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Anderson’s in London …oh, hold on Big Ben doesn’t agree

Social media  ‘news stories’  and pictures should be marked with a silly season warning and here’s an example of why with no disrespect intended to anybody! As we all know at this time of the year images regularly appear of player in or around London. And that is a big signal apparently to ensure that […]

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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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Pellegrini’s van Nistlerooy ‘shout’ doesn’t stack up

Manuel Pellegrini is stoking up the pressure on the Hammers board to spend big and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that – in fact it’s exactly what he should be doing! Every good manager makes sure he’s bang in the faces of the people who hold the purse strings – it’s what they do from […]

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Felipe Anderson claims are wide of the mark

Reports from Italy that advanced talks with Lazio are taking place about Felipe Anderson are wide of the mark Claret and Hugh has learnt. While there appears to be some interest from West Ham in the in-form winger alongside a number of other targets including Javier Pastore, the talk of a rejected formal £33m bid […]

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Report: West Ham in advanced talks with Lazio

Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent Nicolo Schira claims West Ham are in advanced talks with Lazio over Felipe Anderson who they want to offer a five-year contract. Writing on his personal Twitter account last night  Schira explained that the deal is being worked on by super agent Kia Joorabchian after West Ham reportedly tabled a £33million bid […]

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Surprise centre back choice emerges

Swansea’s Alfie Mawson is the surprise choice of supporters in a Claret and Hugh poll asking for their preferred choice of  a new centre-back from a list of names already linked with West Ham. The 24-year-old defender polled nearly 38% of the votes from over 1,550 voting in Tuesday’s C&H poll. A recent article in […]

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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 man departs Malaga for West Ham

Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos has left the club to become the new West Ham director of football. The Spanish club released an official statement to say: ‘Mario Husillos has finalised his last stage with the Club, in which he has been a player, coach and sports director. The club would like to thank Mario for his […]

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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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Pellegrini gives eyewitness account of robbery

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has spoken about his ordeal at the hands of armed robbers in Chile over the weekend giving his own eyewitness account. Pellegrini said: ‘I parked the car, walked for about 40 metres, then two masked men got out of a car and jumped on my wife to grab her handbag, then […]

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Big name signing could cause upset

Manuel Pellegrini’s interview in Chile with Emol seems to hint that he wants the West Ham owners to bring in one big name this summer like he did at Malaga when he landed Ruud Van Nistelrooy. If the reports are to be believed that big name could well be Javier Pastore from PSG,  the 28-year-old […]

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Pellegrini wants owners to sanction big signing

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini wants to convince the West Ham owners to buy a really big name in order to attract other major players to the club. He gave former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy – who he took to Malaga – as an example and clearly hopes he can repeat the act […]

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Wilshere/Hammers update

Jack Wilshere will not become a West Ham player this summer! New speculation arose today that the Arsenal midfielder could be on his way to the London Stadium after appearing to drop a heavy hint to that effect on social media. He dropped the name Arsenal from the description of himself on his personal bio […]

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Wilshere drops a Twitter Hammers hint

Jack Wilshire may have dropped a heavy hint as to where his future lies…West Ham United. The Arsenal midfielder is rumoured to have rejected a new three year contract at the Emirates after weeks of negotiation with the club. And following the arrival of new boss Unai Emery it seems that negotiations may have finally […]

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Poll: Which centre back would you sign for West Ham?

With the departure of James Collins and concerns over Winston Reid’s injury record, the centre back position is an area Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly prioritising over the summer transfer window. A number of defender names have been linked in the media to this position including Barcelona’s Marlon Santos, Leeds Pontus Jansson, Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross,  Genoa’s Armando Izzo, Swansea’s Alfie Mawson, West Brom’s Johnny Evans […]

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Jack Butland leads the keeper pack

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland leads the pack of who West Ham supporters who like to join West Ham this summer between the sticks. With over 1,700 voting in yesterday’s Claret and Hugh poll, over 50% would want Butland to pull on a Hammers jersey.  The 25-year-old has been linked to West Ham recently and it has […]

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We dare to hope after so many false dawns

Some of us have seen more false West Ham dawns than we can remember while others – younger of course – have had there share of them or, put another way, more than enough! The last one came in  July 2017 when we reckoned the arrival of a marquee signing in Chicharito, an England goalkeeper […]

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Mario puts price on his own head

Joao Mario is not short on confidence despite a West Ham spell which had most failing to make up their minds about his worth. For discussing his future in the Italian media he has no doubt about what clubs should be paying for him – and that’s a cool £45 million. The Hammers rejected the […]

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Pellegrini quick to say “thank you”

Manuel Pellegrini has been quick to thank his local police force in Chile after he and his wife were mugged in Santiago. The couple were on their way to a restaurant with friends when the incident happened and although no-one was hurt in the drama, when the couple had a gun pointed at them the armed […]

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Manchester United keeper not prime target

Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is not a primary target for West Ham Claret and Hugh have learnt tonight. While there remains some interest in the shot stopper we have have been told he is a backup option with only a 5% chance of signing the 25-year-old this Summer. Johnstone spent a season on loan with […]

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Making sense of the silly season

    By Allen Cummings     The football season may have finished, but the football transfer ‘silly season’ is clearly in full swing. The transfer rumour mill is alive and well and throwing up new names every day of players we’re ‘monitoring’. We all like a bit of gossip now and again. It’s what […]

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Hammer Marlon finds his golden boots

Former Hammer Marlon Harewood scored 56 goals in 170 games for West Ham. This week he has dug out a treasured memory and took to Instagram to reveal the piece of nostalgia he found during a clearout of his garage at his home. While searching around Harewood found his all-gold Nike boots which he used against […]

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Irons may have last laugh in player signing war

West Ham could have the last laugh over  old foe, Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho, as they bid to reinforce their squad in a big way this summer. The Hammers are continuing to track defensive midfielder William Carvahlo’s situation at the club as the Portuguese outfit descends into chaos. The player, 26,  is desperate to […]

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West Ham linked with predictable midfield target

West Ham has yet again been linked with Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. The Daily Stair claiming an Exclusive say this morning that Manuel Pellegrini has long been an admirer of Wilshere. While in charge of Manchester City he was heavily linked with a swoop for the England outcast. The Arsenal’s midfielder’s current deal runs out at […]

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West Ham forward transfer targets not a priority

West Ham are not making strikers a priority in the Summer transfer window. Pellegrini wants to prioritise the right back position (Ryan Fredericks) followed by two centre-backs (Possibly Marlon Santos and or Armando Izzo) A goalkeeper will be another priority with rumours of a tentative enquiry for Jack Butland plus Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Manchester United keeper […]

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Cardiff City target West Ham midfielder

Cardiff City have reportedly made Hammer Robert Snodgrass one of their top transfer targets claims Wales Online. Neil Warnock wants a wide man with proven Premier League experience this summer, and in Snodgrass the veteran boss has identified a player he admires and has worked with before. WalesOnline say they understand that Cardiff will make a […]

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