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
24%
  
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
17%
  
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
20%
  
d. Moyes out
37%
  
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
3%
  



Alan 12:35 Sun May 29
Sunday newspapers (includes West Ham)
BBC

Manchester United are considering a bid for 31-year-old Chelsea and France midfielder N'Golo Kante. (Guardian)

Liverpool have made contact with 25-year-old France winger Ousmane Dembele, whose Barcelona deal expires this summer. (Sport - in Spanish)

Manchester United are prepared to make Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, their highest paid player with a weekly salary of £395,000. (Star)

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to sign 20-year-old Ajax defender Jurrien Timber and 22-year-old Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. (Mirror)

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will hold talks with Conor Gallagher, 22, before deciding on his future. The England midfielder spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City's Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 31, is set to discuss his future with the club. (90min)

Potential new Burnley boss Vincent Kompany wants to make English centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis, 20, his first signing on loan from former club Manchester City. (Sun)

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, 35, says he has been left with a "bitter taste" in an open letter to Manchester United after his departure. (Star)

Inter Milan's Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 33, is set to sign for Tottenham on a free transfer and the deal could be announced next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Roma boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to beat former clubs Tottenham and Manchester United to the signing of Argentina striker Paulo Dybala, 28, on a free transfer after he leaves Juventus this summer. (TyC Sports via Express)

Paris St-Germain are keen to sign Brazil forward Richarlison, 25, from Everton this summer. (Fichajes - in Spanish)

Leeds winger Raphinha's father says "possibilities exist" over his future as the 25-year-old Brazil international continues to be linked with Barcelona. (Express)

Juventus have offered Argentina winger Angel di Maria, 34, a one-year contract after he decided to leave Paris St-Germain at the end of this season. (Calciomercato - in Italian)

Manchester City's Japanese defender Ko Itakura, 25, is attracting interest from Bournemouth and Fulham after an impressive loan spell at Schalke. (Sky Sports





Sky Paper Talk

THE GUARDIAN

Manchester United are keen to find out whether Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante might be available this summer as they look to strengthen their options in that area.

THE SUN ON SUNDAY

Frenkie de Jong's exit from Barcelona could have moved a step closer after the club agreed a deal to sign Valencia's Carlos Soler, according to reports in Spain.

Newcastle United have been quoted a fee of more than £40m for winger Moussa Diaby by his Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool are demanding a £15m fee from Bournemouth if they want to make their loan deal for Nat Phillips permanent.

Vincent Kompany will prioritise a move for Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis if, as expected, he is confirmed as the new head coach of Burnley. Celtic are also interested in the England U21 player.

Fulham and Middlesbrough are set to battle for the signature of Coventry forward Viktor Gyokeres.

Derby County have issued a hands-off warning to clubs interested in Nathan Byrne after triggering an automatic one-year contract extension.

Sunderland are set to offer play-off hero Anthony Patterson a new contract.

Crystal Palace could loan out teenager Luke Plange again next season with Championship club Coventry City interested in the 19-year-old former Derby player.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY

Manchester United fear they are being priced out of a move for Darwin Nunez as Benfica want a fee in excess of £100m for the striker.

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Jose Mourinho hopes Paulo Dybala will opt to stay in Italy with AS Roma rather than move to the Premier League with Manchester United or Tottenham.

Thomas Tuchel will meet with Conor Gallagher to talk about the midfielder's Chelsea future but is reportedly still unsure whether to keep him at Stamford Bridge next season.

MAIL ON SUNDAY

Chelsea CEO Guy Laurence is set to step down after Todd Boehly's £4.25bn takeover of the club is completed, leaving another leading position to be filled.

West Ham and Southampton have joined the race to sign Red Bull Salzburg's £12m-rated striker Junior Adamu, who is also being chased by Ajax, Hertha Berlin and RB Leizpig.

Moeen Ali has told new England Test coach Brendon McCullum he would be willing to come out of retirement and he could be joined by close friend Adil Rashid in making himself available.

