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Jack Wilshere Update

Jack Wilshere is expected to be unveiled as a Hammer in the next 48 hours. The 26-year-old underwent a comprehensive medical examination and scans on Friday with no known problems. He later secretly visited the London Stadium to get the media publicity shots and video recorded of him holding a West Ham shirt. The contract is […]

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Pellegrini proves true to his word

Manuel Pellegrini made an immediate pledge when he arrived at the club after meeting Academy chief Terry Westley.   He promised that no young player would be sent out on loan until he had seen them in action and added that he wanted the youngsters much more involved with the first team squad. Sometimes new […]

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Noble gives verdict on the new boys

Mark Noble is excited by the new boys who have arrived at the club this summer. Commenting on the arrivals after the first week of training in Switzerland he said: “Issa (Diop) is really young and a great signing for the future. Hopefully he can come in and settle in straight away. He’s a fantastic […]

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Pellegrini set for the opening game on Sunday

Manuel Pellegrini is ready for the Hammers first pre-season match and looking forward to it. We go into action against FC Winterthur tomorrow afternoon with Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks ready to make  their Claret and Blue debuts.. Pellegrini said: “We have had a very positive first week of work in Switzerland. We have had a […]

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Pellegrini seeks Payet views from squad

Manuel Pellegrini will continue holding talks with the Hammers squad over the next few days about their attitude towards a Dimitri Payet return to the club but the prospect is becoming less and less likely. The Hammers undoubtedly have the chance to clinch some sort of deal for the 31 year old but with opinion […]

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Jack Wilshere on his love for West Ham

Jack Wilshere was interviewed about how he supported West Ham as a boy earlier this week. He was watching England v Colombia with 400 supporters last Tuesday in the William Hill Arms as part of a promotional event Wilshere told the Sportsman: “I think I must have been about six or seven, my whole family were […]

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‘Pelle’ gets a letter from Benidorm

  Regular CandH blogger Allen Cummings introduced us to his Hammers mate ‘Vinny’ a couple of weeks back who was worried about the way Mr Pellegrini is handling things at the moment. Vinny is in Benidorm while the boss and lads are in Switzerland and remains an extremely worried man. READ ON!   I’ve been keeping […]

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Report claims Paraguay central defender on way to Irons

West Ham are tonight being reported as having agreed a deal to sign Paraguay international Fabian Balbuena from Brazilian giants Corinthians. The 26 year old central defender signed for Corinthians in 2016 from Paraguyan outfit Libertad and has been attracting interest across Europe for some time. But according to this evening’s reports it seems the […]

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Hammers v Winteruhr stream on FB

The West Ham squad stepped up their training to yet another level in Switzerland today (Fri) as they prepare for their first competitive match of pre-season against FC Winteruhr on Sunday. The club intend to show the game live on their Facebook page with coverage starting at 2 pm ahead of the 3pm kick off.- […]

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Rice: Pre-season has a “different feel”

Declan Rice is at the centre of some great reports coming back from the Switzerland training camp and is thoroughly enjoying life under the new management regime. Speaking of his first few days away he said: “It’s really good to be back. After a positive end to last season, then going away for some international games […]

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Wilshere – The full injury record

Jack Wilshere has now been fit to play regular football since September 15, 2017 after a career ravaged by injuries. As we reported last night (Thurs) he faces one of the most stringent medicals ever at West Ham today where he stands on the brink of a three year deal with the club. Both Wolves […]

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Poll: Would you accept Dimi Payet back?

A rumour that West Ham has been offered Dimitri Payet back at more money than we sold him to Marseille has got the Internet all of a flutter today. ExWHUEmployee started the rumour yesterday on his radio show by suggesting that a former Hammer had been offered back to the West Ham but refused to […]

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Wilshere in advanced talks over 3 year contract

Various reports this afternoon suggest that Jack Wilshere’s representatives are in advanced talks with West Ham over a three-year deal worth around £100,000 per week to the 26-year-old former Arsenal midfielder. Wilshere is now a free agent after turning down a £100,000 per week offer to stay at Arsenal although the combined signing on and […]

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Former Hammers advise against Wilshere signing

