ExWHUEmployee Exclusive Transfer Update

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We are looking at other targets due to concerns as to whether Bacca will agree to join or not and the web is being stretched further as our quest goes on for another forward.  Bacca is still thinking over the offer from the Irons, but reports have emerged this morning that Bacca’s agent is talking to Napoli as it seems Gonzalo Higuain’s move to Juventus is edging closer.

We are considering going back in for an old target in Loic Remy. Whilst he is not the first choice target and his future is unclear he is a player that DS has fancied for a while.  If Remy is considered he would not be the marquee signing that most expect this Summer.  More than likely he would be a replacement for Enner Valencia if he is sold.

The club are still confident of signing Calleri subject to him obtaining an Italian passport and hope that Bacca may change his stance although this doesn’t look that likely at the moment!

There are a number of forwards being considered. Gomez, the German international was considered but it is believed the club thought he is too similar to Andy Carroll and his wage demands were excessive. Reports are also emerging this morning that he has agreed terms with Borussia Dortmund.

Wissam Ben Yedder is also being considered (although a loan deal may be preferred for him as there are concerns about his physical attributes and him adapting to the Premier League) and other targets that have been mentioned in my columns, including Zaza, are also of interest.

It seems should we resort to a forward that has proven himself in the Premiership, Loic Remy is now ahead of Benteke and Bony in the running. Again, there is a real domino affect likely to happen with forward signings across Europe as players continue to move on a daily basis.

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  • Tony woods
    23rd July 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Why dont we offer WBA sakho and 6-10mil for berahino? Young, english and potential to be far better than sakho. Makes sense seeing as WBA are interested in sakho..

  • 23rd July 2016 at 4:12 pm

    If we sign Zaza I’m done.

  • mike
    23rd July 2016 at 5:17 pm

    please no this is a player I do not want to see in the claret and blue shirt unless its for villa!! I will say it again forget the marquee signing nonsense and go get britt assombolonga from forest.

  • Jordan
    23rd July 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Remy ac calleri and Fletcher would be great and save a packet of cash

  • Headless Chicken Run
    23rd July 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I have to agree with Tony Woods, Sakho and £5 million only, no more in a deal for Berahino. Good business. I would also agree with Mike, re: Britt Assombolonga. In the mould of Antonio and for £6-7 million a good deal.

  • Jandsy
    23rd July 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Yeah except that a month into the season it would be the 2 20 year olds left at best.

    Maybe it would have been better not to have annoyed sakho already and also for the press to keep their beaks out – he is finished with our fans now for the only sin of being put out being behind Andy Carroll

  • Martyn
    24th July 2016 at 1:48 am

    We need to sign Ben yedder, he is the most exciting out if all of them. Perfect Westham type player too
    Pace
    Incredible feet
    Let footed
    Great free kicks
    Finishing is top drawer
    Young age

  • Graham
    24th July 2016 at 2:35 am

    Left back a real issue if Cresswell is injured ,Brad Smith available to Bouremouth from Liverpool a player with a big future love to see Hammers make a move for him.

  • shammer
    24th July 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Berahino deal would surely kill two birds with one stone re: Sak?? I’d like to think Bilic would sort his attitude out.