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Rice ‘gamble’ needs to be sorted

Declan Rice’s contract negotiations continue but it would be fair to say a high stakes gamble is being played out. His agent Neil Fewings – whom we believe also looks after Jack Wilshere’s interests – is understood to be holding out for a wage of around £40k a week whilst the Hammers are offering something […]

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Pelle hands out clues on young duo

Manager Manuel looks to have taken be giving an extended opportunity to a couple of youngsters who have clearly caught his eye during pre-season. And with only three games left before the big kick off it will be interesting to see how much time he gives exciting Nathan Holland and Sead Haksabanovich (right) over the […]

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Pellegrini set to meet three more players

Manuel Pellegrini welcomes back the final thee players in the Hammers squad he has yet to run the rule over when training gets underway at Rush Green tomorrow (Mon). New signing Lukasz Fabianski, striker Chicharito and midfielder Cheik Kouyate will rejoin the Hammers squad following their breaks following the World Cup in Russia. The arrival […]

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Hart disappointed with West Ham loan spell

Former Hammer Joe Hart has spoken of his disappointment with his loan move to West Ham and now wants a permanent move away from Man City. “I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that’s obvious,” said Hart after making his first Man City appearance since August 2016 in the friendly loss to Borussia Dortmund in […]

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Hero Hammer saves the day with live stream

West Ham fan @AshHinchy has reacted to the lack of an official stream by using his mobile phone and ingenuity to broadcast live from his seat. A massive thanks to Ash for giving us desperate hammers a glimpse of what is happening up in Preston in the pre-season friendly. As things stand the game is […]

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Report: Irons in for Croatian defender

West Ham United are reported to have made a bid to sign Besiktas central defender Domagoj Vida according to Bein Sports Turkey . The 29 year old Croatian international has – they say – been the subject of a €22m and they even suggest that the club charman Fikret Orman is now flying to England to […]

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Arsenal legend unhappy with Wilshere’s exit to Irons

David Seaman is convinced that Jack Wilshire’s arrival at West Ham is something of a masterpiece and that the midfielder will have a serious impact at the club. The legendary Gunners keeper and 34-times capped England international believes Manuel Pellegrini has done great business to lift the midfielder out of the North london club where he […]

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Liverpool drops hint on Hammers game

Jurgen Klopp has hinted that Trent Alexander-Arnold could well be ready for the first clash of the season against the Irons despite his involvement at the 2018 World Cup. Klopp has already effectively already ruled Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren of the Premier League curtain raiser on August 12 given their involvement in the later […]

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Khan’s legal showdown shadow spoils Irons great summer

West Ham’s summer of excitement and high optimism is still being forced to live in the long shadow of an October court case created by London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan. The club are heading into a legal battle over what they believe is their right to increase the stadium’s capacity to 62,500 from the current 57,000. […]

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Pedro Obiang is not for sale

Pedro Obiang is not for sale despite interest from Italy. Sky Sports previously reported that West Ham have rejected bids from both Fiorentina and Atalanta. This week reports from Italy claimed that Atalanta had made a new bid offering the Hammers a £890,000 loan fee for a season with an option to buy worth £8m but […]

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Declan facing devil or the deep blue sea

Declan Rice could soon be approaching – if he’s not already at – that dreadful place between the devil and the deep blue sea. Talks continue between the club and his advisers continue with an offer on the table of which everybody will take a different view. The teenager arrived in the first team during […]

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Pellegrini unimpressed so Rush Green gets an upgrade

West Ham will stage an urgent upgrade on their Rush Green training centre after new boss Manuel Pellegrini  made it clear he was distinctly unimpressed with the place.. As a result work will start immediately given the club holds planning permission to work on the 29-acre site. A report in the Mail claims: ‘Pellegrini will […]

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£450,000 wasted in London Stadium sponsorship failure

Nearly £450,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent trying to find a sponsor for the London Stadium home but a backer has yet to be found. The stadium’s owner, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), has been accused by the BBC of wasting cash in its search for a naming rights partner with a sponsorship […]

