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West Ham hit wall in pursuit of exciting Premier League midfielder

West Ham are seeking a number of exciting additions in the summer transfer market but may need to reassess some of their options. The Hammers have been attributed with an interest in Manchester City starlet Phil Foden, with the east London side said to be keen on taking the 18-year-old on-loan next season. Foden caught […]

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West Ham offer £13m to Barcelona for Marlon Santos as they look to move amid interest from Nice

Marlon Santos had a great season on loan at Nice and was watched closely by Leicester. West Ham scouts recommended they move to sign the Brazilian with Nice also keen to take him back.

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Pellegrini’s recipe for getting best from everybody

Manuel Pellegrini insists “respect” is the key word among everybody within the Hammers community. In a recent article with The Coaches’ Voice,  reproduced on the official site, the new boss gave his personal guidelines for producing the best  out of himself, his players and his club. He wrote: “Usually, the first few days I’m with the […]

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‘Team Pellegrini’ basic wage deals hits £11m

West Ham’s financial commitment to Manuel Pellegrini goes much further than his £8 million basic personal terms because the cost of his back up team is also involved in the deal. And ClaretandHugh has established that totals another £3 million a year when the manager’s number two, goalkeeping coach, fitness coach and  recruitment director of […]

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West Ham keen on signing England talent on-loan next season

West Ham are in desperate need of improvements to their squad this summer and midfield is likely to be an area of focus. The first piece of business on the Hammers’ check-list has been crossed off following the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini, who has signed a three-year contract at the London Stadium. Pellegrini has already […]

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‘Would be a dream’: West Ham fans have their say on remarkable goalkeeper rumours

West Ham fans haven’t had too much to get excited about in recent years but comments from the agent of a global superstar have certainly caught the eye. 40-year-old Italy World Cup winner Gianluigi Buffon waved goodbye to Juventus this weekend after 17 years of service to the Serie A giants and is now looking […]

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Manuel Pellegrini set to be confirmed as West Ham’s new manager

• Chilean agrees three-year deal after talks with David Sullivan • Pellegrini will be given full control of transfers at London club Manuel Pellegrini is set to be announced as West Ham United’s new manager after holding talks with the club’s co-owner David Sullivan in London on Monday. Pellegrini has agreed a three-year deal worth £10m a year with West Ham, who parted company with David Moyes last week, and it is understood that the Chilean will…

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Hammers interest in Argentine head of recruitment

West Ham is interested in recruiting Malaga sporting director Mario Husillos as their replacement Head of Recruitment according to a report in the Daily Mail. Pellegrini and the Argentine worked well together at Malaga before the 64-year-old arrived at Manchester City in 2013. Husillos’ future at Malaga is said to be unclear following the club’s relegation […]

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Hammers won’t let Antonio leave on the cheap

Reports have resurfaced today that Crystal Palace are planning to make a move for West Ham winger Michail Antonio over the Summer even though he remains injured. Palace are said to be willing to cash in on Wilfred Zaha getting up to £50m from Liverpool and would then move for Antonio who the London rivals greatly […]

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Manuel Pellegrini to hold further talks with West Ham

Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, 64, is the closest to succeeding David Moyes but there is not yet an agreement or contract signed, despite reports in Chile.

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Experienced manager rules himself of reckoning for West Ham position

West Ham have confirmed change is afoot in east London, announcing yesterday that David Moyes has left the club following the completion of his short-term deal. The Scottish boss succeeded Slaven Bilic as Hammers manager in November, guiding the club to Premier League safety, but did not do enough to earn an extended stint at […]

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West Ham move for Rafa Benitez following departure of David Moyes

EXCLUSIVE BY MATT LAWTON AND KIERAN GILL:West Ham will move to lure Rafa Benitez from Newcastle after confirming on Wednesday that the tenure of David Moyes as manager was over.

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Gold would ‘like to think’ Moyes will remain at Hammers helm

West Ham co-owner David Gold has praised David Moyes but offered no assurances over the manager’s future.

