It has been a busy week of speculation for West Ham during the international break. Here is the latest news and transfer gossip from West Ham as of Friday 22nd March.
Players linked with West Ham
Brentford winger Said Benrahma has been linked with West Ham, as well as Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Crystal Palace, as per TEAMtalk. But the Bees have slapped a £30m price tag on the 23-year-old Algeria international.
The Jonjo Shelvey rumours have resurfaced. According to The Northern Echo, Newcastle United are ready to sell the boyhood Hammers fan and Manuel Pellegrini is keen.
Roma and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Alaves central defender Guillermo Maripan, according to The Daily Mail.
German youth international Erkan Eyibil is a target for West Ham and Newcastle, according to Turkish Football. The 17-year-old currently plays for Mainz in the Bundesliga.
West Ham exit rumours
In the most high-profile West Ham transfer story of the week, Felipe Anderson is being linked with a £65m move to Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports News. The 25-year-old, who has recently been recalled by Brazil, is Real Madrid’s back-up option in case they fail to land Eden Hazard.
Valencia are expected to rekindle their interest in Javier Hernandez when the summer transfer window re-opens, according to Football.London.
Ben Johnson has signed a new long-term contract at West Ham until summer 2022, the club’s official website has announced. The 19-year-old right-back recently made his debut against Manchester City in the Premier League.