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May 26

West Ham to sign Zabaleta on free

West Ham will sign defender Pablo Zabaleta on a free transfer once his Manchester City contract expires in June.

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May 26

West Ham MD Kinnear to join Leeds

Leeds United appoint West Ham’s Angus Kinnear as their new managing director, replacing the outgoing Ben Mansford.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40060127

May 23

Teenager Rice called up by Republic

West Ham’s Declan Rice, 18, is called up for the Republic of Ireland’s friendlies and the World Cup qualifier against Austria.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40011682

May 21

West Ham’s André Ayew spoils Burnley’s end-of-season party

Sean Dyche claimed that the disappointment of losing on the final day would soon fade as he reflected on a fine season.

Burnley were beaten 2-1 by West Ham United at Turf Moor as their first season back in the Premier League drew to a close, but their survival had already been guaranteed. That ensured the club would finish in their highest league position since 1975, whatever the outcome of this game.

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Related: Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for West Ham stadium

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/21/burnley-west-ham-united-premier-league-match-report

May 19

Burnley v West Ham United: match preview

Tony Pulis recently described Sean Dyche as “one of the league’s top three managers” and his achievement in securing Burnley’s first consecutive season of top-flight football since the 1970s is certainly an impressive one. West Ham have had a disappointing season and Slaven Bilic will be well aware defeat on the final day will do nothing for his long-term future at the club. Both sides would receive additional financial rewards if they were to win and leapfrog those above them. Freddie Paxton

Kick-off Sunday 3pm

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/19/burnley-west-ham-united-match-preview

May 16

Vodafone abandons West Ham stadium deal

The telecoms giant had been in talks with the stadium’s owners for six months.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39936608

May 16

Vodafone pulls out of £20m naming-rights deal for West Ham stadium

• Telecoms company abandons plans to sponsor the London Stadium
• Breakdown of talks over terms of deal, not over HMRC investigation

Vodafone has abandoned plans to sponsor the London Stadium in a £20m deal, dealing the latest blow to the venue’s troubled conversion to West Ham United’s home.

The company was believed to be on the verge of a six-year deal to take on the naming rights, several years after the London Legacy Development Corporation, the publicly funded joint venture that owns the stadium, began looking for partners.

Related: West Ham’s first season at London Stadium: a ‘terrible’ experience or a step forward?

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/16/vodafone-london-stadium-naming-rights-west-ham

May 15

Philippe Coutinho’s deep impression underlines importance to Liverpool | Sachin Nakrani

Positioned in a different role, the Brazilian was again outstanding in the win at West Ham and showed why they cannot contemplate selling him this summer

As Philippe Coutinho departed from the pitch on a warm afternoon in east London, his 89th‑minute substitution met by raucous applause by those who filled the away end, he was embraced by Jürgen Klopp. Nothing surprising there given the frequency with which the Liverpool manger hugs his players but this one felt a little different: tighter, longer, stronger. A thank you in physical form and, perhaps even, the warmest of pleas to the Brazilian to stay exactly where he is.

In the past week Coutinho has yet again been linked with a move to Barcelona, despite having signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool in January, with the city’s leading daily newspaper Sport running a front page headline on Tuesday that suggested in unequivocal terms that the player has agreed a €90m move to the Camp Nou in the summer. Liverpool immediately insisted he is not for sale but the rumours refuse to die and will have only grown on the back of how the 24-year-old performed against West Ham United. He was yet again brilliant and the hope for Klopp and everyone at Anfield must be that, having contributed greatly to the club in all but securing a return to the Champions League, Coutinho will deem his immediate future does indeed lie on Merseyside.

Related: Philippe Coutinho strengthens Liverpool’s grip on top four at West Ham

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/may/15/philippe-coutinho-jurgen-klopp-liverpool

May 14

We proved we can cope with pressure, says Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp

• Manager delighted with players after 4-0 victory at West Ham
• Victory against Middlesbrough would guarantee top-four spot

Jürgen Klopp insisted Liverpool have proved they can handle the pressure after a convincing win against West Ham United tightened their grip on a top-four finish. The manager hailed a “perfect afternoon” as his team defeated West Ham United 4-0 to climb to third position and within three points of securing a place in the Champions League next season.

Philippe Coutinho scored twice and also set up the opener for Daniel Sturridge, with Divock Origi grabbing the fourth goal on a day when West Ham imploded. Another win against Middlesbrough at Anfield on Sunday will guarantee Liverpool Champions League football.

Related: Philippe Coutinho strengthens Liverpool’s grip on top four at West Ham

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/14/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-pressure-premier-league-top-four

May 14

Philippe Coutinho strengthens Liverpool’s grip on top four at West Ham

It ended up being one of those afternoons when just about everything went right for Liverpool, who now know they will return to the Champions League next season with a win over Middlesbrough at Anfield in seven days’ time. The equation is that simple for Jürgen Klopp and his players after an emphatic victory over an abject West Ham side ensured Liverpool remain in control of their own destiny going into the final day.

A top-four finish is theirs to lose and it is hard to see Liverpool allowing that opportunity to slip through their fingers on the evidence of this performance, which was full of attacking intent. Philippe Coutinho was outstanding, scoring twice after setting up the first for Daniel Sturridge, who started in the Premier League for the first time since the beginning of the year, and Divock Origi completed the rout with Liverpool’s fourth.

Related: We proved we can cope with pressure, says Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/14/west-ham-united-liverpool-premier-league-match-report

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