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Hammers kill Kral speculation stone dead!

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West Ham believe Alex Kral’s agent may be trying to whip up a storm of interest in the Spartak Moscow midfielder.

The player has been on the lips of every media website over the past few days but the reality is he is not in talks and unlikely to be.

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ClaretandHugh can today reveal that there are no negotiations going on for the Czech who has been reported everywhere as being a target.

Indeed only today Football Insider has claimed talks are advancing and that the Hammers have set £20 million aside for the 23 year old.

However, CandH has learned that is way wide of the mark with David Moyes believing he is adequately served in midfield where Jesse Lingard is the major target anyway.

He also has Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Arthur Masuaku, Manu Lanzini and Mark Noble in his last season with Yarmo available should ge not be sold.

Kral is a decent midfielder but Moyes is making a striker, or possibly two, his main target/s along with a couple of defenders.

A key insider told us: “Midfielders aren’t on the agenda at this time. It’s  easy to believe this is agent talk.

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16 comments on “Hammers kill Kral speculation stone dead!

  1. Sean Bowen? Never heard of him.

    Realistically we need another CDM as we can’t have Rice and Soucek playing every game. Losing Rice for those 5 or 6 games at the back end of the season cost us Champions League so to not to reinforce this position, with Europa League as well next season, would be foolish.

    • Yeah I hope this all smoke and mirrors because we definitely need a DEFENSIVILY capable midfielder.

      Bowen shouldn’t even be mentioned.

      We were very fortunate with injuries last season and it was only until the run in that we struggled and it all caught up to us in the end. Extra games more chance of injury no way we can expect Rice and Soucek to play that much.

  2. Why did we agree personal with his agent then? If the deal doesn’t happen surely it will be due to the “high” asking price. Don’t believe one bit Moyes is happy to play Nobes in the europe against the likes of Frankfurt and Marseille

  3. Wow, an extra competition and we really only have Rice and Soucek, and Noble to a degree who are competent at playing there. I feel both Rice and Soucek were exhausted at the end of this season

  4. Good to know Yarmo, Masuaku, Fornals, Bowen and Lanzini play in Kral’s position it could definitely be a game changer!

  5. Interesting. Ex reckons the club are trying to get it over the line before the Euros start. Guess time will tell.

  6. I hope it’s a sick joke that Moyes thinks we’re well covered in midfield. The issues we had when Declan was missing was clear for all to see. With a European campaign beckoning, we could well face a relegation battle if we don’t strengthen in the middle of the park.

  7. Shame actually we could do with strength in depth with European football .

  8. So ex is wrong eh and we have to believe the crap on kral is all crap? Since ex seems to know what’s going on then I shall wait and see if kral comes in or not, We certainly need to sell a few lanzini yarmo for starters and we certainly need a defensive mid to come in ! And as unless it’s around 10mill to get lingard we can get better players with 2 of wba players coming into our squad and can sell masu also to make room . 85 mill plus the sales money will certainly start to fill the squad to become better quality . If funds are made available and GSB PUT THEIR HANDS IN THEIR POCKETS all will be fine if not the alternative for them is always available .

  9. Did you just name Bowen and masuku and central midfielders? Lol
    We clearly need cover for rice and Soucek. They can’t play every single game. Fornals and lanzini can do a job as the third central midfielder but we need someone who can step in for rice and Soucek and play more defensive. Who’s doing that?

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