Irons rumours rated at a glance


ClaretandHugh’s Rumour Rater has been busy today with a number of reports emerging of possible targets.

Here – in a few words – is the story and how the rater assesses its worth.Rumour raterNice midfielder Nampalys Mendy reported to be at centre of an £11 m plus bid from Hammers.

Rumour Rater 4/10

AC Milan not willing to consider any proposals for West Ham striker target, Carlos Bacca that are below 26 million Euros (£20.5m) reports in Portugal media suggest say.

Rumour rater 8/10

West Ham have AGAIN been linked with Juventus striker Simone Zaza and apparently Southampton and Everton are also after the striker.

Ruour rater 6/10

Reece Oxford is in line for a season-long loan to Newcastle United in the Championship according to the Sun newspaper.

Rumour Rater 7/10

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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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