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West Brom – teamtalk.com 24 May 17:35

Euro Paper Talk: Mourinho to make personal check on ?80m Man Utd target in CL final; Dembele given Liverpool nudge

Jose Mourinho will be an interested spectator in Saturday’s Champions League final as he watches a Real Madrid target, while Ousmane Dembele has bee advised to strongly consider a big-money move to Liverpool, according to Thursday’s European papers.



Jose Mourinho is being tipped to be an interested spectator in Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev as he personally runs the rule over a prospective big-money Manchester United summer signing.

The United boss is pondering major changes to his squad this summer and Real Madrid star Isco has been linked with a move.

Isco has confirmed to the Spanish media that he will assess his future once again in the summer after failing to establish himself as an out-and-out regular under Zinedine Zidane.

And that has predictably led to claims in Don Balon that a €80million move to Old Trafford is once again on the cards.

The Spanish publication believes Mourinho wants to build his side around the former Malaga man and will watch him on Saturday in Kiev ahead of a likely summer bid.

Isco has also been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, but it’s believed United would hold the upper hand if Real gave any indication they will sell the talented playmaker.


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Liverpool’s hopes of bringing Ousmane Dembele to Anfield this summer have been given a glowing endorsement from Philippe Coutinho, if reports in Spain are to believed.

The France winger could be allowed to move on this summer after struggling to make an impact following his €130m move to the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund last summer. The imminent arrival of €100m man Antoine Griezmann is likely to further restrict Dembele’s opportunities at the LaLiga champions and it’s believed they are actively looking to move the former Rennes star on.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will have vast sums to spend this summer if reports are to be believed and Don Balon claims former Reds favourite Coutinho has already held held informal talks with his Barcelona teammate over what life would be like at Anfield should he make a reported €100m switch.

And it’s claimed Coutinho has spoken warmly about life on Merseyside, telling the player he would be well advised to revive his career under the expert tutelage of Klopp.

Meanwhile, other reports in Spain suggest Dembele might not be the only Barcelona man heading to Anfield this summer.

Mundo Deportivo claims Ernesto Valverde has told Paco AlcacerAleix Vidal and Andre Gomes to all move on and it’s suggested Klopp may have an interest in €40m striker Alcacer.


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Lothar Matthaus has urged Barcelona to cash in on £50m Man City target Thiago Alcantara, branding him no longer good enough for the Bundesliga champions (Bild)

Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen has spoken of his disappointment at seeing a January move to Newcastle break down – and hopes a deal can be resurrected this summer (Bold)

AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli is one of Lazio summer transfer targets (Tuttosport)

Porto defender Marcano has snubbed a move to Everton and has agreed to join Roma this summer (Il Tempo)


New Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is plotting a surprise offer to Chelsea for out of favour defender David Luiz. And Napoli could sign the Brazilian for free if they agree to waive their claims for compensation for boss Maurizio Sarri, who is due to replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge (Corriere dello Sport)

Ancelotti has also put Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema at the top of his transfer request wish for the summer (AS)

Didier Deschamps has revealed that Antoine Griezmann will sort out his Atletico Madrid future before the World Cup starts – with a move to Barcelona thought to have been finalised (Sport)


Atletico Madrid are considering a shock move for West Brom striker Salomon Rondon. The Venezuela striker has a clause in his contract allowing him to leave in the event of relegation (AS)

Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard has played down reports linking him with a move to LaLiga side Sevilla (Estadio Deportivo)

Juventus are believed to have sealed the signing of Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante. The midfielder was also linked with Manchester United, but will move for a fee of between €25m with €5m add-ons (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Timo Werner has denied claims he will use the World Cup as an audition for a move to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Liverpool (Socrates Magazine)


Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian met Juventus’ director of football Fabio Paratici in Milan on Wednesday with a €13million agreement to bring him back to Serie A virtually agreed (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Sevilla could make a move for Girona goalkeeper Yassine Bounou (Mundo Deportivo)

