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Posh sign Collison

Peterborough have completed the signing of former West Ham United midfielder Jack Collison on a one-year contract.

Hammers might miss out on Southend keeper

West Ham’s Goalkeeper target Daniel Bentley has revealed he is to be offered a new contract by Southend. The shot stopper made two stunning saves during a dramatic penalty shoot-out to help Phil Brown’s side secure a memorable victory in Saturday’s play off final against Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley.

Hammers linked with former Italy boss

According to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, West Ham have made contact with Cesare Prandelli to enquire about his availability.

No appointment for at least a week

West Ham joint Chairman David Sullivan has confirmed there is imminent announcement for a new manager saying there will be no appointment for at least a week.
Speaking to the club’s official website WHUFC.com  Sullivan said:
” I am dedicating every waking minute to recruiting the best available manager to drive our Club forwards. It is a constantly changing landscape but we are being absolutely thorough in our search, by speaking to representatives of a number of managers and doing our own due diligence on each one.”

West Ham first signing in the next 24 hours

West Ham win cup for third time

A team of West Ham youngsters lifted the Premier League Kicks Cup for a third year in a row after beating Newcastle 1-0 in the mixed/boys final.

Irons £25m kitty can attract top boss

Time and again I read that a transfer budget of £25 million – which is about what the Hammers will offer their new boss – is never going to be enough to attract a top managerial name to the club.

Potts signs for Luton Town

Former Hammer Danny Potts has signed a two year contract with Luton Town after being released by West Ham yesterday.
On joining the Hatters, Potts said “I’m over the moon to have signed for Luton Town. I can’t wait to crack on. Promotion is the key for me, I want success”.
On making the move from The Hammers Potts said “West Ham’s a big Club, but so is Luton and they want to succeed so in that respect the two clubs are no different. They have great fan bases, and coming into the setup at Luton, will be good for me and hopefully we’ll push on and get up the leagues”
On his latest signing, manager John Still said of Potts “He’s young man, a young player who’s reasonably experienced. He’s played in the Premier League, he’s played lower league – a left sided defender who can play left back and centre half – he’ll be a good addition to our squad.” Potts becomes another in a list of players signing from West Ham including Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and Elliott Lee on loan last season.
The manager added “He’s always been a player that we were interested in if it became possible, and when you look at the other players we’ve taken from West Ham, and other local teams, it gives us a good opportunity to look and we’ve been looking at Dan for some time. He knows how to defend, he’s a good talker, a good organiser so although he’s only 21, he’s got experience”.

Downing leads Player Performance Index

Stewart Downing finished as the 14th best player in the Premier League this season followed by Cresswell in 25th place and Adrian in 87th spot who was the only other West Ham player in the top 100 players in the Premier League. Kouyate 104th, Jenkinson 106th, Noble 114th, Sakho 117th, Valencia 123rd, Reid 174th, Song 183rd Tomkins 201st, Zarate 211th, Nolan 221st,Collins 224th, Amalfitano 263rd, Carroll 282nd, Cole 346th, Vaz Te 386th and O’brien 396th.

Moyes frustration with Real Sociedad board

David Moyes could yet be a contender for the West Ham manager job again after reports emerged that he is growing increasingly frustrated with the Real Sociedad board’s position on player recruitment.