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West Ham close in on four signings including Nikica Jelavic and Victor Moses

• West Ham agree permanent deals for Antonio and Jelavic • Hammers also closing in on Victor Moses and Alex Song on loan • Maïga has left the club to join Al Nassr West Ham United hope to complete a quartet of new signings before Tuesday’s transfer deadline after agreeing deals for Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic. That pair should be joined by the loan arrivals of Victor Moses and Alex Song. The London club, fresh from Saturday’s eye…

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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren holds hands up for mistake against West Ham

• Lovren: ‘After the second goal I wanted to go under the table’ • Defender wants response in next match against Manchester United The Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is disappointed with his error that lead to West Ham United’s second goal on Saturday and has vowed to come back stronger from the 3-0 defeat . Related: West Ham’s win over Liverpool not down to Dejan Lovren, says Slaven Bilic Continue reading…

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West Ham’s win over Liverpool not down to Dejan Lovren, says Slaven Bilic

• Hammers manager says Croatia defender not to blame at Anfield • ‘It was a mistake but a lot of Liverpool players made mistakes’ West Ham United defended everything en route to a first win at Anfield for 52 years so it was fitting that their manager stepped in where few dared to tread afterwards and offered qualified backing for Dejan Lovren. “If you are telling me Liverpool lost because of Dejan Lovren then no, no, no, …

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Liverpool’s wheels come off as West Ham end over 50 years of Anfield pain

The Beatles were at No1 with ’She Loves You’ when West Ham United last won at Liverpool courtesy of goals from a then un-knighted Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. Fourty-two times since that 2-1 win in September 1963 their supporters have traipsed back to east London without any tangible reward. No longer. Fifty-two years on, reward came wrapped in an emphatic victory for Slaven Bilic’s side. Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Dimitri Payet: ‘One day I might be at the level of Eric Cantona’

Frenchman Payet signed from Marseille in June and West Ham hope he can help them stay in the Premier League Dimitri Payet is sitting inside the Olympic Stadium and peering around the vast bowl that will become West Ham United’s home next summer, drinking it in, wondering how it will look when the finishing touches are applied. The £272m transformation into a ground that can house a football club is ongoing, builders are milling …

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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool’s hunger has returned – video

Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, looks ahead to his team’s match against West Ham at Anfield. Rodgers says his players have returned to the Premier League with renewed drive following a disappointing last season. He also comments on Daniel Sturridge’s fitness, praises the Hammers and comments on Mario Balotelli’s loan to Milan Continue reading…

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Slaven Bilić thanks Kevin Nolan as West Ham captain leaves club – video

The Hammers manager speaks ahead of the match against Liverpool on Saturday. Slaven Bilić discusses captain Kevin Nolan’s departure, and comments on the arrest of Diafra Sakho and striker Enner Valencia’s criticism of the club’s medical staff. He also looks ahead to the team’s chances at Anfield Continue reading…

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Kevin Nolan leaves West Ham United by mutual consent

• Captain says ‘I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at club’ • Midfielder departs ‘with the very best wishes of everyone’ Kevin Nolan has left West Ham by what the club described as “mutual consent”. The club captain spent four years with the Hammers after signing from Newcastle United in June 2011 and led them to promotion to the Premier League in his first season. Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Andy Carroll nearing return after resuming training

• England striker has been out of action with knee injury since February • Carroll trained with first-team squad on Tuesday West Ham striker Andy Carroll is closing in on a Premier League return after he trained with the club’s first-team squad on Tuesday. Carroll has been sidelined since February after undergoing knee surgery and has been eased back into training with the Hammers’ Under-21 squad in recent weeks. Continue reading…

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West Ham have forgotten me: Enner Valencia hits out at handling of injury

• Forward hurt knee and ankle in Europa League qualifier in July • ‘I think I will have to ask a doctor to see me behind their backs’ Enner Valencia has hit out at West Ham, claiming medical staff have denied him the chance to seek external advice and threatening to go abroad without the club’s permission in order to seek treatment for his long-term injury. The 25-year-old forward was injured in …

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West Ham’s David Sullivan attracts suspicious reviews for his Krays film

• Rise of the Krays features in news section of club’s website • Reviews on IMDb seem to have been written by people connected to Sullivan The West Ham chairman, David Sullivan, has been trumpeting the release of a film he has financed this week, with Rise of the Krays featuring prominently in the news section of the club’s website on Monday. Related: David Squires on … David Sullivan’s West Ham fitness tips Continue reading…

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David Squires on … David Sullivan’s West Ham fitness tips

West Ham’s co-chairman comes under the David Squires spotlight. And you can find David’s archive of cartoons here Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Diafra Sakho ‘arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill’

• Player was bailed following questioning, according to reports • Arrest on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation The West Ham striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports. Related: West Ham striker Diafra Sakho arrested on suspicion of domestic assault Continue reading…

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West Ham’s gamble on Slaven Bilic under fire after Bournemouth debacle

• Premier League newcomers pick apart tactical naivety in deserved 4-3 win • West Ham need to sign additional striker before end of transfer window Once again Slaven Bilic found himself lamenting his players’ inability to do the basics properly and, while all four of Bournemouth’s goals were down to individual errors, West Ham United’s second consecutive home defeat was the direct result of the kind of indiscipline and collective incompetence that was rarely seen…

