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Premier League side West Ham have had their bids for Cologne striker Anthony Modeste and Villareal forward Cedric Bakambu rejected.

The Hammers have been spending considerably in the transfer market of recent and they wanted to break club records for both stars.

The club had paid £20 million for Ghana international Andre Ayew who joined from Swansea last year. However, the club wanted to get the strikers for £22 million each this summer but the bids were thrown out.

The lack of depth affected the team last season when injury crises happened. With persistent injury problems of striker Andy Carroll and DiafraSakho, West Ham want more players. Modeste is a good player that has exceled in Germany after netting 25 times last season. Cologne want£35 million for the French player even though he is 29 years old. Read more »


West Ham United are set to host Tottenham Hotspur in a major game this weekend.

The block buster match could seal off Spurs hopes of lifting the Premier League this season as there are few games left and leaders Chelsea are four points ahead.

Spurs would be seeking their tenth win in a row at the London Stadium while Slaven Bilic and his men would be seeking revengeafter losing at White Hart Lane in the first leg. The Hammers were ahead when they met in November. They were set to pick all three points and a crucial away victory until Harry Kane changed the story as he scored two late goals to upturn the result 3-2.

The co-Chair of West Ham David Gold has hinted at a return of Andy Carroll for the game against Spurs. West Ham have had it bad with injuries this season and it has reflected on their achievements. Carroll could provide a boost as the season winds down. Read more »


West Ham forward Michail Antonio is not sure if he would agree to new terms at the club despite his impressive stats since joining the Premier League side.

The player joined from Nottingham Forest for £7 million in the summer of 2015.

He was rewarded with a better four-year package last July but there have been recent reports linking the player with a move from the Hammers this summer. League leaders Chelsea seem to want the player but West Ham want him to keep contributing to their success.

Antonio has scored eight goals this term and he has had an overall decent season. Sky Sports claim that if the player continues his decent run through the second half of this season, West Ham would offer him a fresh deal to kill any competition. Read more »


The boss man at the West Ham football club has admitted his love for Andy Carroll and looks forward to his return from injury.

Bilic is optimistic of what the England’s forward can do when not in the treatment room and believes that he would be back soon.

Andy Carroll’s career growth has been stunted by series of injuries thus disrupting his playing time with the Hammers. The laid up schedule by doctors expect that the forward would be out of treatment latest by November 19. This means he might be ready just in time for West Ham’s visit to strong rivals, Tottenham.

The desperate Bilic seriously hopes that Carroll is up and available soon enough, at least in three weeks on the pitch to ensure that their revival keeps up the gathering momentum.
“I have a lot of feelings for Andy. I don’t hide it. I love Andy Carroll. Every time he has started or come off of the bench, he has been brilliant for us. It’s virtually impossible to mark him in the box and even outside the box he is brilliant also.”Bilic had said.
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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has said that England will not be going into the match against Ukraine with a negative attitude. The final group game against Ukraine can be the one that will ensure that England can play in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012, and the man who is usually seen in a Liverpool Shirt is keen to impress.

Roy Hodgson’s men need only one point in order to ensure their qualification, but may need a win in order to make sure that they finish top of the group. Finishing top of the group will have many advantages, with the most likely being that they could avoid Spain in the quarter-final stage of the competition.

As a result, England will not be approaching the match against Ukraine in the negative attitude according to Andy Carroll, who scored the opening goal in a match against Sweden. The £ 35 million man has been ridiculed a lot in recent times, but he proved that he is on the way back after scoring in the 3-2 win over Sweden that put England on the brink of qualification. However, the work is not done yet according to Carroll, who is expected to be on the bench for the match against Ukraine due to the return of Wayne Rooney from suspension.

‘We think we can finish the job against Ukraine. We are confident, especially with Rooney coming back – it’s like Luis Suarez for Liverpool. We showed what we are about against Sweden after going behind and have put ourselves in with a good chance of qualifying. Things are in our hands. We will just need a point on Tuesday but we will go there and try and get the win. That’s the way we are and approach games. Wayne is fantastic, he is back involved now and it is great for us and it is great for him,” said Andy Carroll ahead of the match with Ukraine, who need a win to progress to the next round.