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 12:22 Mon Jul 19
Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)

There have been no developments with Saul Niguez's proposed move from Atletico Madrid to Barcelona and the Spain midfielder's agent has been contacting several clubs, with Liverpool and Manchester United possible destinations for the 26-year-old. (AS - in Spanish)

Arsenal are willing to pay Sassuolo's £34m asking price for their Italy midfielder Manuel Locatelli, 23. (Fabrizio Romano via Sun)

Chelsea are "leaving no stone unturned" in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, 20, although the chances of a swap deal for the Norwegian are said to be low. (Sky Germany - in German)

The Blues have also offered England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, 20, to Bayern Munich in a swap deal for the German club's 25-year-old French winger Kingsley Coman. (L'Equipe - in French)

Arsenal have entered the race to sign Norwich's 21-year-old English full-back Max Aarons - also linked with Bayern Munich - with the Gunners keen to land a replacement for Spaniard Hector Bellerin, 26. (Express)

Everton are closing in on a deal to sign English winger Andros Townsend, 30, who is a free agent after leaving Crystal Palace and would become Rafael Benitez's first signing as Toffees boss. The club are also pursuing Bayer Leverkusen's English winger Demarai Gray, 25. (Mirror)

Everton are also one of two clubs, along with Premier League rivals West Ham, to have approached Barcelona over a deal for 26-year-old French defender Clement Lenglet. (AS - in Spanish)

Juventus will have to pay £43m in order to land Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. The Serie A side have identified the 24-year-old, who has two years left on his City contract, as one of their top targets. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Juventus are also exploring a potential loan move for Paris St-Germain's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, 27, as cover for injured Brazilian Arthur Melo, 24. (La Repubblica via Football Italia)

Barcelona are interested in signing Lille and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches on a loan deal with an option to buy. The 23-year-old is valued at £30m by the French champions, a price Barca cannot afford to meet. (AS - in Spanish)

Barca may also freeze Philippe Coutinho out of first-team action if they fail to offload the Brazilian playmaker, 29, this summer. Coutinho is 10 games away from activating a clause which would see the La Liga club pay Liverpool an extra £17.1m, having signed him from the Premier League side in January 2018. (AS - in Spanish)

Brighton will see if a deal can be done for Celtic's 23-year-old French forward Odsonne Edouard, who is in the final year of his contract. (Express)

And Brighton have also expressed interest in Barcelona and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite, 30, who has also been linked with Wolves and West Ham. (Sport - in Spanish)

Cristiano Ronaldo posted "decision day" on Instagram the day after L'Equipe reported that the transfer of Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, 28, from Paris St-Germain to Juventus depends on whether the Portugal forward, 36, leaves Juve. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United are the main interested party regarding Kieran Trippier but Atletico Madrid are keen to keep hold of the England right-back, 30. (AS - in Spanish)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 28-year-old English attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, who impressed during a spell on loan at West Ham last season, is in his plans "at the moment". (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal are looking to sell French striker Alexandre Lacazette, 30, to raise transfer funds for this summer. (Mirror)

Inter Milan want to sign PSV Eindhoven defender Denzel Dumfries but can only afford to commit to a loan deal for the Netherlands international, 25. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Mallorca's Argentina Under-17s midfielder Luka Romero, 16, will have a medical with Lazio on Monday. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Bayern Munich are keen to sell French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for £17.1m this summer. The 26-year-old, who has been linked with Juventus and Napoli, has a year left on his deal with the Bundesliga champions. (L'Equipe via Get French Football News)

French winger Thomas Robert, son of former Newcastle winger Laurent Robert, is training with Burnley as the 20-year-old hopes to join their Under-23s squad. (Sun)

Burnley are set to sign Wales keeper Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer after the 34-year-old left Crystal Palace following the end of his contract. (Mail)

Newcastle United have agreed to sell French defender Florian Lejeune to Alaves, with the 30-year-old having spent last season on loan at the Spanish club. (Chronicle)


West Ham keeping tabs on Giovanni Simeone

West Ham United are keen on signing the Cagliari striker Giovanni Simeone.

The 26-year-old had a reasonably good season in the Italian league last year and the Hammers are looking to bring the Argentine to the Premier League as per TMW.

The player is a target for French outfit Marseille and the likes of Celta Vigo are keeping tabs on him as well.

It is no secret that the Hammers will need to improve their attacking options this summer and Simeone could prove to be a quality addition for them.

David Moyes has been overly reliant on Michail Antonio for goals this past year and he will have to bring in more depth and quality.

The Hammers will be playing in the Europa League next season and they cannot afford to have Antonio as their only striking option.

The 26 year old Argentine forward scored six goals and picked up two assists across all competitions for Cagliari last season.

