Hammers in chase for central defender


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West Ham are tonight being reported as tracking Dynamo Kiev defender Domagoj Vida.

They may find themselves involved in scrapping it out with Stoke, Everton and Sunderland although relegation would put the Black Cats out of the race for the the 27-year-old, who will have a year left on his contract in the summer.

The four clubs are looking to strengthen in central defence, with West Ham also after a right-back and a striker when the transfer window reopens.

Vida can play centre-back or either full-back position.

Sunderland have been tracking him for more than a year, but are bottom of the table and look certain to miss out on the player.

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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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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    We have more than enough centre backs, its a specialist right back we need.

  • danielson79 says:

    No here’s a better idea…. lets buy loads of midfielders and wingers, have most of them on the bench all season and persevere with playing our best players out of position….its a winning formula, what could go wrong?

  • mooro66uk says:

    Thought Jimmy Bullard had retired

    • RayStewartsRightPeg says:

      Lol! He has, but this is the result of his drunken night with Emmanuel Petit a number of years ago.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Its cheerful guys like you make me glad i wake up dan lol

  • Hammerintheblood says:

    More transfer leaked information….who the f### keeps leaking all this ….we won’t get him on the cheap now that’s for sure…..smdh ….wI’ll we ever learn!!

    • RayStewartsRightPeg says:

      99% of the time it’s the player’s agent.

      The better question is will us fans ever learn not to believe this **** the moment it hits the media fan.

    • John says:

      To be fair Hugh is just reporting a report in the media. It may or may not have any truth in it most don’t.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Whos leaked what.There are stories in the newspapers every day about every clubs next targets.The media will have signed hundreds of players for each club by the end of August.
    It is nothing to do with leaks its all to do with the media making up fanciful stories to fill their pages 😂

    • John says:

      All sports desks at the papers have 2 jars, one contains players names, the other the clubs. Every day the chief picks out one player and 4 clubs. Hey presto you have a story.

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