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West Ham Fail In Chamakh Bid

West Ham United have failed in their attempts to sign Moroccan international Marouane Chamakh, according to the Daily Mirror. The Hammers were believed to have put forward a £7 million bid for the Bordeaux striker, and despite the 25 year old wanting to move from the south of France, the stumbling block seems to be with the Ligue 1 side.  Article continues ....


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West Ham To Step Up Chamakh Chase

The Daily Telegraph have reported today that West Ham United will step up their chase for Moroccan international striker Marouane Chamakh. The 25 year old Bordeaux forward who scored twice in Saturday's 3-2 win over Sochaux remains a target for London rivals Arsenal, but it is believed that the Hammers Chief Executive Scott Duxbury has flown over to France with an increased bid of up ....


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Collins To Become A Potter?

The Daily Mail reports today that West Ham could be forced to sell Welsh defender James Collins to Stoke City for a fee of around £5million. Collins had been linked with the Potters earlier in the summer, but this re-emerging story hints that the Hammers have found themselves back in financial difficulties.  Article continues below Advertisement City who ....


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Kovac Czechs In

Radoslav Kovac has finally completed his move to West Ham United, signing a three year deal for an undisclosed fee. Sky Sports News had reported on Monday that a deal had been agreed. This was also confirmed on Spartak Moscow's website.  Article continues below Advertisement However, after finally passing a medical on Thursday West Ham have now confirmed the ....


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Hammers Sitting On Gold Mine?

 In light of the uncertainty over West Ham's long term ownership, today's Sun reports that if Carson Yeung's takeover of Birmingham City goes through, David Gold and David Sullivan will launch a bid for the Hammers. Article continues below Advertisement This is not entirely unknown territory for them as they held a 29.9% stake in the club during the 80s. A ....


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Zola On Rinaudo-pilot

  The Daily Mail’s sports pages today report that West Ham are lining up a move for Napoli defender Leandro Rinaudo. It is rumoured that boss Gianfranco Zola wants to arrange a season long loan deal for the player as cover for Matthew Upson and James Collins in case of injuries over the course of the new Premier League season. Article continues ....


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London Calling For Chamakh

 West Ham United, who have been in the hunt for a striker all summer, have been linked with a move for Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh, who is believed to want a move to the Premier League and has been heavily linked with Arsenal, whose £6 million bid has been turned down. Article continues below Advertisement L'Equipe reports that the the 29 year old ....


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Kovac Is Back

Sky Sports News reports that midfielder Radoslav Kovac has returned to West Ham United signing a permanent deal. The Spartak Moscow website also makes the same claim. The Czech international joined the Upton Park club on loan until the end of last season. At that time West Ham decided not to make the deal permanent, but manager Gianfranco Zola is reported to have signed the player as cover for ....


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Hammers To Go West?

West Ham could join the list of premier league clubs in American ownership reports eufootball.biz. Clark Hunt has emerged as a possible bidder for the club. Hunt is building his football portfolio and already controls FC Dallas and Colombus Crew. The Sunday Times reported on 9 Aug that the Icelandic bank Straumur, which effectively owns West Ham through CB Holding is facing liquidation. ....


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Valbuena A Target?

Several Sunday newspapers are reporting that West Ham United are among four premier league clubs tracking the progress of Marseille playmaker Mattieu Valbuena. It’s believed the unsettled midfielder would like a move to England, but Hammers’ boss Gianfranco Zola already has plenty of options in that position including Scott Parker, Mark Noble, Jack Collison, Julien Faubert and new ....


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Luca Who's Talking

Rumoured West Ham target Luca Toni's agent Jose Alberti has said that he believes his client's proposed season-long loan move to Upton Park will go ahead despite Bayern Munich's assertion that no deal would take place. Article continues here... Advertisement         It is reported that the 32 year old striker is no longer training with his ....


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Bayern 'nein' To Toni Transfer Talk

Reports in the German media suggest that Luca Toni will not be joining West Ham United, as had been widely speculated. With a change of management at the Allianz Arena after Dutchman Louis Van Gaal moved from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar to take charge following the sacking of Jurgen Klinsmann as well as the summer arrivals of forwards Mario Gomez from VFB Stuttgart and Ivica Olic from SV Hamburg, there ....


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Hammers Watching Dynamo Fernandez?

Dynamo Moscow’s Argentinean defender Leandro Fernandez is being watched by several Premier League clubs, Sky Sports reported today. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham United have all reportedly been keen to take him to England and had scouts watching him during the Russian side’s Champions League qualifying round loss to Celtic last night. Article continues ....