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One last sad sad meal at my old friend Nathan’s

ClaretandHugh blogger Allen Cummings (above second left)  describes the hardest of trips down memory lane to Nathan’s and how much it hurt!  As soon as I saw the sad news that Nathan’s Pie and Mash shop was closing, I knew I had to pay one last visit. An important and integral part of my matchday […]

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Moyes still in frame despite exit stories

David Moyes still has a chance of becoming the permanent Hammers boss despite stories writing him off during the day. Much rumour-mongering – as it is bound to be the case – has been doing the rounds that his chance has gone but ClaretandHugh  has learned over the last few minutes that stories of his […]

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Report: Fonseca meets Sullivan

West Ham are today reported as having interviewed Paulo Fonseca as a future West Ham boss. He is the first of the candidates  to be seen according to a tweet from the Daily Mail’s head of Sport Lee Clayton The former Portuguese defender who played as a central defender is the current manager of Ukrainian club FC […]

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Report: Transfer window to open on Thursday

Sky Sports have revealed that the summer transfer window will open on the earlier date of Thursday May 17 to fall into line with FIFA rules. The regulations of the governing body state very league must have at least one transfer window in a calendar year that lasts for 12 weeks. Sky reports that it […]

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How I rated the Irons v Everton

  There will be others giving theirs but after that performance and as it’s the last day, I’m weighing in with mine Here’s Hughie’s ratings:   Adrian: Two or three remarkable saves and entirely confident from start to finish 8 Zaba: The man is an inspiration and has been the perfect example of how to […]

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400-up Nobes gives Moyes a job boost

Mark Noble prepares to make his 400th start for the Irons today whilst talking up the job David Moyes has done since arriving at the club. And that will come as a welcome boost for the Scot who – whilst still remaining in the frame for a full time contract – knows the board are […]

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Pellegrini update

Reports that Manuel Pellegrini is in advanced talks with West Ham are  premature given it would involve him walking away from his club in mid-season! The China season runs from February or March until November  and we understand there has been no permission given for the Hammers to talk with Pellegrini by his club Hebei […]

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Report: West Ham linked with Spurs transfer target

West Ham are reportedly chasing Cologne midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt according to reports coming out of Germany. Everton, Spurs, Monaco, Schalke and Hoffenheim are thought to be monitoring the former Germany Under-21 star who has a bargain £7million release clause with his relegated Bundesliga side. Cologne seems resigned to losing the 24-year-old.  German website Express.De claims West Ham and Everton have […]

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Benitez refuses to confirm his Newcastle future

  Rafa Benitez has refused to confirm his future to Newcastle in his last press conference of the season. Rafa told reporters who quizzed him on his future: ‘We have pre-season organised, we will go away to Ireland & then be ready. I will have more talks with the club. My job is to be […]

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West Ham leading chase for four-goal Premier League midfielder

West Ham are looking to rejuvenate their side after another disappointing campaign, where the midfield is likely to be an area of focus. The Hammers failed to secure a permanent signing in this area back in January, instead settling on Joao Mario on-loan from Inter Milan, but the Portugal international has struggled to excel in […]

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Moyes give terms on which he will stay

David Moyes has declared he would like to stay at West Ham but with the proviso that everybody is on the same page. Writing in his London Evening Standard column he says that he believes the club is on the right road and adds: “My short-term contract expires very soon. “If we can agree common […]

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WATCH: Noble-Pogba in heated fracas

Mark Noble was perhaps lucky not to see red after putting his hands on Paul Pogba’s face during West Ham’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United.

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Top night for every Hammer bar one!

ClaretandHugh Facebook member Sergey Novysh hands out his marks on every Iron Adrian: Few saves, one wonderful double save and one mistake. Not too busy overall, but did really well. 8 Rice: Solid performance, no mistakes at all. 7 Ogbonna: Very good performance, saved Adrian after mistimed run. 8   Cresswell: No silly mistakes defensively,  contribution going forward too. 6 Zabaleta: Played with some […]

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Liverpool 14
2 Manchester City 13
3 Chelsea 13
4 Manchester United 13
5 Everton 13
6 Brighton & Hov… 12
7 West Ham United 11
8 Aston Villa 10
9 Brentford 9
10 Tottenham Hotspur 9
11 Watford 7
12 Leicester City 7
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6
14 Arsenal 6
15 Crystal Palace 5
16 Southampton 4
17 Newcastle United 3
18 Leeds United 3
19 Burnley 2
20 Norwich City 0

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