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Arnie is going nowhere!

Club insiders are bemused at the latest report involving the Hammer of the Year Marko Arnautovic. A club insider told Claret and Hugh:  ‘Marko is going nowhere‘ adding: ‘He is not for sale!‘ Fresh stories emerged in Italy overnight after his brother was photographed in Milan with the Italian media claiming the agent was meeting […]

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Right back Free transfer carries on West Ham tradition

The signing of Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer carries on a tradition of not investing heavily in the right back position although it could be argued Fredericks combined £4m signing on and agent fee makes him a record investment in that department. The official transfer club record for the right-back role is held by Sam […]

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Report: Serie A club prepare second bid for Hammer

Fiorentina are planning a second bid West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang after seeing their first offer rejected, a report by Football Insider claims Fiorentina are reported to be keen to bring the former Sampdoria star back to Serie A ahead of next season and have already seen one bid turned down by West Ham this summer. The […]

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Don’t miss this monster issue from Blowing Bubbles

Our partners Blowing Bubbles Magazine are producing a monster Summer Annual which comes out next week. This will be a must have for all West Ham fans this summer to fend off the post-season blues, and it will be one of the biggest editions the team at Blowing Bubbles has ever pulled together!  There is some brilliant exclusive content as well […]

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Report: Hammers bid for two midfielders

Italian media have claimed that West Ham have made a €40m bid for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri and a €20m bid for Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro. The 26-year-old  Ivorian footballer has a €40m release clause in his contract which expires on July 15th, clubs so clubs have three weeks without having to negotiate a fee with the French club. […]

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Two on wish list to replace Lanzini

West Ham’s director of football Mario Housillos is understood to have two options in mind to fill the hole left behind by Manu Lanzini’s devastating injury. According to well connected @whufcbulletin the two players he has very much in mind are Barcelona’s Denis Suarez  and FC Porto ‘s 23 year old Oliver Torres Suarez is […]

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Lord Sugar in Kouyate racism row

Spurs fan Lord Alan Sugar today sparked a huge racism row after he posted a racist tweet comparing the Senegal World Cup squad which included Hammer Chiek Kouyate to black beach sellers. Hundreds of people immediately slammed the 71-year-old Apprentice host, but he initially failed to back down, calling the reaction ‘OTT’ to what was a ‘bloody […]

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Mawson deal now in doubt

Swansea centre-back Alfie Mawson’s switch to West Ham now appears to be in doubt Claret and Hugh has learned. The manager and his director of football Mario Housillos want a second new central defender but have reservations about tabling a £20 million bid for a second player from a relegated club – Swansea. The club […]

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Report: Latest Anderson bid could be last – the details

West Ham are tonight being reported as making what could be their last offer for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson. The Hammers may now have played their final card in the chase for the Brazilian according to www.tuttomercatoweb.com. The to-ing and froing on the deal has been going on for two or three weeks but the Italian media […]

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Hammers make official Diop statement

West Ham United have announced the official signing of Issa Diop on the club website. Although the statement says the fee is undisclosed CandH can confirm its earlier story that the club have paid £22 million for the former Toulouse man. And the club’s determination to give new manager Manuel Pellegrini all he needs this […]

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Diop signs – three more wanted!

Issa Diop has become a Hammer within the last hour on a five year contract worth around £70k. The giant defender has become the third signing of the window although his and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski’s  switch to the London Stadium haven’t yet been officially announced. However that is due to happen on the official website […]

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West Ham sign Arsenal centre back

West Ham Ladies have signed Centre Back Vyan Sampson from Arsenal Ladies.  The 21-year-old, who made three appearances for West Ham at the end of last season, ends a seven-year association with the Gunners having made her WSL debut in 2014. “I came to West Ham to do some training and I fell in love […]

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Chicharito’s astonishing Irons conversion rate

Manuel Pellegrini is determined to persuade Javier Hernanez that his future is at at West Ham. Chicharito and Marko Arnautovic are – as reported – seen as the front line partnership under the new manager and he will have talks with the striker immediately after Mexico’s World Cup. Astonishingly although Chicharito was used mainly as […]

