WHO Poll
Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Alan 1:25 Thu Jul 1
Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Manchester City are planning to hold talks with England forward Raheem Sterling over his future - the 26-year-old has two years left on his contract with the Premier League champions. (Mail)

With a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho having been agreed, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, 22, Villarreal's 24-year-old defender Pau Torres and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, 27, top Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's wishlist. (Guardian)

Sancho will be handed the number seven shirt at Manchester United, currently worn by Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, 34. (Metro)

Manchester United are also interested in Bayern Munich and Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka, 26, whose contract with the Bundesliga champions is due to expire in 2022. (Bild - in German)

However, United and Liverpool are likely to be priced out of a move for French winger Kingsley Coman after Bayern set a £77m asking price for the 25-year-old. (Bild)

New Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici has been told he must pay £51.5m for 26-year-old Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar this summer. (Express)

Paris St-Germain and France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, has told people at the club that, as it stands, he will not sign a contract extension. His current deal has one year to run.(Mail)

Meanwhile, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has taken over from sporting director Leonardo in talks with Mbappe to try and get him to remain at the Parc de Princes.(L'Equipe - in French)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich remains confident the Blues can secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, this summer. (Express)

Barcelona have called Manchester City repeatedly in an attempt to sell Spaniard Sergi Roberto, 29. The Catalan giants are wary of losing the defender on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer. (Mundo - in Spanish)

Portugal Under-21 left-back Nuno Tavares, 21, will have a medical at Arsenal before joining the Gunners for £7m from Benfica. (Goal)

Chelsea have made a final offer to sign Manchester United forward Lauren James, 19, the sister of Blues full-back Reece James. (Goal)

Arsenal have made a bid for Italy's 23-year-old midfielder Manuel Locatelli, says Sassuolo chief executive Giovanni Carnevali. But they must compete with Juventus for his signature.(Metro)

Leicester face competition from AC Milan in the race to sign Sassuolo and Italy winger Domenico Berardi, 26, who has impressed for the Azzurri at Euro 2020. (Corriere dello Sport - in Italian)

Newcastle United have made a £1.5m bid for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson as they compete with Sunderland to sign the 21-year-old English player. (Mail)

RB Leipzig will let Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer leave the club in a cut-price deal this summer, with Arsenal, AC Milan and Roma all interested in the 27-year-old playmaker. (Bild - in German)

Rangers captain James Tavernier is the subject of interest from Manchester United, Brighton, Norwich and Arsenal. The 29-year-old Englishman signed a contract extension in April, tying him to the Scottish champions until 2024. (90min)

Evening Standard

Declan Rice rejects two West Ham contract offers amid interest from Chelsea FC and Manchester United

By Jack Rosser

Declan Rice has rejected two contract offers at West Ham as the club look to fend off interest in the England star.

The midfielder, who shone in Tuesday’s historic win over Germany, wishes to be kept informed of any bids made this summer.

West Ham insist that their star player, who captained the side for the majority of last season, is going nowhere. Rice has three years remaining on his current deal, while the club have an option for a fourth.

Rice is valued at more than £100million by West Ham, and manager David Moyes has previously said that it would take “Bank of England and Bank of Scotland money” to sanction a sale.

West Ham are yet to receive any formal offers for Rice.

But Manchester United and Chelsea are known to be interested in the 22-year-old, who also has admirers at Manchester City.

West Ham have been in talks with Rice over extending his contract as they prepare to play in the Europa League next season. A new deal would further increase the midfielder’s value.

It is understood that Rice has made no concerted effort to leave and it is not expected that he will look to force his way out, as England captain Harry Kane has done at Tottenham. However, committing to a new deal with the Hammers could make any future move to a Champions League club more complicated.

Give Me Sport

Everton and West Ham join transfer race for Rangers star; clubs touching base

Everton and West Ham United have both joined the race to sign Rangers star Glen Kamara, GIVEMESPORT can exclusively reveal.

What's the latest Rangers news?

