Javier Hernandez: West Ham sign striker from Bayer Leverkusen for £16m

West Ham have completed the £16m signing of striker Javier Hernandez from German club Bayer Leverkusen. The former Manchester United forward has signed a three-year contract. In May, Hernandez – widely known by the nickname Chicharito, which means ‘little pea’ – became Mexico’s all-time leading scorer. “The Premier League is the best league in the…

Joe Hart: West Ham interested in Man City & England goalkeeper

West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City’s out-of-favour England goalkeeper Joe Hart. There is no deal done yet but it is understood joining the Hammers is a possibility for Hart, who has no future at City under manager Pep Guardiola. Hart was on loan at Torino in Italy last season but has returned to…

West Brom sign Rodriguez from Saints for £12m

West Bromwich Albion have signed England striker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton for a fee of about £12m. The 27-year-old has struggled with injuries in his five years at Saints, scoring 32 goals in 126 appearances. His most prolific season was 2013-14, when he scored 15 Premier League goals and made his only England appearance. “After…

Alvaro Arbeloa: Former Liverpool and West Ham defender retires

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football aged 34. The Spanish left-back made three Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season before being released. He won one La Liga title and the Champions League twice at Madrid before signing for West Ham last August. “It’s time to…

Pakistan seal maiden Test series win in West Indies

Third Test, Dominica (day five) Pakistan 376 & 174-8 dec: Yasir 38 not out, Younus 35, Joseph 3-53 West Indies 247 & 202: Chase 101 not out, Yasir 5-92 Pakistan won by 101 runs Scorecard Pakistan secured their first Test series victory in the West Indies with a 101-run win in Roseau, Dominica. With the…

Liverpool score four at West Ham to move third

Liverpool beat West Ham at London Stadium to move back into third place as striker Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal since January. Philippe Coutinho’s sublime pass on the half-hour mark cut open the Hammers defence and picked out an unmarked Sturridge who went around goalkeeper Adrian before slotting home. The Brazilian then scored two…