Irons caution on Sunderland front man

FletcherWest Ham are being extremely cautious in a possible pursuit of Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

Reports emerged yesterday (Mon) that the front man was a Hammers target but it would be truer to say that he’s a player who has “been discussed.”

However, Hull were reported to have had an £8 million bid turned down for the former Wolves hitman who cost the Black Cats  £12 million.

Last season the player sustained an ankle injury which kept his out for two months in a season which saw him complete 20 Premier League games for three goals.

A Hammers source said: “Sunderland will want a decent fee for him and he’s injury prone.

“We are looking at three or four options but none of them are 100 per cent for our requirements. There’s still time.”



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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