Bilel Mohsni On Trial

SkySports are reporting that Southend United star Bilel Mohsni is currently on trial with West Ham United.

The 24-year-old defender has been linked with a host of clubs over the last year. Stoke City and Blackpool have both seen offers rejected by Southend for Mohsni, who can also play as a striker.

However, Southend have confirmed that they have agreed to let him train with an unnamed club which SkySports have confirmed as West Ham.

I don’t know a great deal about the player other than what’s been in the media. How about you? Do you know anything more about the player or seen him play?

West Ham Bid For Berbatov

After the Andy Carroll trail seems to have gone cold West Ham appear to have turned their attention to Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov, 31, has announced his intention to leave on a social network site in search of regular first team football after becoming disillusioned with life being a bit part player last season.

West Ham are hoping a return to London will tempt Berbatov who spent several seasons playing here for Spurs.

What do you think? Good signing? Type of player we should be after? Leave a comment and get discussing.

Hammers Close On Modibo Maiga

The Mail reports West Ham are close to a £4.5m deal for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.

If we are to believe the reports then Maiga also has offers from Stoke and Reading sitting on the table.

I confess I don’t know too much about the player but managed to find a YouTube video of him scoring some goals, he seems to come alive in the box and can certainly head a ball as well!

He looks like he could be a handy player for us so lets hope there is some truth to the report.

 

Hammers Close On Kieran Richardson

News today is that West Ham United are understood to be close to completing the signing of Sunderland left sided player Kieran Richardson.

West Ham have been strongly linked with a move for the former Manchester United player since the end of last season, and it now looks like Sam Allardyce is closing on one of his transfer targets.

Since Martin O’Neil took over as Sunderland boss, Richardson who is now 27, has found it tough to get a game for the Black Cats. A fee in the region of £2.5Million has been mooted.

Transfer Deadline Day Latest

As the 11pm deadline looms I have been out and about on the internet and have Sky Sports as a fixture on my TV looking for the latest news for us Hammers!

Main stories are as follows:

Sky Sports are reporting West Ham have agreed a fee in the region of 2.5 Million for Bristol City’s Nicky Maynard. This is great news in my opinion as this is just what we need a regular goal scorer!

Genoa Striker Ze Eduardo arrived in London yesterday and completed a medical with the idea he plays on loan for the rest of the season and it turns into a permanent deal in the summer.

Manchester United’s 18-year-old Midefielder Ravel Morrison is on his way to London in order to undergo a medical ahead of a proposed permanent transfer from Manchester United. Looking around the web this guy has some serious talent and is thought to be the best youngster to come out of the Manchester Utd academy since a certain Paul Scholes, however it appears he has a slight disciplinary problem which is why Sir Alex is willing to let him go. Lets hop a change of scenery is what the young man needs!

And yet another striker on his way to The Boleyn is Ricardo Vaz Te, who Barnsley have reportedly accepted a bid of £750,000 for from the Hammers. With 12 league goals already this season he could be magic up front with Mr. Maynard.

Tompkins Interest Laughed Off

Queens Park Rangers reported interest in signing West Ham United centre back James ‘Tonks’ Tomkins has been ignored  by West Ham.

The 22-year-old centre half has been in fine form in the opening half of the season putting in a string of impressive performances.

Such performances were sure to attract the interest of other clubs and QPR are the first to make a move for the player.

Rangers manager Neil Warnock said he values at Tompkin’s ‘around the £3million mark’.

However that valuation has been laughed off by West Ham United, with an unnamed insider telling Harris Harris of ESPN that “we wouldn’t sell him for that” adding, “he has nearly three years left on his contract, he’s not for sale.”

I honestly hope that we don’t go back to the days of selling our best young players. Tompkins is a great player in the making as far as I am concerned and we need to keep players like him to compete if/when we get back in the Premier League.