SUNDAY MIRROR

Erik ten Hag is considering using Marcus Rashford as an out-and-out striker if he us unable to secure a new 'No 9' for Manchester United this summer.

Leicester City are keen on Manchester United midfielder James Garner after his impressive loan spell with Championship play-off finalists Nottingham Forest.

Tottenham are one of a number of clubs keeping tabs on right-back Nordi Mukiele, who has already decided to leave RB Leipzig this summer.

Liverpool defender Joel Matip's brother and pregnant wife were among those forced to flee when tear gas was used on fans outside the Stade de France before their Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Barcelona believe they are in pole position to sign Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves and could use Francisco Trincao as a bargaining tool.

Arsenal are targeting Inter Milan defender Federico Dimarco as Mikel Arteta looks for left-back support for Kieran Tierney.

THE SCOTTISH SUN

Aberdeen are set for a transfer windfall from the sale of Scott McKenna if Nottingham Forest secure promotion to the Premier League on Sunday.





HITC

Lazio step up interest in Newcastle & West Ham target Loftus-Cheek

Lazio have reportedly stepped up their interest in signing Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, yet Newcastle United and West Ham are also chasing the England midfielder.

According to Il Messaggero, former Premier League boss Maurizio Sarri has dreams of signing Loftus-Cheek this summer, with the 26-year-old long-been viewed as a target for Lazio ahead of the transfer window.

The Chelsea star, who earns a reported £150,000-a-week, has featured quite heavily for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, though reports indicate that Loftus-Cheek is still set to leave west London this summer.

Following the Todd Boehly takeover of the club, the American is reportedly ready to flex his financial muscle and strengthen Chelsea’s squad, with midfield a position that will be improved on with the futures of Jorginho and now Loftus-Cheek up in the air.

And Lazio now look like the favourites to sign Loftus-Cheek despite reports that both Newcastle and West Ham are also interested in the Premier League star, with Everton also chasing the midfielder.

Loftus-Cheek arguably enjoyed his best football ever whilst playing under Lazio manager Sarri, and the club’s interest in the Chelsea academy graduate could convince the midfielder to make the move to Italy this summer.

Loftus-Cheek could thrive for Lazio as Roman side increases interest

Serie A has often been a left-field destination for English players, but with former Cobham products Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori thriving in Italy this season, Loftus-Cheek could become the next name to break it in the division.

Under Sarri, as well, Loftus-Cheek, who was hailed as ‘unplayable’ by former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, could find his feet again as the all-star midfielder many expected the 26-year-old to become during this stage of his career.




TBR

West Ham to open talks with Real Madrid to sign Andriy Lunin

By Jordan Harris

West Ham United are expected to open talks with Real Madrid this coming week over a loan move for Andriy Lunin, with the Sunday Mirror reporting that there may be scope for a deal that includes an option to buy.



The Hammers are yet to settle on their group of goalkeepers for next season. Lukasz Fabianski will stay. And there is still the potential for Alphonse Areola to stick around the London Stadium after his loan during this past campaign.

But perhaps West Ham will pursue a different option rather than stick with Areola. The Sunday Mirror reports that the Irons are interested in Lunin.

The 23-year-old joined Real Madrid back in 2018. However, he has only managed to make five appearances for the club in all competitions. He has spent much of his time out on loan.

The Ukraine international is keen to head out again. But Los Blancos want assurances over his game-time before letting him go.

The Sunday Mirror notes that that would not suit West Ham. However, there is the possibility that a deal that includes an option to buy could yet be agreed. Madrid would also want a buy-back clause included.

The Mirror claims that he is valued at £13 million.

Interestingly, he is a former teammate of Areola’s. In fact, Madrid decided against keeping the Frenchman in 2020 and instead promoted Lunin.

West Ham to open Lunin talks

West Ham need to think about who will succeed Fabianski in the long-term. The Poland international will be 38 by the end of next season. And the Hammers are now firmly-established around the heavyweights in the Premier League.

Lunin is somewhat unproven at the highest level. But he would presumably initially get opportunities in the Europa Conference League and the domestic cups if he joined West Ham. And he has been Thibaut Courtois’ understudy at the Bernabeu all season.