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West Ham Miss Out On Mancini

West Ham have lost their battle to sign Brazilian striker Mancini after the 28 year-old decided to stay with Italian champions Inter Milan Techinal Director Gianluca Nani and Chief Executive Scott Duxbury thought they were close to a deal, but it appears that Mancini has had second thoughts, and will try to force his way back into Jose Mourinho's plans. Insiders say that the deal is not ....


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Neill In Talks With Sunderland

Defender Lucas Neill is believed to be in talks with Sunderland over a free transfer move to the Stadium of Light after negotiations over a new deal at Upton Park broke down. Black Cats manager Steve Bruce has admitted that ‘we’ve had a little conversation to see where Lucas is at. He’s another player who’s experienced, he’s played in the Premier League and ....


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Mensah Flattered By Premier League Interest

Reports in the French media suggest that Lyon’s Ghanaian defender John Mensah is attracting interest from West Ham United and Sunderland. He told www.skysports.com that he was flattered, saying that it was ‘great’ to be linked with Premier League sides, admitting that his campaign at Stade Gerland was ‘not good’ due to a struggle with injury although he was now fit ....


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Hammers Land Daprela

West Ham United have completed the signing of 18 year old Swiss defender Fabio Daprela from Grasshoppers Zurich for an undisclosed fee. The Hammers beat off interest from several Italian sides to get their man, and he has agreed a five year contract at Upton Park. The player told www.whufc.com that ‘I am very happy to come here as it is a great club. I saw the team play on television last ....


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Poulsen On Verge Of Premier League Move?

Danish midfielder Christian Poulsen is reportedly a target for four clubs in the Premier League, including West Ham United. His current club Juventus have deemed him surplus to requirements at Stadio Olimpico and Lee Anderson- a UK-based agent working on behalf of the Turin side- has told Sky Sports News that Fulham, Tottenham and Portsmouth as well as the Hammers are keen to bring him to England ....


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A Toni Of Speculation

The Guardian today reports that West Ham United are looking at signing striker Luca Toni from German giants Bayern Munich. It is believed that club CEO Scott Duxbury and technical director Gianluca Nani have travelled to Europe to pursue potential targets, including the already acknowledged pursuit of Barcelona’s Eidur Gudjohnsen. Manager Gianfranco Zola has reportedly told the pair ....


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Zola Watching Balotelli?

It is reported today that Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola is lining up a move for young Inter Milan forward Mario Balotelli. Carlton Cole remains the only fit senior striker at Upton Park currently, with Dean Ashton still not fully fit, Savio Nsereko as yet unproven and Diego Tristan and David Di Michele having left the club following the end of their short- term deals. The young Italian has ....


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Stoke Up The Pressure On Ashton

Stoke City have again been linked with West Ham striker Dean Ashton. The Potters have reportedly made a £5.5 million bid, with Hull City also said to be monitoring his situation although they are yet to make an official bid. Article continues here... Advertisement However West Ham seem reluctant to sanction any deal as they are short of experienced forwards ....


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Sunderland Out Bid Hammers For Sedan Ace Baysse

Sunderland are expected to land Sedan defender Paul Baysse after they offered the player a better deal. L'Equipe reports that the Black Cats are due to make an official bid for the 21-year-old this week. But the player revealed that Sunderland had made him the best offer. Article continues here... Advertisement 'Their salary offer was 20% more than that ....


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Keeper Still Big For Hammers

Several sources are reporting that West Ham are tracking Bristol City's first choice keeper Adriano Basso. When the reported signing of Saint's veteran keeper Kelvin Davis, as cover for Rob Green, failed to materialise recently, it seems that Hammer's boss Zola still feels there is a need for another experienced keeper at Upton Park. Article continues ....


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Cardiff Fancy Quashie Move

Nigel Quashie has wants regular football next season and Cardiff could be prepared to give it to him. He has one year remaining on his current West Ham contract, and has said that he does not mind where his future may lie as long as he is given a first team chance. Currently he is in pre-season training with the Hammers after returning from successful loan spells in the Championship with ....


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Nouble Signs On And Other Attacking Reinforcements Mooted

Youngster Frank Nouble has agreed a five year deal at Upton Park. It had been widely rumoured that the former Chelsea attacker would sign for West Ham despite interest from Arsenal, and he told www.skysports.com that it was ‘a great day for me and my family’ and he couldn’t wait to get started.  The player also cited his new club’s reputation for helping to ....


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