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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 22 May 09:43

Paper Talk: Liverpool plan ambitious £140m triple swoop; Arsenal chase defensive man mountain

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.

 

LIVERPOOL LOOKING TO MAKE TRANSFER STATEMENT

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

Danilo Pereira: A potential summer target for Liverpool

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)

Ian Wright has slammed Arsenal’s U-turn over Mikel Arteta as ’embarrassing’ (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: Winger was linked with a move to Man Utd

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)

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However, TEAMtalk exclusively revealed Jokanovic was on the Blues’ shortlist way back on May 1

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)

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West Brom ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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 Рwho contacted the clubs to confirm their lists Рreports 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?

 

Arsenal

Jack Wilshere

Santi Cazorla

Per Mertesacker

 

Bournemouth

Ryan Allsop

Baily Cargill

 

Brighton

Tim Krul

Uwe Hunemier

Niki Maenpaa

Liam Rosenior

Steve Sidwell

 

Burnley

Dean Marney

 

Cardiff

Junior Hoilett

Aron Gunnarsson

Frederic Guonongbe

Greg Halford

Brian Murphy

Ibrahim Meite

 

Chelsea

Eduardo

Matej Delac

 

Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye

Joel Ward

Bakary Sako

Diego Cavalieri

Chung-Yong Lee

Damien Delaney

Julian Speroni

 

Everton

Joel Robles

 

Huddersfield Town

Robert Green

Dean Whitehead (Moving to coaching role)

 

Leicester City

Robert Huth

Ben Hamer

 

Liverpool

Emre Can

 

Manchester City

Yaya Toure

 

Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini

Michael Carrick

 

Newcastle United

Jesus Gamez

Massadio Haidara

Stuart Findlay

Curtis Good

 

Southampton

Jeremy Pied

Stuart Taylor

 

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

Glen Johnson

Charlie Adam

Stephen Ireland

Jakob Haugaard

 

Swansea

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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West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 19 May 13:26

Major stumbling block for Arsenal in pursuit of defensive target

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 Рnot out the budget of the clubs interested Рbut would also like terms for at least three years.

 

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

West Brom appoint Darren Moore as manager after caretaker spell at club

West Brom have appointed Darren Moore as the club's new head coach after his spell as caretaker manager this season. The 44-year-old former Albion defender has landed the job on an "improved and extended contract'' having initially 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...

West Brom ‚Äď teamtalk.com 18 May 17:17

West Brom appoints Darren Moore as new boss on improved deal

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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ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 14 May 21:51

Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom: Van Aanholt secures win

Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt guided Crystal Palace to their joint highest finish in the Premier League.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 13 May 21:26

Prem: 31 goals in 90 seconds

From Man City's stoppage-time winner to a thriller at Wembley, relive every Premier League goal from the final matchday in 90 seconds.

ESPN FC - West Bromwich Albion News 13 May 20:20

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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

Crystal Palace West Bromwich Albion 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Wilfred Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt guided Crystal Palace to their joint highest finish in the Premier League. Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt guided Crystal Palace to their joint highest finish in the Premier League. West Brom's eight-year stay in the Premier League concluded with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Despite their recent improvement under caretaker manager Darren Moore, goals from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt meant they finished bottom of the table. Zaha again impressed for the hosts and was rewarded with his ninth goal of the season in the second half, ensuring that what could have been a damaging season for his team finished positively - only goal difference keeps them outside the top...

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Stoke sign Fletcher on free transfer

Stoke have signed midfielder Darren Fletcher on a free transfer from West Brom on a two-year deal.

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