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Wilshere/Fernandes update

The Hammers fully intend bringing in two more midfielders before the transfer window closes in  early August. Currently there are FIVE on a list compiled by Manuel Pellegrini and his director of football Mario Husillos and they are aiming to bring them both in as quickly as possible. Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes at £25 million […]

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Hammers hold first training session

Manuel Pellegrini and his backroom staff have put the Hammers through their paces for the first time in Switzerland on Tuesday morning. Having arrived in the Alpine nation on Monday evening, the players took to the training pitch at the home of local Swiss 3. Liga club FC Bad Ragaz. Pellegrini gathered the 30-man group together […]

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Plea interest looks marginal

West Ham are today being linked with Nice striker Alassane Plea with the suggestion being they are in a battle with Newcastl for his signature. However, with pressing matters at the back and in midfield it seems unlikely that director of football Mario Husillos is following through on the player as a matter of urgency. […]

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West Ham player screening tests revealed

West Ham’s Head of Medical Richard Collinge has explained the screening tests the West Ham players undergo on their return to training after their summer holidays. Collinge told WHUFC.com “It’s a busy morning for us on our first day back as, prior to going to Switzerland, we want to screen all the players to give […]

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West Ham target move for excelling World Cup defender

Like many clubs across world football this summer, West Ham have been keeping close tabs on the World Cup in Russia and could now be set to move for a target. Reports cited by Claret & Hugh state the Hammers are interested in the services of Russia defender Ilya Kutepov, who has featured in the entirety of […]

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West Ham face fight in market to land highly-rated defender

West Ham continue to eye recruits to bolster their defensive line but a stern battle could be on the cards for Manuel Pellegrini’s side. The Daily Mail states newly-promoted Wolves have joined the chase for long-term Hammers target Alfie Mawson, who has been pursued since the January transfer window. West Ham are currently deciding on which […]

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West Ham consider bargain swoop for World Cup midfielder

West Ham’s search to find a new central midfielder has raised the possibility of a bargain swoop being secured in the transfer market. Fan site Knees Up Mother Brown state the Hammers are considering making a swoop for Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes, who could be one of many players leaving the Portuguese side for nothing. 23-year-old […]

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Antonio on target as Pelle faces make your mind up time

Michail Antonio is reported as continuing to make good progress during his rehab process from a hamstring injury and is on line to be fit for the start of the season. There has of course been much discussion over the player’s future but all of that should be left aside until Manuel Pellegrini has had […]

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Report: Leicester City centre back linked with Hammers

The Mirror is today reporting that West Ham are keeping an eye on Aleksandar Dragovic’s situation with Leicester City. Leicester have the option to sign the centre back on a permanent deal for around £15 million from Bayer Leverkusen, However, Leicester have recently signed Jonny Evans from West Brom. As a result, Leicester may not feel the […]

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Transfer Talk: Decision time for Bale

The eighth episode from the second series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here!

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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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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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Legal streaming will change the face of the game

The award of a Premier League game package to Amazon Prime is seen as a game changer and will be the start of legal mainstream streaming in the U.K. The Premier League know they are fighting a losing battle and must plan to allow football supporters in the UK to watch football matches streamed legally to […]

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Report: West Ham and Lazio just £4m apart

Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has changed his story yet again on Felipe Anderson now saying the two sides are just £4m apart in their valuations of the player. Earlier this week the Sky Italia Journo said the deal was done with Lazio and it would be announced within 48 hours only to backtrack just […]

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West Ham considering £18m swoop for nine-assist attacker

West Ham’s new boss Manuel Pellegrini is targeting a spree on the market to bolster his side, with the name of a new attacker emerging. The Sun states the Hammers are considering a bid worth £18m for OGC Nice winger Allan Saint-Maximin, who could be one of a number of star names leaving the French Riviera. […]

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West Ham keeping tabs on experienced 31-cap defender

West Ham’s search to improve their defensive line has led the Hammers to monitor the situation of an England international, reports say. Metro claims new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is keeping tabs on Chris Smalling at Manchester United, amidst speculation the experienced central defender could leave Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho is looking to sign a new […]

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Sullivan Issa comment misunderstanding

Reports that Dave Sullivan Junior has hinted at West Ham’s next signing have been corrected the younger generation of Hammers saying that Dave’s use of the word ISSA is just youth slang. Sullivan Junior is on holiday in Marbella, Spain with his brother Jack and father posted a photo in a restaurant saying ‘Issa a vibe’ […]

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West Ham increase pursuit of £20m-rated ace following Lanzini injury

West Ham have been rocked by the news of Manuel Lanzini’s long-term injury absence, which will force the Argentina international to miss the World Cup in Russia. The fan-favourite midfielder will also be on the sidelines for at least the first few months of Manuel Pellegrini’s tenure at the London Stadium, with some suggestions that […]

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West Ham given opportunity to sign long-term target for nothing

West Ham fans will be familiar with the name of William Carvalho after a messy transfer saga last summer but they could now be handed a golden opportunity on a plate. Portuguese outlet Record states Carvalho is one of three players who have moved to cancel their contract with Sporting Lisbon, citing just cause after shocking incidents […]

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Pellegrini to enter Rice talks

West Ham remain relaxed that negotiations between themselves and Declan Rice’s new representation team will see a new deal agreed. And the club is also keen to ensure that new boss Manuel Pellegrini is involved in talks with club and player before moving too far ahead with negotiations. Pellegrini is still away on a summer […]

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Anderson’s in London …oh, hold on Big Ben doesn’t agree

Social media  ‘news stories’  and pictures should be marked with a silly season warning and here’s an example of why with no disrespect intended to anybody! As we all know at this time of the year images regularly appear of player in or around London. And that is a big signal apparently to ensure that […]

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Transfer Talk: World Cup preview

The fourth episode from the new series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here… and it’s a World Cup preview!

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Hammers knock back speculation on player sale

West Ham have received no offers at this stage for Robert Snodgrass despite rumours that Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock is interested in signing the midfielder. At this stage the Scot will be on his way back to the London Stadium after a highly successful loan spell with defeated Championship play off finalists Aston Villa. […]

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Big name signing could cause upset

Manuel Pellegrini’s interview in Chile with Emol seems to hint that he wants the West Ham owners to bring in one big name this summer like he did at Malaga when he landed Ruud Van Nistelrooy. If the reports are to be believed that big name could well be Javier Pastore from PSG,  the 28-year-old […]

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Arnie has heard nothing on United move

Marko Arnautovic’s links to Manchester United continue to be at the centre of the early transfer window speculation but the Hammer of the Year has been playing it down. He recently told Vivaro News. that Jose Mourinho’s appearance at the match involving his international team and Russia was simply in account of the United boss being […]

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