The 25-year-old Tottenham Hotspur defender has been the subject of discussion among supporters.
The Hammers have brought in seven new faces this summer and more look set to follow.
The Potters have just completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri and Crooks says that definitely improves their squad.
The La Liga expert says the Europa League champions are unlikely to sanction a sale.
Ryan Mason looks ahead to Tottenham's first home clash with Stoke.
The Gers have been in pursuit all summer, but Celtic have now reportedly formalised their interest.
The young goalkeeper joins up with a duo who also have strong Gunners links at the Liberty Stadium.
The towering striker is still behind on his fitness but, after coming on to net the winner against Bournemouth, he could be in line to start Villa's home opener.
Lallana has a full pre-season under his belt, and looks as though he could be one of Brendan Rodgers' regular starters in the Liverpool side this season.
The Spurs winger has yet to truly make his mark at White Hart Lane.