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Irons bid for FC Basel striker

StrellerWest Ham’s hunt for striker cover has led them to FC Basel striker Marco Streller

Swiss newspaper Blick reports the Irons have offered the player,33, a two-year contract with an option for a further year.

Streller is thought to be available for a fee in the region of £1 million and his representative, Marco Balmelli, said: “It is true that West Ham have approached us.

“Maybe Marco needs a new challenge again after seven years at FC Basel. It would be like a World Cup final for him.”

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Streller, who stands at 6ft 5in, re-joined boyhood club Basel from Stuttgart in 2007 and netted 12 times in 37 appearances for Switzerland before retiring from international football in 2011.


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