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Felipe Anderson deal not close

Media speculation on Felipe Anderson is being overhyped club insiders have told Claret and Hugh this morning. Sky Italia last night claimed that Anderson will complete his transfer to West Ham today for €30m plus a 20 per cent sell on fee.  Sky Sports Italia transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claimed a deal has been […]

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West Ham 2018/19 fixtures revealed

West Ham will travel to  Anfield on the first day of the 2018/19 season ….as predicted in a leaked fixture list earlier this month !Their  first home game at the London Stadium will be on 18 August against Bournemouth. We travel to the Emirates away to face Arsenal for the third game of the season. […]

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Report: Everton looking to hijack West Ham bid

Everton is looking to beat West Ham to the £25million capture of Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop. The Daily Mirror report that Marco Silva is looking to reshape his defense at Goodison Park following his arrival on Merseyside. The tabloid claim the Hammers have agreed a deal in principle with Diop, the 21-year-old France Under-21 captain. Yesterday French […]

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Pellegrini gives thumbs-up to defender talks

West Ham are continuing to talk to Swansea over a deal for central defender Alfie Mawson after being given the thumbs up by boss Manuel Pellegrini. ClaretandHugh has learned that the new manager was told of all possible targets whom the club had tracking on his arrival at the club and he has agreed that […]

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Hammers wait on manager targets

West Ham boss Mauel Pellegrini and his director of football Mario Husillos will hand the board their list of player targets when  they return to London this week. The Hammers put false stories in The Sun of Husillo’s decision to reject the Director of Football’s job to bed today when formally announcing his position on […]

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Hammers boss explains pre-season campaign

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has explained his thinking on the Hammers pre-season campaign. The Hammers will travel to Switzerland for a training camp and game against Challenge League side FC Winterthur before returning to England to face four EFL clubs. They will play  trio Aston Villa, Preston North End and Ipswich Town and League One […]

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Chicharito puts escort girl rumours to bed

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez has denied suggestions that the Mexico squad were joined by escorts at his 30th birthday party following their friendly win over Scotland. The El Tri squad gathered to celebrate their 1-0 victory over Alex McLeish’s side in Mexico City last week, but local reports in the country alleged the festivities lasted […]

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West Ham set to announce new keeper

EXCLUSIVE West Ham is set to announce their second signing of the summer – Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski. Terms are now said to have been agreed between the clubs as well as personal terms with the 33- year-old Polish National. CandH has learned exclusively that all being well Fabianski should put pen to paper this week […]

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Now Allardyce gives his Pellegrini ‘take’

With little to occupy himself with seemingly, Sam Allardyce is back on the media scene making pronouncements which seem more than slightly ridiculous. A couple of days after managing the England team to a 3-3 draw in the charity match against the Rest of the World BFS has given his ‘take’ on Manuel Pellegrini  on […]

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Agent: Pastore likely to miss out on move to West Ham

PSG midfielder Javier Pastore risks pricing himself out of a move to West Ham claims football agent Bruno Satin. Pastore was heavily linked with a move to the Hammers this summer with a transfer fee with PSG agreed in principle, however his wages demands of £190,000 per week are deemed excessive and there is currently a stalemate unless […]

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Report: Adrian attracted to Spanish return

Adrian has told the Spanish media that he is attracted to the idea of a return to Betis saying if the time comes he would sit down and talk about it. The comments were reported by Estadio Deportivo  and translated by SportsWitness On potentially returning to Betis, Adrian said: “Of course I am aware of all the […]

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Report: Lazio want Hammers to double their initial offer

Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio claims West Ham’s initial bid for Felipe Anderson was just £17.5m plus add-ons which was rejected by Lazio who want something closer to £35m he claims on his football website. DiMarzio says: “West Ham have officially started their pursuit of Felipe Anderson, making an offer of € 20m plus add ons to Lazio for the […]

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Too early to write off Manuel Lanzini

There is much wide speculation about Manuel Lanzini’s devastating injury and the real severity of it. On one hand, those close to the player are saying he is very confident he will in six to nine months for the start of the 2019/2020 season while others claim it is the worst rupture of the anterior […]

