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West Ham United have completed the signing of Newcastle midfielder Scott Parker in a £7m transfer. Parker, 26, who joins on a five-year contract. This seems to be good business. He is a far better player than Nigel Reo-Coker who will go to Aston Villa for the same price.

It seems that West Ham have offered £13m for Andy Johnson. Apparently, Everton have said you can have him for £20m. That is a daft price for Johnson who is probably past his best. I would rather have Defoe back or would take a chance with Billy Sharp (Scunthorpe) or Keigan Parker (Blackpool) from the lower divisions.

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Today's roundup of transfer gossip concerning West Ham:

Reading are preparing to swoop for West Ham midfielder Hayden Mullins. (Daily Mail)

West Ham are set to pip Chelsea to the signing of Fredrikstad striker Tarik Elyounoussi, 19. (Daily Star)

http://www.theoffside.com/leagues/english-...lyounoussi.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...in_page_id=1779

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wSFtvzSsJE

Midfielder Yossi Benayoun is understood to be hoping Liverpool come in for him, even though he has agreed at new five-year deal at West Ham. (The Independent)

Tottenham and Celtic want striker Marlon Harewood, who has been told he can leave West Ham. (Daily Mirror)

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West Ham have been told they can sign Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy for £9m. (Daily Mail)

good luck with that one :blink:

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BBC website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/t...utd/6733691.stm

Scott Parker, who grew up playing under Curbishley at Charlton, is the only new arrival of the summer so far.

Curbishley said he admired Parker's work ethic and hoped to instil this in the rest of the squad to ensure a strong start to the new campaign and avoid a repetition of last season's flirtation with relegation.

"When he was at Charlton, he was the life and soul of everything we did but he probably got swallowed up a bit at Chelsea and Newcastle.

"I'd like him to be the life and soul here too, to set the benchmark for the rest of the players.

"If he brings his potential with him, the fans here will respond to that. I'm hoping that on the first day of pre-season, everyone realises what it's all about."

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Today's roundup of transfer gossip concerning West Ham:

West Ham are set to pip Chelsea to the signing of Fredrikstad striker Tarik Elyounoussi, 19. (Daily Star)

http://www.theoffside.com/leagues/english-...lyounoussi.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...in_page_id=1779

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wSFtvzSsJE

BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/t...utd/6734519.stm

Norwegian club Fredrikstad insist they have not had any contact with West Ham over teenager Tarik Elyounoussi.

The Hammers have been strongly linked with a £3m move for the 19-year-old forward, who was invited to train with Chelsea's academy last November.

But Fredrikstad director Morgan Andersen told BBC Sport: "There has been no contact at all with West Ham.

"We really want to keep him and to sell him the offer must be so good that we cannot say no."

West Ham signed midfielder Scott Parker from Newcastle for £7m on 6 June and manager Alan Curbishley is expected to further strengthen his squad after narrowly avoiding relegation last season.

Elyounoussi, born in Norway and of Moroccan descent, made his debut in the 2005 season and was a member of the Fredrikstad team that won the Norwegian cup in 2006.

"Chelsea wanted to see him with their academy," added Andersen.

"That was in November, the same week as we played in our cup final.

"Firstly, he had to be with the squad and secondly why should he go to Chelsea's academy when he is one of the best players in Norway?

"We would never send a player like that to train with an academy.

"He was the best talent in Norway in 2006 and he is reckoned as one of the best young players in Europe. He is a great young player and will only get better."

Elyounoussi, who has more than two years left on his current deal, was also invited to Portsmouth in 2006 - but again Fredrikstad decided their first-team requirements took priority.

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Manchester United are close to sealing a deal to land West Ham's Argentine star Carlos Tevez but face a battle with Inter Milan. (News of the World/The People)

Bolton are set to sell midfielder Kevin Nolan, sparking the interest of Everton, West Ham, Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Sunderland. (The People)

Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has snubbed the chance to make a £12m return to West Ham. (News of the World)

West Ham are demanding £10m for unsettled skipper Nigel Reo-Coker. (News of the World)

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Manchester United have been told they will need to stump up £40m if they want to buy Carlos Tevez. (Daily Star)

But they are only willing to pay £12m, with Inter Milan prepared to splash out £34m on the Argentine. (Independent)

West Ham are chasing Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Liverpool frontman Craig Bellamy. (Daily Mirror)

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Manchester United are close to sealing a deal to land West Ham's Argentine star Carlos Tevez but face a battle with Inter Milan. (News of the World/The People)

Never going to happen for several reasons.

1, good player though Tevez is, the asking price is a joke. Hargreaves, Anderson and Nani together only cost 7 million more than the quoted price for Tevez.

2, Ferguson will not be allowed to spend that sort of money. we are 300 million in debt for gawds sake.

3, His playing style is to similar to Rooney's.

4, If we do sign another player, and I recon thats a big if, it will be an out and out 30 goals a season striker.

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Sporting Life.com is today reporting (on a report) that West Ham have won the race to sign Darren Bent, £15 Million plus Harewood and Mullins with £2.5 going to Ipswich as part of a sell on agreement.

This would be nice.

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Sporting Life.com is today reporting (on a report) that West Ham have won the race to sign Darren Bent, £15 Million plus Harewood and Mullins with £2.5 going to Ipswich as part of a sell on agreement.

This would be nice.

I agree. It is not only the Sporting Life that has this story.

Charlton's Darren Bent will join West Ham for £18m in a deal that will net the striker £80,000 a week. (Star)

Hayden Mullins and Marlon Harewood will head the other way across London and link up with former boss Alan Pardew at the Addicks in a £12m deal. (Mirror)

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Sporting Life.com is today reporting (on a report) that West Ham have won the race to sign Darren Bent, £15 Million plus Harewood and Mullins with £2.5 going to Ipswich as part of a sell on agreement.

This would be nice.

Hayden Mullins and Marlon Harewood will head the other way across London and link up with former boss Alan Pardew at the Addicks in a £12m deal. (Mirror)

This would be far more acceptable in terms of valuation of both Bent and Mullins and Harewood in exchange. 80K is a lot, it seems West Ham have accepted the higher wage rates as part of their push for success.

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This would be far more acceptable in terms of valuation of both Bent and Mullins and Harewood in exchange. 80K is a lot, it seems West Ham have accepted the higher wage rates as part of their push for success.

It is becoming clear that this is the adopted strategy to compete with the Big Four. Remember, this was the reason Lucas Neill signed for West Ham. I believe that Reading'seft-back Nicky Shorey will eventually join us for the same reason. If the Big Four are not interested in Britain's best young players, let West Ham take them.

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It would seem that Harewood will not be part of the deal. He has had other offers from Premiership clubs (Fulham and Wigan). However, West Ham will sign him this week (he returns from holiday today) for about £17m and on wages of £75,000 a week. Liverpool and Spurs also want him but cannot afford the wages.

The other news is that according to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool are very keen to sign Yossi Benayoun. I would not be too upset by this. I don't think he is tough enough for the Premiership (he is too easily knocked off the ball). However, finding a replacement will not be easy. Creative midfielders are in short supply.

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