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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 […]

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 […]

Hammers linked with Leeds return

Sam Byram has predictably been linked with a move back to his former club Leeds  after the signing of Ryan Fredericks to join Pablo Zabaleta. The defender left Elland Road in 2016  for a fee worth £3.8m, but the  24-year-old looks set to depart the London Stadium ahead of next season following a frustrating time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]