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Hammers wages savings analysed

West Ham will have are set to shed over £13 million from their annual wage bill once they have offloaded the players  likely to be surplus to requirements under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. With Financial Fair Play Regulations again being taken seriously across the game – notably at Paris St Germain – the club are […]

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End of the line beckons Hammers cult hero

Adrian’s days as the Hammers Number One keeper look well and truly numbered with the club’s move for Lukasz Fabianski. The trustworthy Wales on Line has reported the Hammers have had an offer knocked back for the Polish international player who wants out of Swansea and has just a year left on his current deal. […]

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New deal for young Hammer

Hammers youngster Dan Kemp has agreed a new three year deal with the club. The 19-year-old winger is set to remain until 2021 and with Nathan Holland, will be looking for a first team breakthrough next season. Kemp is currently recovering from a cruciate injury but is expected to be fit for the start of […]

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Pellegrini set for transfer market adjustment

Manu Lanzini’s desperate injury will leave manager Manuel Pellegrini needing to reassess his transfer market requirements this summer. The manager is believed to have wanted to bring in two central defenders  but the play maker’s injury means that some of the £75 million funds available will need to be diverted in that direction with Joao […]

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All our thoughts with you Manu on this horrible day

    By Hugh Southon     If you are feeling bad tonight multiply the feeling 100 times and you may just feel as bad as poor Manu Lanzini. What terrible, devastating, horrendous news and right here, right now ClaretandHugh sends him absolutely all the very best in the world on a day of devastation […]

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Anderson’s wage requirements revealed

West Ham continue to negotiate with Lazio over Felipe Anderson’s possible switch to the London Stadium with the player’s personal terms unlikely to be a problem. We understand that the right sided midfielder – currently earning around £48k a week in Serie A – is looking for £80k which is well within the Hammers budget […]

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Lanzini blow raises Mario problem

West Ham’s hopes of signing Mario as a loan replacement for Manu Lanzini have been hit by Inter Milan’s determination to raise cash for their midfielder from a permanent deal. The Italian’s have quoted a price of £25 million transfer fee for last season’s loan signing and are as keen to get him off the […]

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Hammers have two bids knocked back

West Ham have reportedly had bids for Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski turned down by Swansea City. According to the usually reliable Wales Online the defender and Poland goalkeeper are expected to leave but the Swans board consider the Hammers bids below their valuation. Mawson, 24, has two years left on his deal and is […]

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Lanzini hit by massive injury blow

Manuel Lanzini will miss the World Cup and could be out of West Ham’s 2018-19 season after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training. Manu has worked his way into the Albiceleste’s first choice team under Jorge Sampaoli and was set to start against Iceland in his country’s opening match in Russia. But […]

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Pellegrini to enter Rice talks

West Ham remain relaxed that negotiations between themselves and Declan Rice’s new representation team will see a new deal agreed. And the club is also keen to ensure that new boss Manuel Pellegrini is involved in talks with club and player before moving too far ahead with negotiations. Pellegrini is still away on a summer […]

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Report: Irons eye Barca midfielder

West Ham are being linked with Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Rafinha in some European media outlets this morning. The twice capped international midfielder played 17 games on loan with Inter last season in a deal which included an option to buy at around £35 million. He played 17 times for the Serie A outfit in the […]

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Report: Mourinho in touch with Arnie’s agent

Marko Arnautovic’s links to Manchester United refuse to go away with claims tonight there have been texts swapped between Jose Mourinho to the Hammer of the Year’s brother and agent Danijel. The speculation has been growing since the Manchester United boss arrived at the Austria v Russia friendly international which resulted in the Arnie claiming he […]

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Top ten clubs to take greater share of TV money

Premier League Clubs will receive more money from International TV rights the higher up the table they finish it has been announced. From the 2019-20 season the current level of revenue from international TV rights sales, £3.3bn, will still be shared equally between all 20 clubs. Any increase on that level, which Scudamore is understood to […]

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West Ham games to be streamed on Amazon

