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MARTIN OLSSON has handed in a transfer request at Blackburn Rovers.
There will be a scramble for sign the Swedish defender, 24, with West Ham and Stoke interested.
Target: Abdou Kader Mangane could join West Ham
West Ham ready to bolster back four with Clyne and Mangane in sights
West Ham hope to agree terms with Crystal Palace right back Nathaniel Clyne, 21, whose contract expires on Saturday.
They are also ready to compete with Arsenal for Rennes defender Abdou Kader Mangane, 29.
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all the best freddie
Go for Zo
Former Italy striker Zola has been lined up to replace Sean Dyche as Hornets chief in a major overhaul at Vicarage Road.
The new Italian owners want to bring in their own men and ex-Chelsea star Zola will be joined by director of football Gianluca Nani — a former colleague at West Ham.
Scott Duxbury, who has helped broker the deal, is expected to be named as the new chief executive at the Championship outfit.
good luck with that lol
Is passion and heart enough?
The career of Mark Noble is one of loyalty and passion for his boyhood club tainted by inconsistent performances and poor decision making.
The 25 year old midfielder is currently the longest serving West Ham player with 8 years and 192 games. Noble has always declared his love for the club and has no intentions of leaving. Captaining the U-21 England team and scoring 3 goals in the process made Hammers fans feel the academy had churned out yet another fantastic player.
With an eye for a pin point pass or a killer cross that make keepers quake in their boots he can produce fantastic displays, he can regularly be seen barking orders to the players and has the ability to fire the team up.
The problem is, that though the above seems like an ideal central midfielder, Noble lacks consistency he can be Iniesta one game and look like a Sunday league player the next. Pin point passes become wildly aimless and his crosses are not worth the energy it takes to strike the ball.
So if a captain should lead by example is passion and heart enough to justify strings of poor form ?
In my opinion yes.
We have a rare and hard to find player, a player who pulls on the shirt and feels pride, a player who gives his all everytime he steps onto the turf, a player who would do just about anything to help the club.
He is a propper West Ham player, who would be missed by the team and fans alike, the captains armband could be just what he needs to shake the inconsistency and be the captain fans have longed for, so for me no more journeymen looking for a pay packet, no more players that look at West Ham as a stepping stone, let’s start giving the armband to the players with West Ham in their hearts!
Chelsea look set to beat Real Madrid's offer for Luka Modric, 26, as they prepare a £36m bid for the midfielder.
Ibrahim Afellay is ready for showdown talks over his Barcelona future - with Tottenham and Liverpool watching developments on the 26-year-old.
Manchester United are stepping up their efforts to capture Leighton Baines and want the 27-year-old to fly out on their pre-season tour on 16 July.
Andre Villas-Boas wants to make Porto's Joao Moutinho, 25, his first signing at Tottenham for £32m as a replacement for Luka Modric.
Joao Moutinho said to be top of AVB's wanted list
Spurs' Giovani Dos Santos, 23, is expected to leave White Hart Lane for either Sevilla or Atletico Madrid at the weekend.
Fulham and Everton are said to be chasing Czech defender Tomas Sivok, 28, a free agent when his current deal with Besiktas comes to an end.
Ezequiel Lavezzi has snubbed a move to Manchester City in favour of joining Paris St Germain. The 27-year-old is close to agreeing a £21m move to the French capital.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing Bolton's Mark Davies, 24, in a £6million swoop after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Newcastle United chiefs have travelled to Holland to discuss a move for Luuk De Jong, 21, of FC Twente.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has joined the race with Sunderland for Wolves' 10m-rated striker Steven Fletcher, 25.
Mario Balotelli is not interested in a move back to Italy - because he thinks Manchester City fans will still love him even though he knocked England out.
Mario Balotelli joined Man City for £22m from Inter
Sergio Ramos says he does not want penalties at the end of the Euro 2012 final and has warned Spain they will have to stop the "unique" Andrea Pirlo.
Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits that Mario Balotelli is the greatest threat to Spain's bid to make history.
Cesare Prandelli has said that his Italy players do not fear Spain and that they will spend all their time before the final looking at their weaknesses.
England must appoint a sports psychologist to cure players of their ever-deepening fear of the penalty kick, according to Gareth Southgate - the favourite to be installed as FA technical director.
Gareth Bale will miss the Olympic football tournament after picking up a hip injury, dealing a huge blow to Team GB's London 2012 prospects.
Andre Villas-Boas will lose nearly £11m when he is named as Tottenham's new manager next week - because he did not receive a lump sum pay-off when he left Chelsea.
Harry Redknapp tried to sign Mario Balotelli on loan before the 21-year-old moved to Manchester City in 2010.
Ashley Cole and Ashley Young are wanted for a remake of the Pizza Hut advert from 1996 after missing their penalty misses at Euro 2012.
