Sam Allardyce has received a reference from Jose Mourinho on the abilities of new Argentine striker Mauro Zarate.
West Ham have been strongly linked with Swansea’s Michu over recent days – a player who can thrill and irritate in almost equal measure.
Sam Allardyce is facing the biggest season of his managerial career as he prepares to oversee the return to pre-season training ahead of a critical West Ham 2014-15.
Former Hammers hero Scott Parker has distanced himself as far as it gets from Harry Redknapp’s bizarre claims that some players he’s managed tried to avoid England duty.
Sam Allardyce has revealed that he wants sign another five players this summer.
England’s World Cup hopes may be over but Roy Hodgson’s side have one more shot to salvage some pride as they face Costa Rica in Group D. Former Hammer Frank Lampard will captain the side and make his first appearance of the competition as a replacement for Steven Gerrard, who starts on the bench. It could be the final appearance in an England shirt for Lampard who is considering international retirement after the tournament.
Elsewhere, Luke Shaw will replace Leighton Baines at left back after the Evertonian picked up a hamstring strain against Uruguay. Ross Barkley and Jack Wilshere are also expected to start in the middle.
Follow all the action with our Live Blog with all the finest pics, videos and stats to keep you entertained as Hodgson’s side aim to leave with at least a point from this year’s World Cup.
West Ham have admitted bidding for so called “wonderkid” Marco Asensio but claim Real Mallorca want too much for “a guy who is effectively no more then a Spanish Championship player.”
West Ham’s hunt for a new left back is seeing them pursue French outfit Lorient’s Raphael Guerreiro, Milan’s Urby Emanuelson and Norwich City’s Martin Olssen along with prime target Timothee Kolodziejczak.
Ravel Morrison has been included in the Hammers 22-man squad for the e July tour of New Zealand.