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Anderson en route to London

Felipe Anderson has been pictured at a Rome airport checking in for a flight to London. Twitter user Reece Milne from Scotland snapped the Brazilian midfielder in a selfie at the check-in desk. The 28-year-old is expected to land in London this evening to face a medical for the Hammers after agreeing to personal terms […]

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Anderson’s “wow factor” analysed

Hammers fan Danny Leach – CandH’s PlayerWatch man – lives in England but has Italian blood flowing through his veins.   He has good knowledge not only of Serie A,  but also Serie B and Lega Pro (Italian third division). In Italy he supports Serie B’s Cosenza Calcio who  faced West Ham  in 1992 in the […]

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Report: Anderson enters work permit territory

Felipe Anderson at last appears to be on his way to the Hammers following a report in the Daily Mail that the Lazio forward is the subject of a work permit appeal by the club. We have been involved in stop/start talks with the Italian outfit for the past month but it now seems there […]

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Report: Anderson to arrive in London today

The Daily Mail claim that West Ham have now been granted work permit for Felipe Anderson as they prepare to smash their transfer record in a deal worth in region of £40million. The move is set to be announced in the next 24 hours claims Simon Jones for the tabloid. The paper quotes sources in Italy claiming that a deal […]

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David Sullivan breaks silence on transfer activity

David Sullivan has broken silence on recent transfer activity. Speaking to WHUFC.com Sullivan said “We are delighted to have secured two very exciting signings in the space of three days. As a Board, we assured our supporters that we would be looking to bring in high-calibre players, and Jack and Andriy fit that bill perfectly.  “Both of […]

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ITK Transfer radio round up

ITK EXWHUEmployee chatted to West Ham coach Mark Phillips this week on the West Ham Way podcast. Ex with his co-hosts Dave Walker and Kev Slade discusses England’s recent matches at the World Cup, talk about the players West Ham have already signed in the transfer window and the ones that the club might be signing […]

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Burke joins Hull but deal way short of £1.5m

Reece Burke has joined Hull City on terms some way short of the reported £1.5 million. The young centre back completed his move yesterday but at a third of the cost quoted in national press reports. In fact the fee Hull will eventually pay out for the central defender is around £500k which includes games […]

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Yarmolenko confirms he is a Hammer

Andriy Yarmolenko has all but confirmed he is about to become a Hammer today. The 28-year-old winger from Borussia Dortmund took to his own personal Twitter account to post some emojis of a plane, signing a piece of paper, crossed Hammers and sunglasses. We may have deciphered the Ukraine International’s clever code.  Jump on a plane to London, […]

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Yarmolenko update

West Ham remain on line to announce their fifth signing of the summer over the next few days when Borussia Dortmund winger Andriy Yarmelenko looks all set to put pen to paper. The Ukranian flew into the Swiss training camp yesterday where he completed a medical and looks likely to have ironed his personal terms […]

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Keown makes Moore than a fool of himself

  By Allen Cummings     I have nothing against Harry Maguire. He’s clearly a solid and efficient defender. He’s been a vital component of Gareth Southgate’s England defence. But does he really justify comparison with England’s finest ever defender – our very own Bobby Moore? Martin Keown, one of the BBC’s many so-called football […]

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Captain Carroll looks for full pre-season

Andy Carroll claims he is delighted to be experiencing the toughest of training regimes as he warms up for the new season. AC captained the Hammers as they went down to a 3-2 defeat against Winterthur and said: “Obviously we came out here to win but, at the end of the day, it’s 45 minutes […]

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Malaga in the dark over player interest

Malaga says they are in the dark over transfer rumours West Ham are keen on their captain Recio. The Hammers have obvious links with Malaga as director of football Mario Husillos held the sporting director role at the Spanish side and Hammers boss Pellegrini was in charge of Malaga from 2010 until 2013. However, according […]

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West Ham spending to exceed £100m

West Ham spending is set to top £100m this summer but outbound sales are still likely to bring that down to net spend of around £75m. The Hammers spent £22m on Issa Diop, £7m on Łukasz Fabianski, £10m of signing on and agent fees for free agents Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere. It appears Andriy Yarmolenko […]

