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Sunday Express - - Front Page - FOOT­BALL FOOT­BALL WAT­FORD KEEN ON MORENO By Greg Makin GOLF MARK ROARS FOR LIONESSES

WEST BROM have made an en­quiry about sign­ing Tot­ten­ham striker Vin­cent Janssen. The Dutch front­man (left) scored six times for Tot­ten­ham last sea­son but has strug­gled to find his best form since ar­riv­ing in Lon­don. And a switch to the Mid­lands could pro­vide his ca­reer with a much-needed kick-start. Mean­while, West Ham United could gazump Stoke City for Ju­ven­tus mid­fielder Mario Lem­ina. Mark Hughes has spo­ken to the Ital­ians about the Gabon star and is also keen on £15mil­lion Crys­tal Palace winger An­dros Townsend. MANCH­ESTER CITY have sold Brazil­ian mid­fielder Fer­nando to Galatasaray for £4.75mil­lion. Fer­nando joined City for £12m from Porto in 2014 and made 101 ap­pear­ances for the club. The 30-year-old (left) said: “City have looked af­ter me in­cred­i­bly well through­out my time here and I have en­joyed the chal­lenge of play­ing for a top team in prob­a­bly the world’s tough­est league. “The League Cup suc­cess of 2016 was a high­light for me and some­thing I will never for­get.” Fer­nando signed a three-year deal with the Turk­ish side. WAT­FORD are ready to splash £15mil­lion on Liverpool full-back Al­berto Moreno.

Napoli wanted to sign the Spa­niard at the start of the sum­mer but the Reds re­jected an £11m bid and will not let Moreno leave on the cheap. Moreno, 25, has since given Kop boss Jur­gen Klopp food for thought with some im­pres­sive pre-sea­son per­for­mances. But An­drew Robert­son’s £10m ar­rival from Hull, and the op­tion of the ver­sa­tile James Mil­ner cov­er­ing at left-back, leaves Moreno well down the peck­ing or­der. SOUTH KOREA’S IK Kim will take a com­mand­ing lead into the fi­nal round of the Ri­coh Women’s British Open af­ter a late col­lapse from Eng­land’s Ge­or­gia Hall.

Kim carded a third round of 66 at Kings­barns to fin­ish 17 un­der par, six shots ahead of Hall, 21, and Thai­land’s Moriya Ju­tanu­garn, with Olympic cham­pion In­bee Park and Amer­i­can Ally McDon­ald a shot fur­ther back.

Six birdies in the first 12 holes had taken Kim into a six-shot lead only for play­ing part­ner Hall (left) – who had ear­lier driven the green on the fifth to set up an ea­gle – to birdie the 13th, 14th and 15th. How­ever, Hall then bo­geyed the 16th and four-putted the 17th for a dou­ble-bo­gey six to card a two-un­der-par 70. “I played a lot bet­ter than two un­der, just on 17 I could hardly see the green,” Hall said. “I thought I hit a good shot but ended up with a very hard putt and the green is so steep.” THE Lionesses suf­fered Euro 17 heart­break but have lifted English women’s foot­ball into “a dif­fer­ent strato­sphere” says head coach Mark Samp­son. Thurs­day’s 3-0 semi­fi­nal de­feat by hosts Hol­land meant Eng­land went out at the same stage as they did at the 2015 World Cup. But as they pre­pare to kick off their 2019 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign next month, against Rus­sia at Tran­mere’s Pren­ton Park, Samp­son de­clared: “Women’s foot­ball has had an­other big shift for­ward.” More than 1,000 Eng­land fans at­tended the semi-fi­nal.

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