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Issa Diop arrives in London

Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop has arrived in London with his agent in an attempt to push a deal through for his client. Toulouse and West Ham are understood to have agreed a fee of  around €25m (£22m) but extensive agent demands need to be resolved before Diop will agree to personal terms to join the Hammers. Reports […]

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Chicharito in tears

Chicharito celebrated the greatest World Cup victory in his nation’s history by crying his eyes out. The Hammers striker provided the vital assist for the winner over Germany before and admitted that he was the Mexican who cried the most afterwards. He said: “After the final whistle I celebrated it the way I am, like […]

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Keeper set for three year Hammers contract

West Ham hopes to announce a three-year deal with Polish goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski from relegated Swansea City in the coming days. The 33-year-old shot-stopper is expected to be unveiled as the second signing of the Summer and has admitted himself that the deal is going to happen. His contract at West Ham is reported to be worth £50,000 per week. The […]

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Hammers to play close to Zurich

Claret and Hugh understand that West Ham’s friendly with FC Winterthur will be played at the Stadion Schützenwiese in Winterthur close to Zurich in Northern Switzerland. The stadium first opened in 1900 and now has a capacity of 8,550 with 1,100 covered seats, 800 uncovered seats and 6,650 standing places. The venue is 100Km or […]

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Transfer rumour roundup

It has been an interesting twenty hours as the foreign and British media indulge in speculation about West Ham transfer targets. Multiple media outlets in France claimed last night that “Diop will undergo a medical at West Ham ahead of a £21.9m move from French club Toulouse” This has since been repeated by Sky Sports today. At the same […]

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Hammers target reveals the truth

Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has admitted “there is something in it” as the worst kept secret of the summer transfer window draws ever closer. Fabianski is set to become Manuel Pellegrini’s second summer signing after the arrival of Ryan Fredericks but the Hammers are still looking for a second stopper with Jack Butland a […]

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Carvahlo’s tiny Hammers win

West Ham fans are split right down the middle over whether the Hammers should move in on Sporting Lisbon’s defensive midfielder William Carvahlo. This time last year the club was involved in a highly charged and bitter battle with the Portuguese club which resulted in supposed e mails being made public, insults thrown  from Lisbon […]

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Diop snag has Pellegrini looking towards Old Trafford

Manuel Pellegrini is ready to turn his attention to Manchester United’s central defender Chris Smalling after the negotiations for Toulose giant central defender Issa Diop hit snags. Pellegrini is a big fan of the Manchester United player who, with a year left on his current contract, is reported ready to leave Old Trafford. Despite agreeing […]

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Chicharito in starting lineup to face Germany

Hammer Chicharito will get his FIFA World Cup campaign underway at 4 pm when his Mexico side take on defending champions Germany in their Group F opener. The West Ham striker has been announced in the starting lineup. He previously got on the scoresheet in both his previous World cup tournament appearances – in South […]

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Sir Geoff’s verdict on Yaya Toure and Jack Wilshere

West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst has told the Daily Star of his disappointment that West Ham has been linked with Yaya Toure and Jack Wilshere as possible transfer targets. “When I see them linked with Toure I just think that’s completely and utterly off the wall. I absolutely cannot believe as a club we’re […]

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Carvalho gets mixed reception from West Ham fans

Former West Ham transfer target William Carvalho got a mixed reception from the game of the World Cup tournament so far as he featured in the thrilling 3-3 draw between Portugal and Spain last night. While some Hammers fans thought Carvalho was impressive and solid in the defensive midfield role and suggested Pellegrini should sign […]

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More confusion over Felipe Anderson negotiations

There is further confusion over the state of negotiations to sign Felipe Anderson with the Italian media now saying West Ham and Lazio are over £8.7m apart in their valuations of the Brazilian midfielder. La Gazzetta Dello Sport is saying Lazio President Claudio Lotito is demanding €45m (£39.4m) plus a 20% sell on fee for Anderson. The report […]

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Poll: Who should replace Manuel Lanzini?

Manu Lanzini’s devastating injury has changed the landscape as far as the Hammers summer transfer market business is concerned. The midfielder underwent surgery on his cruciate ligament injury in Barcelona on Thursday night as manager Manuel Pellegrini ponders where to go for a replacement. It’s a tough call and several names have entered the frame so today’s […]

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