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Hammers rumour round-up – the facts

It’s another day of rumour rumbles with the Irons as ever prominent so here’s a CandH update from our own sources on where we understand them to be right now.

The Maxi Gomez scenario has been well documented this morning but, effectively, whilst he may or may not have agreed terms a fee of around £44 million still needs to be agreed with Celta Vigo, although we reckon should a switch happen the fee will eventually be between £35m-£40m.

Issa Diop – allegedly wanted by Manchester United -is and set to remain a Hammers player with a senior London Stadium insisting to us by e mail the club has no interest in any swap deal or Anthony Martial, as mentioned in numerous reports.

Pedro Obiang is very much on the Hammers exit list with the club wanting around £8 million. He has been linked with both Fiorentina and Roma.

Chicharito: On the outward bound list with Valencia apparently interested despite their offer for Gomez.

Declan Rice is going nowhere despite constant stirring in The Sun that Manchester United are still fishing around. Our sources claim we have no intention of letting him go.

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Reece Oxford and Andy Carroll: Possible Slaven Bilic interest at West Brom – no offers.

Sam Byram: Nottingham Forest sniffing but short of cash so little way to go

Jordan Hugill: No offers

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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

4 comments on “Hammers rumour round-up – the facts

  1. This is what we need a bit of transparency excellent

  2. Do you think we’ll pay the buyout fee if Vigo play hardball Hugh?

  3. Just my opinion that Rice & Diop will be gone

  4. Should we be slightly worried that Fornals can’t get into the Spain U21 squad after we paid all that money for him?

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