Simeone has a contract with the Italian club until the summer of 2024 and it will be interesting to see what is asking price is.

SL View: Simeone could form a quality partnership with Antonio

The 26-year-old is not a prolific goalscorer but he could partner Antonio in the attack next season. Simeone will add some creativity in the final third as well and the two players could complement each other well.

Antonio could benefit from having a creative centre forward playing next to him. Also, Simeone might be able to put up better numbers playing alongside better players in the Premier League.

It would certainly be an interesting signing for the Hammers for the right price.


West Ham United in talks over Clement Lenglet move?

West Ham United are reportedly in talks with Barcelona over a loan move for Clement Lenglet.

The 26-year-old established himself as a key member of Ronald Koeman's backline last term, starting 29 La Liga games and featuring 48 times in total across all competitions.

However, with the Blaugrana desperately trying to offload some of their big earners this summer, Lenglet is one of many players in Catalonia who could face the axe.

Everton are believed to be considering a swoop for the centre-back, but according to journalist Ekrem Konur, West Ham have now opened talks over a loan deal.

Konur adds that the deal does not include an option or obligation to buy, and Everton have also followed up their interest to enter negotiations with the Blaugrana.

Lenglet still has another five years left to run on his Barcelona contract, and he started just one game for France at Euro 2020 - their last-16 defeat to Switzerland - but was hauled off at half time.


Chelsea teenager Lewis Bate facing an uncertain future as he delays signing a new contract with just one year left on his deal... with Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton leading the chase for the 18-year-old midfielder

Lewis Bate is subject of interest from four of the their Premier League rivals
The Chelsea future of England under-19 midfielder Bate is currently uncertain
Bate has one year left on his contract and has delayed signing an extension
That has alerted the likes of Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton

Chelsea prospect Lewis Bate is subject of interest from four of the their Premier League rivals

Chelsea prospect Lewis Bate is subject of interest from four of their Premier League rivals.

The Chelsea future of England under-19 midfielder Bate is uncertain.

He has one year left on his current contract and is one of a number of Blues youngsters to have delayed signing a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge.

That has alerted Liverpool, West Ham, Leeds and Southampton who have all expressed an interest in left footer Bate, 18.

Leeds have proved to summer youth signings Wigan's Sean McGurk and Birmingham's Amari Miller that they can offer a route to first-team football and will hope that may work in their favour as they target Bate.

West Ham and Southampton are also keen to tempt Bate away from Chelsea while Liverpool have previous having signed Dominic Solanke as a youngster from the Londoners.

Bate has been at Chelsea since the age of eight and progressed through the ranks, emerging as one of their standout performers at youth level, to the fringes of the first team.

Bate has made the bench three times, against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and last season against Sheffield United in the Premier League and Barnsley in the FA Cup.

Football Insider

Exclusive: Rangers star Kennedy 'flattered' after West Ham submit formal bid

Rangers have rejected a bid from West Ham for Kai Kennedy, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The attacker, 19, is being pursued by the Premier League big guns after impressive Scottish Championship loan spells last season.

An industry source has told Football Insider that the club have tabled an offer in the region of £600,000 for Kennedy.

Rangers responded to the bid by knocking it back as they hope to keep the highly-rated winger at Ibrox.

Kennedy signed a new contract with the Gers in January that runs until the summer of 2023.

He spent last season on loan at Inverness Caley Thistle and Raith Rovers in what was his first extended taste of senior football.

The Scotland youth international admits he is flattered by the interest of West Ham and the potential opportunity to work under David Moyes.

“It is extremely flattering that West Ham have made an offer for me and it would be a great opportunity to be able to work with a top manager such as David Moyes, but I am a Rangers player until I am told otherwise,” Kennedy told Football Insider.

Kennedy’s agent, Paul Tait, confirmed West Ham’s interest in the attacker along with a number of other clubs.

“West Ham are very keen on Kai and they have shown that in their offers to Rangers,” Tait told Football Insider.

“There are a lot of clubs interested in Kai and we will have to wait and see what Rangers decide to do with him.”

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Texas Iron 6:12 Mon Jul 19
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Kelly Smunt 5:26 Mon Jul 19
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Not too surprising that the dildo brothers are keen on Master Bate.

bill green 2:39 Mon Jul 19
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With Kind Regards 2:23 Mon Jul 19

With Kind Regards 2:23 Mon Jul 19
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Thanks Alan 2:08 Mon Jul 19

Thanks Alan 2:08 Mon Jul 19
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Fifth Column 12:25 Mon Jul 19

Russ of the BML 1:11 Mon Jul 19
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Ta Al.

Fifth Column 12:25 Mon Jul 19
Re: Monday newspapers ( includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

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