Arsenal forward linked with Premier League move

Arsenal’s out-of-favour striker Lucas Perez has been linked with a move to West Ham. The Daily Mirror claims that the Hammers are aware that the Spaniard is unhappy with his playing situation at the North London club and have already made enquiries about him. The 28-year-old joined the Gunners in a £17m move from Deportivo La Coruna late in the summer transfer window. He arrived in London having scored 17 league goals for La Coruna in the previous season. However, due to a plethora of forward options available to manager…

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West Ham to pursue Liverpool star in summer

West Ham United want to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as a potential replacement for Andy Carroll, according to Daily Star. The report claims that the Hammers intend to sell injury-prone Carroll in the summer and aim to replace him with wantaway Sturridge. Ironically, the Hammers signed Carroll in a £15 million deal from the Reds in 2013. However, he could never properly settle at the club due to his consistent injury problems. This season, he has scored six goals in 14 appearances for Slaven Bilic’s side. The 28-year-old was…

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Arsenal, West Ham target to switch clubs in summer

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has expressed his desire to join a new club in the upcoming summer transfer window. The French striker was a top target for the likes of Arsenal and West Ham last summer, but due to varying circumstances, he ended up staying in France. Early in the summer, he declined an opportunity to join the Hammers after two clubs had reportedly agreed on a transfer fee. Later, the Gunners expressed their interest in the striker but their offer was deemed insufficient by the French club. Ultimately, the…

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Bilic distances himself from interest in Manchester City star

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that he has no interest in signing Manchester City outcast Jose Hart. The Hammers were strongly linked with a January move for the England international, who is currently playing for Serie A side Torino on a season-long loan move. Yesterday, the Sun claimed that the East London club have lined up Hart as a potential summer replacement for Adrian. The Hammers are prepared to pay £15m for the services of Hart. However, Bilic has made it very clear that he has two very…

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Chelsea legend Lampard hangs up boots

Former West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from professional football. The former England international, who is best known for his time with Chelsea, left MLS side New York City FC in August following the expiration of his contract. The 38-year-old recently revealed that he had received multiple offers to play in England and abroad. However, he announced his retirement on his Facebook page today: “After 21 incredible years, I have decided that now is the right time to finish my career as a professional…

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Payet moves to Marseille, City goalkeeper targeted and more West Ham news

West Ham star Dimitri Payet has officially completed his move to Olympique Marseille. Payet started off the saga at the start of the transfer window when he refused to play for the Hammers, earning the ire of manager Slaven Bilic. The mercurial Frenchman has signed a four-year contract at Olympique Marseille—his previous club—for a fee reportedly in the region of £25M, and is said to have taken a £25,000 pay cut in order to make the switch. “I will always have a beautiful memory of West Ham supporters. I don’t need…

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Transfer Roundup 24th January- Payet saga goes on, Dani Alves China-bound and more

Less than a week to go before the January transfer window comes to a close, the deals are coming in thick and fast, with lots happening across the globe. Let us take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: WEST HAM REJECT THIRD BID FROM MARSEILLE FOR PAYET Sky Sports sources say West Ham United have rejected yet another bid from Marseille for wantaway star Dimitri Payet. The latest bid is believed to be in the region of £22.5 million while the Hammers rate their French (homesick) star at £30…

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Transfer Roundup, 22nd January- Zarate Returns, Snodgrass Bid Rejected, Payet To Depart

With just 9 days left in the winter transfer window, the deals are taking place thick and fast while several transfer sagas are taking shape in tandem. Let us take a quick look at the transfer stories from today: MAURO ZARATE RETURNS TO PREMIER LEAGUE, JOINS WATFORD ON LOAN Former Birmingham, QPR and West Ham striker, who was plying his trade for Fiorentina, has been loaned to Watford and is understood to have arrived in England and has successfully completed his medical at Vicarage Road. SNODGRASS LEFT OUT OF HULL…

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Dimitri Payet: Hero to Zero Within a Week

