Hammers play cards close to chest on winger

gokhan-tore-551520West Ham were this morning reported to be in advanced talks with Besiktas flying winger Gokhan Tore.

But although they have admitted to us in the past he is a potential target the club were refusing to put anything on the record when ClaretandHugh contacted them a few minutes ago

That, however, is sometimes the best indicator that a deal may indeed be on the cards.

Slaven Bilic has called for a clampdown on transfer leaks within the club but both the morning newspapers and Sky are claiming the deal is close.

Our senior source said simply: “No comment – we are in the running for 25 players.”

The player however is a huge Bilic favourite and the manager wanted to sign him at the stat of his Hammers reign last summer.

We were indeed told a couple of weeks ago that Tore was a target although a striker was the bigger priority and that the club would only move in on the Turk sooner if they failed with bids in that area.



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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Hammers play cards close to chest on winger

  1. Fingers crossed, would be good to see what he can offer us if we get it through

  2. If this rumour proves to be true.then it indicates Slav is still being realistic about signing a top striker and continuing his policy from last summer by seeking goal scoring midfielders and not putting all his eggs in the one basket. and already we have seen how wise that could be

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