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Director of football story is untrue

The Sun newspaper has today claimed that Manuel Pellegrini has lost a boardroom battle to install his friend Mario Husillos to head up recruitment for the Hammers. However, Claret and Hugh understands this report is fundamentally untrue and Husillos will soon join West Ham as was always planned. The tabloid falsely claimed ‘reports have already […]

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Hammers keep an eye on United pair

West Ham – despite, as regularly reported, having had no contact from Manchester United over Marko Arnautovic – are keeping an eye on a couple of United players as they head into the final year of their contracts. Both defender Chris Smalling and striker Anthony Marital would be of interest although the striker is currently […]

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Arnie’s a threat but ends up a loser

Marko Arnautovic played throughout as Austria were beaten 3-0 by  World Cup favourites Brazil today. Making his 72nd appearance for his country he was on the wrong end of a defeat which sends the South Americans to Russia on a big high with Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho getting the goals. Arnie though was […]

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Hammers wages savings analysed

West Ham will have are set to shed over £13 million from their annual wage bill once they have offloaded the players  likely to be surplus to requirements under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. With Financial Fair Play Regulations again being taken seriously across the game – notably at Paris St Germain – the club are […]

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Arnie talks on Manchester United speculation

Marko Arnuatovic has repeated  insisted that he has heard absolutely nothing about a much discussed move to Manchester United. And with West Ham doing the same it seems that the speculation which has been doing the rounds is almost based entirely based on agent chat. The Hammer of the Year has been linked regularly with […]

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Lanzini blow raises Mario problem

West Ham’s hopes of signing Mario as a loan replacement for Manu Lanzini have been hit by Inter Milan’s determination to raise cash for their midfielder from a permanent deal. The Italian’s have quoted a price of £25 million transfer fee for last season’s loan signing and are as keen to get him off the […]

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Hammers by-pass Evans as defender joins Foxes

West Ham’s earlier interest in Jonny Evans is now dead following his move to Leicester City on a three year deal today. Under David Moyes there was great interest in the former Manchester United central defender who was relegated with West Brom last season. But the speculation went entirely quiet when Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment ended […]

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Report: Mourinho in touch with Arnie’s agent

Marko Arnautovic’s links to Manchester United refuse to go away with claims tonight there have been texts swapped between Jose Mourinho to the Hammer of the Year’s brother and agent Danijel. The speculation has been growing since the Manchester United boss arrived at the Austria v Russia friendly international which resulted in the Arnie claiming he […]

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Pellegrini will be Cheik…ing out a vital role

    By Allen Cummings     Few players divided opinion more last season than Cheikhou Kouyate. The former fan’s favourite who had the honour of scoring West Ham’s very first competitive goal at the London Stadium, in a Europa League game against NK Domzale on 4th August 2016, found himself under intense scrutiny and on […]

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Felipe Anderson update

West Ham and Lazio along with various intermediaries are still talking about a deal which would see Lazio’s Felipe Anderson become a Hammer. Reports earlier this week suggested the Italian club had snubbed a £33m bid  but last night another report claimed the initial bid was closer to £22m with £4.4m in  add-ons. Today reports from Italy […]

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Top ten clubs to take greater share of TV money

Premier League Clubs will receive more money from International TV rights the higher up the table they finish it has been announced. From the 2019-20 season the current level of revenue from international TV rights sales, £3.3bn, will still be shared equally between all 20 clubs. Any increase on that level, which Scudamore is understood to […]

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West Ham games to be streamed on Amazon

Online broadcaster Amazon will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of the final two TV broadcast packages. The online streaming service has won the rights to show one round of midweek games and one round from a bank holiday. The matches will be available to Amazon […]

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Manuel Pellegrini: The ‘definitive’ managerial guide

Manuel Pellegrini – the affable 64-year-old Chilean usually is a man who keeps himself to himself if you overlook his recently media outbursts! “Tactician” would be the first word that springs to mind when considering the man’s character over a career which has seen him manager in Argentina, Chile, and finally – in 2004 – […]

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