Richards in, Diame out is Irons Deadline Day hope


Micah-Richards_4West Ham are still on the Micah Richards case but prssure is building for the player.

As reported on ClaretandHugh last week the club are doing all they can to land the Manchester City defender on loan.

However, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is also keenly interested in the player and represents competition to our hopes and Italian giants Fiorentina are also in the frame.

With Mohamed Diame being chased by Hull, QPR, and  Palace  – Richards could become the second quality loan signing in three days following Alex Song’s arrival although competition is intense.

Irons negotiators were locked in talks with Manchester City all last week over a loan deal but the champions were hoping to sell the player rather than let him out on loan.

However, unless there’s a late bid-  a loan move to the Boleyn could happen.

A well placed source told ClaretandHugh exclsuively:  “We are still working on the Richards situation. It’s fifty fifty.

“As far as Diame is concerned it looks at the moment like Hull still but Palace and QPR are interested.”

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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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  • markro says:

    Would not be unhappy if that transpires.

  • philtheiron says:

    Yeah not a bad scenario, but I hope that’s not the only defender we are after.

    Richards maybe a very versatile defender but he is primarily a fullback and we need more quality at centre half.

    Also if the mackem’s can come up with the transfer fee then that would blow any loan deal out of the water and leave us high and dry at the back.

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