West Bromwich AlbionsWest Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 22 May 09:43
Liverpool have been linked with a triple swoop for ¬£140m worth of talent, while Arsenal hope to fix their defensive woes by swooping for Porto’s defensive lynchpin, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
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Liverpool are attempting an audacious swoop for three players they hope will further strengthen their new-found defensive resolve.
The Reds finished the season with the fourth-best defensive record in the Premier League in 2017/18, but had the season started 10 matches in, Liverpool would have had the best.
Their new-found defensive steel was hugely helped along by the ¬£75m January arrival of Virgil van Dijk, but Jurgen Klopp knows he will need to further strengthen his backline if the club are to mount a push for the Premier League title next season.
As such, the Daily Mirror reckons Liverpool are now ready to make AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma their new No 1 goalkeeper target and will spend up to ¬£70million to land the young Italian.
A clause in Donnarumma’s contract allows him to leave Milan after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and Klopp believes the goalkeeper is more obtainable than Alisson Becker at Roma.
Liverpool have also reportedly targeted swoops for Newcastle defenders Jamaal Lascelles and James Tarkowski, according to the Independent.
The duo are rated at¬†around ¬£35million apiece and are seen as cover and competition for both Van Dijk and, more likely, Dejan Lovren.
Although Liverpool would unlikely sign both, the addition of all three players, including Donnarumma, the papers seem to think the triple deal would set the Champions League finalists back a cool ¬£140m.
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AND THE REST
Arsenal are continuing their long-term pursuit of Porto’s defensive man mountain Danilo Pereira (Daily Mirror)
Ipswich have interviewed Frank Lampard twice as they search for a new manager (Daily Mirror)
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is wanted by Italian giants¬†AC Milan. The Belgian international is available on a free transfer after refusing a new deal at Old Trafford (The Sun)
Willian is desperate to stay at Chelsea – but his future depends on whether the club sacks manager Antonio Conte (The Sun)
Joe Hart could be given a shock get out of Man City by MLS sister team New York City (The Sun)
Barcelona¬†are planning a summer move for¬†Spurs’ 17-year-old English forward Reo Griffiths (The Sun)
Chelsea make Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski their top transfer target (Daily Telegraph)
Chelsea are ready to spend as much as ¬£100m to land Poland hitman Lewandowski (Daily Express)
Fulham¬†manager Slavisa Jokanovic has emerged as a surprise candidate for the¬†Chelsea¬†manager’s job (Daily Express)
Chelsea fans are concerned that Roman Abramovich will be driven out of the club¬†(Daily Telegraph)
Manchester City are in fresh talks with Leicester to sign Riyad Mahrez (Daily Telegraph)
West Ham have agreed a deal with Manuel Pellegrini for up to ¬£7m per year (Daily Telegraph)
Real Madrid are set to make a move for Gianluigi Buffon with Manchester United reluctant to sell David De Gea (Daily Express)
Former Norwich striker Grant Holt is to become a pro-wrestler with a UK franchise (Daily Mail)
Danish Superleague side FC Nordsjaelland have announced their entire club is committing to Juan Mata’s Common Goal charity (Daily Mail)
James McClean has revealed Celtic broke his heart by signing another player over him (Daily Record)
The post Paper Talk: Liverpool plan ambitious ¬£140m triple swoop; Arsenal chase defensive man mountain appeared first on teamtalk.com.West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 21 May 22:05
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.
The post Moore makes brilliant speech after outlining West Brom aims appeared first on teamtalk.com.West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 19 May 14:28
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?
Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)
Stoke City *Players contracts expiring but yet to confirm the list*
Tottenham *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Watford *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
Wolves *Club confirm no senior players out of contract this summer*
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A ¬£4million agent’s fee is providing a major stumbling block as Premier League side Leicester City try to tie up a deal for Jonny Evans, according to reports.
The West Brom defender is available for ¬£3million after a release clause can be triggered now that the Baggies were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.
The Daily Mail claims that the ¬£4million agent’s fee will go to Evan’s representative Colin Murdock, who wants the payment for organising the deal.
The agent’s fee has put off both Arsenal and Manchester City with the Gunners understood to be looking at other options as a result of the revelation.
Leicester have been trying for three transfer windows to sign Evans but the fee would add an extra 133 per cent on to the ¬£3million release clause.
The report continues by saying that Leicester only spent ¬£9.9million on fees to intermediaries across six deals in the 2017-18 campaign.
Evans, 30, is understood to want wages of ¬£100,000-per-week – not out the budget of the clubs interested – but would also like terms for at least three years.
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West Brom have confirmed the appointment of Darren Moore as the club’s new head coach.
The 44-year-old former Albion defender has landed the job on an “improved and extended contract” having been given the role on a temporary basis following Alan Pardew’s dismissal at the start of April.
Moore’s impressive spell as caretaker boss saw him steer 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 after a miserable campaign both on and off the pitch.
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