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Hammers chase French right back

French media claim that Saint Etienne have received a ‘good offer’ from West Ham for Kevin Malcuit. The 25 year old defender able to deploy in a number of positions including winger and striker but is mainly deployed as a right back. Le10 Sport say Saint Etienne have rejected the bid but another before Tuesday’s transfer […]

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Gold: “Special partnership in the making”

David Gold has expressed his delight in seeing the club sign  “one of the best wingers in the Premier League.” Discussing the arrival of the player on he told the official site: “I am delighted that we have managed to secure our second major signing during the January transfer window. Robert Snodgrass is another hugely […]

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Cheik Kouyate & Senegal LIVE

Hammer Cheik Kouyate as just led Senegal into the quarter final of the African Cup of Nations in Franceville his evening. Kouyate started again as captain in the Senegal line up who face Cambodia tonight in a game which kicked off 7pm UK time and is broadcast on Eurosport 1. The West Ham midfielder was awarded […]

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Antonio claims Payet negativity has bought positivity

Michail Antonio claims that all the negativity around Payet has helped the squad to dig in together and bring positivity back to the club. Speaking on Soccer AM this morning West Ham’s leading goal scorer told viewers: “I believe with all the negativity happening outside. All they’re doing is talking about Dimi, and what he’s […]

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Hammers in-line for £122m windfall this season

West Ham will earn TV rights worth £122m this season if they finish in their current position of tenth place in the Premier League. If they manage to climb to seventh like last season the total will top £128m.  Each league position is worth £2m per place in the Premier League merit payment this season […]

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Brave Ogbonna out for rest of season

Angelo Ogbonna is our of action until next season. Ogbonna featured in  today’s win over Middlesbrough but must undergo an operation to correct a problem he has been carrying for the whole campaign. Slaven Bilic said: “I have to praise Angelo Ogbonna, because he has played the whole season with an injury. “He needs an […]

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Keep this togetherness and what’s not to like?

By Rich Sprent 2017 has started off like a rollercoaster for West Ham. The downs are all very obvious with Mike Dean, Dimi Payet, a 0-5 Cup reverse, the league position, yet another BBC programme about the London Stadium and inevitably winter transfer window. The ups? There is some positivity about West Ham again – […]

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Payet’s departure is not inevitable, insists West Ham boss Bilic

The Hammers manager says the France international could stay put, while there is no deal in place for Southampton defender Jose Fonte as yet

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West Ham line up Payet replacement

West Ham will move to replace bad boy Dimitri Payet with a £20million bid for Swansea star Gylfi Sigurdsson claim the Daily Express. The report claim Bilic has singled out Icelandic star Sigurdsson, who has scored five goals this season as the man he wants to step into the shoes of Payet. However, Paul Clement […]

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Hammers ask £9m for Fegholui

Roma have made West Ham winger Sofiane Fegholui their number one target this winter transfer window and want to sign the Hammer on loan according to Sky sports news. However, the Hammers board will only entertain a permanent deal and they value Feghouli at £9m despite signing the 27 year old on a free transfer […]

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The changing face of London football: Arsenal and West Ham have moved to new stadiums in the last 10 years

Since Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium a little over a decade ago, London clubs have been on a mission to follow suit. Sportsmail takes a look at the capital’s new grounds – and those on the way.

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Samuel article gets Hammers fans backs up

David Sullivan said his new year’s resolution was to further unite West Ham supporters with his board. Karren Brady repeated that promise today saying on her twitter account “Engaging with fans is a top priority and I am very grateful for your recent questions & the insights you have given me” The timing of an […]

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Why Martin Samuel has stumbled upon West Ham’s biggest problem

In his article in the Daily Mail on Monday 9th, which was subsequently and bizarrely shared on the club’s official site despite its critique of both the fans and the club’s transfer policy, Martin Samuel made the following statement: “The negativity felt by the locals towards West Ham’s new stadium is a contradiction anyway. On one […]

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Irons move for Chelsea striker gathers pace

Michy Batshuai is very much back on the Hammers radar. We reported last night that the Belgian striker is unhappy about the planned loan switch to Swansea and the Hammers have immediately been in touch with Chelsea. The player is keen on a move to the London Stadium and The Mirror’s Darren Lewis – with […]

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Batshuayi wants the Hammers

West Ham are hoping to hijack Michy Batshuayi’s loan move from Chelsea to Swansea.. with some help from the player himself. Chelsea have agreed to send the young Belgian international to Wales on loan as part of a deal that will see  Fernando Llorente arrive at Stamford Bridge. However, it has become clear over the course […]

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London Stadium helped Manchester City beat West Ham, says Pep Guardiola

• City manager claims his team felt they had more time at ‘bigger’ venue • ‘It was a bad night for us’ says Slaven Bilic after FA Cup third round loss Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City had enjoyed the feeling of time and space in possession thanks to the showpiece venue that is the London Stadium, as they strolled to a 5-0 FA Cup third-round victory over West Ham United. David Silva pulled the strings…

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Hammers eyeing new striker target

West Ham are stepping up their interest in Southampton’s Shane Long as they bid to develop realistic back up targets should they fail to land Jermain Defoe. The club are taking the  view that Sunderland are unlikely to let the striker leave the Stadium of Light given he is their one hope against relegation. Long, […]

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Bilic dismisses Enner Valencia return

Asked whether Enner Valencia could return to West Ham during the January transfer window Slaven Bilic dismissed the suggestion by saying “No, we didn’t think about it!” The Liverpool Echo claimed yesterday that Valencia could make a surprise return to his parent club West Ham during January. After failing to start a single Premier League […]

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Transfer news: West Ham to make £7m Defoe offer after Sunderland reject initial bid

West Ham are prepared to increase their offer for Jermain Defoe to £7million after Sunderland rejected their latest proposal. He is wanted by his former club who have made overtures to take him back recently.

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Hammers to appeal against Feghouli red

West Ham will appeal against the red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli during Monday’s defeat by Manchester United.

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Fernandinho deserving of a red this time and Mike Dean will accept he got it wrong over Sofiane Feghouli red

GRAHAM POLL: Fernandinho was correctly dismissed by Lee Mason at the Etihad… Referee Mike Dean was wrong to dismiss Sofiane Feghouli and West Ham fans deserved better.

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Slaven Bilic rails against red card for West Ham’s Sofiane Feghouli

• West Ham manager Bilic says the club will appeal • ‘The decision had a major impact on the game’ Slaven Bilic lamented the early red card shown to Sofiane Feghouli in West Ham’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United and said that Phil Jones would have been a more suitable target for punishment. Feghouli was dismissed by the referee Mike Dean in the 15th minute after what had seemed a fair …

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Bilic: Jones tackle dangerous

Slaven Bilic believes Phil Jones’ tackle on Sofiane Feghouli was more dangerous than the challenge which saw the West Ham midfielder sent off.

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Hammers team news

Slaven Bilic could be forced to change his team with Mark Noble facing a late fitness test ahead of this evening’s fixture against Manchester United. Manuel Lanzini and Pedro Obiang are likely to earn a recall to the starting lineup after the loss against Leicester City two days ago. Diafra Sakho, James Collins, Alvaro Arbeloa, […]

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Randolph upbeat despite defeat

West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph insists confidence remains high ahead of their Sky Live clash with Manchester United on Monday.

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New Year’s Eve Opta stats

What landmark did Cesc Fabregas bring up in Chelsea’s 4-2 win over Stoke and has any Premier League defender picked up more assists than Charlie Daniels?

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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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