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23:50  20 july  2017
23:50  20 july  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Hammers step up Hart efforts

  Hammers step up Hart efforts West Ham are stepping up their efforts to sign goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City, according to Sky sources. Hart is expected to leave City this summer after returning from a season-long loan at Serie A side Torino and admitted in May that he was "more than likely" to move to another Premier League club.Sky Sports News HQ understands City would prefer to sanction a permanent sale of Hart, although West Ham are keen on a loan deal with an option to buy next summer.

West Ham won their first match of pre-season as they beat Fulham 2-1 in Austria on Thursday. New signing Joe Hart did not feature for the Hammers , but Pablo Zabaleta came on as a second-half substitute.

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West Ham won their first match of pre-season as they beat Fulham 2-1 in Austria on Thursday.

New signing Joe Hart did not feature for the Hammers, but Pablo Zabaleta came on as a second-half substitute.

Manuel Lanzini gave the Premier League side the lead when he finished in the 14th minute.

Darren Randolph made a sharp save to deny Sone Aluko an equaliser before Lanzini went close to a second.

The Hammers did double their advantage late in the first half as Ashley Fletcher dispossessed Fulham goalkeeper David Button and tapped into an empty net.

West Ham made 10 changes at the break and conceded an equaliser in the 81st minute as Aluko and Ryan Sessegnon combined and Cauley Woodrow netted from close range.

Next up for Slaven Bilic's side is a meeting with Werder Bremen in Austria on July 28.

They could be joined by a couple of new additions for the match, with Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez close to joining.

Bayer Leverkusen striker Hernandez has agreed terms while Stoke's Arnautovic is set for a medical.

Fulham travel to Germany to face Darmstadt in a friendly on July 22.

WATCH: Welcome to West Ham .
Pablo Zabaleta welcomed former Manchester City team-mate Joe Hart to training with West Ham with an unstoppable volley. Zabaleta and Hart are back together after a season apart, with Hart having agreed a season-long loan to join the Hammers after a year in Serie A with Torino.Hart and Zabaleta had spent the best part of a decade as team-mates at the Etihad Stadium and have now been reunited at West Ham's pre-season camp in Austria.But it was a rude welcome for Hart, who had to take the jibes of his colleague after being beaten by his powerful effort in training.

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