Roma director of football Monchi has opened talks over a deal for Benfica forward Talisca, who is also a target for Manchester United (Tuttosport)

Arsenal are ready to swoop for PSG and France midfielder Adrian Rabiot after his World Cup snub (Calciomercato)

Wolves have agreed a £10million fee with Porto to turn defender Willy Boly’s loan into a permanent deal (A Bola)

Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed talk of Real Madrid’s interest in Neymar as mere speculation (El Chiringuito de Jugones)

Bayer Leverkusen have signed former Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky on a free transfer – increasingly speculation that Berd Leno is on the verge of a £22m move to Arsenal (Bild)

Manchester United have submitted a €30m bid for Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz amid doubts over Marouane Fellaini’s future (Don Balon)

AC Milan have offered Fioretina star Milan Badelj a four-year deal (Tuttosport)

Watford want to retain the services of on-loan Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu this summer (Mundo Deportivo)

Torino and AC Milan could open talks over a potential swap deal involving Patrick Cutrone and Andrea Belotti (Calciomercato)

Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed for Japanese side Vissel Kobe after bringing the curtain down on his brilliant Barcelona career

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West Brom – teamtalk.com 24 May 09:23

Paper Talk: Spurs demand 75m for Man Utd target; Arsenal eye Nice raid

Tottenham have reportedly upped the price for Toby Alderweireld as Man Utd open talks for the defender, while Arsenal are looking to land a midfielder snubbed by France, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham have reportedly opened negotiations with Manchester United for Toby Alderweireld, but Spurs supremo Daniel Levy is playing hardball again.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Belgian international and is looking to take advantage of the 28-year-old’s contract impasse with the north London outfit.

Alderweireld is out of contract in 2020 and has so far failed to reach an agreement over a new deal, leading to strong speculation that he will be sold for a fee in the region of £55million.

However, the Daily Mirror claims that Spurs now want £75m for the former Southampton star – a fee closer to the one which Liverpool paid to land Virgil van Dijk in January.

Alderweireld cost Tottenham just £11.5m when he arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and formed an outstanding partnership with international team-mate Jan Vertonghen at the heart of Mauricio Pochettino’s defence.

However, injury and issues over his new contract have seen Alderweireld play second fiddle to the club’s record signing Davinson Sanchez this season, leading to talk that Spurs are prepared to let him leave.

The Belgian is expected to be one a of a number of Tottenham players to move on this summer, with the likes of Mousa Dembele, Danny Rose, Fernando Llorente and Moussa Sissoko also set to leave.


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Arsenal are ready to swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrian Rabiot following his World Cup 2018 snub (Daily Mirror)

Willian is open to a Manchester United move as his exit from Chelsea looks increasingly likely (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal’s three decision-makers staged a secret envelope vote over the new boss – and all went for Unai Emery (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are fast becoming AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s best option for a summer transfer (Daily Mirror)

Manuel Pellegrini is keen on highly-rated Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to kick off his reign as West Ham boss (Daily Mirror)

Senior Everton stars are ready to quit the club over a deep division in the dressing room involving Tom Davies and Oumar Niasse (The Sun)

Manchester City target Jorginho will hold crunch talks with Napoli next week (The Sun)

Arsenal are ready to launch a raid for Nice star Jean-Michael Seri this summer (The Sun)

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to make Chelsea star Willy Caballero his first summer signing (The Sun)

The Hammers have also made a £1.2m bid for Derby’s Luke Thomas as Pellegrini looks to the future (The Sun)

Manchester United are close to signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, 25, and hope to complete a deal for the Brazil international next week (MEN)

Graham Potter has dismissed talks that he will become the new Swansea manager (Daily Express)

Man City will have to pay £60m to sign Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez, who they tried to sign in the January transfer window (Guardian)

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will not eat in the hours before Saturday’s Champions League final as he maintains his Ramadan fast (Daily Express)

