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Hammers fail with Arnautovic bid

West Ham have failed with a £15m offer for Stoke’s Marko Arnautovic, according to Sky sources.

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Report: Irons target hands in transfer request

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic has handed in a formal transfer request amid West Ham interest. He chose to release the news via his verified Twitter account and it came as ClaretandHugh was told by an Irons insider  “We are concentrating on signing strikers and a speedy winger […]

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Obiang Puts Pen To Paper And Friendlies Announced

Obiang signs new deal Our Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang has put pen to paper on a new 5-year-deal at The London Stadium this week. The former Sampdoria man is following in the footsteps of defender Angelo Ogbonna who signed on the dotted line for a similar deal last week. Obiang was one of Slaven Bilic’s first signings as manager in summer 2015 and has got better and better ever since, gradually working his way up to being a permanent fixture in …

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Judgement day will be deadline day

I can understand all the frustration and growing anger but as the ” sack the board…sack Bilic… sack the tea lady…sack ANYBODY” cries start let’s just take a hold. Yes, we appear to be missing out on targets either because players don’t want to leave their clubs (Giroud), the board won’t pay the first price asked […]

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Why Are You Here?

We stand on a threshold. Whether you like it or not West Ham United is changing. The financial appeal of a London club that is so well supported for one with such a relatively small amount of success is undisputable. I have to believe that our owners are acting in reasonable faith. They are ultimately business folk, but with far more connection to their (our) club than the majority of the increasingly faceless dictatorial types that govern many of the great pillars…

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Hammers make €25m bid for striker

West Ham have made a new €25m bid for an unnamed striker last night and the board await an answer from his parent club this morning. The name of the player isn’t being released until the deal is successful to avoid alerting other clubs into making late bids. Last week the Hammers failed with €25m bids […]

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Hammers transfer budget revealed

West Ham’s summer transfer budget is around £62m mark rising to as high £80m if further players are sold this summer. The Hammers have averaged £45m spend each summer which appears to be base Summer transfer budget. Surplus left over from the £25m sale of Dimi Payet after buying Snodgrass and Fonte adds £7m to the […]

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West Ham and Newcastle knocked back in attempts to complete loan signing for Man City man

Manchester City will resist any loan offers from West Ham United or Newcastle United for Joe Hart, according to The Daily Mail. Rather than loan out their third choice goalkeeper, Manchester City want to sell him. The Citizens believe that they can secure a decent fee for the England international, who is clearly surplus to […]

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Hammers get boost in Iheanacho chase

West Ham look to have been presented with a breakthrough in their chase for Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho. News has broken over the last few hours that Leicester City – who were being as quoted at 4/9 favourites to grab the striker – have turned their attention instead to Watford’s Troy Deeney. Should that be […]

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Hammers add Austrian fixture

West Ham will play a  team from SK Sturm Graz Development squad on 17th July according to a report on Austrian sports website sportreport.biz David Tauschmann is the new coach of SK Sturm Graz Development squad is quoted as saying in the report: “In the next four weeks we will prepare for the regional league season. Our goal […]

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When will injured stars return?

With Liverpool forward Danny Ings having recently returned to training following yet another long-term lay-off, we bring you up-to-date with others on the comeback trail from injury ahead of the new season.

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Target watch: What would £24m attacker add to West Ham United?

A recent report by The Sun suggested that West Ham United are interested in snapping up Luis Muriel this summer. Despite recently signing a new deal with Sampdoria, Muriel is keen to leave the Serie A club with a number of potential suitors monitoring his situation. The Hammers are one of these sides as we […]

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Hammers have six ‘Irons’ in the fire

West Ham have confirmed they are chasing six attacking players at the moment but insist they are in the hands of other clubs completing their own business. The six on the current priority list are: O Kelechi Iheancho O Javier Hernandez O Olivier Giroud O Michy Batshuayi O Andre Gray O Theo Walcott Sources inside […]

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Price for Oliver Giroud increases

West Ham will need to lodge a club record club transfer bid to land Oliver Giroud. Initially, a price tag of £20m has been quoted in most stories about the 30-year-old Arsenal striker linking him with a move to West Ham but that valuation is set to increase under fierce competition for the front man […]

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Boleyn Ground: Almost gone but never forgotten

