Irons speak on French midfielder and striker

Remy_3212010West Ham have moved quickly to cool reports that they are ready to add Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy (above) to their squad.

The club look all set to formally announce the arrival of Dimitri Payet over the next 48 hours but there are no plans at this stage for either Cabaye or Remy to join him

Top French newspaper L’Equipe was claiming earlier in the day the Hammers were keen on the pair but this evening a top Hammers insider denied any interest.

He explained: “Payet has been a central target for some months but we are not looking at either Cabaye or Remy at this time.”


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12 comments on “Irons speak on French midfielder and striker

  1. Good with Song and Payet coming we need to move Nolan and Downing out,
    Unless we are going to move Magia or Zarate on we don’t need another centre forward,
    Sakho,Valencia are first choice Carroll and Lee,and then Magia and Zarate,
    And then you add Payet and Jarvis and with 4 defensive midfielders for 2 places if Song Joins and that leaves Noble and Alfitano to fit in plus any youngsters,
    We need defensive cover and that’s where I expect the money to be spent,
    Jenkinson and another possible Corluka get rid of O,Brien,
    Then Reid plus Tomkins and Ginge is that good enough for top 6 place ?

  2. Why do we need to move on Downing? IMO he’s a decent player, and he did enough to get into the England discussion again. We need cover and depth in all areas, if we can afford to keep him salary-wise i don’t see why we should sell.

  3. Think I’d lose Jarvis and keep Downing if these are options. Also think Slav will look for another RB and CB,although I still want to see Henry chuck in Burke and Oxford seems a lot of coverage. Still early days there’ll still be more arrivals and departures,it’s in the lap of the gods lol

  4. I agree Quick. I think we keep Downing. I’d love to see Mo Salah on loan from Chelsea. I would like one more striker because at the end of the day we can really only rely on Valencia and Sakho and if one of them goes down. I think plenty of cover in central defense. Don’t forget Henry.

  5. Mo Salah sounds good,if Jenks came too I think that’d be it for loanees. There’s plenty more weeks of will we won’t we over many players,it’s called Payet Syndrome lol

  6. I agree about Downing but if we are playing Payet and 2 forwards where will he fit in and with Zarate and Alfitano to help fill that roll plus Jarvis it’s a financial thing,
    We are not going to get £7 million for Jarvis,Nolan and O,Brien even if someone wants them,
    I am still hoping 1 more creative midfielder comes in,Salah would be great or the young lad from Barcarole from Croatia
    Then we would not need Downing and at 30 we should take the money

  7. I see what you’re saying bubs basically Downing is the only player that we might want to lose who’d fetch a half decent price. I suppose we can only guess then really at future targets,transfers and outgoings to happen. Still think Jarvis could help the Austin deal as for the rest it’s ten weeks of being wound up by rumours lol

  8. Keep Downing this season if we stay in europe for a while,we will need him.Defiantely need another forward,bloody hell if we lose Sicknote or Sakho again we are screwed.Zarate aint a forward,Valencia isnt going to get us goals & Lee aint good enough.Maiga isnt even worth mentioning,you cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear 😉

    • Pretty much agree Rads,I think another forward will come in,need another RB and the word is Slav wants another CB not sure why. I suppose we’ll have to wait for the word of the Brad to show us the true path lol

  9. 100% need another quality forward.We aint ever going to get away with Sakho & The Crutch not being injured i suspect.That leaves sulky Zarate who is never a forward,Valencia,Lee hardly set League One on fire let alone The Prem & last & last & definately least Maiga.Sheesh if we get down to playing him again in the premiership we will be right in the ****!! 😉

  10. Lol,If Maiga is starting in The Prem this season something will have gone seriously wrong,lol,we will weigh out on another tasty striker i reckon.We might have the numbers of strikers but we are well short on quality of striker.If Lee makes it as a Prem forward this year i will go stand outside The New Den before kick-off & sing Bubbles 😀

  11. Forward,Forward,Forward!!We need another forward!! What we have after Sakho & Barbie Doll are pants!!We have two forwards who are proper Prem quality,thats it!!The rest just make up the numbers but not good enough!!That has been proved for the last two years!!

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