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Rice contract update

West Ham are continuing their efforts to sort a deal out with Declan Rice’s new advisers ahead of the season. But if they can’t – having been talking over the last couple of weeks – they will wait until the turn of the year before trying again. Having appointed a new agent, Declan finds himself […]

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West Ham Podcast: Summer Transfer Discussion

The Moore Than Just A Podcast crew is back this week recording another closed season podcast episode discussing the latest summer transfer news including the signing of  Felipe Anderson and Fabian Balbuena and a roundup of the Summer transfer business. Listen to Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone, Nigel Kahn and guest presenter West […]

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Former Hammer contract terminated in China

Former Hammer Jose Fonte has left Chinese club Dalian Yifang by mutual consent. Fonte, who left West Ham to join the Chinese Super League side in February for £5.6m, says he would be keen on a return to the Premier League. He made just seven appearances for Dalian Yifang before his contract was terminated despite […]

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Hammer Dean’s brilliant new Irons image

  Lovely piece of artwork from Dean Marsh  – a Hammer to his backbone – and a follower of ClaretandHugh since its infancy back in 2014. Respect to you Deano a great piece of work featuring all our new boys  and it’s great having you around for those moments when we might not share the […]

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Report: Hammers receive loan bid for Pedro Obiang

According to a report from the Italian media outlet Serie A club Atalanta have made an approach to sign West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.   Bergamo Corriere Della Sera claims that the 26-year-old Spaniard is a key target for Serie A side Atalanta. The Italian club have allegedly made an initial loan offer of €1 million (£890,000), with a […]

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Furious Irons say Arnie rumour “100% untrue”

Reports that Marko Arnautovic is being hawked around Serie A clubs have this afternoon been condemned by the Irons who have made it clear the Hammers ‘top man’ is 100 per cent not for sale under any circumstances.” For the second tome this summer the Hammer of last season is being linked with a move […]

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Top strikers in last year of deals who could tempt ‘Pelle’

Manuel Pellegrini would have no shortage of strikers entering the final year of their current deals were he to try bringing in extra cover up front. Whilst – as reported – he will give Michail Antonio – plenty of opportunity to prove himself, there remain some  targets who would not only provide top cover but […]

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Pellegrini studies the striker options

Manuel Pellegrini wants to take a good look at Michael Antonio before he makes any decision on the player and that could delay any departure – should he decide on that – until January AT LEAST! The manager is having to decide whether to look for a back-up striker to Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito or […]

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Mario tipped for a return to the Premier League

Former Hammer Joao Mario played in all of Portgual’s games at the World Cup putting him on how on the world’s largest footballing stage. The 25-year-old has made 40 appearances for his country and last season made 14 Serie A appearances prior to his move to West Ham in which he made 13 Premier League […]

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What happened to Financial Fair Play

We haven’t heard a lot about Financial Fair Play in recent years and there is a reason for it. In 2016 Premier League clubs have voted to continue their Short-Term Cost Control (STCC) rules; their name for Financial Fair play.  The updated rules came into effect from the 2016/17 season and apply for a three-year duration. Clubs […]

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Keepers to battle it out for number one spot

Adrian has been told by Manual Pellegrini there will be no automatic number one keeper choice despite forking out over £7m for former Swansea keeper Łukasz Fabiański. Adrian has been told to fight for his place and that form will dictate who starts in between the sticks. Fabiański remains on holiday after finishing his international duty with Poland […]

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Video: West Ham’s gone mental – don’t miss this!

uite honestly West Ham has simply gone mental. And in this video, Gonzo speaks of his astonishment at the things that have been going on at the club this summer. World class manager? transfer record smashed by a distance and so much more – this really is not what we are used to at our […]

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Official: Felipe Anderson announced as Hammer

West Ham have finally confirmed the Club record signing of Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson. Anderson joins Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a four-year contract, having completed five hugely-successful seasons in Italy with Lazio. The 25-year-old becomes the Hammers’ seventh signing of the summer so far after the arrivals of Ryan Fredericks, Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Jack Wilshere, Andriy […]

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