Hernandez and Arnautovic deals move closer


BigPEaThe reliable Jason Burt in the Telegraph confirms West Ham have agreed a fee of £20million plus up to £4million in add-ons with Stoke City for Marko Arnautovic. Earlier this evening local paper The Stoke Sentinel claimed that Marko said goodbye to his teammates at the training ground.

The Telegraph’s chief football correspondent with good contacts on the West Ham board has also said the Hammers are also close to signing Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen with the Mexican striker understood to have already settled on personal terms with the Irons. A fee of up to £13million has been mooted for Leverkusen to sell the ex-Manchester United forward.

Burt adds If, as expected, West Ham sign Arnautovic and Hernandez to add to the free transfer of Pablo Zabaleta and loan of Joe Hart it would represent a hugely successful transfer window for the club.

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  • markro says:

    I’ll cheer when it’s all done.

    Until then, I’ll contain myself.

  • Ben says:

    Hart, Zab,Arnie,Little Pea would be a very good window + a couple of squad players.
    I wont hold my breath that it will satisfy some though.It will blow out of the water the we will only sign rubbish at the end of the window pud pullers though

  • JRS says:

    Window is looking up but won’t get to excited like other poaters.
    I will be happy and relieved when I see them in Our Kit!
    Then it is real

  • JRS says:

    But all the sudden we do have money with Marko bid Keita bid Chicarito Bid and Harta wages and loan fee.
    I knew they were hiding some!

  • Ben says:

    It has been said for weeks now the kitty would be about £60 million.But you cant buy what isnt for sale or players who wont come.

    The window is long and patience is all that is needed but it isnt being given by all fans.Some have been ******** themselves since the start of june.

  • WakeTheWolf says:

    We have more money from sales and wages as well.
    Plus either Feghouli or Snodgrass will be leaving.
    I’m happy with Zaba, Hart, Chico and Arnie.
    But I would be ecstatic with those 4 and Keita Balde.
    Hopefully kouyate can whisper in the lads ear.
    Just to have..

    Adrian/ Randolph


    And maybe Fletcher.

    I’d be very happy with that squad!

    • John says:

      I like that Wolfie. I could get more than a little damp at the prospect of that squad.

      • John says:

        Although I’d have to add Quina to that group and of course one keeper will be on his toes

        • John says:

          I also think Sakho will be gone too.

          Rice Martinez and Samuelson will be on standby.

          Anyhow I’m talking to myself now. Never a good sign 😂😂

          • JRS says:

            Def need Rice he his comfortable in Squad and need Centre half back up with only 4 and most likely playing 3 @ back. Should actually go for a £5m CB like Tom Lees at Wednesday only 25 and with our injury issues.
            But Zab can cover CB too

    • JRS says:

      Having Kouyate and Shako could deF help make Keita’s decision. And his youth and 2 footed skill would be welcome in a squad mainly 25 and up.
      And he is dangerous on LW best position w 14 goals and 14 assists in 60 apps. But can cover all over. So if Marko and him come Ayew’s place will be I’m Question but is good behind Striker.
      Snod for £8m and again they have said Feghouli is going to Galatasaray again but who knows.HW has been foifn there for a month

  • danielson79 says:

    Think if chich comes one of the fragile 2 should go. Would love to see Toni Martinez floating around the 1st team next season.
    Like you JRS I always say… when I see them in the shirt I’ll believe theyre ours.

  • Hammerkip says:

    Great signings no more moaning from me if all go through .👌👌😁

  • TRB says:

    Chicarito and Marko look like promising additions to the squad…….even if the latter is vastly overpriced at £23-24m. He will need to hit the ground running in his first season, otherwise the exit door will be open and West Ham will lose more than half of their investment.
    I’d like to see Andre Ayew do well from the start this term.

  • blimeylimey says:

    Ayew has looked a good player for us and previously Swansea (When they schooled us 4-1 at home?) and he gets in the right positions to score goals, particularly from rebounds (OK, so he missed the Liverpool one and a couple of opportunities against Sturm Graz) o letting him go doesn’t sound too smart….?

  • Radai Lama says:

    Everyone has different expectations about who is a good signing but some of the players fans want are beyond us right now,they will always go to the bigger clubs if they get the chance.
    IF we manage to get Hart, Zabaleta,Arnautovic & Hernandez in i will be well happy.If someone had told me we would sign all of them at the start of the window i would have taken that all day long.

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Yes Rads I would have taken that too, would like one more striker also for me Slimani is perfect for our style but I know a lot of people don’t rate him, I look at his scoring record from every season except last and also some of the performances he put in, I think he would score at 15 – 20 goals for us and better still would probably be fit for most of the season.

      • Radai Lama says:

        Well i dont particularly like Slimani,i think he was well over rated at nearly 30 mill but as you are my player guru i will bow to you on this one 😁😁

  • Travis says:

    I only want us to have a good tw so all the Romford market traders,cheapskate comment *****s have to swallow their whining words.They started in may and it has been the same every since from them

  • essexirons says:

    Isn’t all this nice, we are all playing together 😉 what this has shown is it takes time to get the deals we want. Get these two in, maybe a xxxx hot midfielder & job done.
    I would love to see a couple of the youngster given the chance this season.

    • Travis says:

      No what it shows essexirons is that in the last few months all we have listened to is bs from fans who havnt a scooby what is going on when it comes to the tw but think they know it all and talk ****.

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