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West Ham ‘in pole position’ to beat Arsenal to striker signing

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West Ham United are leading the chase to sign in-demand AS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru this summer and will meet with the attacker next Monday, according to Sky Sports.

The Hammers are in the market for a new centre forward after loan additions Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri spectacularly failed at the London Stadium last season.

West Ham want £13m striking sensation, Hammers to also sanction shock sale

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West Ham United have entered the race to sign highly-rated Montpellier striker Steve Mounie according to The Mirror, while ClaretandHugh claim the Hammers are willing to offload Robert Snodgrass.

Slaven Bilic’s men had an underwhelming first season at the London Stadium in 2016-17 and are expected to be busy in the transfer market this summer.

Everton boss Koeman eyes audacious £15m move for West Ham star

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Everton are among a number of prominent European clubs tracking West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang this summer, according to The Mirror.

The Toffees secured Europa League football for next season with a seventh-placed Premier League finish in 2016-17 and Ronald Koeman is set to splash the cash over the next few months.

West Ham linked with exciting winger, Newcastle also accredited with interest

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West Ham United and Newcastle United are ready to battle it out over Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki this summer, according to The Mirror.

Slaven Bilic’s men are expected to sign quite a few new faces over coming months and the Hammers have moved quickly to add experienced right-back Pablo Zabaleta to their squad already.

Arsenal Transfer: Defender signs five-year-deal

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Arsenal Transfer: Defender signs five-year-deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Carl Jenkinson has put pen-to-paper and signed a new five year contract with his boyhood club Arsenal.

The England U21 full back will also return to West Ham on loan for the 15/16 season, after making 36 Premier League appearances for the Hammers last time out.

Stewart Downing returns to ‘Boro

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Stewart Downing returns to 'Boro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Stewart Downing has finalised his move back to his first professional club by agreeing to a lucrative 5 year deal with Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough.

Statistically Downing was the Hammers most creative player last season, scoring six & assisting eight, reborn in a central attacking midfield role which saw the 30 year old earn a recall to the England squad after an absence of two and-a-half years.

West Ham to sign Juve & Italy defender

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West Ham to sign Juve & Italy defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Angelo Ogbonna, the Juventus & Italian international defender is in London undergoing a medical with West Ham as Slaven Bilic looks to increase his defensive options before the start of the new season.

Of course this could just be an attempt from David Sullivan to save face after embarrassingly publishing a photo of Ogbonna on Twitter when announcing the arrival of Pedro Obiang whilst another target, Aymen Abdennour, looks as though he's on his way to Atleti.

Andy Carroll Insists the Premier League Title is Not Beyond West Ham’s Reach

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Andy Carroll insists there is nothing to stop West Ham challenging for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

The 25-year-old scored his first goals of the campaign on Sunday as his brace helped the Hammers record a 3-1 win over 10-man Swansea and move up to third in the table for over 24 hours.

Andy Carroll Insists the Premier League Title is Not Beyond West Ham’s Reach

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Andy Carroll insists there is nothing to stop West Ham challenging for the Barclays Premier League title this season.

The 25-year-old scored his first goals of the campaign on Sunday as his brace helped the Hammers record a 3-1 win over 10-man Swansea and move up to third in the table for over 24 hours.

West Ham’s ex-Man Utd youngster Ravel Morrison tipped for England call-up

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Ravel Morrison's excellent start to the new season could be rewarded with a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad. The West Ham midfielder could be the surprise call-up for next month's decisive World Cup qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro, according to the Daily Mail. The 20-year-old has only played five Premier League games for the [.

Tottenham could beat Arsenal and West Ham to Ciprian Marica signing

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Spurs are set to pip Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham to the signing of free agent Ciprian Marica. The Romania international appeared to be free to choose between acting as backup to Olivier Giroud at the Gunners or leading the line for the Hammers in Andy Carroll's absence. But the Sunday People reports [.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll out with ‘ballerina’ injury

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The injury that threatens to ruin Andy Carroll's World Cup hopes and West Ham's season is one usually suffered by ballerinas, not footballers. That's according to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce. The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker does so much jumping that he has picked up an injury that is more common among ballet dancers and [.

West Ham set to sign ex-Fulham striker Mladen Petric as Andy Carroll suffers new injury

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West Ham are set to snap up free agent Mladen Petric. The Hammers have moved to strengthen their already lightweight strikeforce after first-choice forward Andy Carroll suffered a new injury. The England international picked up a foot injury in training yesterday. The 24-year-old, signed from Liverpool for £15m in the summer, is waiting for confirmation [.

West Ham turn to ex-Schalke player Cirprian Marica in hunt for new striker

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West Ham are weighing up a move for former Schalke striker Cirprian Marica as they seek to boost their attacking options. Marica is currently without a club since leaving the German club at the end of last season. But he was on target for Romania against Hungary yesterday evening. The Hammers had invited recently released [.

