Firstly I’d like to say that I have no relationship with any football club, nor do I claim to be “in the know” but I will pull together realistic and confirmed rumours by sources I know rather than the rubbish that you normally read online to sell newspapers.
The Hammers have shown some interest in Middlesbrough’s Adama Traore, the club have enquired about the player.
The board have been long admirers of Olivier Giroud, whether the striker will leave Arsenal or not is still to be seen. If the French international does leave The Gunners then West Ham United will be willing to match any offer that gets made, the striker is said to want to play regular football with the World Cup approaching in a year and he would prefer to stay in London if he were to move away from The Gunners.
The situation with Michy Batshuayi remains the same, at the moment Chelsea are only looking to loan the Belgium out. That might change if Chelsea sign a new striker, Romelu Lukaku being rumoured to get Chelsea’s top target.
The situation with Kelechi Iheanacho also remains to be the same with striker being told he can move on although the striker wants to stay and fight for his place. Manchester City also want a rebuy clause added to the deal. The Hammers will hope that their new signing Pablo Zabaleta will be a factor in bringing Pablo’s former team mate to The London Stadium.
There has been some rumblings that West Ham United are interested in signing Chris Smalling. This could be a matter of putting two and two together with Hammers manager Slaven Bilic not shying away from his admiration for the English centre back whilst there appears to be a door open at Old Trafford for ex Fulham centre back to leave the club. Although it might seem lazy and eaay journalism, it seems to person that broke this story seems to be very trust worthy.
Personally I think he would be a great signing for The Hammers, I first saw him play about ten years ago for Maidstone against Dover when Maidstone was ground sharing with Sittingbourne before he was signed up by Fulham.
Arsenal and West Ham United have been linked with Henry Onyekuru for a while now, the Nigerian was due to travel to meet West Ham officials this week but any deal for the player seems very complicated and will take a lot of hard work to get done due to his work visa. Arsenal would find it easier to sign the one time Nigerian international due to their bigger status than The Hammers.
Unfortunately the above picture won’t be picture seen my Hammers fans next season as the interest The Hammers showed in Joe Hart seems to be cooled, if not over due to the English ‘keeper’s wages seemingly putting the club off. If the player is to be seen playing for West Ham next season then the two clubs and player will have to come to an agreement to lower the players wages.
Havard Nordtveit will more than likely be moving on in the summer, the club are willing to listen if a move is made for him. To my knowledge no English club have show any interest so a move abroad is more than likely. The Norwegian signed on a free transfer in June 2016, he made 16 appearances for The Hammer during the 2016/17 season with most seeing him feature at right back.
If you were unaware, the Premier League fixtures were released yesterday morning. The Hammers first three games will be away from home due to the athletics going on this summer at The London Stadium. The home game against Southampton should be switched which would see the away game in March played at The London Stadium instead of St Mary’s. IF for some strange reason The Saints do not agree to The Hammer’s request then the game will rescheduled to a later date.
The Hammers will also see themselves in the League Cup second round draw for the first in two seasons as they are Europa League free this season, the last two seasons they entered at the third round. The Hammers will likely see the same situation happen if they were drawn at home.
Last night’s “The West Ham Way” radio show which was broadcast on Phoenix FM featuring Sex Drugs & Carlton Cole and “ExWhuEmployee” talking about the latest West Ham United news and rumours and talking to boxer and Hammers fan Sam Mcness has been uploaded. This is always an interesting listen.