Is No News Good News Is It All Quiet On The West Ham Front? NO

During the January transfer window, this one has a countdown on the right hand side of the site, fans generally feela mixture of hope and fear, more trepidation than anticipation. The Arnoutovic story has 'blown' most other strories about West Ham out of the picture, but 'stuff' is still going on, most notably the situation regarding Javier Hernandez, Hammers highest paid player.

It has been suggested that a fee of around 14 Million Euros is being requested for the permanent transfer of the Mexican whose time at the London Stadium can hardly be described as a stunning success, Valencia in Spain are really keen to have Hernandez join them and he has already discussed terms with them, but initially Valencia only wanted a loan deal with an option to buy, Hammers are unwilling to let Hernandez go until they have a replacement 'firmed up', and the club would definitely not countenence a loan deal, only a permanent one.

Valencia are determined to land a forward this window, with Michy Batshuayi's disappointing loan deal at the club set to be cut short, Batshuayi was due to spend the entire season on loan but he scored just three goals in 23 appearances for Valencia before his deal was cut short last week. The Belgium international is back at Chelsea but now looks set for another loan, this time to Ligue 1 side Monaco, Hammers having passed over the opportunity to take him to the London Stadium despite being really keen for his services a couple of seasons ago.

Removing Chicharito from the wages bill would free up money for other players, but Manuel Pellegrini will be wary that the Arnoutovic situation might flare up again due to the Chinese transfer window closing one month after the European window. Bargains are rarely had during the January window, but Hammers could technically end up without both their 'top' strikers unless the 'Husse' has got a cunning plan up his sleeve. -Ed

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mcbikeman's picture

Recall Hugill from boro problem solved:-)

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andycarrollstyle's picture

He's already accepted an offer from China

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Dicks is the man's picture

nah, he's going to Monaca after David Moyes takes over from Henry.

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