Chairman David Sullivan has told the Daily Mirror that just surviving the Premier League season cannot be considered success for a club like West Ham, and feels we should now be setting our sights on finishing in the top 6.

”You can’t just look to stay up, it is not acceptable to our supporters to say, ‘We’ve survived. We’ve had a very good campaign.” said Sullivan.

The outspoken boss was also critical of fellow clubs, stating that West Ham are a big club, and we should be setting our sights higher than others.

“We are not Norwich. We are not Fulham. We are not Reading. We are West Ham United.

“Our supporters are realistic. They know it is a huge and difficult task to break into the top six. But we must be aiming for that, even if we don’t achieve it.”

There has yet to be an official announcement from the club in regards to the £7.2m capture of Cheikhou Kouyate, which has lead many to believe that a message from the player on his Facebook page yesterday was a hoax. However we are expecting an official announcement today, with the player having arrived in London yesterday following a successful medical.

** The 2014/15 fixtures are to be released this morning at 9am. It is widely believed that our first game of the season is away to Hull City. **


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