Sport West Ham striker Andy Carroll looks on at Stamford Bridge

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Upton Park

Salomon Kalou could be heading to West Ham from his current club Lille

Transfer news: West Ham target Salomon Kalou could be heading back to London as Hammers identify need for strikers

Reports in France claim West Ham have made a £3m bid for Kalou after he left Chelsea last year to join Lille

Yohan Cabaye has said he would be interested in a move to United

Newcastle have no need to sell insists Alan Pardew amid speculation over Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa

A number of Newcastle's best players are being targeted

Joe Cole

Joe Cole targets trip to Wembley with West Ham

The midfielder wants to bring silverware to Upton Park

Steven Gerrard: 'Everyone is excited'

Steven Gerrard buoyed by new Liverpool signings as he targets Champions League return

Additions of Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas and Simon Mignolet excite the Liverpool captain with more names set to follow

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote expects improvement next season after relegation battle

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is expecting no repeat of the horrors of last season as he and his team-mates prepare to return to work.

<b>Simon Mignolet:</b> <br/> The Sunderland goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Liverpool, with the switch being described as ‘close’ by a number of sources. It is believed that it’ll take £10m to trigger the move, and it could also see long-serving keeper Pepe Reina on his way out of the club.

Who might Liverpool sign this summer? Iago Aspas and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are both rumoured to be heading to Anfield

A round-up of the players linked with a transfer to Liverpool this summer

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias

Derek Llambias resigns as managing director of Newcastle following appointment of Joe Kinnear

Llambias polarised opinions of the club's fans during his time at St James' Park

Missing man Roy Hodgson is unable to call on a number of strikers against Brazil, including Danny Welbeck

England v Brazil: Roy Hodgson seeks sympathy for England's plight

Coach sees Danny Welbeck join his long list of injury absentees as he prepares to face Brazil

Papiss Cissé has scored three late winners but may not start against Benfica

Anzhi Makhachkala bid of £15.4m will not be enough for Newcastle to part with Papiss Cisse

Reports in Russia suggest the super-rich side want to sign the Senegal international

Kolo Touré has been at City since 2009

Liverpool swoop for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure

Brendan Rodgers eager to conclude transfer business early

Roy Hodgson has backed out-of-form striker Wayne Rooney

England v Republic of Ireland: Roy Hodgson ready to put faith in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to avoid embarrassment

The England manager refuses to discuss the striker's problems at Manchester United

Despite the defeat, and a difficult season, the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said he was “pretty confident” of still being at the club next season (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Alan Pardew free to focus on summer plans following meeting with Newcastle hierarchy

The Magpies underachieved this season

Kevin Nolan

West Ham v Reading: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Upton Park

Jamie Carragher: Not as moody as Roy Keane or as eager to please as Gareth Southgate

Jamie Carragher confident he will retire with Liverpool in a strong position

The vice-captain will stop playing in a few weeks

Kevin Nolan: The West Ham captain could come back to haunt his former club

Inexperienced buys to blame for Newcastle's form, claims Alan Pardew

Manager wants review of transfer policy as Newcastle face his old club West Ham

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