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Irons rule out move for Gunner

WalcottWest Ham have tonight ruled out any move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott despite being linked with the 28 year old for months.

The former England man has been unable to nail down a place in the North Londoners side this season and  has been regularly punted as a possible Irons arrival.

But ClaretandHugh has learned that he has never been considered by David Moyes who still sees his requirements as being at the back with the added requirement of defensive midfielder.

The Hammers had long thought to be in for Walcott but he is now more likely to return south to his first club Southampton or head north to join Sam Allardyce’s Everton.

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A senior Hammers insider told us that he had never been on any potential list of targets although added that the club had bids in for other players and that they were in talks with a number of clubs.

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6 comments on “Irons rule out move for Gunner

  1. Very curious to see what we end up with this window if anything, has been refreshing to not see the usual rubbish big names that Sully had no intent on signing just trying to draw media to the club and pedal the myth about top 4 signings.

  2. All quiet on the West Ham front?.Lets hope there are negotiations going on for a couple of top class players instead of the usual spouting and ending up with half a dozen misfits.Looks more professional this time with the owners keeping it all low key.

  3. Walcott scored 18 in all competitions last season…

  4. Not sure your insider and Zabba are on the same page? One says we are looking for more creativity because of the lack of goal scoring opportunities we create, and the other that it is the defence Moyes is concentrating on?
    For what it’s worth I think that at 28, and over £100k a week, we should move on as he isn’t going to get any quicker and a defensive midfielder in the Matic role is what we are crying out for. But should Chelski be dumb enough to give us a wheelbarrow full of cash for Carroll, we will need to reinforce up top. Sakho will leave and Ayew and Chic aren’t cutting it.

  5. Agree 32 and Jimbo I personally think we need more creativity needed it for year in half seen how Arnie has helped Lanzini. But having a creative mid who can get fwd on break ping long passes & short & create would be great & increase our attack threat.
    Let’s be realistic Walcott wants going to happen esp with Everton playing wingers & he is set to sign for them for £25m could finalise today or tomo.
    To me like Walcott good w both feet but not a priority in what we need.

    Agree 32 I worry if we will get anyone Everton about 2 have 2 players at £52m. I’m not even sure if we really have a £25m kitty but given our squad size & that they over sold in summer we should at least have £20m we didn’t spend on Carvalho.
    Making it £45m & that could buy 2-4 good players easily.

    And Moyes will be staying in summer unless huge thing some say they would still like Rafa not me he will be just as defnsive if not more. Moyes as been great & adapatable only thing annoy me are his lack or late sub’s & not starting Rice but he is arguably better in 2nd season.

    But I hope we bring in at least one solid midfielder. Even Shelvey who is not my first choice seems to have gone away.

    A creative mid would be great. We don’t need 3-4 players unkes we sell 2-3 players

    Just hope we get in at least 1 smart buy & we have green light in 2 but not bidding

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