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19th Aug, 2016 | 8:45pm

West Ham chief: We want to win the Premier League

By Alex Taylor

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has told supporters that the Hammers want to win the Premier League.

The progressive east London outfit finished seventh in last season’s domestic campaign, but could only look on as Leicester ran away with England’s top prize.

The Hammers have been on the up since their appointment of Slaven Bilic a year ago and have recently moved into their new 60,000 seat Olympic Stadium.

“It’s our ambition to win the league,” Brady told the BBC. “That’s what we’re here for.”

“Everything that we achieve is done by the players on the pitch, which it why it is so important to attract the best talent, tame the best talent and to build the best talent.

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“You can have the best stadium in the world, but if you don’t have the best team then you haven’t done your job properly”.

Bilic oversaw his side’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday and will need a swift turnaround in results if they want to live up to Brady’s lofty ambitions this season.

New signings Andre Ayew, Jonathan Calleri, Gökhan Töre, Arthur Masuaku, Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli have all come into the side this summer and will be hungry for trophies at the club.

West Ham are now preparing to face Bournemouth in their first home game of the season on Sunday afternoon.

In other West Ham team news, Bilic has pointed to the inexperience of his team as the reason his side drew the first leg of their final qualifying tie in the Europa League 1-1 against FK Astra Giurgiu.