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Hammers speak on van Persie rumour


Loco-Fener_(10)West Ham will not be signing Robin van Persie from Fenerbahce.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was heavily linked with the Irons in the media this morning but the rumour has no foundation at all.

The 32 year old was offered to the club by agents along with several other clubs after deciding he wanted a return to London with his family.

And his club has made it clear they are happy to sell him if they get the right price but the Irons have no interst in doing  a deal.

Our top source revealed: “There’s absolutely no interest as far as we are concerned. He only managed  14 goals in Turkey last season.

“In general terms the Turkish league is a very slow pace and the second and third highest scorers are Samuel Eto’o, 35, and Hugo Rodalliga a 30 year old who didn’t have the best of times at Wigan.

“That explains what level we are looking at when we are linked with players from the Turkish League.”

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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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  • bubs says:

    Gooner left overs what happened to Dobson mate the 18 year old winger that wanted to come to us or Campbell,s boy
    At City all gone very quite,
    Jensen and Gomez will do for now

    • aykay says:

      Gomez just tore a muscle, hes ut for the rest of the euros bubs , if we could get janssen that would be a real coup. Young strong two footed striker who has very good movement and only 21 years old. Spurs are only offering 15m while his club are holding out for 16.5m. We could have got him for 12m a couple of weeks ago , we should act fast if bilic is really interested in him …..COYI!

  • Bob says:

    The frenzy for signings in only the first week of the transfer window is nuts.Believe it or not we have been the most active team so far this summer with 4 signings.If Nordveidt & Feghouli had been signed for their true worth fans would not be grumbling.Give the board & manager some time to do what they want to do.In the last two summers they have given us some real talent.Why should it be any different this summer.

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