ted fenton 2:23 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 2:19 Sat May 15

Thanks Alan 2:19 Sat May 15
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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