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
21%
  



Alan 11:24 Sun Jul 4
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Paris St-Germain have offered a contract to 34-year-old Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who is a free agent after his deal at Barcelona expired. However, the La Liga side remain hopeful of tying the six-time Ballon d'Or winner down to a new deal. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are willing to let Donny van de Beek leave the club this summer amid interest from Real Madrid, who want to take the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder on loan. (Star)

A move away for Van de Beek could pave the way for United to sign Real Madrid's French centre-back Raphael Varane, 28. (Sun)

Liverpool are weighing a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, 26, with the Spaniard keen on the idea of playing in the Premier League. (La Razon - in Spanish)

Liverpool are also interested in Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 23, but could face competition from Arsenal were they to pursue the former Bayern Munich player. (Onze Mondial - in French)

Arsenal are ready to consider a move for West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28, if a deal for Sheffield United's Aaron Ramsdale, 23, cannot be struck. (Star)

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has informed the club of his desire to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United. The 28-year-old Frenchman, whose contract at Old Trafford will expire in 2022, won two Serie A titles with Juve during Allegri's first stint in charge. (90 Min)

Hakim Ziyech is wanted by AC Milan, who view Chelsea's 28-year-old Moroccan playmaker as a more attainable target than Everton's James Rodriguez given the Colombian's wage demands. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

However, Milan have also been offered Brazil attacker Philippe Coutinho by Barcelona, who are keen to remove the former Liverpool star from their wage bill. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, 22, has all but confirmed that he will not be returning to Arsenal next season after spending time on loan in London from Real Madrid. (Football London)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is making a bid to sign 31-year-old English winger Marc Albrighton from Leicester City. (Sun)

Bayer Leverkusen and Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick, who has starred for his country at Euro 2020, is wanted by AC Milan. (Tuttomercatoweb - in Italian)

Inter Milan have opened talks with Denzel Dumfries' agent in the hope of wrapping up a deal for the 25-year-old PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands wing-back. (Calciomercato via Football Italia)

Tottenham remain interested in Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21, but the Serbia international is focused on renewing his contract with the Serie A club after scoring 21 goals in 37 league appearances in 2020-21. (Corriere dello Sport via Sport Witness)

Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, 22, is closing in on a move to Marseille with the Ligue 1 club also expected to complete a deal for Gunners defender William Saliba, 20. (Goal)

Real Sociedad have failed with a late attempt to sign Benfica's 21-year-old Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares, who is close to signing for Arsenal. (Mail)

Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic says he will try to convince 23-year-old Norway midfielder Sander Berge, who has been linked with Arsenal, to stay with the Blades. (Mirror)

German midfielder Toni Kroos, who has retired from international football after Euro 2020, says he expects to end his career with Real Madrid. The 31-year-old's current deal with the Spanish club runs until 2023. (Marca)






Transfer Tavern

West Ham United: Italian journalist makes transfer claim involving Robin Olsen

Writing on Twitter, Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari has made a West Ham United transfer claim involving Sweden international and AS Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

Despite current number one Lukasz Fabianski recently signing a contract extension at the club, West Ham have still been tipped to target new goalkeepers this summer.

The Hammers have mainly been linked to West Bromwich Albion shot stopper Sam Johnstone as they scour the market for Fabianski’s long term replacement.

The Poland international, 36, has entered the twilight phase of his career and West Ham will need to start thinking about who may be his rightful heir.

The Latest: West Ham now want Olsen…

Longari, writing on his social media, has now claimed that West Ham are one of the clubs eyeing Sweden international Olsen – with the ace impressing at times over Euro 2020.

Indeed, the journalist says the Irons, Real Sociedad and Lille are among the clubs contemplating a move this summer.

“Confirmation of strong interest in Robin Olsen of the Roma,” explained Longari (via Twitter).

“More polls concerning West Ham and Lille which, however, could focus on Leo Jardim as a starter next season.”
The Verdict: Good option?

Despite finding game time severely limited whilst on loan at Everton over 2020/2021, with the 31-year-old starting just seven Premier League matches, Olsen has perhaps emerged as a good depth option depending on the price.

He enjoyed a fine Euro 2020 in parts, earning high praise for his individual heroics, while Olsen has also drawn acclaim from Italian goalkeeping great Walter Zenga.

The Inter Milan legend is a huge admirer, branding him ‘amazing’ in an interview with the Athletic last year.







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bill green 7:52 Sun Jul 4
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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brabrook 4:01 Sun Jul 4
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With Kind Regards 11:49 Sun Jul 4

Texas Iron 1:55 Sun Jul 4
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Cheers...

With Kind Regards 11:49 Sun Jul 4
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Thanks Alan 11:42 Sun Jul 4

Thanks Alan 11:42 Sun Jul 4
Re: Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan





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