Archive | May 2017

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Barkley rumour rubbished

Reports in the Sunday Star repeated by other papers this morning that the Hammers are lining up a bid for Roos Barkley are likely to be pure speculation as West Ham concentrates on striker targets.Barkley will enter the final year of his Everton contract next month and is yet to agree terms over an extension […]

No to Jordan Pickford

A report in the Sun that West Ham want to sign Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford and use Adrian as a makeweight in a deal worth around £25million is completely wide of the mark. The tabloid claims that Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is happy to allow his Spanish stopper to leave despite signing a new contract […]

Hammers make signing priorities clear

West Ham have no interest in signing new midfielders during the summer transfer window. The club has been linked with various names in that area of the pitch – notably Manchester City veteran Yaya Toure but the club has made it clear to ClaretandHugh it is happy with its resources in that area. And in what […]

Frustrated Hammers still waiting for a price

West Ham have again confirmed their interest in Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho but the possibility of signing the young Nigerian remains some way off. Rumours have arisen that the player has been on his way to London for a medical after reports arose on Sky Sports and the internet. But they are wide of the […]

PSG to rival Hammers for Martial

PSG are thought to be preparing a bid to bring Manchester United’s Anthony Martial back to France.  Reports in France suggest they are prepared to pay €50 million (£43.5m) for the 21-year-old. The Frenchman believes Jose Mourinho is using him as a scapegoat for what went wrong at Old Trafford last season and is attempting to […]

Gold: ‘There is no such thing as a ‘free’ transfer’

West Ham Joint-Chairman David Gold has hit back at supporters that claimed we got Pablo Zabaleta on the cheap telling them There is no such thing as a ‘free transfer’. Signing on bonuses, large agent commission fees and larger wages are all common practice in so-called ‘free transfers’ and Zabaleta will have been no different. The […]

Zaba snubbed Euro and PL interest to join Irons

Pablo Zabaletta passed on offers from Italy and interest from Spain and England  to join the Hammers. And in his first serious interview since arriving at the club he declared: ” I expressed myself to them that to keep playing in the Premier League was a priority. I love the Premier League so much. Of course […]

London Stadium under going further transformation

One of the reasons that West Ham’s new signing Zabaleta was photographed on the London Eye instead of the London Stadium is the stadium currently resembles a building site again.  The stadium car park and a section of land outside of Pudding Mill Lane DLR station are full of sections of seats as the stadium is […]

Champions stones supporters stuck in limbo

Supporters who bought Champions Stones after March 2016 are still waiting for them to be installed some 14 months later. Over 12,000 stones were installed at Champions Place outside the London Stadium before the 14th March cut-off but thousands of supporters who purchased stones after that date have been left in limbo. West Ham hopes to install […]

Bilic looking for game changers

Slaven Bilic has revealed that he needs “game changers” added to the squad and will remain in regular contact with co chairman David Sullivan from his Croatian home during the summer break. Speaking ahead of his hospital visit for hip surgery  he said: “We need quality players. Of course you always need quality players but […]