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Still Raining, Still Dreaming

As the British summer reverts to form and deludes us all with the wet stuff, there has been a serious lack of transfer activity, despite constant rumours involving a dozen or so players. Apart from the Andy Carroll signing, the only other additions to the squad have been goalkeeper Adrian and defender Razvan Rat. There was talk a month or so ago of a big clear out, but so far only Gary O’Neil has departed, and even he was offered a new contract only to turn it down.

Big Sam reckons that we only need one more signing (a striker) to make the team complete, and as I mentioned above, we have been linked with all and sundry. It seems that we nearly signed Marko Arnautovic, the Werder Bremen striker, who, if Jack Sullivan’s tweets are to be believed, opted for a Spanish club instead. My current favourite option is still Loic Remy, and Harry Redknapp recently hinted that he would consider sending him out on loan for a couple of million a year. The only worry is the impending court case that Remy faces that could conceivably end with a spot of porridge.

As time ticks on it is clear that Sam has quite a few irons in the fire, and despite the lack of any recent additions, I fully expect Sam to get his man eventually. Who that that might be is probably a job for the Wheel of Fortune.

Is Loic Remy to West Ham going to happen?

It was announced today that striker Gary Hooper has finalised his move from Celtic to QPR, and this is potentially good news for West Ham. QPR are now more likely to offload Loic Remy, who is bound to be on significantly more wages than Hooper. It is no secret that I think Remy is the ideal foil for Carroll and will bang the goals in until Carroll is fit, so let’s hope that the Davids and Sam can work some magic and secure his services. Go get him!!

COYI

Alou Diarra

Alou Alou

After the well publicised fallout last season between Alou Diarra and, well, everyone else at West Ham, it is good news to hear that hatchets seem to have been buried (and not in each others’ heads). Diarra has played – and scored – in the pre-season matches so far, and he looks a far happier bunny. He has always been a pretty decent player, and should Sam be able to keep him sweet, he should turn out to be like a new signing this season.

Plans to sign the Colombian Duvan Zapata have hit a wall with the refusal of a work permit for the talented player. Sam now seems likely to turn to QPR’s Loic Remy, as expounded in this column just recently. I really rate Remy so I will be delighted if Sam can land him. Fingers crossed!

COYI