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Q: 2022 Summer Transfer Window - How many 1st team players will we sign before August 6th
a. None as Sullivan will wait until the last week before he gets his scattergun out the cupboard
b. A couple of freebies paraded as superstars, usual hype to follow
c. I'm more optimistic as surely they know we need to strengthen, 3-4 with decent money spent.
d. Who gives a toss as we have a great squad already, I've already ordered the new replica kit, socks and all and can't wait to wear it at our first game, down the pub of course, I bleed claret & blue

Alan 12:18 Wed Dec 15
Wednesday newspapers (includes West Ham)

Newcastle have made initial enquiries about Dele Alli, with Tottenham willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old midfielder. (Teamtalk)

Manchester United are looking at midfield targets with Paul Pogba, 28, likely to leave for free when the France midfielder's contract expires in the summer. (Telegraph - subscription required)

Atletico Madrid want to explore the possibility of an exchange deal with Manchester United for 26-year-old France striker Anthony Martial. (Eurosport)

Manchester United are not expecting Jesse Lingard to leave in the January transfer window as the 28-year-old England midfielder approaches the last six months of his contract. (Manchester Evening News)

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been angered by Real Madrid's pursuit of the Stamford Bridge club's Germany defender Antonio Rudiger, 28, and could call off attempts to sign Belgium forward Eden Hazard, 30, back from the Spanish club. (El Nacional, via Mail)

Barcelona are considering a move for Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy - but the 32-year-old's wages could be a stumbling block. (Independent)

West Ham are prepared to push ahead with a move for Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips in January, despite a recent injury for the 24-year-old English defender. (Standard)

West Ham also have hope of a deal for Nikola Milenkovic as an apparent agreement between the 24-year-old Serbia defender and Fiorentina's owner means he is likely to be on the move. (Teamtalk)

Fiorentina have set a price of 100m euros (£85m) for their Serbia striker Dusan Vlahovic, 21. (Gazzetta dello Sport - subscription required)

West Ham are tracking New York City's Argentine striker Valentin Castellanos, 23. (Mail)

Paris St-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are all thought to be monitoring French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri, 20, but Wolves would receive only 50% of any transfer fee due to a sell-on clause. (Mail)

Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore has confirmed the club are in talks with Everton to decide whether 21-year-old English defender Lewis Gibson should continue his loan stint at Hillsborough once he recovers from injury. (Liverpool Echo)

Barcelona are plotting a raid for Chelsea's Dutch left-back Ian Maatsen, 19, who is on a season-long loan with Championship side Coventry. (Football Insider)

Leicester City are interested in Swansea's 22-year-old Dutch forward Joel Piroe. (Swansea Independent)

Chelsea will not be able to recall England midfielder Conor Gallagher, 21, from his loan at Crystal Palace in January because of a clause in his season-long deal saying they could only do so if he played in fewer than 50% of the Selhurst Park club's matches. (Times - subscription required)

Real Madrid have approached Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards, who will leave the Anfield club at the end of the season, about taking on a similar role at the Bernabeu. (Independent)

Sky Paper Talk


Manchester United are looking at midfield options in the transfer market as Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford is uncertain with six months left on his contract.

Victor Lindelof is undergoing a series of precautionary investigations following his substitution against Norwich with breathing difficulties but Manchester United are confident the problem is not related to the Covid outbreak at the club.

Burnley are in talks with Ben Mee over extending his contract at Turf Moor.

Newcastle United have remained in the relegation zone following the club's Saudi Arabian takeover but they are pushing ahead with attempts to land England full-back Kieran Trippier in January.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been left in the dark over his Arsenal future after being stripped of the captaincy following a series of disciplinary breaches.

Premier League footballers will undergo a dramatic ramping up of Covid testing from Wednesday with lateral-flow tests to be taken at training grounds before they get out of their cars in a bid to fight the growing outbreak of the virus.

Lewis Hamilton has been warned that Max Verstappen is nowhere near his peak and that the world title the 24-year-old Red Bull driver claimed in hugely controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi on Sunday "will not be his last".

Bryony Frost's call for racing to clean up its act over bullying has been answered, with the sport's major stakeholders joining forces to tackle abuse following the ordeal she endured in confrontations with fellow jockey Robbie Dunne.

Bath are closing in on the appointment of Johann van Graan as their new head coach for next season.


Wayne Rooney could make a sensational return to Everton if Rafa Benitez is forced out.

