Irons try for Spurs defender but only 50/50


kaboulWest Ham are currently making a late late move to tempt Tottenham’s Younes Kaboul to join the club and ease their central defensive problem.

It’s their first serious move of ┬ádeadline day and it is still odds on that we will end it with the same squad as we started unless co-chairman David Sullivan can pull a rabbit out of the hat.

A highly placed West Ham source said: “We are trying but he has just turned down a move somewhere else so it’s going to be hard. It’s probably around 50/50.

“We’ll try but time is pushing on. We are hopeful rather than optimistic. Sylvain Distin was being mentioned but that won’t be happening.”

He added that the co chairman has just returned to the country from a day in France but said: “Although it was generally believed he was doing transfer business his journey was entirely unrelated to football.

“We would have been entirely quiet in the market place but for injuries to three central defenders and it’s left us with very little time to get anything done.”

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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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  • johnham1 says:

    A very poor signing – not a reliable defender. A waste of money. Why don’t we save some money and give Burke, Henry and Oxford chances – or is this BFS again !!!

    • westhamwag says:

      Henry and Burke are both injured so won’t help our injury crisis at the moment with Reid, Collins and Tomkins all out injured hope one or two may be recovered come Sunday.

  • bubs says:

    100% agree BFS wanted him in the summer and the only way he will join us is if BFStalks him into it,what happened to no business with Spurs,we don’t want there left over centre forwards either,he did not want to come to us when he left Man City why do want him now he is 30 I would sooner keep Cole and he owes us when he could not find a club he came back to us to keep earning a living,is life that bad sitting watching West Ham and getting 30k for it ( yes please ).

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