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Hammers Hand Trial To Keeper

West Ham United are reported to be handing a trial to Togo international goalkeeper Cedric Mensah. Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is just one of a number of managers interested in the shot stopper, including Portsmouth boss Paul Hart and a number of European clubs. Mensah has said he would like to move to the Premier League, however, it is hard to see, if Mensah does impress on trial, where he ....

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Board Cautious Of Bowe Offer

Following reports yesterday that Wall Street Millionare Jim Bowe was set to take over at Upton Park, West Ham are treating the pledge with caution. The board claim that he is one of five potential bidders to take over the club, who would have to deal with a debt rumoured to be around £100 million, and were surprised when he gave an extensive interview to the News of the World. Article ....

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Jimbo To Become Chief?

Today's News Of The World reports that West Ham United are the subject of a £100m takeover bid from a consortium led by American businessman Jim Bowe. Mr Bowe is not the only man to have expressed an interest in buying the club this week, after former Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan had again been linked. Indeed it's not the only American interest to be linked. Back in August it ....

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Zola Denies Napoli Move

Rumours that Gianfranco Zola was set to join Napoli have been quashed today by the man himself. Quoted in the London Evening Standard, Zola Said: "Since I have been here there has been talk about many things but as far as I am concerned my focus is at West Ham. I care about this team and I am determined to do my best for them".  Article continues ....

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Sullivan Bid Rejected?

After rife rumours this week that former Birmingham co-owner David Sullivan was set to make a bid for West Ham United, it has emerged today that Sullivan, along with Karen Brady, has already made a bid for the club. The Telegraph has reported that West Ham chairman Andrew Bernhardt did not take the offer seriously and rejected it out of hand.  Article continues ....

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Sullivan Has Concerns About Hammers

Former Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan has said in an interview for Sky Sports that he is concerned about the future of his beloved West Ham United. Sullivan has been linked with a potential takeover at Upton Park, but was very quick to deny this: "I have had no discussions with West Ham. From an outsider looking in the debts that appear to be at West Ham look absolutely huge so I'm not ....

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Candreva, Will Travel?

The West Ham United Clubcall.com website today reports that the club is keeping tabs on Livorno midfielder Andrea Candreva.  Article continues below Advertisement The 22 year old has been playing well this season, and former team mate Alessandro Diamanti is believed to have made a recommendation to manager Gianfranco Zola. However, any deal could prove to be ....

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Pandev In Limbo

The Italian media has also reported that another rumoured Hammers target, Lazio’s Goran Pandev, is no closer to ending his stand off with the Roman outfit.  He has expressed a desire to leave Stadio Olimpico with a year remaining on his deal, and rumour has it Inter Milan are now entering the race to sign him.  Article continues below Advertisement The ....

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Toni In Napoli Admission

Speculation in the Italian media today links reported West Ham target Luca Toni with a move to Napoli, after it was reported that he told a local radio station he would welcome the switch. He called the Neapolitan outfit an ‘important club’ with ‘great fans’ and welcomed the prospect of playing alongside the attacking duo of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Fabio Quagliarella- calling ....

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Egg Set To Crack West Ham Again?

Reports today suggest that former Chairman Eggert Magnusson is set to make a sensational comeback as the new owner of West Ham United. Magnusson was involved with the club between November 2006 and December 2007, but is allegedly planning to make an offer for the club.  Article continues below Advertisement However, one stumbling block appears to be the ....

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Diamanti Lays Into Serie A

  Weeks after leaving Livorno for West Ham United, forward Alessandro Diamanti has criticised Italian football, saying that its top clubs are more inclined to buy foreign players than encourage ‘home grown’ talent.   Article continues below Advertisement He told www.mediterraneanonline.it  that ‘to play in a big Italian side you need ....

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Trio Set For Italian Job?

Reports in today's Daily Telegraph suggest after Italian club Napoli had sacked their manager Roberto Donadoni - ironically a target for West Ham before they appointed Gianfranco Zola, they are now turning their attention to Upton Park in an attempt to sign management trio Zola, Gianluca Nani and Scott Duxbury. The deal could have some substance, as West Ham United have developed some links with ....

