West Ham are in talks with both Alex Song and Micah Richards as they bid to bring their summer transfer dealings to a fantastic climax.
ClaretandHugh has learned this evening that soonest talks with Song could be concluded will be by tomorrow afternoon although a source said: “A lot can go wrong in 18 hours.”
Meanwhile talks with Manchester City over Richards were going on all last week but the champions want to sell the player rather than loan him.
However, Hammers insiders believe the champions could come back to us and agree a loan deal if there is no buyer.
A top Boleyn source told ClaretandHugh: “All the balls are in the air. We could finish up with one, both or neither. Neither is an unlikely scenario – an awful lot is going on at the moment. We are hopeful.”
In a perfect world the Irons would love to get the two but for that to happen a player needs to leave Upton Park to ease the pressure on wages.
That could easily be Mohamed Diame whom the Hammers again confirmed this evening has been the subject of a bid from Hull City.
Our source said: “They have been in and could be back again. We note that Steve Bruce has admitted his interest publicly today.
He added: “I Mo leaves that releases wages for new players and that may see both Richards and Song arrive but we’d like to think we will get one or the other regardless.”