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Song set for West Ham move

Alex Song. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

It appears that Alex Song could be on his way to West Ham. The former Arsenal player has been told by his current club, Barcelona that he's free to leave.

Hammers manager, Sam Allardyce believes he can close the deal with the Spanish club, before Monday's transfer deadline.


West Ham's new signing apologises for tweet about Andy Carroll

West Ham's new midfielder Diego Poyet has apologised for an abusive joke he made on Twitter about his new team-mate Andy Carroll. The Uruguayan posted the tweet three years ago when Carroll was playing for Liverpool.

However, following his move from Charlton to the Hammers this summer, Poyet has apologised and even posed for a photograph with the England striker.

Carroll too has responded on Twitter - he appears to have accepted the apology after Poyet agreed to make him a daily 'cuppa'.

West Ham's Morrison pictured in Arsenal shirt

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison uploaded a picture of himself in Arsenal's new home shirt to his Instagram account, just hours after being in court.

The image, which has since been deleted, risked upsetting West Ham supporters, however Morrison was quick to share his love of the east Londoners on his Twitter account:

The court heard yesterday that the 21-year-old threatened to throw acid in his ex-girlfriend’s face and have her killed.

The former Manchester United player was initially arrested and charged with two counts of common assault after allegedly punching and slapping Reah Mansoor and her mother Parveen Mansoor in the early hours of July 27 in Salford.

Morrison was in Manchester Magistrates' Court yesterday to hear the harassment allegation was also added to the charges.

Andy Carroll out for four months due to ankle injury

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West Ham's Andy Carroll has been ruled out for up to four months as he undergoes surgery tomorrow on an ankle injury.

The striker missed most of last season due to a foot problem and was ruled out of two friendlies on the current tour of New Zealand as a precaution.

Katie Sheppard 'great footballer', dies aged 20


Tributes to West Ham ladies player after sudden death

West Ham player was 'bubbliest person' and club fanatic

Director of Football Julia Setford said everyone at the club had been left shocked and saddened by Katie Sheppard's sudden death.

Katie was an absolute West Ham fanatic, she had a Season Ticket and it was her absolute ambition to play for West Ham Ladies. When she was at training, she was the bubbliest person and just fantastic to have around the club.

She joined us when she was 17 and played for the club for two seasons. Katie was a central midfielder and she made a couple of first-team appeatrances under me before she went off to university.

Katie was a fantastic person and a lovely kid. It is such sad news for us all. The club will certainly be a lesser place without her.

West Ham United ladies player dies, aged 20

West Ham United ladies player Katie Sheppard has died, aged 20. Katie first played for West Ham's under-19 side before making her first-team debut as a substitute in an FA Women's Premier League Cup tie in November 2012.

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In a statement, the club said:

"It is with great sadness they we have to report the untimely passing of Katie Sheppard. She had played for the Ladies team for the past two seasons, a true Hammers fan and season ticket holder at Upton Park. We send our condolences to all her family and friends at this sad time."

Leyton Orient ends dispute over Olympic Stadium

A settlement has been reached with Leyton Orient over the decision to allow West Ham sole occupancy of the Olympic Stadium.

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In a statment today the Premier League said:

"The Premier League and Leyton Orient FC are pleased to announce that they have reached settlement of a dispute regarding the future use of the Olympic Stadium on terms which are confidential.

"Leyton Orient confirms, however, that it no longer disputes the validity of the Premier League’s decision to allow West Ham United to occupy the Stadium."

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