Lukaku or Bony?

Reports in the last few days have been linking West Ham United with moves for strikers Wilfried Bony and Romelu Lukaku, but who would you prefer?

West Ham’s interest in Bony was firmed up this week, with a bid believed to be in the region of £10 million being lodged for the Ivorian by the club after Swansea made a move for the player whom West Ham have been tracking since March. [Read more…]

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.