If you are an avid football follower, you would have already heard the news of Dimitri Payet putting his foot down with West Ham because he wants to leave the club, as a lot of fans have shared their unhappiness of his desire to leave. With that being said, a lot of fans don’t mind the fact players want to leave their beloved clubs, as they always expect it, but the way in which Dimitri Payet has handled his desire to leave is despicable. This is a player who last…

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West Ham man set for move to France, Zaza joins Valencia

West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet is set for a move to French side Olympique Marseille, according to a report from reliable French publication L’Equipe. Over the last couple of days, conflicting stories have emerged in the media. BBC has claimed that the Hammers have turned down Marseille’s improved offer of £19m while the Guardian is claiming that the Hammers want the player to apologise for his behaviour. The Frenchman handed in a transfer request over a week ago to the chagrin of manager Slaven Bilic. Although Bilic came out to state the club’s…

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West Ham fans turn their backs on Payet with hilarious chant, Twitter reactions

Following Dimitri Payet’s request to leave West Ham last week, the fans have quickly turned their backs on him. His regular matchday chant has been revisited, to a hilarious—if a tad crude—result. As the Hammers cruised to 3-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace at London Stadium on Saturday, the home fans serenaded their former beloved with a new chant. “F*ck off,  Payet,” “Dimitri Payet,” “We just don’t want you anymore” “You’ve got some f*cking front,” *You money-grabbing c*nt,” *F*ck off Dimitri Payet.” One got to love the unified voice…

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Marseille agree terms with West Ham star

Following West Ham manager Slaven Bilic’s revelation that Dimitri Payet wants to leave the club, French publication L’Equipe, this morning, have reported that Marseille have reached an agreement with the Frenchman. Payet has reached an agreement with Marseille pic.twitter.com/hzJz353yiY — Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) January 13, 2017 The 29-year-old attacking midfielder had a blistering start to his career in England, capped off by an international call-up to the Euros. He, however, has found life harder this season, caused, in part by West Ham’s struggles to maintain their great form from last…

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Slaven Bilic angry as Dimitri Payet requests transfer

In the press conference, ahead of his side’s game against Crystal Palace, an angry Slaven Bilic announced Dimitri Payet’s decision to leave West Ham. “We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave,” Bilic said. “He’s definitely our best player and that’s why we gave him a long contract. We are not going to sell him. This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel…

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Conte Plotting Swap Deal with West Ham?

Michy Batshuayi, who joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33m earlier this summer, is yet to start a League game for Antonio Conte this season and is understood to be unsettled at Stamford Bridge. Conte’s Chelsea has taken the Premier League by storm as they sit five points clear at the top of the table with Diego Costa leading the race for Golden Boot with 14 goals to his name. Even in the absence of suspended Costa, the former Juventus and Italy padrone started with Hazard up front instead of Michy Batshuayi.…

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Premier League 2016-17 season preview

The new Premier League season is finally upon us! Time to preview the 2016-17 campaign! Top two It seems the two Manchester clubs will battle for the English football crown this season. Manchester City have Pep Guardiola to coach them and made a couple of excellent signings this summer. Ilkay Gundogan could be gold in City’s midfield, while Leroy Sane adds pace and creativity, and John Stones is made to play in a Guadriola-led team due to his great feet. But can the Citizens play Guardiola football? That’s the big…

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Bilic building a superb young squad at West Ham

Several English Premier League clubs have already been extremely busy in the transfer market this summer and none more so than West Ham. The Hammers have recruited six new players, as manager Slaven Bilic continues to build a superb young squad, with the Croatian having began that work immediately after arriving at the club last June. Bilic preparing for a bright future Bilic inherited a reasonably strong group of players from his predecessor Sam Allardyce but identified the need to strengthen his squad so as to develop a team capable…

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Real Madrid shocked by Dimitri Payet’s price tag, Los Blancos reject massive offer for Alvaro Morata

West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan has warned that Dimitri Payet will not be sold unless someone is prepared to pay around £100 million, according to a report by The Sun. The La Liga giants have been linked with a £40 million move for the France international, but it’s clear that won’t be enough to tempt Sullivan into selling his playmaker. “We’re not selling him unless someone wants to break the world transfer record and then we might consider it. Even at his age he must be worth £100 million”, Sullivan said.…

