18.05 kumb reported earlier today that West Ham had enquired about an unnamed Spanish based African Striker. They have now confirmed it is not going to happen!
18.00 SSN report Norwich City want to sign Vaz Te on a season long loan.
17.55 Chelsea want a £3m loan fee, Arsenal are offering £1.5m. Are West Ham in the mix?
17.52 SSN waiting outside the QPR training ground for the obligatory Harry Redknapp interview through a car window!
17.48 According to the Sheffield Wed website, Jordan Spence is looking to ‘make an impact’ during his loan deal at the Yorkshire club!
17.35 Could that mooted Marco Boriello loan come through on the inside, at the 11th hour? (nothing like mixed metaphors is there!)
17.30 SSN report Chelsea prefer Ba to move on loan to West Ham or Roma, presumably because neither club are considered PL rivals!! Still who cares if we land Ba.
17.25 Blackburn Rovers state that Rhodes is not for sale, well not, for a c.£6m fee, to another Championship club. A PL bid of £8m plus might see a change of position.
17.20 Its quiet, oh so quiet …. even SSN do not appear to think it is worth having a reporter at Upton Park!
17.10 Wigan offer £6m plus add ons for Blackburn Rovers goal machine Jordan Rhodes! That is a striker we should be looking to sign!
17.00 The Star Sports report that the Quagliarella loan deal could still be on, but Vaz Te may have to exit to finance the deal. This deal could go to the wire!
16.55 The live SSN report from Crystal Palace mentioned the names of a number of players thought to be joining the south London club, could Vaz Te be on the way there?
16.52 There are internet reports suggesting that West Ham are battling with Arsenal for Ba’s signature. No mention of Roma’s interest in the player.
16.15 Serbian international Zdravko Kuzmanovic, of Inter-Milan, is reported to have rejected a loan deal to join West Ham or Sunderland.
15.55 Is Ba to West Ham still a possibility? kumb believe so!
15.31 As the tumbleweed continues to blow around, that’s it from me until after 8, as I have a radio show to present on LBC 97.3. We’re talking Gareth Bale after 7, and whether the football bubble will soon burst. So please welcome SJ Chandos to keep you up to date with any news from now on. See you later!
15.18 According to the Mail’s Lee Clayton (a Hammer) St Etienne agreed a deal for Maiga on Friday, then pulled out on Saturday.
14.56 West Ham win 5-4. Perhaps we should sign Elliott Lee. Oh, we have. Well he’d do better than Maiga, wouldn’t he?
14.49 Elliott Lee bags a hat-trick as the West Ham U21s go 5-3 ahead at Newcastle. Phenomenal after being 3-0 down at half time. Must have been some half-time teamtalk!
14.44 The ever helpful Jack Sullivan tweets that we are trying to bring back a former star, but there’s only a 15% chance. Must be Defoe or Ba. If it were Carlton it’d be 100%.
14.22 It’s coming thick and fast. A loan deal with Marco Boriello is apparently now being discussed. Yup, your guess is as good as mine. I think Mike Newell is next to be approached.
14.20 I have news! Not about transfers, sadly. The U21s were 3-0 down at Newcastle. They now lead 4-3! So all is now right with the world….
14.17 Apologies for the lack of news. That’s because there isn’t any. I am trying to keep my growing sense of anger under control. But I think I may soon explode.
13.34 Maiga may be off, according to Vital Football.
13.19 3-0 to Newcastle. And Quagliarella looks Lazio bound according to the Mail. This day just gets better and better, doesn’t it?
13.14 Oh, and just to make our day even better, the Under 21s are losing 2-0 at Newcastle.
13.13 Quagliarella has landed in London. So someone on Twitter says.
12.26 Stephen Henderson starts for the U21s today at Newcastle. Would he really be playing if we were looking to get rid?
12.24 19 year old former Barcelona striker Cristian Herrera is having a trial at West Ham according to talkSport