This was the sad picture of the Boleyn Ground yesterday when West Ham supporter Laura Stokoe passed on Green Street.  She posted the photo on Twitter saying: “This all but broke my heart today” Former West Ham striker David Cross was first to reply on social media saying “Mine too Laura. Mine too” Another supporter called Paul added […]

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Poll: Fans deliver Cresswell v Masuaku verdict

West Ham fans appear to fancy the prospect of Arthur Masuaku starting the season ahead on the Hammers international Aaron Cresswell. Masuaku was outstanding when replacing the Hammers England international when called up by Slaven Bilic last season although the former Hammer of the Year ended the season in excellent form. However, the  24 year […]

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London Stadium pitch survives Guns N’ Roses

The London Stadium Desso Grassmaster million pound pitch has survived the June music concert season of four music gigs which saw up to 300,000 concert goers trample and drink on top of the multi-purpose pitch. Depeche Mode, Guns N’ Roses and Robbie Williams all played there over four summer nights with heavy equipment, light rigs, […]

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2016/2017 Season Review Part Two: Tricky Start

In part two of our weekly season review, we look at a landmark month in the history of West Ham United, as our first season at The London Stadium began. August As the start of the 2016/2017 Premier League season was fast approaching, there was still the formalities of a Europa League third qualifying round tie and a glamour friendly to take care of. The month started with the first ever Hammers game at The…

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Big boost for Rice as Burke goes on loan

Reece Burke is ready to join Bolton on a season-long loan after  Slaven Bilic is believed to have given the nod. And it is now clear the Hammers central defensive set up will be left in the hands of Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, James Collins, Declan Rice and Cheik Kouyate in emergencies. It’s a huge […]

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West Ham named as destination for Senegalese winger

Papa Alioune “Badou” Ndiaye is heading to the Premier League, according to his current vice-president. Osmanlispor chief Ender Yurtseven claims the Senegalese no.10 who has reportedly been tracked by a number of English clubs including  West Ham is leaving the Turkish side this summer. Everton and Crystal Palace are also said to be interested in the […]

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West Ham in talks with Juventus

Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina has rejected an offer to join Lyon and is pushing for a move to England this summer claims the Italian Press. The former Marseille midfielder is prepared to leave Juventus in the upcoming transfer window in search of regular football and has been courting offers from a number of clubs in […]

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Slow Hammers window can’t compare to some!

So you thought it was tough being a West Ham supporter during the summer transfer window. Well, try swapping places with one time Hammers managerial favourite Rafa Benitez who reportedly finds himself on thin ice at the club after  missing out on numerous targets. According to the Mail the Spaniard could be on his way […]

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Your Shout: Get involved with these ‘goodies’

We’re back with the third edition of our new show ‘Your Shout’ and we’d like for you to get involved in this fans opinions feature. All you need to join in is your camera phone and yourself, then simply record your views and send them to gonzohammerschat@gmail.com. In this episode we have a couple of […]

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£44m Gunners ‘deal’ boosts Hammers hopes

Reports have emerged in France tonight that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger  has agreed to meet Lyon’s asking price of £44 million for last season’s West Ham target Alexandre Lacazette which if true ifs great news for the Hammers. The reports claim that the transfer will be confirmed by both clubs next week, with just  one […]

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Hammers face rival for target

West Ham appear to be in a tug of war with Newcastle United for the signature of Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore. According to national media reports Rafa Benitez has made his first move for the player after agreeing a deal for Christian Atsu – who was on loan to the club last season. Now the Mail […]

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Get your pre-season tickets

West Ham have put tickets on sale for a number of the club’s pre-season matches and all are available by visiting the club site. We take on Werder Bremen in a two-legged Betway Cup clash in Schneverdingen on Friday July 28 and Lohne on Saturday July 29, before meeting Altona 93 in Hamburg on Tuesday […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 19
2 Liverpool 18
3 Manchester City 17
4 Brighton & Hov… 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 15
6 Manchester United 14
7 West Ham United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Brentford 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12
11 Leicester City 11
12 Arsenal 11
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Crystal Palace 8
15 Southampton 7
16 Watford 7
17 Leeds United 6
18 Burnley 3
19 Newcastle United 3
20 Norwich City 2

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