Tuesday Update

Lots going on with West Ham regarding players but very little official news coming through.

Let’s kick off with Andy Carroll, everywhere was buzzing yesterday with lots of respectable sources suggesting it was a done deal with £2 Million being paid up front for the loan of Carroll for the season, with a further £17 Million to be paid subject to West Ham retaining their Premier League status, however rumours are the player himself is reluctant to head to West Ham, although nothing has been confirmed by Carroll himself.

Not sure about this personally, I feel we have been courting the player who has shown little or no desire to come to us, so maybe time to put this to bed and focus on quality players who do want to play for West Ham.

As I understand this deal is now dead and we will not be pursuing this further.

Ivan Ramis

The player is apparently having a medical at Upton Park today and a deal will hopefully be confirmed in the next 24 hours.

James Collins

A fee has been agreed with Aston Villa to bring ‘The Ginger Pele’ back to West Ham, I always rated Collins so am happy to see him heading back to ply his trade in claret and blue.

Sebastian Boenisch

The Polish international full back is in discussions with West Ham after leaving Werder Bremen last month.

Demba Ba

No news on the player but his contract stipulates a £7 Million release clause until midnight tonight, surely worth activating as the man is a goal scorer, not sure if he would come back to West Ham but definitely worth a punt in my opinion.

Finally

I can’t help but think the whole Andy Carroll pantomime is really a smoke screen for other signings, I think it’s obvious he has no interest in joining us so hopefully we’re working on signing someone like Demba Ba or even Dimitar Berbatov behind the scenes.

What about you guys? What’s your view on our transfer dealings and who would you like us to bring in?

Collins, Ramis and Boenisch Transfer News

West Ham are looking to tie up deals for three defenders over the next 72 hours, with James Collins, Ivan Ramis and Sebastian Boenisch coming in.

Having recently signed forward Modibo Maiga and midfield enforcer Mohamed Diame, Big Sam Allardyce appears to have set his sights on getting the defence strengthened.

Ivan Ramis will be the marquee signing of the three having good form and pedigree for Mallorca and is a big imposing centre back who we will need in our first season back in the Premier League. Rumours earlier were that Wigan were still in the hunt but it now looks like the Spanish player is set for Upton Park.

James Collins or The Ginger Peleas he is known in the east end is well known to Hammer fans and is poised to re-join us for a nominal fee from Aston Villa, the club we sold him to a few years back.

Sebastian Boenisch is a Polish international who is without a club having left German club Werder Bremen last month, he has had no shortage of offers from German outfits but he would like to try his hand in the Premier League with West Ham his likely destination.

The Twitter universe has also been going crazy today with some even mentioning Carlos Tevez for a dramatic return, as much as I would like that I can’t see it happening, but I never thought Tevez and Mascherano would have signed for us on that dramatic deadline day a few years back so you can never say never, just highly unlikely!