Hammers react to Defoe speculation


jermain-defoe-STR_1510278cWest Ham have this afternoon (Sun) revealed it’s “highly unlikely” they will move for Jermain Defoe in the January transfer window.

His club Toronto FC are aware that the former Hammers striker may have grown disillusioned to life at the club following the sacking of Ryan Nelsen and will not stand in his way.

And that has immediately started fresh speculation in the Sunday tabloids that Sam Allardyce – a known admirer – is ready to move in.

But a highly placed source told ClaretandHugh within the last few minutes: “I’m not sure how much more mileage they can squeeze out of this one.

“We are more than happy with what we have in Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho, Mauro Zarate and Andy Carroll.

“We spent right up to our limits in the window and it’s highly unlikely we’ll be looking in the direction of strikers.”

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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!"

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