Boleyn Insider

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The Boleyn Insider will try to offer a digest on the latest gossip from around the Club and the major transfer speculation surrounding the first-team. In today's blog, he clears up the speculation surrounding a possible move for Dimitri Payet and reports linking Stewart Downing with a move to Sunderland.


With the draw being made for the Europa League this week, I understand the Club are working very hard behind the scenes as they look to bring in several more players who can strengthen the squad during a busy period.

A lot of speculation continues to surround the possible arrival of highly rated winger Dimitri Payet from Marseille and that the Club have made a big money move to sign him.

I can exclusively reveal that the Club hope to resolve a move for the France international one way or the other this week.

The other big story surrounding West Ham in the last 24 hours has been reports linking Sunderland with a move for Stewart Downing.

Downing was one of the key players last season and earned a recall to the England squad.

But my sources have told me that none of the squad are for sale and I believe the Club are only focused on bringing in new players for Slaven Bilic and not letting anyone go in the foreseeable future.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United