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Report: Medel Deja Vu

Turkish newspaper Fanatik have claimed that West Ham are ‘close to an agreement’ with Besiktas for midfielder Gary Medel this summer. Pellegrini has been constantly linked with a move for the 31-year-old midfielder since taking over at West Ham.

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Report: French media link two players with Hammers

According to a new report from French newspaper L’Equipe West Ham are looking at the possibility of signing two players in the guise of attacking midfielder Florian Thauvin from Marseille and right-back Djibril Sidibe from Monaco.

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Huge Haller praise from former striker

Tony Cascarino knew a little bit about leading the line and reckons the Irons may finally have found the man to solve their problems.

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Hugill still hanging in at Hammers

Jordan Hugill is turning out to be pretty ‘picky’ in deciding where he intends to spend the next phase of his footballing life.

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Former Hammer signs 3 year deal in Portugal

Former Hammer Toni Martinez has signed a three year deal with Portuguese club Famaliccao Football Club.

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Chicharito departure is unlikely

Real Valladolid are plotting a bid to make West Ham striker Javier Hernandez their marquee summer signing according to Football Insider.

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Jack Wilshere tops ratings

Jack Wilshere topped the Claret and Hugh ratings with an average score of 7.2 for the last game of the Asia Trophy in China. Declan Rice was in second place with a score of 6.54 followed by Fabianski on 6.35.

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Chinese media savage Man City

Manchester City have been blasted in the Chinese press for only taking part in The Asia Cup for money!

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Former Hammer scores on debut

Former Hammer Marko Arnautovic scored on debut for Shanghai SIPG last night but it wasn’t enough to beat Super league rivals Chongqing Lifan and the game finished in a 2-2 draw. Arnautovic, of course, tapped the Shanghai SIPG badge and pointed to the sky to celebrate in the same way he used feign love for the Hammers.

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Report: Hammer could go out on loan

According to a report from the Sunday People The Hammers are prepared to loan Grady Diangana out for the coming season, with a number of clubs interested in the Academy winger.

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Obiang replacement is doubtful

The English version of Egyptian Ahly.news has today claimed West Ham have opened their doors to sign England international Mohamed Al-Neni during the summer transfer season. They say it is his last opportunity to escape from Arsenal and adds that West Ham sees Nini will as an ideal replacement for Pedro Mba Obiang, who is about to leave for Serie A.

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No rest for the Hammers

Manuel Pellegrini and the first team squad will report for training at Rush Green tomorrow (Tuesday) despite only landing back in London from China yesterday (Sunday).

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Pellegrini happy with squad

Continuous reports of more multi-million signings for the Hammers over the coming days and weeks this summer should be taken with a large pinch of salt. Last season Manuel Pellegrini stated publcily he prefers quality over quantity and with Pablo Fornals and Seb Haller signed this summer he has certainly got that.

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Poll: Fans give verdict on pre-season results

Hammers fans do not believe anybody should pay very much attention to the outcome of pre-season friendly games.

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Take a deep breath and remember Grant’s pre-season

We’re thankful for the Hammers fans who think a bit further than the current pre-season results.

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Hammers victory hailed

West Ham United U23s head coach Steve Potts was delighted as his team ended their trip to Slovakia with a 3-1 win over FC Humenne.

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Video: Far East London pays Bubbles homage

This is just a great video that needs to go viral among Hammers fans everywhere. It demonstrates that this great club, and the passion for it, crosses all cultures and there are no barriers to love for the Hammers. There have been some racists and semi-racist remarks aimed at the Chinese fans which some find amusing but Claret and Hugh is fully on board with a tweet from a Hammers fan named Shucong Fu who wrote: “I have been supporting West Ham for 25 years (I am only 31 now) and I am proud to be a Hammer. We all flew hours across the county to Shanghai and Nanjing to see the team we love. Any racists mocking our accent won’t change the fact that we live West Ham. COYI.”

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Hammers look at striker market

West Ham are looking to bring in a striker before the window slaps shut although there are claims from an insider well known to ClaretandHugh that the manager has the squad he wants.

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Is this the starting X1 for opening day?

It maybe very early days – and as is widely recognised there’s a lot of improvement required – but a likely first X1 for the match against City may be starting to shape up.

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POLL:How important are pre-season results

With the pre-season friendlies underway and two defeats in the Asia Cup behind us our poll today asks just how much importance should be attached to results.

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Anderson looks for much improvement

Felipe Anderson has been talking up the Hammers squad whilst admitting whilst admitting they all now they need to “improve a lot” from where we are right now.

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Haller reveals fans and stadium helped decision

Seb Haller has admitted the Hammers fans and the “beautiful stadium” played a big part in his decision to join West

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Morelos hat-trick sparks new speculation

Hammers-linked Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos made his presence felt in a big way as the transfer window countdown continued when grabbing a hat-trick against St Joseph’s in a Europa League qualifier.

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Report: Spurs wanted Haller

German media have suggested Mauricio Pochettino wanted Haller as a second-choice to his talisman Harry Kane not so long ago.

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Our Hammers pre-season ratings so far

It’s too early to be too hard and fast about anything and these ratings are as much for general interest rather than as true critical assessments.

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Newcastle could offer lifeline to former Hammer

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is interested in bringing back Andy Carroll to St James’ Park on a free transfer according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

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