Matt Jarvis bid turned down

West Ham today have had a £9 Million bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis turned down according to reports.

The deal is thought to be £6 Million up front and a further £3 Million in add-ons.

Wolves however are not interested in the offer which would see them make a substantial profit on a player they paid £600k to Gillingham for back in 2007, any deal though would see 15% going back to Gillingham.

Jarvis has represented England once, with the 26-year-old’s only appearance coming in a friendly against Ghana back in 2011.

Wolves are playing hard ball with all their players, and are setting the prices of their best ones extremely high, with Sunderland trying to sign Fletcher it appears they are looking for £15 Million for the striker, so goodness knows what they want for Jarvis.

Jarvis is a good player who would add some width and creativity to the team, but I think the West Ham offer is more than fair and I hope we turn our attentions else where as I think there must be more value for money out there surely?

Iron Bobby

Alou Diarra joining West Ham

Alou Diarra the French veteran midfield player has agreed to join West Ham.

31-year-old Diarra is expected to cost West Ham in the region of £2 Million from Marseille, with the player expected in London to complete a medical before the deal can be completed.

Diarra who is a defensive midfield player had an excellent tournament for France at Euro 2012 when he stepped in for the injured Yann M’Vila.

Reports are that Diarra is expected to pen a 2-year contract with The Hammers.

It seems like Big Sam is putting his faith in experience again as he looks to secure West Ham’s place in the Premier League.

Agent Fees

On another note did anyone see the agent fees which West Ham paid out in the last year? £4.5 Million was spent on agents which made us the team who paid out the most in all the English leagues bar the Premiership, Leicester came in second with £1.8 Million and they signed about a hundred players last year if memory serves!

West Ham Tuesday Transfer Gossip

West Ham are linked with three strikers today following the collapse of the Andy Carroll deal.

Moussa Konate is being heavily linked with a move to West Ham and the odds on him plying his trade at Upton Park have shortened to 7/1. The Senegal striker has looked in good form at the Olympic Games and has been scoring goals.

Chelsea Duo

West Ham have also enquired about the availability of Chelsea duo Daniel Sturridge and Romalu Lukaku.

I am assuming any deals would only be of the loan variety as Chelsea would be keen to keep both players on the books for the future.

Both players would fit in nicely into the West Ham team and add some much needed fire power to the front line, but lets see where this one goes shall we.

On Another Note

Ravel Morrison complained of toothache recently, which considering his past could have been thought of as a cop out, however it turns out that he needs 7, yes that is SEVEN teeth out!! I am assuming he must have been eating bags of sugar as snacks?

Iron Bobby

 

West Ham give up on Carroll

West Ham finally admit defeat in it’s attempt to sign Andy Carroll from Liverpool.

West Ham had agreed a fee with Liverpool for Carroll in the region of £2 Million to take the striker on loan initially with another £18 Million being paid for the permanent transfer of the striker should West Ham have retained their place in the Premier League.

However, it soon became apparent Carroll had no interest in joining us, even on a loan deal, and would stay put in Liverpool unless his boyhood club Newcastle came knocking or an English Premier League club playing in Europe.

High hopes from a man who couldn’t hit a barn door from 5-yards for Liverpool after paying a mammoth £35 Million for him. Interestingly, no clubs who meet his strict criteria have come calling even though they know of his availability!

Crazy Wages

In an attempt to change Carrolls mind West Ham were ready to offer him a crazy wage deal for an even more absurd 8-years, but thankfully this too never turned his pony tailed head which I am quite thankful for as he would have needed to play like a complete superstar from day one for us to have ever recouped our money should we have cashed in on him at any point.

Dead Deal

David Sullivan’s son Jack informed his Twitter following on Monday that the deal was finally dead after doing everything possible to be Carroll in a West Ham shirt.

Shortly after a club source told ESPN:

Sadly, it is true, we have conceded defeat in trying to sign Andy Carroll.

So onwards and upwards in the search for quality additions to the West Ham squad which I am sure we can all agree are much needed.

Iron Bobby

 

Morrison loaned to Birmingham

West Ham starlet Ravel Morrison has moved to Birmingham on loan for the season.

ravel-morrisonMorrison was signed from Manchester United in January with the reputation of being  the best young player they have produced since a certain ginger nut called Paul Scholes.

Ferguson was said to be furious with the demands Morrison made when it came to negotiating a new contract, £40k per week was the rumoured request from camp Morrison, which Ferguson thought was unacceptable from a player who had only made a couple of first team outings.

Trouble

Allardyce was well aware that Morrison came with baggage and was known to always be in trouble up in Manchester, however he took a gamble on the young man who no doubt has precocious talent, but within no time at all he was in trouble with the FA for homophobic tweets.

Rumours have been rife as to why Morrison has been shipped out when West Ham really need some creativity in the middle of the park, my personal favourite is that while apparently being injured and unable to train he was actually in Disneyland and was posting pictures of himself on-line like all clever truants do! I think his favourite film must be Ferris Bueller’s Ravel Morrison’s Day Off.

So let’s hope a move to Birmingham with regular first-team football can sort out Ravel, otherwise he will be in danger of wasting his undoubted talent.

Sunday Gossip

Big Sam thinks Carroll guarantees Premier League survival, Mohsni deal rejected and Baldock on his way out.

Allardyce has been talking to The People this weekend about the failed capture of Andy Carroll.

With Carroll not in Brendan Rodgers plans Allardyce thought a move to West Ham on loan would be perfect for Andy at this point in his career with regular first team football in the Premier League, however the player himself is not interested in a move to London which has disappointed Big Sam.

Allardyce was confident that Carroll would keep West Ham in the Premier League if he signed, he told The People:

I would have probably stuck my neck out and said we would almost certainly stay up with him on board.

We wouldn’t have thought we would have had any chance of signing a player of Andy Carroll’s capabilities but it became clear a couple of weeks ago there was a possibility of a loan.

Unfortunately, at this moment, it’s not the case.

Bilel Mohsni Bid Rejected

Mohsni, 24,  the versatile French player who we have on trial from Southend has impressed the West Ham coaching staff enough for them to put an offer in for him.

However, Southend have rejected the earth shattering bid of £150k for the player! They must think we have more money than we do and are offering £17 Million for Andy Carroll or something? I think they are trying to squeeze us for an eye watering £175k!!

Never Mind The Baldocks

According to SkySports West Ham have agreed a deal with Bristol City for Sam Baldock, with the fee thought to be 500k less than West Ham paid MK Dons for his services just a year ago.

Not sure about this as I think he could have been a Tony Cottee type player for us, maybe a season on loan with regular first team football would have done him good, but certainly not sell him before he has had a chance to prove he can do the business.

Another Pre-Season Loss

West Ham lost to Ipswich Town 3-1 yesterday with Tractor Boy defender Tommy Smith saying:

I think first-half especially we played some lovely football and at times it may have looked like we were the Premier League side to the fans.

Well your not, so enjoy your Premier League football in The Championship 🙂

Konate Competition

Moussa Konate, the Sengal scoring monster who West Ham have been trying to sign is now also interesting Newcastle after his Olympic performances.

West Ham have apparently already lodged a bid of £1.5 Million for the hit-man, so watch this space.

Not much else is happening but I expect we will see some movement next week on some strikers.