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The cost of three Irons transfers revealed

West Ham has invested over £40m in the three transfer deals they have completed this summer while committing another £35m in wages over the lifetime of their contracts. Ryan Fredericks was a free agent but we paid a combined total of £4m in signing on bonus and agent fees to land the former Fulham man. Issa […]

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Anderson update

The chances of signing Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson were seemingly receding this morning with the club finding the demands from the Italian club are too great. West Ham are thought to have made a bid worth up £37m this week made up of a £30.7m transfer fee and £6.2m in add-ons but this seems to […]

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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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Double signing in the next twenty four hours

West Ham are set to announce a double signing within 24 hours according to reliable journalist Ken Dyer writing in the London Standard. It is well known that the Hammers have agreed on a £7million, three-year contract with Swansea for Fabianski but Dyer confirms they will delay confirmation of the deal until tomorrow since the 33-year-old […]

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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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Hammers have zero interest in free agent

Jack Wilshere’s hopes of landing a West Ham gig remains the longest of longshots – indeed a non starter. Reports have emerged over the last few days that Manuel Pellegrini wants the player and would love him to become his Manuel Lanzini replacement. Indeed one report – in a notorious red top -went as far […]

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Javier Pastore future not decided

West Ham transfer target Javier Pastore’s future has not been decided yet despite overnight reports he is on the verge of joining Italian club, Roma. Asked about a possible move to Roma his agent told Calciomercato.it “There is still nothing decided, we’ve only just started talking (with Roma). An offer to PSG? No, there’s still nothing. I […]

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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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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 wait for offers on six

West Ham have still to receive an offer for any of the players they are ready to sell this summer. Sam Byram – whose contract runs out in 2020 – is known to be available along with striker Jordan Hugill but as yet there is no buyer in sight for either. And although the manager […]

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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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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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Hammers are outsiders to sign Maddison, Grealish, Carvalho, Seri and Butland

Bookmakers Sky Bet make West Ham outsiders to sign Jack Grealish, James Maddison, William Carvalho, Jean Michael Seri or Jack Butland. Villa midfielder Jack Grealish has been linked to media reports to West Ham but bookies make him a 20/1  outsider to join the Irons with Spurs the 5/6 odds-on favourites. Free agent William Carvalho […]

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Hammers favourites to sign Mawson, Anderson, Mario, Wilshere and Pastore

Sky Bet have made West Ham bookies favourites to sign Alfie Mawson, Felipe Anderson, Joao Mario and Javier Pastore. Bookies have stopped taking bets on Lukasz Fabianski joining West Ham who was 4/1 with Bet Victor before Claret and Hugh broke the news of his impending transfer. West Ham are the odds on 4/9 favourites to […]

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Pellegrini discusses the ‘window’ requirements

Manuel Pellegrini has issued his first comments on the Hammers summer transfer window activities declaring: “I will work hard with the director of football to try to make a very strong squad.” Speaking to the official site he has made it clear he wants a balanced squad – not simply a decent first team. The manager […]

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Chicharito given advice from Bolton striker

Mexico legend and former Bolton Striker Jared Borgetti believes Javier Hernandez’s mentality will help him succeed at the 2018 World Cup. “Chicharito’s mentally is very strong and he has a lot of confidence in himself and in what he can do,” Borgetti said in an interview with ESPN FC in Moscow. “He’s been in two […]

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New Javier Pastore report is flawed

A Paris United report that claims West Ham are edging closer to signing Argentinian attacking midfielder Javier Pastore has some flaws and should be treated with caution. The report claims Pini Zahavi and West Ham owner David Gold are currently negotiating a deal, with the player’s agent Marcelo Simonian supposedly willing to bring Pastore’s salary demands […]

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West Ham sign two Chelsea players

West Ham United Ladies have signed two former Chelsea players. The Ladies announced the signing of England international Claire Rafferty from Chelsea F.C. Women. Rafferty signs for the Hammers after spending the last 11 seasons with Chelsea; a run in which the left-back helped the Blues claim the FA WSL title and FA Women’s Cup […]

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London Stadium financial woes continue

The Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) who own the London Stadium are due to meet next Tuesday. Board papers published online in advance of the meeting reveal the financial performance of the Stadium as well as the risk of ongoing operating challenges. Accounts reveal that LLDC injected £19.1m of capital to E20 Stadium […]

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Lanzini faces Barcelona surgery tonight

Manu Lanzini heads into surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in Barcelona tonight. Hopes rose initially that the damage is not as extensive as at first feared but until the midfielder goes under the knife there is no confirmation of the true extent of the injury. Manu will be operated upon by pioneering orthopaedic surgeon […]

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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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Update on Felipe Anderson

Reports that the Felipe Anderson deal to West Ham is close to completion or that he is on a plane to London have been described as ‘Not true’ by a club insider this evening. Media speculation is rife both in the UK and Italy that a deal between the two clubs has been reached and the […]

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Report: Toulouse reject initial bid for Diop

French media tonight claim Toulouse have rejected an initial bid of £13.2m for the 21-year-old centre-back Issa Diop. A report on Le10Sport.com  claims the Hammers sent their proposal for Issa Diop last week saying an offer arrived on Olivier Sadran’s desk on Friday. The precise amount is 15 million euros they added. Toulouse did not accept West Ham’s offer.  The […]

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Boss to run pre-season rule over Academy players

Academy Director Terry Westley will take a West Ham United XI for fixtures against a range of different opponents in pre-season including a two-match tour of Slovakia and games against National League trio Barnet, Dagenham & Redbridge and Salford City. And speaking to the official site he said:  “The boys are at a level where they need […]

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