Former Hammer Dean Aston has told Sky Sports News viewers this lunchtime that signing Jack Wilshere on a free transfer would be a waste of time for both West Ham and Wilshere himself. Ashton said: “I think it would be a waste of time for the club and the player, it would put pressure on him straight […]

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Total failure if we fail on big names

By David Gates The rumour mill has gone into overdrive and West Ham have been linked with ambitious moves for several exciting stars. Yerry Mina, Felipe Anderson, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Wilsure and Bruno Fernandes are among the names linked with a move to the London Stadium as the Hammers prepare to bolster Manuel Pellegrini’s ranks. […]

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Report: Wilshere on Pellegrini wanted list

Jack Wilshere is tonight being reported as having had face to face talks with Manuel Pellegrini over a move to West Ham. The former England midfielder is also being chased by Fenerbache but in a widely reported piece it seems that the player is fancied by the new Hammers management. The Mirror reports: “The Istanbul […]

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Pass and move Pelle ups tempo as Adrian stars

Manuel Pellegrini  mounted another 100 minute pass-and-move drill and technical work in Switzerland today (Wed). Once again – as it had done on Monday – the session ended with an eleven-a-side match on a one-third size pitch. The game started with the players being allowed just one touch each, before going ‘all-in’ and then restricted to […]

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What would Mooro do next? Keep it zipped

As I watched Colombia try to kick the living s..t out of England last night my mind wandered back over 50 years to an afternoon at Wembley when a bunch of Argentinians performed in much the same way against us. It was July 23, 1966 and Antonio Rattin had been ordered off for foul language […]

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Reid/Antonio miss out as rehab goes on

West Ham’s pre-season training started in Switzerland yesterday without Winston Reid and Michail Antonio being involved. The squad went through a 00-minute session which ended with an an eleven-a-side training match, on a one-third size pitch. The official site reports that initially the players were allowed just one touch, further testing their technical and movement […]

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Obiang bigs up Pellegrini

Pedro Obiang has bigged up his new manager Manuel Pellegrini while talking to the official website. Obiang told WHUFC.com “I remember him because he was the manager of the Villarreal of dreams with [Juan Roman] Riquelme and with Diego Forlan, who scored a lot of goals and he came to play in Atletico Madrid when […]

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Report: West Ham closing in on loan of Italian forward

Reports in Italy claim that West Ham are closing in on a loan deal for Napoli striker Roberto Inglese. Il Mattino says West Ham are keen on taking Inglese on loan from Napoli. The striker was signed from Chievo for €10m a year ago, but remained with them on loan for the rest of the season as part of that […]

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Report: Bundesliga defender interests Hammers

The Hammers are tonight being linked with Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back Jannik Vestergaard by Sky Sports. Whilst Southampton have apparently held talks with the player, the Hammers are in the hunt for a defender who was part of Denmark’s World Cup campaign. Vestergaard is a no messing defender who at 25 is at the perfect age […]

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Mario linked with Spurs, Everton and Bournemouth

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, former Hammer Joao Mario has interest from Everton and Bournemouth. The Portuguese spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham which technically finished 4 days ago but despite an initial interest in retaining him, the Milan based newspaper report they are no longer interested while reporting […]

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Report: Irons make bid for Real Madrid midfielder

Reports in Italy claim they West Ham have submitted a formal bid for Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic. The report on Tuttomercatoweb.com claims Serie A clubs including Roma, Juventus and Napoli are also tracking the midfielder as well as several unnamed Premier League teams but says the Hammers are the only club to submit an official offer. […]

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Hammers touch down in Swizterland

Manuel Pellegrini and the West Ham first team squad plus invited Academy players touched down in Switzerland yesterday early evening.  The West Ham private chartered jet from People’s Viennaline airline took off London Stansted airport arriving at St. Gallen Altenrhein Airport which 45 minutes away from their hotel by coach. The squad are staying in the Grand […]

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West Ham squad return to Rush Green

The West Ham squad returned to Rush Green this morning to be weighed and tested after their holidays. After the weigh-in and measurements by medical staff, under the guidance of new head of Medical Richard Collinge and his team. They will undergo extensive fitness testing which forms the part of every pre-season. The first team will […]

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