Insider clears up Lacazette and Ritchie confusion


boleyninsiderThe club’s official  ITK is back on to shed light on certain transfer rumours.

The insider tells us Lacazette remains a top target but the negotiations are currently at stalemate. He also says there are no further developments on the top striker front as many of them are simply not for sale. He does however, rebuff the article in yesterday’s Telegraph about a second bid of £8m for Matt Ritchie saying it is not true!  He hints there could be further developments in the transfer market in the next 48 hours.

Insider says: “Several big names including Alexandre Lacazette, Michy Batshuayi, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Bony have all been linked with the Hammers in recent weeks. The big stories this week have surrounded a move for Lyon’s Lacazette, with reports suggesting that the Hammers could even pull out of a move to ensure Dimitri Payet remains the star man at the Club. My sources have told me that meetings have taken place and he remains a major target. But my understanding is that negotiations have hit a stalemate and there is not much chance of the French forward making a move to West Ham as things stand.”

“It is my understanding that there have not been any developments on other forwards this week as a number of the top strikers in Europe are simply not for sale.”

“There have also been reports in the last 24 hours suggesting that West Ham have made a second bid for Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie.My sources have told me this is not the case and the Hammers have not offered £8million for the Scotland international.”

“The Insider will have more news over possible arrivals and departures from the Club in the next 48 hours so stay tuned”

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  • Dave says:

    All this looking at him, no they are not, yes they are.
    So far the two top signings we made were never mentioned by anyone until it was a done deal.
    Don’t believe all these website so called in the know, none of them have been close on our first two signings, what makes anyone think they know anything else.

  • Dave, unlike all other ITK’s this the club themselves. It is not a real person but just a persona created by the club’s media department to correct certain untruths spouted in the media.

    Since they have access to the people negotiating the deals you would think their inside knowledge is tip top 😉

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