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Javier Pastore may have to accept wage cut to join West Ham from PSG

• Pastore may have to accept wage cut to make move to England • Club also target William Carvalho and close on Ryan Fredericks West Ham United are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Javier Pastore as Manuel Pellegrini continues work on his summer transfer plans. The clubs have opened discussions over a potential transfer, but Pastore may have to accept a drop in wages to …

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West Ham confident of signing Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks

• Fredericks’ contract with Fulham expires this summer • West Ham adamant Marko Arnautovic will not be sold West Ham are confident of signing the right-back Ryan Fredericks, whose contract with Fulham expires this summer. Fredericks is also a target for Crystal Palace, among other clubs, and Fulham are trying to persuade the 25-year-old to extend his contract after they were promoted to the Premier League . The defender is due to …

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West Ham not sure if £17.5m target Marlon Santos can hack it in England

• Contact made with Barcelona over Brazilian centre-back • Club officials worried about 22-year-old’s physical strength West Ham are weighing up whether to pursue their interest in Barcelona’s Marlon Santos amid reservations about the defender’s capacity to succeed in English football. Related: Ipswich Town appoint Paul Hurst as new manager on three-year contract Continue reading…

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Bouncebackability: a word coined for the play-offs that fits them perfectly

The best preparation a team can have for a play-off final is the experience of losing one the year before By Richard Foster , author of The Agony and the Ecstasy Iain Dowie coined the word bouncebackability in the 2003-04 season when describing how his Crystal Palace team had gone from the fringes of relegation in December to winning promotion through the play-offs in May. Not many managers have been responsible for adding words to the English lexicon but Dowie shared the…

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Manuel Pellegrini’s in-tray: what the new West Ham manager must tackle

The 2014 Premier League winner with Manchester City has to stiffen the defence, rebalance the squad and handle controversial owners Related: West Ham landing Manuel Pellegrini has the look of a managerial coup Continue reading…

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West Ham landing Manuel Pellegrini has the look of a managerial coup

The Chilean has succeeded with a variety of budgets and his attacking style should help to soothe the disquiet at West Ham West Ham United may just have pulled off the summer’s managerial coup by appointing Manuel Pellegrini , affectionately known as This Charming Man. The Chilean’s sobriquet is borrowed from a Smiths ditty and was given by adoring Manchester City fans during the success-soaked years of 2013-16. Pellegrini was, indeed, the epitome of …

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Manuel Pellegrini set to be confirmed as West Ham’s new manager

• Chilean agrees three-year deal after talks with David Sullivan • Pellegrini will be given full control of transfers at London club Manuel Pellegrini is set to be announced as West Ham United’s new manager after holding talks with the club’s co-owner David Sullivan in London on Monday. Pellegrini has agreed a three-year deal worth £10m a year with West Ham, who parted company with David Moyes last week, and it is understood that the Chilean will…

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Crystal Palace make move to sign West Ham’s Michail Antonio

• Roy Hodgson admires Antonio’s versatility • Palace fear West Ham could price them out of move Crystal Palace have made a move for West Ham United’s Michail Antonio, as they look to build on their end-of-season momentum by completing early transfer business. Antonio, 28, can play in wide midfield, up front or even at full-back – versatility that has impressed Roy Hodgson – and the Palace manager would most likely use…

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West Ham ready to approach Newcastle for Rafael Benítez

• West Ham seriously considering paying £6m release clause • Newcastle manager is their first choice to replace David Moyes West Ham are ready to make a formal approach for Rafael Benítez and are giving serious consideration to triggering the £6m release clause in the Newcastle United manager’s contract. Benítez is the first choice to replace David Moyes, with Manuel Pellegrini’s wage demands likely to prove prohibitive, and there is increasing concern at …

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West Ham’s hardball approach to finding a manager already looks risky | Jacob Steinberg

David Sullivan promised a ‘high-profile’ appointment but having already lost out on one, the co-owner has to get it right this time Even as late as Tuesday night, David Moyes had the backing of one of West Ham’s owners. But when David Gold appeared on Sky Sports News to throw his support behind Moyes, his words only heightened the growing uncertainty. A day earlier, after all, David Sullivan had met Shakhtar Donetsk’s Paulo Fonseca at his …

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David Moyes leaves West Ham after club decide not to extend contract

• West Ham interested in Paulo Fonseca and Rafael Benítez • Club aim to appoint ‘high-calibre’ manager within 10 days David Moyes has left West Ham after the club decided against extending his contract. The former Everton and Manchester United manager was appointed to replace Slaven Bilic in November on a six-month deal and guided them to a 13th-place finish, having taken over with the team in the relegation zone. Related: Sam Allardyce sacked …

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David Moyes set for talks over West Ham future next week

• Former Everton manager’s current deal expired on Sunday • West Ham also looking at other options to replace Moyes West Ham United are aiming to end the uncertainty over their managerial situation in the next fortnight and will give themselves time to pursue other options before deciding whether to offer David Moyes a new contract. An added complication, however, is that Moyes might choose to reject an offer from West Ham. The former Everton …

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Newcastle crush Chelsea, Swansea relegated, City reach 100 points: Premier League clockwatch – live!

