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West Ham made £3m bid for Hutchinson

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has confirmed that West Ham have made a £3m bid for Atiba Hutchinson. But Orman revealed that the Hammers will have to increase their offer if they want to sign the Canadian international but he confirmed that Atiba  does want a Premier League move. Speaking at a press conference today Orman said: “I […]

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VIDEO: Who are yer? Gokhan Tore!

We’ve heard his name 100 times or more and he’s been rumoured to be joing us ever since Slaven Bilic mentioned that he was a great admirer. Now, today it’s finally been anounced officially – some time behind most of us – that Beskitas winger Gokhan Tore has signed for the Irons on lon with […]

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Besiktas confirm loan of Tore to West Ham

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has officially confirmed the loan transfer of Gokhan Tore to West Ham. Orman told Turkish media at a press conference: “We have loaned Gokhan Tore to West Ham, they made an offer and it appealed to us. We have a lot of competition for a place on the right wing with Andreas Beck, […]

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Sakho transfer request update

ClaretandHugh can confirm that Diafra Sakho has indeed asked for a transfer. The club has confirmed to us that the early reports claiming he wants to leave and has now put in a transfer request are true but we were told : “His request means nothing.” The report initially broke via Sky Sports sources and […]

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Agent breaks silence on Valencia situation

Enner Valencia is attracted by an offer from Lazio, according to his agent, who confirms the forward would like to leave West Ham this summer. His agent Gonzalo Vargas told Italia site Lalaziosiamonoi.it “We’re going to England in the next few days with Enner to talk to West Ham, he wants to leave, although he is […]

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A new Antonio is born

OK so we don’t usually do baby pictures here at ClaretandHugh but we just wanted to add our congratulations to Hammer Michail Antonio and his family on the birth of his baby daughter. Antonio was given special permission not to travel with the first team to US cities of Seattle and North Carolina as his […]

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Olympic Stadium wrap update

With just 26 days before our first Europa League match on the 4th August at the former Olympic Stadium, work is continuing at pace to install the alternative wrap around the outside of the stadium before the first event of the summer which starts next weekend. Construction workers have been busy over the last few […]

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Sakho: This is the problem

Reports that Diafra Sakho has handed in a transfer request remain uncomfirmed but there is no issue that he and the club are involved a tense battle of wills. The striker – having missed the trip to the US because of a “sickness bug ” – is concerned at his immediate future with the determination […]

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Report: Sakho hands in transfer request

Sky Sports are claiming that Diafra Sakho has handed in a transfer request at West Ham. The striker was the subject of a failed bid from Sunderland last month. That bid was made up of a ridiculously low basic fee plus add-ons to bring it closer to the club’s valuation. One condition was that the striker […]

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US tour looks a total waste of time

I am sorry and  maybe I am in the minority but I fail to see the footballing or business value of this US pre-season tour to Seattle and North Carolina. I am sure the former Arsenal directors who occupy senior director positions at West Ham persuaded the owners  it would be a great idea to […]

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Hammers say “no” to striker offer

West Ham have rejected the chance to send striker Enner Valencia on a season long loan to Lazio. Stories rose in the media earlier today that the Italian outfit had made an offer to take the Hammers striker on a permanent deal at around £8 million. But ClaretandHugh has learned that this was not the […]

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Hammers to take part in Trophy with Wembley final

The English Football League (EFL) has confirmed a change of format of the EFL Trophy 2016/17 which, for the first time, will include 16 invited teams from clubs with Category One Academies which includes the Hammers. A total of 64 clubs will compete in the competition beginning with 16 groups of four teams, each of which […]

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School to be named after Hammers Legend

Hammers Legend Bobby Moore is set to inspire a new generation in an East London school bearing his name. The Bobby Moore Academy is set to open in September next year and will eventually see 420 primary school pupils and 1,000 secondary school students on the register. Fittingly, it is located very close to the […]

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Big four don’t need Dimi …and here’s why?

So much has been written about Dimi Payet’s future that you would imagine the subject had been exhausted. But one aspect hasn’t it’s this…who would want the 29 year old at any of the top four clubs. Forget Chelsea, they have Eden Hazard; forget Arsenal where Arsene Wenger has a rule on the over 30s […]

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Tore passes medical

We understand that Gökhan Töre passed the second part of his medical at Spire Roding Hospital today after completing part one yesterday. The 24 year has already to personal terms which just leaves the actual signing of the contract and the big announcement which should happen today or tomorrow. The in-form midfielder had three years left on […]

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Valencia to Lazio

Fresh reports today from Italy media suggest that Enner Valencia could be on verge of loan deal with Lazio with an option to buy at the end of the season. Reports earlier this week claimed West Ham rejected a £10m offer from Lazio. Sky Italia, reported the Hammers were set to reject Lazio’s original offer and […]

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Obiang wants to fight

Pedro Obiang has insisted he will fight for his place at West Ham this season despite being tipped for a summer exit over concerns about regular game time last season. Speaking to Argentian journalist and friend, Borga Matias from Seattle yesterday on twitter Obiang said: “I am trying to earn a place here (at West […]

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Bilic not losing Seattle sleep

Slaven Bilic is relatively content with the way things are going in the United States despite suffering a 3-0 reverse against Seattle Sounders. Giving an update the manager declared: “OK a game is a game and in every game the result is important. “But basically we only started training a few days ago and we are […]

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Bilic sends Payet assurance

Slaven Bilic has sent an assurance that after swapping texts with Dimi Payet the club’s maestro midfielder is “happy – our player.” Speaking to the Daily Mail he said: “As a club manager, when you have a player involved there is added interest and there is no doubt Dimitri Payet has been one of the stars […]

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Fans telling Sullivan: ‘Don’t do it’

West Ham co charman David Sullivan has been sent a near unanimous “don’t do it ” message from West Ham fans over the attempt to re-sign Carlos Tevez. Sullivan revealed yesterday  (Wed) that he had offered Carlos Tevez a package in excess of £150k a week to rejoin the Hammers. But the former hero claimed […]

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Video: Tore skills on the way

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Hammers feature in four early TV games

West Ham trip to Chelsea will be the first match on TV involving the boys and the maych has been transferred to the frst Monday night ofthenew season. Here’s the first batch of games being shown on the box until the end of September with the Hammers featuring in four of them: Sat 13 August: […]

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Lanzini to miss season start

West Ham received bad news this morning when Argentina released their squad for the summer Olympics naming Manu Lanzinia in the 18 strong squad. It will rule the influential playmaker out of the start of the Premier League season on 13th August . They run from the 5th August until the 21st August. It’s a huge […]

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Poll: Should we pay Tevez’s wage demands?

David Sullivan has revealed he has offered 32 year old Carlos Tevez £150k a week plus add ons to make a West Ham return. He said: “We tried to get Tevez but he wanted £250,000 a week. In his last year at Juventus, he was great. But 250 grand a week?   He’ll probably stay where […]

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Iron Maiden want Bilic

Iron Maiden want boss Slaven Bilic …and no it’s not a joke! The band are have a gig in Split for a gig on 27 July and want Slav the Man on stage with them – he is after all one of the City’s  famous sons and a keen metal fan. Slav has been a […]

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Tevez snubs £150k a week Irons offer

Carlos Tevez will not be returning to West Ham despite the club making a staggering bid to make it happen. The Argentine striker would have become the highest-paid player in our history but co chairman David Sullivan revealed: “All this business ‘I love West Ham.’ Well, it’s ‘I love West Ham but only if they give […]

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