Afternoon! We’re running live blogs from now until the early hours of Saturday morning bringing you the very latest news and gossip from the last day of the January transfer window. If you have any news, links or gossip to impart please email them to me directly via the Contacts link at the top of the page. Our other contributors will be joining in the fun too and we’ll use our initials so you know who has posted what. If there are no initials, it’s Iain!
18.53 Harry Redknapp has made a late enquiry for Maiga.
18.14 Apart from Razvan Rat being paid up and released today it appears all transfer business is now done for West Ham unless some last minute offer comes in for one of our players. I understand there have been no offers for Maiga or Diarra so far with less than 5 hours left (SW)
17.40 QPR have had a bid for West Ham midfielder Mo Diame rejected says West London Sport after being told Diame is not for sale. (SW)
17.30 WHUFC.com officially announce the signing of Colombia international Pablo Armero on loan until the end of season. HERE (SW)
17.25 Razvan Rat is to be released! Rat could set for a move to Turkish club Besiktas – just six months at West Ham. According to Lee Clayton, the defender is being allowed to leave West Ham following the arrival of Pablo Armero on loan from Napoli. Hugh Southon claims that Rat’s contract had a clause which earnt him a new contract if he played in 60% of matches this season. So far he has played in 20 of the 27 required.
16.57 Sam Allardyce will now turn his attention to Genk striker Jelle Vossen as the transfer clock ticks down claims Tony Beaker on Sports Direct News.Vossen, 24, has scored 12 goals for Genk this season but after recent defeats, the Belgian forward is apparently looking for a way out of the club. (SW)
16.11 Napoli appear to have officially confirmed Pablo Armero loan to West Ham on their official twitter account. Google Translation: Napoli announced that he had yielded to the @ Armero7 @whufc_official until end of season (SW)
16.07 Big Sam on Sky Sports News being interviewed through a Car Window to rival Harry, He said “If we do any more business it’ll be be one more on loan. We’ve concentrated on this one due to the injuries we got on Wednesday, so we’ll try to replace those with a defensive player and he will be from abroad.” When asked about whether the Lescott deal was dead he replied “Yes; it looks like that.” Video of his interview below (SW)
16.05 It must Transfer Deadline Day as Harry Redknapp is speaking through a car window LIVE on Sky Sports News and the quote “that is pretty much us for the day” (SW)
16:00 Biggest transfer news at West Ham so far is the departure of Andy Carroll’s beard. (SW)
15.27 Mitrogliu signs a four and a half year deal with Fulham. Bugger.
15.18 West Ham United will turn to Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse if they fail to hijack the deal for Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou claims Tony Beaker on Sports Direct News (SW)
15.02 West Ham remain in fierce negotiations to sign Napoli’s Pablo Armero. Hugh Southon on his Claretandhugh blog understands that talks have been going on throughout the day with the player’s agent and that a deal is now starting to look likely. However, a well placed source close to the negotiations said the club was hopeful it could get the deal done before the end of the day.Armero is still in Napoli and should the two sides agree will have his medical in Italy before travelling to London.
And there will be no problems with a work permit as he has played in 93 per cent of Colombia’s internationals. (SW)
15.01 RUMOURS that Newcastle were about to make an approach for West Ham’s Mark Noble have been played down.The midfielder is well known to Alan Pardew and some stories last night appeared to have the London born man coming in as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye.However it has been confirmed that Noble is currently training with West Ham and there are no plans for either him or his agent to travel to Tyneside. (SW)
14.53 ExWHUEmployee has said “If Jelle Vossen is on his way to London then there is a strong chance it could be to talk to us. I know the club were interested recently” (SW)
14.30 Sky Sports News live from the Boleyn Ground with footage of David Gold & PR manager Paul Stringer looking anxious. They report two signing expected at Upton Park today (SW)
14.10 Turkish side Besiktas are considering a move for West Ham target Joleon Lescott claims the Daily Mail (SW)
14.06 West Ham are close to signing Napoli’s left-sided player Pablo Armero, “The deal should have gone through within hours,” a source in Italy told SportsDirect News (SW)
14:00 Neil McDonald is expecting Ravel Morrison to stay at West Ham this January and says there has been no new offer from Fulham. He said: “I would imagine Ravel will be staying until I’m told otherwise.He has been training and is a creative player who we will need.” (SW)
13.58 Right, that’s me done until 8pm as I have a radio show to prepare for and present. Sean will keep you informed as much as he is able between now and then. Or I might try to pop in occasionally and multitask!
13.57 Slim pickings at the moment. Rickie Lambert is apparently a definite no go, now that Osvaldo has left Southampton for Juventus. The Mail say any hope of Loeon Lescott coming to Upton Park depends on them signing another defender.
13:05 TalkSport are claiming that Ravel Morrison will be involved in a swap deal with Manchester City for Joleon Lescot. Really? (SW)
12.33 West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald remained coy over a deadline day move for Manchester City’s Joleon Lescott. He said “Joleon Lescott is Manchester City’s player and, until that changes, I cannot comment, It’s all speculation, we’re trying to improve and if we can get anybody else in, that would be a bonus. We’ll have a look at what our reports say and, if there is anything going, the manager is dealing with those enquiries.” (SW)
12.26 West Ham United are eyeing a deadline day swoop for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani. Link here (SW)
12.19 Well, a relatively quiet morning. Will we see some comings or goings this afternoon? It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that nothing will happen today at all. Says he, pessimitically.