Keep up with all the 3pm BST Premier League kick-offs Follow Liverpool v Brighton – live! Latest in-running Premier League table Feel free to email Simon or tweet: @Simon_Burnton 5.22pm BST Stuart James watched as Swansea’s far-fetched hopes of salvation came to nought: There was a funereal feel about this fixture as Stoke, who were already down, condemned Swansea City to relegation and a place in the Championship alongside them. Swansea, in truth, were resigned to their …

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Manuel Lanzini double gives West Ham victory over lacklustre Everton

It spoke volumes that the Everton fans did not spring to the defence of their manager when the locals started having fun at Sam Allardyce’s expense. They simply could not be bothered and are unlikely to shed any tears if this limp defeat marks the end of Allardyce’s unhappy tenure. The former England manager has a year left on his contract but it is difficult to see how he can hope to survive. Leading Everton to eighth place is …

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Karren Brady under pressure to drop Sun column after ‘malcontents’ claim

• West Ham vice-chair wrote of ‘malcontents and keyboard warriors’ • Brady has been repeatedly urged within the club to drop column Karren Brady is facing pressure to drop her weekly column with the Sun after writing that “malcontents and keyboard warriors” have undermined West Ham’s efforts to make improvements to the London Stadium. It is understood that West Ham’s vice-chairman has been repeatedly urged from within the club to end her association with the newspaper, amid weariness at the…

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Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part two: Man City to West Ham

Featuring: City’s outrageous play, Pogba’s haircuts, Pellegrino’s credentials, and have the Baggies found their Special One? • Part 1: Arsenal to Liverpool Pre-season prediction 1st ; Current position: 1st Related: Premier League 2017-18 fans’ verdicts part one: Arsenal to Liverpool Continue reading…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for on the final day

A wake is in store in Swansea, Klopp faced with a juggling act and a swansong for Conte and Benítez? Sign up now to The Fiver, our daily football email This feature, you will note, is called ‘10 Things to Look Out For’ rather than ‘10 Things to Look Forward To’. Thank goodness for that, because there might not be much to look forward to at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. The match between …

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West Ham make point and Manchester United confirm second-place finish

This was the kind of lethargic performance that José Mourinho has in mind when he warns that Manchester United will continue to exist in the shadow of their formidable neighbours next season. They are 19 points behind City and although this forgettable draw ensured that Mourinho’s side will finish second, a club of United’s might can only wince at the distance between them and Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking champions. The gap is vast and it will be a …

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West Ham United v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-off Sign up now to The Fiver, our daily football email And you can email Simon here , or tweet him here 7.04pm BST So since they lost at Brighton on Friday Manchester United have jettisoned Rojo, Young, Darmian, Mata, Fellaini, Matic, Martial and Rashford, and brought in Lindelof, Jones, Valencia, Herrera, McTominay, Shaw, Lingard and Sanchez. That’s quite the turnaround. 6.47pm BST No changes …

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Bullish David Moyes invites West Ham to show they can match his ambition

• Manager due to hold talks this month over new deal • Moyes ‘needs to see’ that club can challenge for European place David Moyes will seek assurances West Ham can match his ambition before deciding on his future and has said that he stayed with the east London club after receiving an offer from another Premier League club. The Scot is not certain to be West Ham’s manager next season despite securing their Premier League safety with …

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Mark Noble fires West Ham to win at Leicester and step closer to safety

It must have felt unusual for West Ham United to be revelling in another club’s misery. David Moyes could be seen embracing his players on the pitch after a victory that should secure his team’s survival and even Andy Carroll, who was sent home from training in disgrace earlier in the week, was serenaded by the jubilant away fans at the end. The discontent belonged to Leicester City and it is difficult to see how …

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Premier League relegation run-in: where the battle will be won and lost

As the fight to avoid the drop intensifies, we look at why the affected clubs are struggling, what will decide their fate and whether their managers are to blame Pl 35 GD -15 Pts 37 Related: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend Related: Crystal Palace match is ‘a war we have to win’ says Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri Remaining matches Continue reading…

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London Stadium set to host Red Sox-Yankees games next year

Press conference between mayor and MLB commissioner set for Tuesday West Ham’s stadium layout makes it well suited for baseball Major League Baseball will announce next week that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at the London’s Stadium on 29 and 30 June next year, a source has told the Associated Press. The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred but has not announced the subject matter. Related: Khan…

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David Moyes considering dropping Andy Carroll after row in training

• Striker angered by lack of action against Manchester City • West Ham manager may make stance ahead of visit to Leicester Andy Carroll could be dropped for West Ham United’s crucial match against Leicester City on Saturday after a row with David Moyes in training. Moyes was unhappy with Carroll’s reaction to not being included in a triple substitution during West Ham’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the London Stadium , with the striker …

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West Ham’s routine thrashing exposes weakness in defence and boardroom | Jacob Steinberg

Relegation still a threat as Patrice Evra and his performance against City sum up the Hammers’ deficiencies in the market It is difficult to know which statistic should cause the most embarrassment for West Ham. Perhaps the one about this being the 15th time they have shipped at least three goals in this season’s Premier League will be your favourite. But we also need to remember they have the leakiest defence in the top…

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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City ‘can be the best team in history’

• City just two points shy of Chelsea’s record tally with three to play • ‘It is incredible. We have something special in terms of confidence’ Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City side to establish themselves as “the best team in history” after the champions moved to within two points of Chelsea’s record tally for a season in the top flight. City’s 4-1 thrashing of West Ham took them to 93 points with three games still…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 30
2 Manchester City 29
3 Liverpool 28
4 West Ham United 23
5 Arsenal 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 19
8 Manchester United 18
9 Brighton & Hov… 18
10 Leicester City 18
11 Crystal Palace 16
12 Brentford 16
13 Aston Villa 16
14 Everton 15
15 Southampton 14
16 Watford 13
17 Leeds United 12
18 Burnley 9
19 Norwich City 9
20 Newcastle United 6

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