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
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done

Alan 12:26 Sun Jun 6
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester United have been told it will cost them £81.5m to sign England winger Jadon Sancho, 21, from Borussia Dortmund. (Mirror)

That deal would mean rivals Manchester City will pocket £11m in sell-on fees after helping to develop Sancho in their academy. (Mirror)

Tottenham will seek further talks with Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, 51, after their move for Antonio Conte collapsed. (Mirror)

Duncan Ferguson has turned down a job on Carlo Ancelotti's coaching staff at Real Madrid because he wants to become Everton boss. (Sun)

West Ham are confident David Moyes will sign a new long-term contract after talks with the 58-year-old manager, who has been linked with a return to Everton. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, 30, has told England colleagues he is keen to join Manchester United this summer. (Mirror)

Barcelona are considering making an improved offer to Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, who is set to leave Liverpool on a free transfer, after Paris St-Germain eclipsed Barca's initial offer. (Marca)

If Barcelona do not complete the signing of Wijnaldum and Netherlands forward Memphis Depay, 27, from Lyon next week, it could hold up deals to sell up to four players. (Sport)

Next week Barca will offer a long-term extension to Ilaix Moriba, the 18-year-old Spanish midfielder who has one year left on his current deal and has been linked with Manchester City and Manchester United. (Marca)

New Roma coach Jose Mourinho wants to sign one of three goalkeeper targets: Tottenham and France's Hugo Lloris, 34, Juventus and Poland's Wojciech Szczesny, 31, or Wolves and Portugal's Rui Patricio, 33. (La Gazetta dello Sport - in Italian)

Arsenal's Swiss international Granit Xhaka, 28, remains Roma's top target in midfield. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Sean Dyche, 49, is poised to sign a new deal as Burnley manager. (Mail)

Leeds United have been offered the chance to sign former loanee Eddie Nketiah this summer, with Arsenal wanting £20m for the English forward, 22. (Football Insider)

Atletico Madrid are expected to make a new offer for Udinese's Argentina midfielder Rodrigo de Paul, 27, who has also been linked with Liverpool and AC Milan. (Mundo Deportivo - in Italian)

Leicester are closing in on the signing of French midfielder Boubakary Soumare, 22, from Lille and remain interested in Tammy Abraham if the English striker, 23, leaves Chelsea this summer. (Leicester Mercury)

Leeds United and Brighton have joined Rangers in the race to sign Sparta Rotterdam's Dutch midfielder Abdou Harroui, 23. (Football Insider)

Burnley and Norwich are among several Premier League clubs who have asked Liverpool about taking Wales right-back Neco Williams, 20, on loan next season. (Teamtalk)

Brentford will bid to sign left-back Gabriel Fuentes, 24, from Junior FC in his native Colombia. (Sun)

West Brom have told Brazilian midfielder Matheus Pereira, 25, he can leave the Championship club this summer, if they are offered at least £15m. Aston Villa and Brighton are among those who have made enquiries. (Teamtalk)

After Barcelona confirm Ronald Koeman will stay on as coach, their former midfielder Xavi Hernandez, 41, says he turned the job down for a second time, with the Al-Sadd coach saying "it was not the moment". (La Vanguardia via Sport)

Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton is the new frontrunner for the West Brom job, after the Baggies called off plans to appoint Chris Wilder. (Football Insider)

Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate is in danger of being sacked, with Fulham boss Scott Parker, 40, top of the Cherries' wanted list to replace him. (Sun)

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe turned down Celtic as he is willing to bide his time for the Southampton job to come available. (Football Insider)

Pedro Almeida @pedrogva6

West Ham has practically closed the signings of Alex #Kral from Spartak Moscow and Adam #Hlozek from Sparta Prague. Last details with two players. 🇨🇿 #transfers #whufc #spartakmoscow #acsp


Academy Quickfire Questions: Dan Chesters

Each week, we'll be firing some of football's true 'need-to-know' questions towards promising products of the Academy of Football.

This week, it's the turn of 19-year-old midfielder Dan Chesters...

Quick Fact: Chesters joined the Academy of Football as an eight-year-old. The talented midfielder quickly rose through the Academy system to make both his Under-18s debut and Under-23s debut in the same season, 2017/18 – and both as a 15-year-old!

On the Field

Why did you get into football?
I just played as a toddler and fell in love with it!

Favourite player growing up?
Growing up Messi, but Neymar now – he’s something different

Strongest attribute?
My dribbling

Want to get better at?
I want to add goals to my game

Best moment of your career so far?
Scoring in the final minute of the 2019 Dallas Cup quarter-finals – an unforgettable feeling

Biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
Keep your head up when things don’t go to plan

Off the Field

Favourite other sport?

Favourite account to follow on Instagram?
I don’t really use it too often

You’re watching at the moment…
Peaky Blinders… for the third time!

If you weren’t a footballer you’d be…
I don’t know – this is what I’ve always dreamt of

Favourite song right now?
Take It To Trial – Young Thug & Gunna

If you had one last meal?

Around the Academy

Best touch?
Kamarai Swyer – his touch is insane

Sam Caiger – he’s a character and always lifts the lads’ mood

Future manager?
To be honest… none of us, haha!

Most committed?
Conor Coventry – he’s always staying behind, doing extras

Better than they think they are?
Keenan Forson – I think he’s a key player and underrated in our team

Three teammates you’d be stuck on a desert island with?
Harrison Ashby, Caiger for a laugh, and Will Greenidge for his brains!

Quickfire Questions

YouTube or Instagram?

Cats or dogs?

New trainers or fresh trim?
Fresh trim

Messi or Ronaldo?
Lionel Messi

Win the Champions League or World Cup?
World Cup

Classic 40-yarder or dribble past everyone to score?
Dribble past everyone and score

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With Kind Regards 4:30 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
bill green 3:57 Sun Jun 6

bill green 3:57 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan 1:49 Sun Jun 6

Texas Iron 2:05 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Thanks Alan 1:49 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
ted fenton 1:05 Sun Jun 6

ted fenton 1:05 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
The Stoat 12:40 Sun Jun 6

The Stoat 12:40 Sun Jun 6
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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