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Saturday Sundae: Darren Randolph battered by nemesis, QPR honour legend

Kevin Volland equals record for fastest goal in the Bundesliga; Colombo the cow brings smile to Sepp Blatter’s face; Chris Kamara does double take Hoffenheim’s no-messing Kevin Volland – scored after nine seconds against Borussia Dortmund, tying the Bundesliga record. Continue reading…

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West Ham United 3-4 Bournemouth | Premier League match report

They have been winning friends and admiring glances, but the time had come for Bournemouth to prove that they belong at this level and they wanted something more substantial to show for their unstinting efforts than generous pats on the head from neutrals and goodwill that flew their way after narrow defeats in their first two matches. Eddie Howe’s side did not disappoint at Upton Park and deepened the uncertainty that surrounds West Ham United by scoring their first goals of the…

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West Ham’s Slaven Bilic cagey over Charlie Austin and will not panic buy

• Bilic: ‘Half he world is trying to get a striker who is suitable for them’ • West Ham will sign Alex Song from Barcelona if he passes medical Slaven Bilic has insisted West Ham United will not panic in their search for a new striker in the wake of the controversy sparked by comments the club’s co-owner David Sullivan made about Charlie Austin . Related: West Ham United v Bournemouth: match preview Continue

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West Ham United v Bournemouth: match preview

Bournemouth performed well against Liverpool but all they had to show for their spirited effort at Anfield was a tale of misfortune after a night that was defined by two poor refereeing decisions. Eddie Howe’s side are goalless and pointless after their first two matches. Will it be third time lucky against West Ham? Slaven Bilic’s side are reeling from their defeat to Leicester City last Saturday and Upton Park will …

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Charlie Austin answers David Sullivan over ‘outrageous’ fitness slur

• West Ham’s co-owner suggested forward has no ligaments in right knee • QPR striker angry at ‘inaccurate, misleading and uninformed innuendo’ Charlie Austin has accused David Sullivan of making an “outrageous slur” after the West Ham United co-owner dismissed the prospect of signing him because of concerns over his long-term fitness. Although West Ham hope to bolster their attacking options before the transfer window shuts, Sullivan …

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Slaven Bilić: Adrián’s three-match ban is unbelievable – video

West Ham manager Slaven Bilić states his disappointment with goalkeeper Adrián’s three-match ban ahead of their game against Bournemouth at Upton Park on Saturday. Adrián’s suspension was upheld after the FA rejected a wrongful dismissal claim. The goalkeeper was sent off for a challenge against Leicester’s Jamie Vardy after he went up for a corner Continue reading…

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Slaven Bilic confident Alex Song will pass medical to finalise West Ham move

• Barcelona midfielder spent last season on loan at Hammers • Bilic : ‘We would like to get him … he was exceptional’ Slaven Bilic is optimistic Alex Song’s return to West Ham is imminent and the Barcelona midfielder will not have an issue in passing a medical. Related: West Ham lose appeal over Adrián’s red card against Leicester Continue reading…

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West Ham have agreed deal to sign Barcelona’s Alex Song, says David Sullivan

• ‘If medical is OK, we’ll take him, says West Ham co-owner’ • Midfielder, 27, spent last season on loan at Upton Park The West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says a deal has been agreed to sign Alex Song from Barcelona, if the midfielder can pass a medical. The 27-year-old Cameroon international spent last season on loan at Upton Park and impressed sufficiently to earn a permanent move and…

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West Ham lose appeal over Adrián’s red card against Leicester

• Goalkeeper was sent off for challenge on Jamie Vardy • Darren Randolph could step in against Bournemouth on Saturday West Ham have lost their appeal against Adrián’s red card against Leicester and the goalkeeper’s three-match ban starts immediately. He will miss the matches with Bournemouth, Liverpool and Newcastle after a wrongful dismissal claim was rejected by the Football Association. Continue reading…

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West Ham to appeal against goalkeeper Adrián’s red card

• Goalkeeper sent off for challenge on Leicester’s Jamie Vardy • Darren Randolph set to deputise if appeal is unsuccessful West Ham are expected to appeal against the red card given to their goalkeeper Adrián in the home defeat to Leicester. Adrián was sent off in stoppage time for a boot into the chest of Jamie Vardy, having come up for a corner with West Ham chasing a late equaliser. Related

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Claudio Ranieri stays level-headed after Leicester City continue winning start

• Six early points are a step towards 42 and survival, says new manager • ‘We are not going to panic,’ says West Ham’s Slaven Bilic of misfiring attack In the same way that one victory over Arsenal did not mean West Ham United were going to win the league, one defeat to Leicester City does not mean they are going to go down. As Claudio Ranieri pointed out after his Leicester …

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Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri continues dream start against West Ham

First appearances can be deceptive, as Slaven Bilic and West Ham United discovered, but the early signs are that Leicester City are going to enjoy life under Claudio Ranieri. The sense of foreboding that surrounded Leicester after they sent eyebrows everywhere skywards by replacing Nigel Pearson with Ranieri during a difficult summer has been blasted by a team whose desire to prove a point to their many doubters has brought …

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