Transfer News

West Ham Close In On Chicharito, Deadly Strike Partnership With Andy Carroll Awaits

According to ESPN Mexico’s Sergio Dipp, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has agreed to join West Ham United in the Premier League after the London-based club triggered his $16.9 million release clause.

Chicharito will reportedly undergo a medical on Monday before finalizing the move from Bayer Leverkusen. One major note of intrigue is that the Hammers begin their Premier League campaign on August 13 against…can you guess who?

Lucas Leiva's Goodbye Liverpool Video Will Melt Your Heart And Break It At The Same Time

Lucas Leiva is gone from Liverpool, the club he called home for 10 years. The Brazilian defensive midfielder's move to Lazio was made official Tuesday, but it had been a done deal for quite a while — judging by the amount of farewell Lucas content Liverpool seemed to have at the ready, that is.

Included was an open letter to Liverpool fans, and this very heartfelt interview:

What Does Leonardo Bonucci's Move To AC Milan Mean For Serie A?

Say this aloud, very slowly: Juventus sold Leonardo Bonucci to AC Milan. Juventus (the biggest team in Italy and six-time defending champions) sold Leonardo Bonucci (one of the world’s best defenders and a future club captain) to AC Milan (a team rapidly shaping up to be a title rival in the coming season). Juventus. Sold Bonucci. To Milan. For €42 million. That would buy you roughly 70 percent of Kyle Walker. Say it aloud. Repeat it slowly. Juventus sold Bonucci to Milan. And still, it hardly makes any sense.

Manchester City Prove They Have More Money Than Sense With Kyle Walker Deal

Kyle Walker is the most expensive defender ever. Kyle Walker is the most expensive English player ever. Kyle Walker.

I'm sure Pep Guardiola knows what he's doing, really I am, but why on earth would he spend $65 million on English Alberto Moreno? Does Guardiola truly believe Walker is worth that price, or is he, like, trying to challenge himself?

Olivier Giroud on Arsenal Future

But it is true that I really enjoyed my five years with Arsenal. I’m still an Arsenal player for the moment so I try to be professional. No matter what happens, I did my job on the pitch. It’s been five years that I’ve been here. It could be my sixth one. I had an amazing welcome from the fans and from the club and it has been five amazing years for me

Welcome To The Desert Of The Real: Making Sense Of The Absurd Italian Market

As we traverse the long, hot and boring summer, we find ourselves lost amid a desert of dullness — a boring expanse of time in which no football is actually played. No club football. No proper international tournament. Even the youth football has finished. Teams are barely beginning their preseason. Quite literally, there is no football to talk about. But the machine never ceases. Which brings us to the transfer market.

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