Report: Irons eyeing former Gunners defender

West Ham are reportedly interested in  former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou whose contract at Hamburg expires at the end of the season. The Swiss central defender was once a starting figure for the Gunners but his career has went downhill since. Djourou’s current side Hamburg are in a relegation battle at the bottom of the Bundesliga, with […]

Hammers await a Valencia windfall

West Ham are set to pick up an £11 million fee if Everton take up the first option they hold on Enner Valencia. The striker – who was shipped out to Goodison on loan after a miserable time at the Irons – has been in fine form and receiving rave reports over the last few […]

At last…fantastic news – we should all be overjoyed

Finally great news after recent miseries upon miseries. Diafra Sakho is close to a return with ClaretandHugh having been told he could make an appearance in the match against Swansea on April 8. If not he will certainly be ready for the next game against Sunderland  at the Stadium of Light and this is news […]

Who is responsible for the summer transfer disaster?

We all accept last Summer’s transfer window was a disaster. Recent financial accounts confirmed the club spent a total of £45.7m last summer but who is to blame for it ALL going so wrong? Contrary to popular belief the de facto director of football David Sullivan, Head of Recruitment Tony Henry and manager Slaven Bilic each […]

Sakho’s likely return date revealed

Exclusive by Hugh Southon Diafro Sakho’s planned return to action could come  as early as the game against Swansea on April 8 at the London Stadium. We explained here last night  (Thurs) that reports claiming the striker would not appear this season were false with an insider telling us that he has been demanding to […]

Hammers to make second bid for Swansea winger

Hammers Summer target Gylfi Sigurdsson has been discussing his Swansea future after admitting that he dreams of playing for a big club. “Hopefully if I continue doing well for Swansea and Iceland then in the near future, I can play in a big club. I am enjoying being one of the senior players, though. “We […]

David Gold: “Leaks come from outside the club”

West Ham co-Chairman David Gold insists the majority of Hammers transfer leaks come from outside the club. Responding to a supporter unhappy that the official website had covered a Daily Star rumour just to boost season ticket renewals he gave this explanation: “Today’s report (on the official website)  comes from the Daily Star and links Gerard […]

Sakho puts in hours of extra training “and will be back”

Diafra Sakho is putting in “many extra hours” in the gym and on the training ground as he edges closer to a Hammers comeback. And despite widespread press speculation today (Thurs) that he would not be back in action this season, that was emphatically denied to ClaretandHugh this evening. Sakho is arriving at work each […]

It’s here…the brilliant improved West Ham App

Hammers Chat have produced  a superb upgrade on the West Ham app which has just become available through the Google Play Store for android  with the iOS version expected to be released within the next 48 hours. The HC boys have been working on updates for the app over the last few months after the launch […]

Ian Wright spills the Defoe beans …he wants to return

Jermain Defoe is ready to quit Sunderland and make the move back to West Ham should he get the chance according to Ian Wright. Speaking on the Sun Football Podcast Wright said: “I’ve spoken to him in the past and he has said he’d love to be able to go back and right that wrong. […]