Good afternoon Hammers. Here is today’s lunchtime round up.
Diafra Sakho has been involved in another bust up with manager Slaven Bilic. (The Sun)
Sakho will now reportedly be sold in the summer after a second row with the Hammers boss. (Football Insider)
I think Sakho has to leave the club in the summer. I am sick of his poor attitude, because it just isn’t needed. I was willing to give him another chance after his strop last season, but this is the final straw for me. Bilic’s job is to do what he thinks is best for the team, and if Sakho doesn’t like it then he can lump it.
Glen Johnson is on the verge of signing a new contract at Stoke, despite interest from West Ham. (Football Insider)
I am not too fussed about this one. He is a good defender, but I feel we can do better. Zabaleta has been linked with us in recent weeks, and I would much rather sign him than Johnson.
St Etienne want £12m for defender Kevin Malcuit, who is a target for West Ham and Manchester United. (Talksport)
I haven’t seen much of this guy, but he did get very good reviews when he played against Man United in the Europe League earlier this season. It would be interesting to see if we follow up the interest in Malcuit, especially if we are supposed to be signing Zabaleta too. But if we were to sign him, I do wonder what would happen to Sam Byram.
David Gold has said getting a licence to hold 66,000 at the London Stadium is proving difficult. (Football London)
The board already have a lot of supporters on their case about the stadium move, and this is not going to help matters. I really do hope we manage to get a licence to have 66,000 at the London Stadium, because I think it has the potential to become a very special stadium.
Steven Gerrard says that the West Ham players are to blame for their poor form this season. (BT Sport)
Everyone from top to bottom at the club has to take some of the blame, because this season has been so disappointing. There needs to be a massive shake up in the summer as I said yesterday in the article I wrote. We have to get things right from now on.