Pellegrini, who has already signed another former Arsenal player Polish goakeeper Lukasz Fabianski and young French defender Issa Diop for a reported £12 million ($16 million, 13.5million euros), is on the brink of bringing in Ukrainian global forward Andriy Yarmolenko, who will cost a club record fee of about 20m euros from German side Borussia Dortmund.
"I've got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park".
"The fans, of course - everyone knows how big West Ham's fanbase is - and especially in this new Stadium".
West Ham United will reportedly listen to offers of more than £15m for Michail Antonio, while two other midfielders may also be offloaded.
Wilshere, 26, has struggled with injuries in recent years but enjoyed one of his most consistent seasons for some time during the last campaign and Pellegrini feels he will prove to be an astute signing for West Ham.
Wilshere parted ways with the Gunners after his contract expired last month. "Jack is a player with vast experience and quality at the highest level, having played all of his career in the Premier League".
However, the 28-year-old failed to get into Gareth Southgate's final 23, despite scoring 35 times in 77 appearances for his country.
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Television broadcast images of dozens of divers searching for the missing, while more rescuers waited on standby at a pier nearby. Some 48 people - passengers and crew - were rescued and one body found Thursday before the operation was suspended overnight.
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And Southgate had his England players warming up for today's training session by playing a possession game of "keep the chicken". In the last few seasons he's always scored more than 25 goals and he's one of the best strikers in the world.