Premier League clubs have been cancelling their Christmas parties amid rising Covid-19 cases.

Manchester United are surprise entrants in the race to sign Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea.

Newcastle are reportedly keen on signing Arsenal flop Konstantinos Mavropanos in a bid to bolster their defensive options in January.

Tottenham are reportedly leading the race to sign Napoli hot-shot Lorenzo Insigne.

West Ham are among a host of European clubs keeping tabs on £15m-rated New York City hot-shot Valentin Castellanos.


Newcastle have appointed Liverpool analyst Mark Leyland to their backroom staff, according to reports.


Clubs across the Premier League are considering whether they can dock players' wages if they are forced to self-isolate because they have not been vaccinated.

Premier League players will be forced to report to club training grounds for PCR tests on Christmas Day as part of a massively increased screening programme designed to save the festive programme from the threat of an Omicron shutdown.

Newcastle and Manchester City are considering legal action against new rules to restrict related-party sponsorship that were approved by the Premier League on Tuesday.

Barcelona will avoid playing wonderkid Yusuf Demir until February due to contract issues surrounding his playing appearances.

Brentford goalkeeper Matthew Cox has been robbed of a dream professional debut against Manchester United and the opportunity to become the Premier League's second youngest ever goalkeeper due to the Covid outbreak.

Real Madrid are reportedly hopeful of luring Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards to the Bernabeu when he waves goodbye to Anfield at the end of the season.

EFL club Carlisle United have announced that fans will not need to provide Covid certification to enter their Brunton Park stadium after reducing the capacity to 9,999.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is furious with Real Madrid for going after Antonio Rudiger and could now pull the plug on any potential deal to bring Eden Hazard back to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in Spain.

Kylian Mbappe is free to talk to other clubs from January 1 but Real Madrid are reportedly ready to put negotiations on hold until March as a goodwill gesture to Paris Saint-Germain.


Barcelona could offer a solution to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's problems, as the Spanish club are looking for a striker in January, and the Arsenal forward is a player they are considering.


Atletico Madrid are reportedly set to ask Manchester United if they are interested in taking any of their players in exchange for Anthony Martial.

Inter Milan have reportedly made it clear to their Champions League last-16 opponents Liverpool that Lautaro Martinez is not for sale, while warning the Reds that several other European giants are also interested in the Argentine international forward.


Rangers are one of three clubs named as potential destinations for Bologna winger Andreas Skov Olsen in January in an Italian report.


Ange Postecoglou wants Celtic to go all out to land his Japanese targets in time to face Rangers on January 2.


Report shares Everton and West Ham stance on Guus Til as January looms

By Jordan Harris

Everton and West Ham are amongst a host of Premier League clubs eyeing a potential January move for Netherlands international Guus Til.

Til is currently on loan at Feyenoord following a £15 million move to Spartak Moscow in 2019. His spell in Russia proved to be a difficult one. But he has been outstanding in the opening months of this campaign.

The 23-year-old has scored nine goals in the Eredivisie this season. Meanwhile, he scored another six times in the qualifiers for the Europa Conference League.

Spartak have the option to recall him from his loan in January. And TEAMtalk suggests that a number of Premier League sides want the attacking midfielder.

Everton, West Ham and Crystal Palace are all admirers. Meanwhile, Wolves, Southampton, Brighton, Brentford and Watford all also want the former AZ man.

It is claimed in the report that Til would ideally like to stay with Feyenoord. He has set his sights on keeping his place in the national team.
Everton and West Ham fans may have reservations about signing Guus Til

Til has been prolific from midfield this season. And he does have the ability to play further forward. But players signed from the Eredivisie have not always had the easiest time when moving to the Premier League.

Til also previously struggled in Russia. And given that his stock is high, Spartak will surely want to make a profit before cashing in on the youngster.

His form suggests that in the right circumstances, he could be an amazing signing for one of his Premier League admirers.

But with Everton not spending big money right now, and West Ham needing to prioritise a striker and centre-back, a move would be a real roll of the dice for either.

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bill green 2:12 Wed Dec 15
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cheesebgt 1:53 Wed Dec 15
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ted fenton 1:33 Wed Dec 15

ted fenton 1:33 Wed Dec 15
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Thanks Alan 12:21 Wed Dec 15

Russ of the BML 1:12 Wed Dec 15
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Ta Al.

Texas Iron 1:06 Wed Dec 15
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Thanks Alan 12:21 Wed Dec 15
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