Online broadcaster Amazon will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of the final two TV broadcast packages. The online streaming service has won the rights to show one round of midweek games and one round from a bank holiday. The matches will be available to Amazon […]

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No West Ham player should earn £200,000 per week

Over eighty-two percent of 1,600 readers voting in a Claret and Hugh poll say no West Ham player should earn £200,000 per week.  The poll was in response to reports that Javier Pastore from PSG wants between £190,000 to £200,000 to join West Ham, a similar wage he already enjoys at French champions PSG. Full results: […]

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Manuel Pellegrini: The ‘definitive’ managerial guide

Manuel Pellegrini – the affable 64-year-old Chilean usually is a man who keeps himself to himself if you overlook his recently media outbursts! “Tactician” would be the first word that springs to mind when considering the man’s character over a career which has seen him manager in Argentina, Chile, and finally – in 2004 – […]

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Hammers reveal Rice contract offer

West Ham have this morning claimed they have offered Declan Rice a basic wage of nearly double the £8 million which is being reported in the mainstream media. ClaretandHugh has been told the 19-year-old defender has three years – with options – left on his current deal and the club say he has been offered […]

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Support for Chelsea midfielder over foreign imports

A majority of supporters have chosen a homegrown Chelsea midfielder as their incoming midfielder of choice over various foreign imports that West Ham have been linked to in the media in recent week. In a Claret and Hugh poll of more than 1,650 supporters over 27% of fans said they would like to sign 22-year-old […]

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West Ham target looks for way out of Lazio

Felipe Anderson’s agent Giuliano Bertolucci is set to meet Lazio on Thursday in an attempt to decide the future of his client. The football agent represented his nation in water polo and the man responsible for a lot of Brazilian players joining the Premier League. Reports that West Ham had a bid of £33m turned […]

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Report: West Ham attempts to hijack Chelsea deal

West Ham will attempt to hijack Chelsea’s talks to land Jean Michael Seri, if media reports are to be believed. The 26-year-old Nice midfielder has been in demand since last summer, with Arsenal, Manchester United and Barcelona in addition to Chelsea all interested. Rumours are that Chelsea is in the latter stages of securing a […]

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Pellegrini speaks out: “No problems with the board”

Manuel Pellegrini has spoken out this evening on his relationship with the Hammers board following his widely publicised comments on his needs at the club in the Chilean media. The manager – having declared that he needs a big name player to attract others to the club in his remarks – has now made it […]

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Former Chelsea man unlikely to join Hammers

Reports that West Ham are interested in signing AC Milan Fabio Borini are unlikely to be true! Calciomercato.com reported last week that West Ham have joined  Napoli in the race to sign the forward. AC Milan have just made the player’s loan move permanent for a fee close to € 6 million but new Napoli boss Carlo […]

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Former Hammer cleared of sword affray

Former West Ham goalkeeper Stephen Bywater has been found not guilty of swinging a sword above the heads of two delivery men at his luxury home. The verdict was returned after deliberations of just 14 minutes by a jury after a four-day trial at Chester Crown Court, which concluded yesterday afternoon. Bywater had pleaded not […]

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West Ham power battle? No just normality

Sometimes over reaction and intense knee jerks become boring. That’s the summer for you  when the merest of molehills is presented as a mountain bigger than Everest allowing a fever to descend on some in claret and blue. Last night some quotes emerged from Manuel Pellegrini claiming  he was trying to get the Hammers owners […]

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Poll: Which midfield target would you like to sign?

In our latest Claret and Hugh poll this week, we turn our attention to midfield transfer targets this summer. Midfield names that have been linked to West Ham in the media include Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, Felipe Anderson from Lazio, Danny Drinkwater and Ruben Loftus Cheek from Chelsea, Javier Pastore from PSG, William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon, João […]

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Pellegrini rules out keeper signing

Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out bringing in fellow countryman Claudio Bravo to West Ham this summer. Pellegrini said he wouldn’t be making a move for is his compatriot, the Manchester City goalkeeper telling the Chilean media in a Live interview “Signing [Claudio] Bravo for West Ham is not viable either. It is not in West Ham’s […]

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