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Hammers eyeing Sunderland striker developments

wickhamWest Ham are watching carefully as Sunderland boss Gus Poyet moves heaven and earth to convince Connor Wickham to sign a new long term deal.

The Hammers have already put in two bid believed to be as high as £6 million for the striker but “pulled out” yesterday (Wed) when the Black Cats declared he’s 100 per cent not for sale.

However, the Irons realise the Black Cats are playing a high risk game and are standing possibly ready to go ‘all in’ should talks fail.

The player is valued at £8m  but with loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds behind him plus a low premier League goals tally the Hammers are not going to meet that level of bidding.

However, with the England under-21 international keen to talk with the Irons and with a 20-25 per cent pay offer likely to be made, all the balls are still in the air.

A source told ClaretandHugh: “We never never say never in this game – I could even visualise seeing a deal for Diafra Sakho resurrected in certain circumstances. It’s called the transfer window!”

 

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Hammers eyeing Sunderland striker developments

  1. Lets get the singing clinched! see how he goes until Christmas, then take anything we can get for liability Carroll, if only to get him off the pay roll, same with Nolan, both should go in January if not before the door closes in this transfer period,

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