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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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Now There's German Interest In Faubert

Schalke 04 are the latest side to be linked with a move for Julien Faubert. According to L'Equipe the Bundesliga side see him as a possible replacement for their Brazilian right midfielder Rafinha, who is expected to leave the club. Faubert has recently retuend to West Ham after a loan spell at Real Madrid. Article continues here... Advertisement Under ....

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Hammers Look To Snap Up Youthful Talent

16 year old Roma midfielder Simone Bezziccheri is spending a trial period with West Ham. He played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as a Hammers youth team drew 1-1 at Cambridge United on Saturday, Ahmed Abdulla scoring for the visitors at the Abbey Stadium in a performance which pleased academy director Tony Carr. He told www.whufc.com that overall it had been a good workout for his ....

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Brooking Touched By Hammers' Recognition

It has been announced that Upton Park’s Centenary Stand is to be renamed to pay tribute to Sir Trevor Brooking. The former Hammers midfielder, now the FA’s Director of Football Development, told www.whufc.com that it was ‘obviously a terrific honour, which I am very grateful for because this is my club and will always be my club’. Article continues ....

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Faubert Happy To Be Back, But For How Long?

Soon after returning to Upton Park from a loan spell with Spanish giants Real Madrid, French winger Julien Faubert has admitted that he is happy to be back in London although somewhat vague on his future. He told skysports.com he was ‘happy to be back at West Ham. Madrid was a good experience, a big club, and the training was very good like it is here’.  ....

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Gudjohnsen: 'england Appeals To Me'

Reports in the Spanish media today suggest that Barcelona are willing to consider offloading reported West Ham target Eidur Gudjohnsen for a fee of around £5 million. Manager Gianfranco Zola has refused to rule out a swoop to bring his former Chelsea team mate to Upton Park from the Nou Camp. The player’s agent, Arnor Gudjohnsen, told Sky Sports News that he had seen various ....

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Hammers In High Spirits Despite Cancellation

Despite the cancellation of Saturday’s friendly match against Werder Bremen of the German Bundesliga, coach Steve Clarke is adamant that the pre-season remains an important part of preparations for a new Premier League campaign. Bad weather in Austria- where the side are currently based- put paid to the game, which will be followed by fixtures against Turkish side Bursaspor on Wednesday ....

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Hammers Target Obraniak Set To Stay With Lille

West Ham's hopes of signing Lille midfielder Ludovic Obraniak look set to be dashed. Lille have stated that no further players are to leave the club this summer and Obraniak, who has been negotiating with the Hammes reportedly, is set for a pay rise. Article continues here... Advertisement Obraniak has made it clear he wants to leave Lille for a new ....

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Hammers On Alert As N'guemo Move Stalls?

West Ham have been put on alert after Nancy midfielder Landry N'Guemo revelaed he had yet to sign for Celtic. He had been expected to sign a year-long loan deal at Celtic Park, but that is still on hold as a clutch of Premier League clubs jostle for position. Hammers are said to be one of those and while N'Guemo admits to being impressed by Celtic, he is keeping his options ....

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Hammers Lead Obraniak Race

West Ham are leading the chase for Lille midfielder Ludovic Obraniak according to reports in France. However, it is thought the player would prefer to stay in France, but at the moment he has onoly received interest from West Ham, Saragossa and Hamburg. L'Equipe reports that the player sees his future away from Lille, bit his club are keen to hang on to him. Article continues ....

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Tristan Moves On

West Ham have ended their short association with Spanish striker Diego Tristan who is set to quit the Priemier League and return to look for clubs in his homeland of Spain. The 33 year-old ex-Deportivo man had been on a year's contract at Upton Park but both parties have agreed to mutually end the deal. Article continues here... Advertisement He is ....

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Mancini To West Ham?

West Ham technical director Gianluca Nani will fly to Italy this week as the club look to finally secure the signature of Inter Milan's Brazilian star Mancini. The 28-year-old centre forward is still top of Gianfranco Zola's targets as pre-season training began earlier this week. The Italian is hoping that his fellow countryman Nani will finally persuade Mancini to agree terms at Upton Park. It ....

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Lampe Lights Up Upton Park

West Ham have completed the signing of promising defender Jack Lampe from non-league Harlow Town. The 17 year-old impressed coaches at Upton Park during a trial at the club at the end of last season. Lampe has signed a one year deal and is hoping to make an impact in academy and reserve team football following in the footsteps of Oliver Lee and Tony Brookes who gained professional contracts at ....

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Davis To Stay A Saint

Kelvin Davis has made a U-turn in his proposed move to West Ham in order to play regular first team football at League One Southampton. The 32 year old goalkeeper trained with West Ham last week and was offered a two year deal to become Robert Green's understudy at Upton Park.   Article continues here... Advertisement However, the former Ipswich ....

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Home Games Down The Tube?

West Ham could face a backlog of home games later in the season. The Newham Recorder reports that it could be October before Hammers' fans get to see their heros on home turf.   London Underground are planning to close Upton Park station as part of their engineering schedule and this coincides with West Ham's meeting with London rivals Spurs on 22 Aug.   Rearrangement is difficult, ....

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