Irons set for talks on two key players

jenkinson1West Ham will start talks aimed at securing Carl Jenkinson and Alex Song as permanent signings within a couple of weeks of the end of season.

The Hammers remain keen to sign both but the pair could cost a collective £15 million in transfer fees alone so some very hard bargaining is on the cards.

Jenkinson is valued at around £8 million by Arsenal and the Irons will want to pay half of that whilst given Song’s likely £70k minimum wage demands the club won’t want the transfer fee to rise much over £7 million.

ClaretandHugh was told this morning: “Jenkinson has done really well and we will be talking to Arsenal – the same is true of Alex despite his recent drop in form.

“We are expecting some departures which will ease the wages situation but negotiations on transfer fees are key and can be managed as we showed last summer.

“There is other money to be spent such as another tranche to Liverpool on the Andy Carroll transfer.”


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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Irons set for talks on two key players

  1. These lads are vital for me, Both are very good and in the right age bracket… also if we dont sign them we have to find 2 other players to replace them & with our luck at least one of replacements will be pants.

  2. Song is a must but for me Jenks at 8m is a waste of money. I hope the chairmen realise this…

  3. Sign them both,Song has had an indifferent period but he will come good again.Love Jenks,23 & he will only get better & improve,his tackle against Chelsea was immense,going to be a good defender as well as attacker as he ages.Grab them both chairmen 😉

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