Southampton will not receive any bonus payments should any of their former players help Liverpool win the Champions League (The Times)

Maurizio Sarri has snubbed a £5.2m-a-year chance to manage Zenit St Petersburg as he wants the Chelsea job (Daily Star)

Massimiliano Allegri could have been appointed Arsenal manager if Arsene Wenger has stood down a year earlier (Daily Star)

Incoming Everton boss Marco Silva is due to meet with freshly-appointed director of football Marcel Brands this week (Daily Star)

John Terry is poised to sign a new 12-month deal if Aston Villa are promoted, the terms of which could include him missing games against his former club, Chelsea (Daily Telegraph)

West Ham co-owner David Gold has confirmed the club will back new manager Manuel Pellegrini and spend record funds on transfers this summer (Daily Mail)

England’s relegated stars are under pressure to find new clubs to ensure they stay in Gareth Southgate’s plans (Daily Mail)

Paul Robinson believes Joe Hart is capable of rediscovering the form that earned him 75 England caps, and therefore regaining his place as the national team’s goalkeeper (Daily Mail)

Tottenham have joined the race to sign West Brom’s Egyptian centre-back Ahmed Hegazi (ESPN)

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack could return to Stamford Bridge to become the club’s new director of football (Evening Standard)

Everton left-back Leighton Baines, 33, has no intention of leaving the club despite being linked with a move to Major League Soccer in the United States (Liverpool Echo)

Rangers’ move for Fenerbahce’s Martin Skrtel has hit a hitch with the defender’s agent confirming the clubs are “terribly far apart” from a deal (Scottish Sun)

Nottingham Forest legend Kenny Burns wants the club to give Scotland striker Jason Cummings a second chance (Scottish Sun)

Neil Lennon has revealed Dylan McGeouch could yet sign a new deal at Hibernian (Scottish Sun)

Jim McIntyre is the frontrunner to replace Jack Ross as St Mirren boss (Scottish Sun)


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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 23 May 10:30

Tottenham eyeing West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazi - sources

ESPN's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals the transfers he feels will help the club win silverware in the coming season. ESPN's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatirck shares his thoughts on a season where Mauricio Pochettino secured Champions League football during their spell at Wembley. Tottenham have joined the list of clubs tracking West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazi, sources have told ESPN FC. West Brom face a battle to keep hold of Hegazi this summer following their relegation from the Premier League. Reports have suggested that Hegazi has a £2.5 million release clause in his contract, but those reports are wide of the mark. Hegazi, who is set to feature for Egypt at next month's World Cup finals, was one of West Brom's shining lights this season despite their...

West Brom – teamtalk.com 22 May 16:08

Daniel Sturridge rebuffs spurious Liverpool fall-out report

Daniel Sturridge has denied he and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp have fallen out.

The striker was loaned to West Brom in the second-half of last season, but injuries meant he featured only five times and failed to score.

The 28-year-old, who has gone on holiday, has shot down suggestions online from Anfield Edition, who claimed the pair’s relationship had tourned sour.

The site, whose Twitter account has almost 34,000 followers, have since deleted the tweet in question, but Sturridge last night responded to claims that he had not been invited to the Champions League final in Kiev.

“Spoke to the boss and Michael Edwards over the couple of days and wished them good luck for the final.

“Wished my team mates good luck after the semis and this week.”

Also some news on where Daniel Sturridge see’s his future… #LFC

— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) May 21, 2018


Spoke to the boss and Michael Edwards over the couple of days and wished them good luck for the final. Wished my team mates good luck after the semis and this week. #ynwa #redordead 😎

— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) May 21, 2018

West Brom, who were relegated, paid £3.8million to land Sturridge in January and he is technically under contract at the Hawthorns until May 31.

Sturridge though flew to Monaco on Friday to enjoy a holiday as he prepares to return to the club at the end of the month to resolve his future with his contract having just 12 months remaining.


