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Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri and Gokhan Tore among departures from West Ham

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Alvaro Arbeloa has been allowed to leave West Ham with his contract expiring.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is determined to improve the squad next season, with the club announcing the departures of Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri and Gokhan Tore.

The club finished the season in 11th place, having initially struggled for consistency following the move to the converted Olympic Stadium.

Bilic is set for some time out this summer, needing surgery on a long-standing hip problem -- but he expects to be busy trying to bring in some fresh talent.

"We are not [just] starting now,...

Steven Gerrard more complete player than Zinedine Zidane - Arbeloa

West Ham United defender Alvaro Arbeloa believes his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard was the most complete footballer he has ever played with.

The Spanish full-back played alongside Gerrard for three seasons on Merseyside between 2006 and 2009 before moving to Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old says that Gerrard's footballing talents were more well-rounded than those of Madrid icon Zinedine Zidane.

Steven Gerrard (R) of Liverpool is congratulated by teammate Alvaro Arbeloa after he scored against Luton Town in the FA Cup.
Alvaro Arbeloa featured for Liverpool in the 2007 Champions League final defeat to AC Milan.

"I've been lucky. I've played with some of the best players in history, but Gerrard's the most...

Alvaro Arbeloa: I turned down AC Milan, Liga clubs for West Ham

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa
Alvaro Arbeloa returns to the Premier League for the first time since 2009.

Alvaro Arbeloa has said that he turned down a move to AC Milan this summer before agreeing to join West Ham and return to the Premier League.

The Spanish defender, who played for Liverpool from 2007-09, was a free agent after being released by European champions Real Madrid at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The 33-year-old agreed a one-year deal with the Hammers.

"The conversations with AC Milan were at an advanced stage but the Chinese takeover of the [Italian] club complicated the deal," Arbeloa...

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Alvaro Arbeloa completes free transfer move to West Ham United

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa
Alvaro Arbeloa left Real Madrid at the end of last season.

West Ham United have signed former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer.

Arbeloa, 33, was a free agent after being released by European champions Real earlier in the summer and has agreed a one-year deal at the London Stadium.

"I am really happy to be here in a great club in a great league," Arbeloa told West Ham TV. "I'm really happy to be back in England and, for me, it's a great chance and I'm looking forward to playing with this side.

"The stadium is amazing....

Alvaro Arbeloa set to join West Ham on free transfer - sources

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa
Alvaro Arbeloa left Real Madrid at the end of last season.

West Ham United are poised to sign former Liverpool and Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa on a free transfer, sources close to the club have told ESPN FC.

Arbeloa, 33, is currently undergoing a medical at West Ham after the club moved for the ex-Spain international to help sort out their problematic right-back position.

The Hammers have been scouring the transfer market in search of a right-back and had considered a move for Aston Villa's Micah Richards before opting to go for Arbeloa.

Arbeloa...

Real Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa hoping 'friends in Granada' upset Barcelona

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa says his team are hoping for help from Granada this weekend to win the Liga title, while admitting that success in the Champions League final seems more likely at this stage.

Madrid go into their final La Liga game of the season at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday a point behind leaders Barcelona, who will retain the trophy should they win at already-safe Granada.

The former Spain full-back, 33, who received an emotional farewell in last weekend's 3-2 La Liga...