Ivan Ramis Linked To West Ham

Ramis reveals a ‘new and very interesting offer’.

Earlier this week Ivan Ramis the Spanish defender appeared to be on his way to Wigan when they increased their bid to around €4.5million for the Mallorca man.

However, it now appears someone else has come in and topped their offer for the 27-year-old Ramis, with that club rumoured to be West Ham.

Speaking with The Daily Mirror he said:

 “I have played my last match for Mallorca because there is a new and very interesting offer for me.

“Wigan is not the best proposition for me.”

Ramis has been linked with a move to a whole host of Premier League and SPL clubs, but The Hammers could now be his destination.

Since this article was published a bid has been accepted, read more HERE.

Andy Carroll To West Ham Transfer Rumour Continues

Reports in all the papers today suggest West Ham United have shattered their transfer bid record with a £17 Million move for Liverpool Striker Andy Carroll.

Carroll, 23,  is thought to be deemed as surplus to requirements by new Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers who is keen to recoup as much of the record breaking £35 Million the club spent bringing the player in from Newcastle.

The rumour mill went into overdrive a few days ago with West Ham Co-Owner David Sullivan’s son tweeting:

Everyone thought it to be Carroll straight away and it now looks like this is confirmed.

There are however different takes on how West Ham plan on paying for the striker, with some suggesting an initial £2 Million to take the player on loan with a further £17 Million to be paid to complete the permanent transfer at the end of the season, with others suggesting a straight up cash offer.

Knowing our board I think the loan move with a permanent transfer should West Ham stay in the Premier League to be more likely.

Even though Kevin Nolan has no doubt been in Carroll’s ear, it’s thought that he would prefer a move back to Newcastle first and foremost, but if they fail to stump up the fee then he would look at our offer.

Andy Carroll To West Ham?

The rumour mill and Twitter universe are going crazy today especially after a tweet from West Ham Co-Owner David Sullivan’s  son which flamed the fires even further!

While the young Sullivan doesn’t give any player name it appears to be Andy Carroll if the the internet is to be believed.

How about any of you guys? Have you heard anything that backs this up or have a friends Nan who works in the kitchen at Upton Park who has heard it’s true?

West Ham Sign Swiss Keeper

West Ham United have added some more depth to their goalkeeping department by signing the young Swiss goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel from Grasshoppers for an undisclosed fee.

Spiegel has inked a three-year deal with West Ham, with the option of another year, and is due to meet up with his new team mates later on this week.

He has represented his country at various youth levels and is regarded as one of their brightest prospects.

The 19-year-old is expected to provide cover for recently signed senior keepers Jussi Jaaskelainen and Stephen Henderson.

I don’t know much more about the young man but it looks like our goalkeeping situation is strong now with Green, Boffin and Stech having all been replaced. Lets hope we can sign a few defenders next as we are looking light in that department.

Sunday Gossip: Defoe To West Ham?

Not much is happening in the world of transfer news this weekend but here is a round up of the Sunday Gossip Colums.

Defoe

According to the Daily Star Jermaine Defoe is looking for a move having not been given any reassurances from new boss Andre Villas-Boas, with Sam Allardyce still in the market for some more fire power up front following the recent arrival of Modibo Maiga.

West Ham could be of interest to the striker who is very keen to stay in London, and with Big Sam keen to add a proven Premier League goal scorer to his ranks then it could suit both parties.

Douglas

Another player being touted for a move to Upton Park is FC Twente defender Douglas, the player has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle but having been slow to follow up their interest in the highly rated centre back both West Ham and Fullham have shown an interest in Brazilian born player who is due to get a Dutch passport soon, which will mean there would be no need for a work permit.

Mark Nobles Contract

West Ham are apparently playing hard ball on a new contract for the midfielder, Noble is keen to sign a new long term deal following his great form last season in The Championship, however West Ham are keen to see how he performs in The Premiership and how new arrival Mohamed Diame from Wigan affects the dynamics of the team.

On another note West Ham have been giving trials to Colin Kazim-Richards and also Bilel Mohsni from Southend, both players featured in The Hammers 2-1 win over Colchester on Saturday and are now expected to go on the pre-season trip to Germany. Some bad news is that Nolan limped off after just 3 minutes of the game, lets hope it doesn’t turn out to be anything serious.

If you hear of any more news feel free to post a comment as I am sure we would all be interested in any more news and gossip about our club!

 

 

Allardyce to sue Kean

Big Sam has taken out the big gun and pointed it in the direction of Steve Kean from Blackburn.

Yes, you heard that right, Allardyce is taking legal action against his old firm and against the man who replaced him as manager, Steve Kean. It appears that Sam’s move for legal action is in response to a video rant made by Kean in May and he’s having none of it.

The battle looks set to take place in the High Court, too. The video which lasts just over 4 minutes is full of rants and four letter words used by the Scot and Kean voices his opinion on why Allardyce was given the boot from Blackburn.

The clip was filmed in a Hong Kong bar and Kean can be heard talking with Blackburn fans. It was filmed on Blackburn’s pre-season tour of the Far East.

In the clip he is asked about his relationship with Allardyce, who appointed Kean as first-team coach, Kean responds like this:

“I haven’t spoken to him. He mullered me so I said f*** him.

“I worked my b***s off for him and then he had a go at me so f*** him.”

Nice one Keano. The 4 minute video ends strangely with Steve Kean boasting that his ultimately doomed outfit would win the Carling Cup. Alrighty then 😉

A spokesman acting on behalf of Sam Allardyce said:

“He has issued legal proceedings against Steve Kean and Blackburn Rovers but is unable to comment further at this time.”

I think it’s a clear cut case of jealousy and sour grapes on Kean’s part and I hope Allardyce “reams” him 😉

Check out the video below of Steve Kean slating West Ham manager Sam Allardyce