Areola is obviously the safer pair of hands at this stage. But the Hammers may perhaps feel that pursuing a loan move for Lunin could end up being the better option.




The 4th Official

West Ham United Are In The Running To Land This Gifted Winger: Good Option For Moyes?



In a recent report, Calciomercato stated that West Ham United are in the running to land Club Brugge winger Noa Lang. It has been claimed that the Hammers could face competition in the form of AC Milan and Leeds United in pursuit of the Dutch wide player.

Lang’s Impressive Form At The Jan Breydel Stadium

Lang has enjoyed a fruitful season in Belgian football as he has produced a series of influential displays on the left side of Club Brugge’s attack. The Dutch wing wizard has registered nine goals and 15 assists in 48 matches for the Belgian outfit during this campaign across all competitions.

The 22-year-old has performed well to average 2.0 shots, 1.9 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game in the Jupiler Pro League. He has even distributed the ball relatively well after making 78.5% of his attempted passes in the Belgian top tier (stats via whoscored).

Is Lang A Good Option For West Ham United Boss David Moyes?

Lang can make some good runs with the ball out on the flanks and has got the eye to play a decisive pass in the attacking third of the pitch. The Dutch sensation has even netted a few important goals for his team this season, so we can expect his numbers to only get better with each year. He is primarily a left-sided wide player but can even fill in as a right-winger if required.

The Hammers can definitely use someone of Lang’s quality and potential to help them compete across all competitions in the upcoming campaign. He is good enough to offer some healthy competition for the likes of Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals in the race to earn a regular starting spot at the London Stadium in the coming seasons.

At 22, the future is quite bright for Lang which makes him a decent, long-term option for West Ham boss David Moyes to pursue during this summer transfer period.



TeamTalk

West Ham ‘monitoring’ 20-year-old Austrian star Junior Adamu, Southampton also keen

West Ham United are reportedly targeting a move for Red Bull Salzburg youngster Junior Adamu this summer.



Adamu is a highly-rated striker that has been ranked as one of the top young talents across Europe. The 20-year-old has been an integral part of the RB Salzburg team this season, scoring seven league goals from 30 appearances. The Nigerian-born star also featured nine times in the Champions League, scoring against Bayern Munich as his side secured a 1-1 draw in the Round of 16 first-leg.

Now, reports suggest Adamu could be set for a Premier League switch, with West Ham shortlisting the star as one of a number of attacking options.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claim that West Ham are monitoring Adamu’s situation as well as Southampton.

Adamu is valued by the Austrian club at around £12m. With both clubs looking to spend money this summer, this should be well within their price range.

West Ham are looking to bolster their attack in the hope of securing a top six finish next season. They will also look for a solid run in the Europa Conference League.

Southampton on the other hand will be hoping to stay clear of the relegation zone next season. The Saints finished the season in 15th, and were just five points from the drop.

But the two sides are not the only potential suitors for Adamu.

The report also claims that Ajax, Hertha Berlin and Red Bull Leipzig are frontrunners for the youngsters signature.

However, both English clubs will be hopeful that the prospect of Premier League football will be attractive enough to convince Adamu to join them.

Either way, a move will have to be made quickly if either club are serious about pulling off this signing.
Junior Adamu to solve West Ham attacking options

West Ham will certainly be in the market for at least one forward this summer.

The club are short on options for recognised strikers, with Michael Antonio scoring 13 times last season in 47 appearances.

Jarrod Bowen topped the list for scorers at West Ham last season. However, a number of rival clubs are now said to be interested in his signature.



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Mr Logic 7:32 Sun May 29
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Thanks Alan

Thanks Alan 4:42 Sun May 29
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Mex Martillo 4:28 Sun May 29

Mex Martillo 4:28 Sun May 29
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Texas Iron 4:26 Sun May 29
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Cheers…

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ted fenton 12:52 Sun May 29
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North Bank 12:41 Sun May 29

North Bank 12:41 Sun May 29
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