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Toni Provokes Van Gaal Anger

Rumoured West Ham United target Luca Toni has reportedly angered his Bayern Munich coach Louis Van Gaal by refusing to play in the club’s reserve side. It was hoped the player would prove his match fitness by joining up with the side but after two games with them Toni refused to go on.  Article continues below Advertisement He has told the German media that ....

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West Ham And Millwall Hit With Fa Charges

The findings have finally emerged from our Carling Cup tie against Millwall on Tuesday 25th August 2009. West Ham United have been hit with four charges: Failure to ensure [their] supporters refrained from violent behaviour, racist abuse, throwing missiles and entering the field of play. Although when the draw was made spectators thought there would be trouble between the two sets of fans, why ....

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Franco Deal Funded By Staff?

Reports this morning suggest that the transfer of Mexican hitman Guillermo Franco might not be what it seems. Alledgedly, Technical Director Gianluca Nani and CEO Scott Duxbury had to raise the funds from their own pockets in order for the club to be able to finance the deal to capture his services.  Article continues below Advertisement The London Evening ....

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Franco Signs Permanent Deal

West Ham United have finally completed the signing of out of contract former Villereal striker Guillermo Franco. The player had arrived at Upton Park for a medical last friday, and manager Gianfranco Zola said in his press conference ahead of the wigan match that he would be training with the squad the following week. The deal sees the striker sign a permanent contract after reports had suggested ....

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Hammers Aim To Catch Verratti

The Daily Mail sports pages today report that Pescara youngster Marco Veratti is a target for West Ham.   Article continues below Advertisement The 16 year old midfielder has already made his senior debut in Serie C1 and is believed to be interesting Inter and AC Milan and AS Roma as well as the Hammers.   Discuss this in our forum. It's quick ....

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Another Franco For Hammers?

Several reports have picked up on Guillermo Franco's claims that he is close to joining West Ham United. Franco had been in line for a move to his home country with Estudiantes before the deal collapsed. Now, he says that his dream move to England is about to become a reality.  Article continues below Advertisement His agent has said that the striker is in talks ....

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Gabbidon Considers Future After Collins Exit

Danny Gabbidon's time at Upton Park could be coming to an end as he has stated that he was left very upset by the departure of fellow defender and international team-mate James Collins. He said: "I have lost my mate, my best man at my wedding, a real pal. I feel like I have had my right arm cut off. I'm disappointed he has gone, he has done really well for West Ham. Villa have got themselves a ....

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Hammers Of Arabia?

West Ham United have become the latest club to be linked with a Saudi Arabian takeover. According to sportsmedia.com, English newspapers have reported that Ali Al-Faraj, who was interested in, but failed to buy Portsmouth, who were later bought out by Sulaiman Al-Fahim.  Article continues below Advertisement The extent of Al-Faraj's wealth is not known, but it ....

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Toni Linked With Hammers Transfer

Luca Toni has alerted West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola to a possible January transfer because the striker has issued an ultimatum to Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal. Toni said: "If I am not given any playing time, I will speak to the club that declared me not transferable this summer to understand what my future is."  Article continues below Advertisement The ....

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Hammers To Sign Viduka?

Reports suggest that West Ham United are close to signing former Newcastle and Leeds Striker Mark Viduka. The Australian international is seen by West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola as an ideal signing not only to add extra firepower to a thin strikeforce, but as a player who can complement Carlton Cole's style of play.  Article continues below Advertisement Viduka ....

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Villa Complete Deal For Collins

West Ham United have today sold the Welsh international defender James Collins to Aston Villa for a fee believed to be £5 million. The player moves from East London to the Midlands signing a four year contract, after rejecting a move to Stoke City earlier this summer.    Article continues below Advertisement However West Ham are reported to have said ....

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Hammers To Sign Chamakh?

There have been rumours this morning that long term West Ham target Marouane Chamakh is due to have an "initial" medical at Upton Park today. Reports last week claimed that the Hammers would have to sell defender James Collins to fund the deal, but there is also speculation that another defender, Matthew Upson, would be shown the exit door, but club officials have vehemently denied ....

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Paying Da Costa To Be The Boss

   Sky Sports News have confirmed that West Ham United and Fiorentina have reached an agreement on a swap deal which sees 23 year old Portuguese defender Manuel Da Costa arriving at Upton Park, with forward Savio Nsereko going the other way following a disappointing spell in East London after a £9 million move from Brescia in January. Article continues ....

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