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Hammers have two bids turned down

ArterWest Ham have seen two firm bids turned down already in the transfer window.

With David Moyes determined to bring in an energetic midfielder – of even two – the Hammers went in with bids of £5 million for Bournemouth’s Harry Arter and Stoke City’s Joe Allen.

They were turned down flat by both relegation threatened clubs who told them that their attentions were unwelcome and that they need not try again.

AllenArter as always the No 1 choice but with the Cherries involved in a relegation scrap and manager-less Stoke fighting for their lives it appears impossible for any deal to be sorted out.

Moyes has made it clear regularly in the past that he would sooner buy Premier proven players but ClaretandHugh has established that Jonjo Shelvey is not an option for him.

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The manager has made it clear regularly that whilst he wants to being in to or three additions there are no guarantees.

And a source told ClaretandHugh: “It’s an incredibly hard window in which to do business with clubs at both ends of the table having good reason to hold onto their better players.”

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18 comments on “Hammers have two bids turned down

  1. Even harder when you’ve got to buy them through a little woods catalogue and four books of number 6 vouchers !! 😂

  2. Could you please make it clear to your source that we’ve had 3 windows now of “Well we tried but couldn’t get our targets” and the fans are not going to accept another

  3. If they can’t get the deals done they should hire someone more competnant

    • Not their fault they keep moving the goalposts 😉 evidently winegums didn’t match their addons clause , they wanted ferro rochette with a cornetto if sold on lol 😂

  4. Now linked with Scott Arfield It seems the next level they promised us actually meant non descript Premier league journeymen. absolutely awful, no real plan or thought to the future, yet another window of scattergun approaches with no real direction. time to step aside and geta real director of football in, DS can retire his 5 year old Rothmans yearbook he seems to roll out every window

  5. Not exactly a quality pair are they?
    The trouble with these two will be that they are fillers and that means they will block our youngsters chances later on in the season should we get to safety before the last game.
    Joe Allen is better than Harry Arter but so are half of the footballers in our division.
    I don’t mind passing up on these for the money touted.
    Francis Coquelin is a good ball winner but not sure of his footballing ability but the reported price actually seems cheap so it is probably wrong.

  6. Now,Dendoncker would be a statement of intent instead of these stocking fillers whos clubs would want silly money as all our targets apart from the Arsenal pair are with clubs in a relegation scrap with us on the proviso they would sell anyway.Same goes for Shelvey.What Sunday showed everybody who is in any doubt is how much we need a midfield ball winner and pass distributor either wrapped up in one player or two if needs be.its the area as we all know that is very lightweight at the moment.Serious money needs to be spent and its about time the owners admitted it.

  7. Showing our real class, bottom half club at best.
    This time next year we will be millionaires Rodders, makes me sick.

  8. The thing is 64 , we supporters don’t know jack 💩 about football stuff! So for the past 18-20 months us telling them what the problem is Doesn’t count , they know far more than us it seems !! DEAF naa mate BLIND IS THE CORRECT WORD 🙈🙉. Serious money for sully is paying a penny for a farthing bundle 😂 they simply cannot fulfill their promise or shall we say deviouse statement !! Time they made one , spend or move on and give someone else a crack . 😎

    • Yep, 100%
      Mentioned it on a previous thread, the only reason they’re here is to rinse the club.
      Fans my arse.

    • I know Laz its terrible.After all these decades of following the Hammers seeing 100s no 1000s of players come and go and we know jack S…What would we give for another Bonzo,Dev Or Brooking with Cottee and MacAvennie up front with Di Canio hovering inbetween?.I just dream these days.This great club deserves better and so do the loyal fans.

  9. Swap Sakho for Shelvey. Swap Ayew for Mawson. Buy Dendoncker.


  10. Another window same old **** ..going after mediocre players they have no chance of signing and offers pathetic amounts to go with it …just so they can say “well we tried”…. Whoever does our deals are complete muppets …….

  11. Agree with everything on here, as a West Ham I would be so disappointed to be signing these type of players. Buy quality and youth – not players who have little to prove. Our director of football position must be under serious scrutiny at this stage. Why are we paying this guy money if this is what he is coming up with. I would prefer to give the young players a chance like Rice Oxford and Quina.

    • In fairness Johnham he has probably come up with a list that never had Joe Allen or Harry Monk or whatever his name is

  12. Remember Brady’s words of world class players in a world class stadium.
    The offers if true, are insulting. We seem to be going after a few players who are in the relegation scrap; Mawson, Shelvey, Arter and Allen. Why would those clubs want to give up these players at a bargain bucket price? West Ham are seen to be amateur dodgy dealers again.

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