West Ham weighing up Oscar Cardozo move

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West Ham will bid for Benfica striker Oscar Cardozo if they can shift some players from their wage bill, reports The Sun. The Paraguay international is said to be unsettled at Benfica and looking for a move away from the club. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to add a proven goalscorer to his squad, [.

Is former West Ham striker Carlton Cole on trial at Tottenham?

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Spurs could be lining up a shock move for Carlton Cole after the ex-West Ham man played for them in a behind-closed-doors friendly. Reports suggest he scored two goals against non-league Enfield Town in a game played at Spurs' training ground yesterday. Tottenham fans are desperate for manager Andre Villas Boas and chairman Daniel Levy [.

West Ham Play Down Interest In Downing

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West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald says he rates Stewart Downing highly, but has played down talk of a transfer bid.
Reports earlier this week suggested that the Hammers were preparing an offer to Liverpool for their England winger.
Since moving to Anfield from Aston Villa for a fee in the region of £20million two summers ago, Downing has struggled to hold down a place in the Reds side.

West Ham Liverpool Reenactment Society considers bid for Stewart Downing

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West Ham's are set to up their efforts to create a full-scale working model of Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish with a bid for Stewart Downing. Having already spent £15m to bring Anfield flop Andy Carroll to the club, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is considering bringing in Downing to provide Carroll with some of the ammunition [.

West Ham and Crystal Palace battle for Barcelona defender

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West Ham and newly promoted Crystal Palace will go head-to-head as they both attempt to bring Barcelona defender Marc Bartra to the Premier League. The young centre-back is best known for his unexpectedly big role in Barca's depleted backline for the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich.

West Ham squad goes rowing, Mark Noble among those to take a dip

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Not content with being award the Olympic Stadium as their new ground, West Ham have now taken over the London 2012 rowing lake. The Hammers took to Dorney Lake for a team-building rowing session with Olympic silver medalist Mark Hunter. As you might expect with a Sam Allardyce team-building session, the water-based fun was not [.

David Gold Says He Backs Big Sam

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West Ham United co-chairman David Gold insists that he is fully behind current Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce is out of contract at the end of the season and with Paolo Di Canio's exit from Swindon, speculation has been growing that that Gold and his partner David Sullivan want to bring in the Hammers icon in to replace Big Sam at the end of the season.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 8-9 December

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1. It's well known that Manchester City have money to throw around, but coppers aimed at Rio Ferdinand's eye is taking things a bit too far. Bound to fall foul of the Financial Fair Play regulations. 2. Fernando Torres is scoring goals and smiling. That makes at least one person at Stamford Bridge who's delighted [.

Stevie Out To Sink Hammers Again

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In the absence of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard will be looking to continue his superb scoring record for Liverpool against West Ham on Sunday.
The Kop skipper has fired seven goals in 17 appearances against the Hammers. Only John Toshack (10), Ian Rush and Roger Hunt (eight each) have scored more for the Reds against the Londoners.

West Ham 3-1 Chelsea – Hammers Give Rafa The Blues After Thrilling Three-Goal Comeback (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Ham United 3-1 Chelsea Premier League 1st December 2012

Jaysus, poor old Rafa's Chelsea career ain't going according to plan, is it? With a couple of goalless draws under his elasticated belt, the Spaniard saw his bejewelled side go down 3-1 away to West Ham on Saturday.

Ferry Cross the Mersey

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Spurs face Liverpool tonight in what has the potential to be a thrilling encounter at White Hart Lane. Spurs are coming off the back of a very impressive performance when beating West Ham on Sunday and should be full of confidence coming into this encounter. Liverpool should also come into the match in positive mood as they are now on a run of eight games unbeaten following a very slow start to the season.

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan says Sam Allardyce deserves to work at ‘a really top club’

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West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has done his best to bring any Hammers hanging on to the memories of their 'World Cup-winning' squad by saying manager Sam Allardyce deserves to be a top club. The midfielder, who had previously played under Allardyce at Bolton, reckons Big Sam deserves to leave the East London minnows behind [.

West Ham 0-0 Man City – Stalemate At The Boleyn As Citizens Struggle Against Hammers (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Ham United 0-0 Manchester City Premier League 3rd November 2012

In failing to find the back of the net for the first time since April, Man City could only manage a draw against West Ham on Saturday.

In the first half, the Hammers were the better side, with Sam Allardyce's men playing some decent football while Andy Carroll was his usual imposing self.

West Ham 1-3 Arsenal – Giroud Off The Mark As Gunners Nail Hammers At The Boleyn (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Ham United 1-3 Arsenal Premier League 6th October 2012

Arsenal came from a goal down to secure a deserved 3-1 win at Upton Park in the late game on Saturday. Despite having the lion's share of the possession from the start, the Gunners conceded on 21 minutes, when Mohamed Diamé jinked past Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Ramsey before curing a superb shot past Vito Mannone.

