Transfer round-up


1. Sam Baldock wants a move to Charlton Athletic? – It’s been reported that Baldock has realised he won’t get a lot of chances next season and so instead wants to move across the capital to Charlton Athletic to join Chris Powell and his Addicks. According to different sources, Bristol City have also made an offer of £1.5m for Baldock’s services, and apparently Ipswich Town are keen on him too.

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2. Andy Carroll in West Ham transfer record? – Wow, this story is just running and running! Now it’s been reported that we’ll pay £2m to have the striker on loan for this season, with a view to buy him for £15m at the end of the campaign, as long as we remain in the Premier League. There have also been stories that Kevin ‘I’m a chicken’ Nolan has been trying to persuade his buddy to come to the club. But, it looks like Carroll views our beloved club as ‘second best’, preferring to return to his native Newcastle.

3. James Collins to make his return? – This Welsh central defender came to the club from Cardiff City with Danny Gabbidon in tow in the summer of 2005, but moved on to Aston Villa in 2009. It looks like he could be doing a George McCartney and returning to the Irons to bolster our defences- they just can’t stay away!


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4. Martin Olsson to join? – West Ham are apparently on ‘high alert’ as the Blackburn defender has handed in a transfer request and his agent has stated: ‘‘Of course, he would not play in the Championship.” The left-back is wanting away from Ewood Park, and apparently even Chelsea are considering offering the Swede a deal to provide cover for Ashley Cole.

And finally… Not transfer news but: 5. We’re going to hear Bubbles at the Olympics! – This one has actually really excited me. The whole world is going to hear the song that gives me goosebumps when everyone sings it at Upton Park. It’s going to be a very proud night for Hammers everywhere when the opening ceremony is broadcast.

Have you heard anything on the grapevine that I’ve missed? Tweet me at @alwaysintune to let me know.

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  • Boo Hammer says:

    Wow! The singing of Bubbles at the Olympic Stadium means that West Ham have it in the bag!!! So excited. It’s like I read it here first in this superb article, so it HAS to be true. Hey Jude was also sung that night, heralding the transfer – through the rules of musical logic – of young Tom Ince! Yes – you see the Jude in the song was almost certainly a reference to Judas Iscariot or, to put it another way, Paul Ince as he is known at Upton Park. But Paul doesn’t play anymore, so it has to be son of Paul a.k.a. Tom.

    I can’t even think straight I am so excited by the musical clues in last night’s opening ceremony. Keep up the great work on your blog, BTW. It is mustard!

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