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West Ham face renewal of Arnautuvic transfer saga

West Ham are potentially facing another drawn-out drama involving Austrian striker Marco Arnautuvic and his desire to move away from the club. The on-again, off-again saga involving Arnautuvic and a move to the Chinese Super League was a continuous narrative throughout the January window, with the forward on the verge of leaving at one stage, going so far as to ...

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Declan Rice named Irish young player of the year

West Ham’s Declan Rice has been named the Irish Young Player of the Year. The choice is a controversial one as Rice has recently switched his international allegiance to England, and is expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. However, as the voting took place before he ...

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Declan Rice formally requests change of international status

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice’s chances of being named in the next England squad have received a significant boost after the Football Association formally applied to FIFA to have him declared as an English player. The 20-year old who was born on Kingston-upon-Thames, qualified to play for both England and Ireland, with both his grandparents hailing from Cork.  That led ...

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West Ham linked with Valencia move

West Ham are being linked with a summer move for Manchester United right-back Antonio Valencia. That is according to The Sun who report that The Hammers are prepared to sign Valencia if current incumbent of the right-back spot, Pablo Zabaleta, decides to hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign. The Argentine has yet to commit himself ...

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Ravel Morrison joins Ostersunds

Former Manchester United and West Ham player Ravel Morrison has joined Swedish outfit Ostersunds on loan for the rest of the season, after training with them for the past few weeks. That is according to The BBC who report that the Swedish side, now managed by Englishmen Ian Burchall, hope to have the player match-fit by the time their league ...

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West Ham defender in demand

West Ham defender Reece Oxford finds himself in demand, with several clubs chasing his signature. The England-under 20 international, once listed as one of the best youth prospects in English football, is becoming increasingly frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities at the London Stadium under Manuel Pellegrini, and, with the Hammers now willing to let him leave before Thursday’s ...

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West Ham close on deal for Uruguay striker

West Ham United are close to agreeing a deal for Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez, who is currently playing for Celta Vigo in Spain. Gomez has a £44 million release clause in his contract which would be a record fee for West Ham, but one that, according to The Daily Mail they are ready to pay. However, Gomez has yet to ...

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Arnautuvic set to stay at West Ham

Striker Marko Arnautuvic looks set to stay at West Ham after his big money move to China fell through. Arnautuvic was the subject of a substantial bid from an undisclosed Chinese club, thought to be Shanghai SIPG, and offered the chance to double his wages, agitated for a move away, publicly waving farewell to the fans at the London Stadium ...

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West Ham reject bid for midfielder

West Ham have turned down a bid from Fiorentina for midfielder Pedro Obiang. That is according to Sky Sports who report that the Hammers have rejected a bid for the midfielder of €10 million (£8.9 million) for the midfielder. The Spanish-born player, who plays his international football for Equatorial Guinea, joined West Ham from Sampdoria in June 2015, and has ...

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West Ham eye Callum Wilson as Arnautuvic replacement

West Ham are considering signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson as a replacement if Marko Arnautuvic leaves for China. The Austrian forward has already been the subject of one bid from a Chinese club which the Hammers rejected, but an improved offer is anticipated during the January window which may finally force them to accept his sale. Arnautuvic has made it ...

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