West Ham will be officially named as the main tenant of London's Olympic stadium in a deal which will cost taxpayers millions of pounds.
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The Met Police has warned fans heading to this weekend's Premier League clash between Spurs and West Ham they may face arrest if they chant the Y-word.
Chief Superintendent Mick Johnson said:
"This topic has been debated but our position is clear, racism and offensive language have no place in football or indeed in society. Those supporters who engage in such behaviour should be under no illusion that they may be committing an offence and may be liable to a warning or be arrested."
Liverpool's Stewart Downing has been officially signed by West Ham, the Football Association confirmed today.
The 29-year-old, capped 34 times by England, told the club’s official website: "I'm very excited. It's a great opportunity for me being here, it's a great club and I'm really excited to get going.
"I'm ready and I'm fit for the first game against Cardiff City. I've played a decent few games for Liverpool in pre-season, so there will be no problems on that front.”
West Ham United have agreed a fee with Liverpool over a deal to sign winder Stewart Downing. He is now expected to undergo a medical and complete the transfer this week.
The England international began last season out of favour at Anfield, eventually forcing his way into Brendan Rodgers' team, but it seems the Liverpool boss is happy to let him follow Andy Carroll to West Ham.
West Ham United players and staff joined forced with the British army as the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment visited the team's training camp in Marienfeld, Germany on Friday.
West Ham United has announced that Liverpool's Andy Carroll will be joining the Hammers on a six-year contract for an undisclosed, Club record fee.
The signing represents a significant step for the Club as they prepare to move to the 54,000-seater Olympic Stadium in 2016, with Carroll set to play a central role having committed his long-term future to the Hammers.
The 24-year-old England international, who will wear number 9 for his new side, netted seven goals for Sam Allardyce's team as West Ham made a strong return to the Barclays Premier League by finishing tenth.
"It's fantastic for me to be here. I really enjoyed last season, and that shows in me coming back and making it permanent," said Carroll.
– Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman
"I would like to thank each and every supporter that took the time to have their say on what is an historic and monumental decision for the Club. We must now engage further with the fans who've requested more information but it is fantastic to know that the consensus among our supporters is that they are behind the move.
"Now we know we have their support to advance this incredible project, we can look forward to the busy, but exciting,three years ahead working together to ensure that this world-class arena exceeds their expectations."
West Ham have said a poll of 12,000 of their fans found that 85% were in favour of the club moving to the Olympic Stadium from Upton Park. Another 10% said they would consider supporting it but wanted more information. The poll was carried out by SMG YouGov.
The poll found the majority of fans thought the move would help boost the club and provide more funds to improve the team. Others said the Olympic Stadium would provide a better experience for the fans. 48% of fans said they would attend more of the club's games if West Ham played in Stratford.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says his side were denied a "famous victory" over Manchester United after Robin van Persie scored a late equaliser from an offside position.
The Hammers had twice taken the lead in the game courtesy of goals from Ricardo Vaz Te and Mohamed Diame.
Antonio Valencia had once levelled for United before van Persie's goal 17 minutes from time.
The Dutchman reacted quickest to the loose ball after Shinji Kagawa's effort hit the post but he appeared offside, although assistant referee Harry Lennard failed to raise his flag.
That decision left Allardyce deflated:
"I think it is a big decision that has possibly taken the famous victory away from us," he said.
"To play as well as we did today and score the types of goals we scored - when you see it is an offside goal that is bitterly disappointing."
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says new Financial Fair Play rules in the Premier League next season could "blow the whole deal" for signing Andy Carroll.
The regulations limit how much of new television income can be spent on wage and there could even be points deducted for severe breaches of the guidelines.
Three men have pleaded not guilty to an alleged fraud plot linked to a failed bid to take over the Olympic Stadium.
Richard Forrest, 31, Lee Stewart, 39, and Howard Hill, 58, all denied charges of conspiring to commit fraud by false representation at London's Southwark Crown Court.
The allegations date back to the original bidding war to see who would move in to the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games. Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient and West Ham all made bids.
The investigation was prompted by claims from West Ham United and the Olympic Park Legacy Company that Tottenham had spied on Olympic officials during its stadium bid. Tottenham denied the claims.
The original process which saw West Ham and Newham Council named as the preferred bidder to use the stadium in Stratford, east London, was collapsed in October 2011. A new bidding process was undertaken and West Ham have now been confirmed as the anchor tenants of the venue.