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West Brom – teamtalk.com 21 May 22:05

Moore makes brilliant speech after outlining West Brom aims

Darren Moore hopes his appointment as West Brom head coach will be an inspiration to all young British managers and not just those from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The 44-year-old is only the second manager in the Premier League, alongside Chris Hughton at Brighton, to represent a Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) group. There are currently just three in the top four divisions with Keith Curle making up the number – although he is set to leave Carlisle.

Moore has been given the Baggies job following an impressive spell as caretaker manager after Alan Pardew was sacked at the start of April.

He steered West Brom to three wins – including victories against Manchester United and Tottenham – and two draws in six Premier League matches, staving off relegation until the last week of the season and restoring some pride back in the club after a miserable campaign both on and off the pitch.

“Am I a role model? I’ll probably leave it out there for you to look at,” said Moore.

“By me sitting here in the position and the role I’ve got, it’s an inspiration to all young British coaches. I’m in this role representing BAME coaches and young British coaches.

“Hopefully, my role inspires them right the way through to grass roots football right through to the professional game. If it does that for individuals then I’m extremely proud.”

Sadly for Moore his appointment comes too late to be witnessed by his good friend and pioneer for equal opportunities Cyrille Regis, who died in January.

Moore regularly spoke with Regis, both former West Brom players, and feels his progression from Under-18 boss, to the Under-23s and now on to the first team at The Hawthorns would have met with Regis’ approval.

“Yes, Cyrille was a personal friend of mine. Somebody I held in extremely high regard. Somebody, who if he was with us here today, would certainly be part of this,” said Moore, who played for the club between 2001 and 2006.

“He was a very experienced man and somebody I spoke to regularly about football. He was a knowledgeable man about the game inside and out. He had great thoughts on the game.

“I’m really proud and I’m sure he’s looking down on us now and saying he’s very happy.”

Moore said his first task is to finalise his back room team. He revealed that James Shan (development coach) and Neil Cutler (goalkeeping coach) are set to remain in their roles but he will appoint an assistant head coach.


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West Brom – teamtalk.com 19 May 14:28

Take your pick through the Premier League?s free agents?

With the season coming to a close for most English sides, clubs are announcing the players they are letting go on free transfers when their contracts come to an end this summer.

Sky Sports – who contacted the clubs to confirm their lists – reports that £277million of Premier League talent could be off out the door for nothing in the summer transfer window thanks to data they used via transfermarkt.co.uk.

We’ve listed all of the out-of-contract players below – who could be leaving your club for nothing in the next couple of months?



Jack Wilshere

Santi Cazorla

Per Mertesacker



Ryan Allsop

Baily Cargill



Tim Krul

Uwe Hunemier

Niki Maenpaa

Liam Rosenior

Steve Sidwell



Dean Marney



Junior Hoilett

Aron Gunnarsson

Frederic Guonongbe

Greg Halford

Brian Murphy

Ibrahim Meite




Matej Delac


Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye

Joel Ward

Bakary Sako

Diego Cavalieri

Chung-Yong Lee

Damien Delaney

Julian Speroni



Joel Robles


Huddersfield Town

Robert Green

Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)


Leicester City

Robert Huth

Ben Hamer



Emre Can


Manchester City

Yaya Toure


Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini

Michael Carrick


Newcastle United

Jesus Gamez

Massadio Haidara

Stuart Findlay

Curtis Good



Jeremy Pied

Stuart Taylor


Stoke City *Players contracts expiring but yet to confirm the list*

Glen Johnson

Charlie Adam

Stephen Ireland

Jakob Haugaard



Sung-yong Ki

Angel Rangel

Leon Britton

Kenji Gorre


Tottenham *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*

Watford *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*


West Brom

James Morrison

Claudio Jacob

Boaz Myhill

Gareth McAuley


West Ham

James Collins

Patrice Evra

Wolves *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*


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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 18 May 18:20

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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 13 May 18:18

Wilfried Zaha strikes for Crystal Palace to end West Brom's eight-year stay

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Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer

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