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Mini silly season gossip & news round-up

West Ham news round-up

With the international break in full swing, West Ham fans have been with transfer tittle tattle. Whilst it’s not quite the transfer window, the break in domestic football has prompted a mini-silly season of rumours. Here’s a quick rundown of the latest links involving the Hammers:

1. Charlie Hughes: West Ham eyes Wigan Athletic’s rising star Charlie Hughes to bolster their defensive ranks this summer. The 20-year-old centre-back has been turning heads with his performances in League One. Much will depend on whether David Moyes stays or goes.

2. Samuel Iling-Junior: Following England Under-21’s dominant 7-0 win, Juventus’ Samuel Iling-Junior is on the radar. With his contract winding down, a summer move seems probable. West Ham, previously linked in January, might reignite our interest.

3. Amadou Onana: West Ham’s midfield struggles could us them eyeing Everton midfielder Onana. The Toffees have fallen foul of FFP and may need to sell. Previously close to joining the Irons but went to Everton for more money.

4. Victor Boniface: The hunt for a striker intensifies with Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface reportedly attracting multiple suitors. West Ham is among the clubs eyeing the prolific forward. Expect a big exodus from Leverkusen at the end of the season when Xabi Alonso departs.

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5. Ivan Toney: Brentford’s Ivan Toney remains a target, with his potential arrival possibly influencing the future of star man Lucas Paqueta, who is expected to be in the spotlight this summer as reported by ExWHUEmployee.

6. Jonathan Tah: Yes, him again. Possibly just lazy journalistic work but he’s known to Tim Steidten.

7. Morgan Gibbs-White: It’s a big yes from me. Mega talented young Englishman. Nottingham Forest might be forced to sell due to them being on the same naughty step as Everton.



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