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England could face Kouyate

England could be facing Cheik Kouyate’s Senegal in the next round of the world cup. The 6-1 win over Panama means England will progress to the final sixteen to face either Japan or Senegal from group H. England and Belgium jointly top group G at the moment on the same points and goal difference. England faces Belgium […]

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Hammers pair on summer fitness regime

Robert Snodgrass will be among the players returning to Rush Green early next month as the squad get down to serious pre-season training. The Scot is determined to make an impact on Manuel Pellegrini and has already released images of himself working hard on the treadmill while on holiday under a caption: “Does it ever […]

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London Stadium to deploy facial recognition

Facial recognition software claimed to be as accurate as the human brain will be deployed at a London stadium for the first time so that fans can go ticketless. Although the Stadium hasn’t been named industry insiders say the London Stadium already has the CCTV cameras and software capable of facial recognition. A system from AnyVision, a company based […]

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Conflicting and confusing reports on Anderson and Seri

Italian and Spanish reports say that the Felipe Anderson deal is almost done again adding it is only a matter of time before he is announced as a Hammer. Gazzetta.IT says “West Ham and Lazio have finally reached an agreement for Brazilian playmaker Felipe Anderson. The Hammers have agreed to pay €40m for him including […]

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Hammers in action

Cheik Kouyate and Lukasz Fabianski go into World Cup action on Sunday when Senegal and Poland sides take on Japan and Colombia respectively. Senegal meet  Japan, with a 4pm kick-off in Yekaterinburg. Senegal got their World Cup campaign off to the perfect start by defeating Poland 2-1 on Tuesday, with Kouyate coming off the bench […]

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Chicharito gets Hammers thumbs up

Former Hammers favourite Stan Lazarides reckons it’s vital  Chicharito is given a chance to prove himself under Manuel Pellegrini over the 2018/19 season. Little Pea is having a magnificent World Cup at the moment having scored twice in the opening games as Mexico have maintained their 100 per cent record. Speaking to  Goal, the Aussie said: […]

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Chicharito on mark as Mexicans win again

Chicharito grabbed his 50th international goal to help Mexico maintain their perfect World Cup start this afternoon (Sat)  The Mexicans beat South Korea 2-1 to make it two wins from two in Group F and take a big stride towards the second round. Mexico were the better and more dominant team throughout with former Arsenal man Carlos […]

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Jack Wilshere wants to remain in London

Jack Wilshere seems determined to stay in the capital if possible after announcing his end to his Arsenal career. The Hammers have been predictably linked with an interest in the free agent who supported the Hammers as a boy.  Wilshere is said to earn £130,000 per week at the North London club and reportedly turned down an […]

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Hammers linked with Leeds return

Sam Byram has predictably been linked with a move back to his former club Leeds as he has dropped drop the pecking order at the right back position after the signing of Ryan Fredericks to join Pablo Zabaleta ahead Byram. The defender left Elland Road in 2016 to seal a move to West Ham for a […]

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Hammers bid rejection mystery

Reports that West Ham had a new bid for Fulham’s captain Tom Cairney have been described as recycled at best and fabricated at worst.  The Hammers long-term transfer target was scouted under both Slaven Bilic and David Moyes and two bids reportedly worth £15m and £18m were rejected last January by Fulham. Intermediaries enquired again at […]

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Hammers table ‘take it or leave it’ offer

West Ham are close to giving up on moves for Lazio’s Felipe Anderson. The right sided midfielder was one of the first names on manager Manuel Pellegrini’s wish list but although the Hammers remain in touch with the Serie A club, hopes are now fading that a deal can be done. According to some reports […]

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Report: Hammers closing in on defender

The Hammers are this morning reported to be close to concluding a deal for Genoa’s Armando Izzo according to Tuttomercatoweb, Indeed,  the report claims that Hammers representatives are currently in Italy with Italian newspaper Secolo XIX claiming a fee in the region of £12 million will be sufficient for the club to get him. If true, it means […]

