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West Ham squad return on Monday

West Ham first team players have just one day remaining of their holidays before they must report for duty to kick off West Ham’s pre-season schedule. The first team squad along with a number of Academy players will fly out to Switzerland on Monday afternoon with Manuel Pellegrini and his new backroom team. Those on International […]

Meet the West Ham backroom team

West Ham Assistant Manager Argentine Ruben Cousillas has been Pellegrini’s right-hand man for nearly 20 years at eight different clubs. The 61-year-old has earned the nickname El Flaco, or ‘Skinny’ and has been at his side since Argentinian side San Lorenzo when Pellegrini replaced Oscar Ruggeri. At the time, San Lorenzo turned to the relatively unknown Chilean […]

Report: Lazio president met with West Ham officials

Italian media claim Lazio’s President Claudio Lotito met with West Ham United officials last night as an agreement for Felipe Anderson to move to the Hammers draws ever closer to completion. According to Italian website Tutto Mercato, Lotito met West Ham representatives last night. The Sullivan family flew out to Italy on a private plane from London […]

‘Pelle’ announces five man back-up team

Manuel Pellegrini has formally announced the makeup of his West Ham backroom staff. The Chilean will be assisted by his long-time number two Ruben Cousillas and coach Enzo Maresca, while the  former Real Madrid and Liverpool goalkeeper coach Xavi Valero will take over Chris Woods’ role. Fitness coach Jose Cabello will be reunited with Pellegrini […]

Chicharito splits with Spanish actress

Hammer Javier Hernandez has split with his long-term girlfriend Andrea Duro but has denied dating a Mexican model. For several weeks it has been rumoured by Mexican media that Chicharito had ended his relationship with the Spanish actress before the start of the World Cup in Russia. On Friday the Mexican media said that the […]

Report: Hammers could reignite interest in Everton winger

New Everton boss Marco Silva is reportedly set to axe Yannick Bolasie and Morgan Schneiderlin and the Guardian reports that West Ham will reignite their interest in the former Crystal Palace player Bolasie and are among the winger’s suitors. Bolasie joined the Toffees in a £29 million deal in the summer of 2016 with the Hammers heavily linked to him […]

More Pellegrini player decisions on the way

Manuel Pellegrini is pushing for several more new players even should he finally land his top priority signing, Felipe Anderson. As reported here, the Lazio attacking midfielder is the subject of a new bid from the Hammers which if successful would push the club’s spending towards £70 million so far this summer. Issa Diop at […]

Chicharito’s big test looms

West Ham United supporters can watch Chicharito test his skills against the very best when the Mexicans take on World Cup favourites Brazil on Monday afternoon. The game will be shown on ITV1 and ITV Hub and the Hammers striker will hope to demonstrate why he is key to not only his nation right now […]

‘Fab’ gets set for Irons after World Cup disappointment

Lukasz Fabianski will take a short break after his bitter World Cup disappointment before linking up with the Irons squad ahead of an important season under new boss Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers new keeper was bitterly disappointed with Poland’s early exit from the World Cup of course but made his priority absolutely clear after the […]

Report: West Ham interest in Russian World Cup defender

Italian media claim that West Ham is one of a number of clubs interested in snapping up Spartak Moscow centre-back Ilya Kutepov this summer. According to Tuttomercatoweb Lyon, Fiorentina and RB Leipzig in addition to the Hammers are tracking the 24-year-old defender with a view to bid after the World Cup finishes. Kutepov became Russia’s main […]