Hammers “hopeful” top target on his way


ToreWest Ham today declared themselves hopeful that a deal to bring Gokhan Tore to the club is set to be concluded over the next few days.

A top source at the club told Claretandhugh a few minutes ago that talks were “hopefully in the late stages” and that the Besiktas winger “could be on board before the end of the week.”

It remains unclear whether the deal will be for a season’s loan or on a permanent basis with staged payments over the terms of the contract.

The club has consistently maintained they want a loan deal with an option to buy but at this stage it’s not clear whether that has been the basis on which today’s message of “hope” has been issued to this website.

However, one way or another, the negotiations appear to be heading towards their conclusion with the deal more likey to happen than not.

Our source said: “The talks are still going on and are hopefully in the late stage. We have our fingers crossed he could be on bard by the end of the week.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • somewords says:

    I’m not sure but I think a (top) source told you that “The talks are still going on and are hopefully in the late stage” and that “he could be on b(o)ard by the end of the week”.

    I mean you could have typed it again, just to be sure.

  • johnboy says:

    We’ve already got one bard Hugh ??? Ha ha ,

  • Antman says:

    Somewords is correcting some words.He must be a member of the Spelling Police,they get everywhere.

  • mattefumi27 says:

    lol I’m awaiting for the classic post of little Jack “Stay awake”… I’m going to buy tons of coffee… lol 😀

  • Antman says:

    Now you are just Mattefumi27 again.Not a dirty Italian lol

    • mattefumi27 says:

      hahah… Hello Ant, my next nickname will be “mattefumi27 the Italian diver”… lol 😉

      • Antman says:

        That’s a nice name..l take it you will be supporting France tomorrow?? lol

        • mattefumi27 says:

          haha… you’re intuitive Ant… lol 😀

          • Antman says:

            You won’t be alone amongst English fans,i think it will be a French supporting nation over here tomorrow night 🙂

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Lets not hold our breath Besiktas seem like a nightmare to deal with, hopefully he will bring Atiba the Hut(chinson) with him when it does get concluded.

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