In March, we revealed that Premier League giants Arsenal were weighing up a move for the 25-year-old midfielder amid some difficulty in extending his contract with Rangers.

Kamara, a hugely successful £50k signing from Dundee in January 2019, did admit his representatives had held talks with the Scottish champions but, as it stands, the Finland international will be out of contract in the summer of 2023.
Who else wants to sign Kamara?

Aside from Arsenal - the club who brought the midfielder to England in 2012 - Watford have been linked with a move.

Sources close to the situation have confirmed the interest from Vicarage Road, although Kamara's situation has not gone unnoticed throughout the Premier League. Indeed, Everton, West Ham United, Brentford and a number of teams in Russia have all touched base with the player's camp about the kind of deal he'd be looking for this summer.
How well did Kamara play at the European Championships?

Coming off the back of a hugely successful season at Ibrox, during which he started 28 of the club's 38 league games, Kamara has also impressed amid Finland's maiden voyage at the European Championships.

According to WhoScored data, no one in their squad made more interceptions per game (3.3) or drew as many fouls over the same period (2.7). Passing-wise, his 52.3 attempted on average was, again, the most in the squad and the second-highest success rate (87.9%) of any Finnish player to have started a game.

Impressively, his interceptions statistics led the way in the entirety of the group stage, perhaps going some way into raising his profile.

As gutting as it would be to lose Kamara, Rangers could stand to gain from his performances at the delayed Euro 2020 if they can start to auction him off.

What have the pundits said?

Speaking on the BBC during Finland's win over Denmark earlier in the tournament, former Arsenal star-turned-pundit Martin Keown talked up Kamara's performance after commentator Jonathan Pearce spoke about his time with the north London giants.

"You can see why [he was at Arsenal], he is very disciplined," he said (via The Daily Record).

Back in December, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard revealed he was very keen to keep the player in Glasgow.

"In terms of Glen Kamara, it is where it is," he said (via Glasgow Live).

"It’s pretty simple, it’s my job to advise when I think people deserve to be rewarded, it’s my job to advise when I predict there’s a lot of noise around a certain individual. I’m obviously trying to protect the club, the board, the team and everyone from a situation where we could lose one of our best players."

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Lee Trundle 5:28 Thu Jul 1
Re: Thursday newspapers (includes West Ham)
"Burnley to stream women's home games on TikTok"

The first video being them all jumping and their clothes disappear as soon as they land?

Texas Iron 4:45 Thu Jul 1
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Cheers ...

JonWHUFC 3:17 Thu Jul 1
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Great post from Mr Trundle and I agree. Declan Rice comes across so well when interviewed and is up for a laugh. He is enjoying his life at the moment and is in a great position to be able to move up to the next level which he must do to get the best out of himself on the pitch. We cannot offer him CL football and there will be suitors who can. He would go with my blessing and my thanks for all he has done in a Hammers shirt. I don't like losing our best players but you cannot stand in the way of this youngsters future.

bill green 2:03 Thu Jul 1
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Thanks Alan 1:47 Thu Jul 1

BillC79 2:00 Thu Jul 1
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I don’t blame him. He’s tied to us for 3 more years and on decent wedge. Why bother signing on for longer when he will likely move on in the next year or so

Thanks Alan 1:47 Thu Jul 1
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brabrook 1:28 Thu Jul 1

Lee Trundle 1:38 Thu Jul 1
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I think this summer would be a good opportunity to sit down with Rice and thrash out terms for a price should a Champions League team bid for him.

I think it would work out in our favour, and then you wouldn't have a Kane situation on our hands.

If he's a £100m+ player, then he deserves and probably wants Champions League football, which we're quite a bit away from.

And let's not forget he's ambitious the way he (rightly) sacked off Ireland for England.

PwoperNaughtyButNot 1:33 Thu Jul 1
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What a nonsense article on Rice

He has 3 yrs on his deal and we have an option on the 4th

If he commits to a new deal now with us it could make a move away tricky?

How does that stack up ?

brabrook 1:28 Thu Jul 1
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Thanks Alan.

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