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West Ham to close big transfer soon

Carlos Bacca’s agent is expected to meet West Ham United next week after AC Milan received and accepted a formal £25.6 million offer, according to Football-Italia. The Colombian striker joined the Rossoneri from Sevilla last summer, and scored 18 goals in his first season in Serie A. However, with the Diavolo missing out on Europe again for the coming season and new coach Vincenzo Montella seemingly unwilling to fit Bacca into his plans, it has been suggested he could leave the club. According to Gianluca Di Marzio’s website (via Football-Italia), the Hammers…

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Crystal Palace stun top clubs as huge bid for striker is accepted

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee £31.6 million with Marseille for Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi, according to a report by French source L’Equipe. Marseille are under pressure to balance their books and deliver on the budget that they had presented to the league’s financial watchdog the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG). Therefore, Marseille are keen to sell the 22-year-old. Batshuayi provided 17 goals and nine assists during the past Ligue 1 season for a poor Marseille team, also sparking interest from the likes of West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid,…

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West Ham make improved bid for winger after signing La Liga star, to shelve striker bid

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West Ham are set to make an improved bid of £8 million for Matt Ritchie after having an initial approach turned down by Bournemouth, according to a report by The Telegraph. The Hammers originally made a bid of £25 million for both Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson last month, but will make a new offer of £8 million, potentially rising to £10 million, for the 26-year-old winger. Ritchie is believed to have met with Cherries boss Eddie Howe shortly after the end of the season and expressed an interest to…

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Two Arsenal stars linked with exits from the club

Arsenal looked one of the busiest clubs in the transfer market with a host of players getting linked with the club. Amidst all the potential arrivals, a number of players are also expected to leave the club in the summer. The likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky are the usual suspects, but the latest reports have claimed that a number of first-team players might also depart from the club. Evening Standard has exclusively claimed that forward Theo Walcott is a £25million target for West Ham. The 27-year-old…

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West Ham table offers for two Serie A stars

West Ham United will move to the Olympic Stadium next season and are hoping to build on a very solid season, in which they reached the preliminary rounds of the Europa League. Manager Slaven Bilic is particulary searching for a top class striker and has been linked with the likes of Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, and Juventus’ Simone Zaza. According to a report by The Daily Mail, the Hammers have identifyed a new summer transfer target and have launched a £16million bid to sign AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.…

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Manchester United extend starlet’s deal, chasing two young guns

Manchester United have been linked with a number of big football stars all season long, especially since Jose Mourinho was named the club’s manager. However, the Red Devils are also trying to secure their future by adding a set of young starlets. First and foremost, teenage sensation Marcus Rashford has signed a new long-term deal at Old Trafford after his impressive start in the Red Devils first team, according to the club’s official website. Rashford’s new contract is a four-year deal with the option of a further year. The 18-year-old…

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This Premier League stat will haunt Arsenal fans forever

The Premier League season was officially over when Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Tuesday, with Wayne Rooney scoring his 100th goal at Old Trafford. Leicester City were crowned league champions after a magical season, with Arsenal coming in second, Tottenham third, Manchester City fourth and Manchester United fifth, as Liverpool and Chelsea struggled all season. However, what if shots that hit the woodwork counted as goals? In that case, three clubs would have registered a total of 70 points: Arsenal, Man City and West Ham. The Gunners would have…

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Six Premier League teams make top 10 most valuable football teams, West Ham are biggest risers

Forbes has released its annual The Business of Soccer study for the 2014/2015 season, ranking the most valuable football teams in the world. Six Premier League teams make the top ten, with Manchester United being the league’s most valuable club. The Red Devils are worth £2.62 billion and only trail La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, who are worth £2.89bn and £2.81bn respectively. Arsenal are down in fifth place behind Bayern Munich, being valued at £2.12bn. The Gunners lead sixth-placed Manchester City, who are worth £1.52bn. Chelsea and Liverpool are ranked…

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