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 1:25 Sat Aug 7
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Paris St-Germain are to offer Lionel Messi a two-year deal at a meeting scheduled between the Argentina forward's father and PSG's hierarchy on Saturday. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Messi's father contacted PSG to enquire if the French club are in a position to sign the 34-year-old. (Marca)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has requested an "urgent meeting" with Messi's representatives after it was announced he will not be staying with Barcelona. (AS, in Spanish)

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed contact has been made about a potential move, and if Messi does sign for the Ligue 1 side it could prompt France striker Kylian Mbappe, 22, to sign a new deal and spell the end of the club's pursuit of his compatriot Paul Pogba, 28, from Manchester United. (ESPN)

Messi himself is said to see Manchester City and a reunion with manager Pep Guardiola as his first-choice destination. (Mail)

Brazil striker Neymar, 29, has offered Messi his number 10 shirt at PSG in an attempt to persuade him to move to the Ligue 1 side. (RMC Sport via Get French Football News)

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, 33, who joined Barcelona in May after leaving Manchester City, is said to want to leave the Catalan club already after it was announced his close friend Messi was not staying at the Nou Camp. (Beteve - in Catalan)

Chelsea are increasingly confident of agreeing a deal with Inter Milan over the weekend to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, with manager Thomas Tuchel keen to complete the transfer before the start of the new season. (Standard)

The Blues prefer a player-plus-cash deal for the 28-year-old Belgium striker, while Inter want a cash-only transfer. (Sky Sports)

Lukaku has agreed personal terms with Chelsea and is waiting for the clubs to complete the move. (football.london)

Barcelona have agreed terms with Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches, 23, but have yet to agree a fee with his club Lille. (Le10 Sport)

West Ham United remain in talks with Fiorentina over a £14m deal for Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 23, but could face competition from Juventus. (Mail)

The London club has also put in a fresh bid for Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car, 24, after the Croatia centre-back turned down an offer last summer. (L'Equipe - in French)

American striker Josh Sargent, 21, is on the brink of completing his move to Norwich City from Werder Bremen. (Goal)

Real Madrid have blocked 22-year-old Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard's potential move to Arsenal after Toni Kroos went down injured for the Spanish club. (AS, via Team Talk)

Southampton have rejected a £25m bid from Aston Villa for James Ward-Prowse and have no intention of selling the 26-year-old England midfielder this summer. (Football Insider)

Chelsea want Juventus' 21-year-old Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt and could offer £50m plus Germany striker Timo Werner, 25. Juve, however, are more interested in Italy midfielder Jorginho, 29, in any swap deal that also includes cash. (Calciomercatoweb - in Italian)

Everton boss Rafael Benitez is monitoring Salomon Rondon's situation with Dalian Pro, with the 31-year-old Venezuela striker said to be at risk of being released from his contract with the Chinese club. (Sun)

West Ham have made a £15m bid for Rennes' 25-year-old Morocco defender Nayef Aguerd, which the French club are expected to reject. (Football Insider)

Sport Witness

‘Concrete offer’ from West Ham to arrive in ‘next few hours’ – ‘Decisive stage’ for player’s sale

With less than a year left on his contract at Fiorentina, Nikola Milenković has been on the radar of several clubs in Italy and across Europe.

Over the past couple of days, West Ham United have been heavily pushed forward as the main contender to sign the 23-year-old this summer.

On August 6th, TuttoMercatoWeb reported the ‘agreement is close’ between the two sides, while they also stated the defender’s ‘will is to be understood’ over joining the Hammers.

Later that day, we covered claims made by Tuttosport that David Moyes’ side ‘have raised the pressure and offer’ over acquiring the Serbia international’s services, but the details of the proposal were not mentioned.

Calciomercato now explain the centre-back’s exit from the Serie A side is ‘really in the decisive stages’.

Although he has been chased by several clubs in recent months, the player’s future could be at West Ham.

Journalist Marco Demicheli provides more information in a video. He states West Ham have been following Milenković for a year and a ‘concrete offer of more than €15m’ from the Hammers will ‘arrive’ at Fiorentina ‘in the next few hours’.

There’s no mention whether or not Milenković favours a move to the English capital.

Firenze Viola

Goodbye Nikola: close to West Ham

According to Corriere Fiorentino, Milenkovic is now very close to West Ham. Should he take the field tonight, in the friendly against Espanyol, it would be practically his last outing in the purple jersey. About twenty million euros will go to the purple coffers, which would avert any risk of losing the defender to zero given the non-renewal of the contract expiring next summer.

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chim chim cha boo 12:37 Sun Aug 8
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Chapeau, Alan, dear sir.

Thanks Irish 3:21 Sat Aug 7
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Thanks Al

cheesebgt 3:13 Sat Aug 7
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bill green 2:54 Sat Aug 7
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With Kind Regards 1:48 Sat Aug 7
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Kaiser Zoso 1:38 Sat Aug 7
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Thanks Alan 1:35 Sat Aug 7

the exile 1:37 Sat Aug 7
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Thanks Alan.

Thanks Alan 1:35 Sat Aug 7
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Thanks Alan

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