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New twist in Dimi Payet tale

French media have found much amusement in rumours that Dimi Payet wants to return to West Ham. RMC Sport says the reports from the UK have been met by laughter by the Marseille board. The media outlet instead suggests it is a ‘poker bluff’ by the 31-year-old former Hammer to get a better deal at the French club, […]

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Irons investment must match Pellegrini’s ambitions

By Colin Yates Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham arrival has rightly given cause for optimism for the forthcoming Premier League season. The early signs in the window are good but his ambitions will only be achieved on the back of the funds available to him. A proven winner, Pellegrini will no doubt bring some attacking flair […]

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Wilshere can’t wait to get going

Jack Wilshere has finally become a Hammer…years on from when he first wore a claret and blue shirt with John Moncur’s name on the back of it! After signing for the Irons today he said: “I’m excited. I can’t wait to get going.” Speaking to www.whufc.com he said:“I met with the manager and it was clear […]

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Report: Hammers set to release ‘big three’

West Ham’s summer revolution was continuing tonight with news that Michail Antoinio Pedro Obiang and Cheik Kouyate could all soon be on their way from the club. The Felipe Anderson switch from Lazio is still very much on as we reported here last night whilst Borussia Dortmund right winger Andriy Yarmelenko is understood to have […]

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Report: Yarmolenko completes medical

According to Ukrainian news outlet Zbirna, Andriy Yarmolenko has completed his medical ahead of his £17.6m transfer from Borussia Dortmund to West Ham. Yesterday reports from Ukraine said he was already in London last night after given permission from his German club to speak to West Ham.  Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has told German newspaper […]

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Late twist in Felipe Anderson saga

West Ham could be close to record signing of Felipe Anderson from Lazio again claims West Ham fan and journalist Lee Clayton writing for the Daily Mail. He claims that West Ham’s increased offer of £40m means the deal is close again citing Italian sources close to the deal. Yesterday, Claret and Hugh were told […]

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Zaba meets his old boss and oozes confidence

Pablo Zabaleta is oozing confidence for the season after being reunited with his former boss of Manchester City days Manuel Pellegrini. The right back spent three years with the new Hammers boss at the club and knows precisely how he works so he thoughts on the first week under a man for who he has […]

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Work permits required for two deals

Andriy Yarmolenko and Fabian Balbuena will both require work permits to play for West Ham. A deal for Dortmund winger Yarmolenko appears to be getting closer with his club confirming they are in advanced talks with another club for his sale and have given him permission to speak to that same club. The Paraguayan international […]

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Hammers claim four deals are currently “active”

West Ham currently have four deals active and whilst the club remains tight lipped on names most are currently in the public domain. The club are trying hard to keep the lid on each of them as they attempt a new “stay silent ” policy but as is always the case it seems their targets […]

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Pellegrini proves true to his word

Manuel Pellegrini made an immediate pledge when he arrived at the club after meeting Academy chief Terry Westley.   He promised that no young player would be sent out on loan until he had seen them in action and added that he wanted the youngsters much more involved with the first team squad. Sometimes new […]

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Pellegrini set for the opening game on Sunday

Manuel Pellegrini is ready for the Hammers first pre-season match and looking forward to it. We go into action against FC Winterthur tomorrow afternoon with Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks ready to make  their Claret and Blue debuts.. Pellegrini said: “We have had a very positive first week of work in Switzerland. We have had a […]

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Jack Wilshere on his love for West Ham

Jack Wilshere was interviewed about how he supported West Ham as a boy earlier this week. He was watching England v Colombia with 400 supporters last Tuesday in the William Hill Arms as part of a promotional event Wilshere told the Sportsman: “I think I must have been about six or seven, my whole family were […]

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West Ham off to Austria for Cup clash

West Ham will play FSV Mainz 05 in the pre-season Betway Cup clash this summer. The Hammers and Mainz will meet on Tuesday 31st July at Kufstein Arnea in Tyrol in Austria. The 2018 Betway Cup match will kick off at 18:30 CEST (17:30 BST). The 2018 Betway Cup will be the fourth time the […]

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