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Bring the curtain down on favourite’s Hammers career

Adrian’s future at West Ham looks to be a thing of the past. And despite the club having to juggle the finances to fill key positions with a goalkeeper lower on their priorities than perhaps he was a month ago, he needs to be allowed to move on. The Spaniard has suffered two hugely frustrating […]

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Monday! A big day in the Hammers summer

The new manager and his team have their first face to face meeting with the board since the summer break on Monday with several questions needing to be addressed. Manuel Pellegrini and Director of Football Mario Husillos head for ‘Sullivan Mansions’ knowing that they will need to act quickly on several fronts as June heads […]

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World Cup: Keeping Your eyes on the Hammers

By David Gates When the 23-man squads were announced ahead of the World Cup, four Hammers were called up by their national teams: Javier Hernandez for Mexico, Manuel Lanzini for Argentina, Joao Mario for Portugal and Cheikhou Kouyate for Senegal. Unfortunately, Manu Lanzini has sustained a knee injury, so he is out of the tournament. […]

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Report: Sullivan to step in over Stadium

David Sullivan is tonight reported as being ready to step up into what is described as an “impasse”  surrounding London Stadium. The BBC are reporting that Sadiq Khan said he wanted to make the stadium financially viable over the term of West Ham’s 99-year lease. And they add that it’s projected London Stadium will lose £140m […]

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Report: West Ham interest with World Cup defender

Reports claim West Ham have joined the chase for Croatia’s World Cup hero Domagoj Vida who helped demolished Argentina 3-0. Besiktas president Fikret Orman is looking to get at least €15m for the player and he’s happy to wait until after the end of the World Cup as he’s hoping Vida’s impressive form could increase his value. […]

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Club to consult on future of Memorial Garden

West Ham say they are working closely in partnership with Barratt London to develop future plans for the Memorial Garden, situated close to the Boleyn Ground site. A statement on WHUFC.com says “Hammers fans from all across the country regularly visit the Memorial Garden on Green Street to pay respects to their loved ones, whose […]

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Report: Hammers enquiry for Argentinian midfielder

West Ham have made an enquiry for Sevilla attacking midfielder Joaquin Correa according to reports. The 23-year-old played just 21 minutes in the Spanish club’s final four matches of the campaign under interim Coach Joaquin Caparros, who is now the Director of Football. Estadio Deportivo cite a report in Tuttomercatoweb which confirms the player’s change […]

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London Stadium suppliers given £10m guarantee

A £10m guarantee has been made available to ensure suppliers to the loss-making London Stadium get paid. Under the deal, approved by the Mayor of London, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) will underwrite planned upgrades. City Hall said the deal was needed to “provide assurance” to suppliers of services such as stewarding and cleaning […]

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Record signing puts previous spending in shade

West Ham paid a club record transfer fee £22m plus a further £4.4m of add-ons for 21-year old Centre back Issa Diop this week. Up to this week, Angelo Ogbonna was the record signing in the centre back role costing £9.6m from Juventus in 2015. The second highest transfer was Jose Fonte from Southampton for £8m […]

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West Ham to pay back £25m in loans

West Ham will need to pay back £25m  next month that it borrowed in loans from Media Rights and Funding last August. The latest published financial accounts confirm the club borrowed £6m on 15th August later borrowing a further £19m 3 days later on 18th August. The money borrowed was secured against the training grounds […]

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The Palace/West Ham connection raises a smile!

I find there is often an easy way of killing all thoughts that a West Ham player may be on his way from the club! A smile crossed my face this morning when reading of the Declan Rice transfer talk before immediately spotting the name of a club to which he was linked. In fact […]

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Hammers update Rice speculation

West Ham this morning laughed off speculation that Bournemouth and Crystal Palace are “mulling bids” for Declan Rice. The story appears  (yes, you’ve guessed it) in The Sun and although while it is true the Irons have yet to settle the player’s contract, talks will get underway again on Manuel Pellegrini’s return. The story in […]

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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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