West Ham’s players returned to pre-season training after their summer break. And after one day at Rush Green, they jetted out to Switzerland for the pre-season training camp. While they are away, the transfer rumours persist. Here is all the latest gossip (as of Friday 5th July).
Players linked with West Ham
West Ham’s striker search is heating up. The Maxi Gomez rumours persist with the latest report suggesting the 22-year-old is keen to move to East London (Sky Sports News).
This has since been rubbished by trusted insider EXWHUEmployee. West Ham will move again for Gomez but he is undecided on the move while another bid for Salomon Rondon is expected (The West Ham Way podcast on Phoenix FM).
Another La Liga striker has been linked. Everton and West Ham both want £30m-rated Valencia forward Rodrigo, who also plays for the Spanish national team (The Sun).
Elsewhere, Real Betis midfielder Victor Camarasa wants West Ham, Leicester City or Tottenham Hotspur to sign him. The Spaniard played on loan for Cardiff City last year and scored against West Ham (Estadio Deportivo).
West Ham exit rumours
The main story of the week is that Marko Arnautovic wants to leave…again! The Austrian striker has his head turned by a move to China (just like in January) but West Ham have rejected a bid of slightly under £20m (BBC Sport).
Clubs from Spain, Italy, the United States and England all want West Ham striker Javier Hernandez. West Ham want between £8m and £12m for the Mexican, although his sale might be put on hold after the Arnautovic news broke (ESPN).
Two new clubs are keen on Pedro Obiang. Parma entered the race for the 27-year-old and want to sign him on loan (Parma Today).
But Bologna are also eager to land Obiang and will accelerate their attempts to sign him. A fresh approach has been made and he appears to be Bologna’s top midfield target (Alfredo Pedulla).
Robert Snodgrass has signed a new deal with West Ham. The 31-year-old midfielder pens a one-year contract extension with the Hammers (whufc.com).
West Ham players returned to training and there were a few new faces. Youngsters such as Joe Powell, Marcus Browne, Reece Oxford and Ben Johnson were spotted, along with forgotten duo Sam Byram and Jordan Hugill.