American international midfielder Maurice Edu is expected to be the latest player to refuse a transfer of his contract to the Rangers newco, having played at Ibrox for the past four years. (Various)
Scottish Football League clubs, who may be asked to vote on whether Rangers should start next season in the First Division, have been told placing the Ibrox club in Division Three would take £16m out of the game in Scotland. (Various)
Celtic are interested in signing Sweden international goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson, who is out of contract at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Full story: Daily Express
And Celtic could sign Bordeaux's France international Michael Ciani in a £1m deal. (Various)
Midfielder Steve Jennings has turned down the offer of a new contract at Motherwell and will now look for a new club.
Full story: Daily Record
Hibernian could sign James McPake on a permanent deal before pre-season training begins on Monday. (Various)
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Cheers CH, as always.
Farewell Freddie, fantastic debut but unfortunately he wasn't good enough and should have left some years ago for his own good. I wish him well wherever he ends up.
make you right still good luck to the lad
do not get to pi@@ed
no problem mate had to go back to the old site as the other one was noy letting me view them if anyone knows any deacent sites let me know thanks steve
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West Ham have ended their interest in four-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf after being put off by his £70,000-a-week wage demands.
Clarence Seedorf toasts his injury time winner for AC Milan against Chievo
GettyImagesClarence Seedorf recently left AC Milan after a decade at the club
Seedorf, 36, is available on a free transfer having left AC Milan after ten years at the San Siro and West Ham had been weighing up a move for him in a bid to bring some valuable experience to the squad ahead of their return to the Premier League.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has a track record of getting the best out of football's elder statesmen with Youri Djorkaeff, Ivan Campo and Jay-Jay Okocha among those to have starred under him.
But despite initially showing an interest in Seedorf, West Ham are unwilling to meet the Dutch midfielder's wage demands and are worried that he would be more prone to suffering injuries as he is in the twilight of his career.
"No, we are not going for Seedorf despite being linked to him," a West Ham source told ESPN. "The club are concerned about his injury problems considering that he is now 37, and despite the injury worries he still wants between £60k and £70k a week
The Hammers are, however, keeping tabs on another veteran in William Gallas, who is expected to leave Tottenham this summer.
pity i would have loved to see him in the claret and blue
To start you off for next weeks news CH, here's quote for Monday - just a bit of fine tuning for you to do ....
Yeah, I actually tried to sign "insert name of Euro 2012 Final Man of the Match/Everyones talking about here" before he went to his "insert name of present club here". I've always admired him and I went to watch him play regularly while he was in "insert name of country here". I was very impressed and met up with him and he was dead keen you know, but, well it was "insert name of club that he was playing for at the time" - they wouldn't entertain it and I tried everything to get a deal done, but you know, and there weren't a lot of people who saw it in him, but I did and, well, that was a real real shame as I reckon he would have been the difference at the time and we could have won that league you know, but yeah always knew he was a great player and he's not proving me wrong is he!.
Ladys and Gentleman, I present to you the "Incredible, Bullshitting Man"
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William Gallas could be on his way to West Ham.
Liverpool will move for Victor Moses if top target Gylfi Sigurdsson chooses Tottenham.
Emile Heskey is about to complete a hat-trick by joining Hull's new boss Steve Bruce.
Reading boss Brian McDermott must beat off West Ham and QPR to sign Sunderland contract rebel Kieran Richardson.
Ramires has hit back at critics who labelled Champions League winners Chelsea "boring".
Southampton have joined Fulham and QPR in the chase for Vitesse Arnhem's £2m-rated midfielder Alexander Buttner.
Barcelona star Seydou Keita has rejected the chance to join Liverpool.
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to rival Manchester City in the battle to sign Robin van Persie.
Newcastle will step up their bid for France right-back Mathieu Debuchy.
Luka Modric has been told: "You're not good enough for Real Madrid."
Fulham boss Martin Jol has made a move for Tottenham's forgotten winger David Bentley.
Manchester City are preparing an astonishing £225,000-a-week pay packet to lure Arsenal hero Robin van Persie to the Etihad Stadium.
Andre Villas-Boas wants to make £32m Joao Moutinho his first signing at Tottenham.
Jamie Ness is poised to complete his switch from Rangers to Stoke.
West Ham have made a £5million bid for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.
Birmingham City goalkeeping coach has asked permission to speak to Norwich.
France coach Laurent Blanc says he will make a decision on his future in the next two days.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will slash his inherited squad of 34 down to 22 in a summer clear-out at the Liberty Stadium.
Aston Villa are on the brink of signing Feyenoord's Morocan midfielder Karim El Ahmadi for £3million.
Florent Malouda's move to Brazil is stalling over wage demands.
Wolves are planning to sign Manchester City defender Stefan Savic on a season-long loan.
Rangers chairman Malcolm Murray has pleaded with fans to buy season tickets or risk another painful demise of their club.
Maurice Edu last night dropped a heavy hint he could be the next big-name star to quit Ranger
Olsson wouldn't be a bad signing, Clyne would be a very good signing too. It's good that Big Sam is looking to strengthen the back line, wouldn't be disappointed with them signings at all.
Best of luck to Freddie Sears.
chucking it down in purley, nice botd
Just starting the second week of two in Skiathos and as I type at 12.21 local time it's already 33 degrees - not that I'm rubbing it in, like...
Yeah cos the current captain is really rubbish at the job !
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