QPR 1-2 West Ham – Pressure Mounts On Mark Hughes As Hammers Beat The Hoops (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Queens Park Rangers 1-2 West Ham United Premier League 1st October 2012

Following this disappointing home defeat at the hands of West Ham, Mark Hughes' QPR side now sit rock-bottom of the Premier League, with just two points accrued from six games.

Rodgers Rues Carroll Move

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he would not have let Andy Carroll move to West Ham if he had known he could not replace him.
Rodgers allowed Carroll to move to the Hammers on loan thinking Clint Dempsey would be arriving from Fulham.
Liverpool was then outbid by Tottenham who offered the United States international a more favourable deal.

Andy Carroll's instant impact as West Ham batter Fulham, 3-0

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Andy Carroll was the elephant in the room. The Liverpool striker on loan in the first big moment of the match knocked the ball down straight into the path of Ricardo Vaz Te who found Kevin Nolan steaming down the left to fire a snap shot past Mark Schwarzer.

The match was just a minute old.

English Premier League

West Ham United To Play In Europe Next Season

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On Sunday, West Ham United fired manager Sam Allardyce after finishing 12th in the Premier League. Today the Hammers found out that "Big Sam" had guided West Ham into Europe and a chance to play in the Champions League in 2016.

The Hammers qualified for next season's Europa League by topping the Premier League's Fair Play table.

London Derby: Spurs to hammer the Hammers

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It's London derby action for Spurs as they take on West Ham at Upton Park and they look cracking value at 2.2 with Betfred and Paddy Power to emerge victorious.

The stats are certainly very good as far as the Lilywhites are concerned as the Hammers have lost three of their last five home league encounters with them winning just one.

Andy Carroll Back To Being "The Beast"

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At Liverpool, Andy Carroll had to adapt his playing style. Then again, at Newcastle, Dalglish had been favoring a classic no. 9 already so the signing of Carroll for Liverpool should not surprise many last year. What was more disappointing was the lack of service for Carroll especially when Dalglish also bought Downing and Enrique to lay bombs on Carroll's head.

Liverpool Manager Reportedly Ready To Lure Drogba To Anfield

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers may consider a move for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, after admitting that he made a mistake in letting Andy Carroll join West Ham United on loan and not acquiring a suitable replacement.
Rodgers has come under fire for a lack of foresight in not securing additional striking options for Liverpool after sanctioning Carroll's season-long loan move to the Hammers.

The Rest

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 0-0 Draw Against West Ham

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Let us know who you think was our best player in Newcastle's 0-0 draw against the Hammers today in what was a disappointing performance from the lads, and a disappointing game, although Newcastle upped the pace in the second half and Gouffran missed from four yards out (or was it three) when he somehow [.

West Ham United Christmas Gift Idea

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It's that time of year...Christmas: the time to go out in the hustle and bustle of the shoppers hitting the malls and stores; time to guess what your friends and loved ones would want; time to stress about buying gifts...it's Christmas time again.

If you have a friend or family who happens to be a West Ham United fan and a coffee or tea drinker, you're in luck.

West Ham 4-1 Southampton – Noble On The Mark As Saints Get A Hammering At The Boleyn Ground (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

West Ham United 4-1 Southampton Premier League 20th October 2012

A Mark Noble set-piece brace, courtesy of a free-kick which really shouldn't have evaded the the entire Southampton defence, and a spot-kick helped the Hammers on their way to a decent win over fellow new-boys Southampton.

Artur Boruc’s Friday Rage List

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AAAAHHHHHHHH I AM ARTUR BORUC AND THIS IS A LIST OF THINGS THAT MADE ME ANGRY THIS WEEK:

1. I STILL DON'T HAVE A CLUB -- AHHHHHHHHH THE TRANSFER WINDOW HAS CLOSED AND I STILL DON'T HAVE A NEW CLUB OR A HAMSTER THAT CAN BITE PEOPLE ON COMMAND!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ALMOST SIGNED FOR QPR BUT THEY DECIDED THEY WOULD RATHER HAVE A GOALKEEPER WHO CRIES AT EVERYTHING INSTEAD OF ONE THAT CAN BATHE IN A VAT OF ACID WITHOUT FLINCHING BUT STILL WEEP WHEN KING TRITON TAKES ARIEL'S PLACE AS URSULA'S PRISONER IN THE LITTLE MERMAID!

Not-so-diabolical Diaby, Wenger’s contract, and a Bould question

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In episode 6 of the 4th season of ‘Breaking Bad', there is a scene where Skyler Whyte says to her husband, the greatest crystal meth maker in the world, that he could be in danger because of the environment in which he happens to be working. To this, Mr. Whyte comes back with a quip: "You clearly don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in: I am not in danger, Skyler.