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Hammers offer Jarvis a lifeline
The Hammers made an official move last night to offer Jarvis a quick return to the Premier League.
Irons boss Sam Allardyce is keen to start building a team fit for the top flight after clinching promotion.
Jarvis, 25, earned his first England cap in a friendly against Ghana last year, and scored eight goals for relegated Wolves last season.
Wish Granted?: Hughton does not want to keep unhappy Holt
West Ham are in pole position to land Norwich's wantaway striker, with Villa considering their options and looking to make younger signings
Golden goal: Striker Holt wants to join a club who'll pay him more than £15k a week Golden goal: Striker Holt wants to join a club who'll pay him more than £15k a week
West Ham are favourites to sign Grant Holt, as it has emerged that new Norwich boss Chris Hughton is reluctant to keep an unhappy player at Carrow Road.
The Hammers have already had an opening enquiry for Canaries hitman Holt rebuffed after his 17-goal haul last term.
Hughton vowed to fight to keep the marksman when he was unveiled last week.
But the Mirror understands that £15,000-a-week Holt is determined to leave so he can earn more cash elsewhere.
The much-travelled 31-year-old wants to secure a bumper pay deal as he approaches the twilight of his career, and his mind is made up.
Hughton has yet to speak to Holt, the current Norwich captain, but knows he is the biggest personality in the dressing room and does not want him moping around moaning about his situation in case it affects the start of the new regime.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert had been expected to bid for Holt after leaving Carrow Road for the Midlands.
But Lambert is now considering his options - Villa ideally want players younger than Holt.
Hammers bid £4m for Jarvis while Big Sam continues chase for Diame
West Ham have tabled a £4million offer for Wolves' winger Matt Jarvis and have re-opened talks with midfielder Mohamed Diame.
Sam Allardyce's bid for Jarvis is likely to be met with resistance as the 26-year-old is one of a cluster of players that Stale Solbakken will be hoping to keep.
Free agent Diame, 24, has also attracted interest from Sunderland and Liverpool, but would be interested in a move to London. Allardyce is also keen to sign a striker.
He has been rebuffed in bids for Norwich's Grant Holt but is monitoring Evian's Yannick Sagbo again and is interested in Sochaux's Modibo Maiga.
The 24-year-old Maiga almost joined Newcastle last year and has emerged as a target for Stoke and Reading this summer. Sochaux value him at £6m.
QPR snap up England keeper Green on £50k-a-week following West Ham exit
Robert Green is set to join QPR after agreeing a £50,000-a-week deal to move across London.
The England goalkeeper, 32, is a free agent after West Ham refused to meet his pay demands and failed to agree a new contract.
QPR are anxious to bolster their defence after narrowly avoiding relegation last season and opted for Green after briefly considering Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.
The current No 1 at Loftus Road, Paddy Kenny, looks likely to re-join former boss Neil Warnock at Leeds United.
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QPR FLY OUT TO EURO 2012 TO WRAP UP ROBERT GREEN SIGNING
Robert Green has agreed a deal worth about £50,000 a week
QPR will fly representatives to England’s Euro 2012 training camp later this week to complete the signing of West Ham keeper Robert Green.
A free agent after rejecting a new offer, Green has agreed a deal worth about £50,000 a week
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce makes a £4 million bid for Wolves' and England winger Matt Jarvis.
Sam Allardyce is stepping up his preparations for the Premier League after making a £4 million bid for Wolves' and England winger Matt Jarvis.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce makes a £4million bid for Wolves' and England winger Matt Jarvis.
Telegraph Sport can reveal that Allardyce, the West Ham manager, tabled an offer for Jarvis on Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to make his first major recruitment since guiding the club back to the top flight.
Wolves are expected to reject the offer as they rate Jarvis at around £10 million but West Ham have made the first move for a player that was always likely to be targeted after relegation to the Championship.
Steve Morgan, the Wolves chairman, is intent on demanding a significant fee for Jarvis, who only cost an initial £400,000 from Gillingham in 2007.
Morgan will point to the fact that the 26 year-old made his debut for England last year, making an appearance as a second-half substitute against Ghana, and has also performed consistently in the Premier League for the past three campaigns.
West Ham are not prepared to meet the strict fee that will be required to prise Jarvis out of Molineux but will make a second, improved offer if their opening gambit is turned down. Allardyce could also face competition from Stoke City, with Tony Pulis a long-term admirer.
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West Ham lining up sensational double swoop on Italian giants
According to reports in Italy, West Ham United are looking to make a serious bid to re-establish themselves in the Premier League by tapping on the door of one of Europe’s most illustrious clubs, Juventus. The Hammers are looking to acquire Eljero Elia and Milos Krasic as the two talented midfielders have steadily blown peripheral to the plans of the Old Lady owing to inconsistency on the pitch.
After a stunning first season in Turin, Krasic found it very hard to cement his spot in the first team as coach Antonio Conte rung in the changes and brought his own vision to the club. The Serb has found himself struggling to compete for a spot in the team and Juventus have made it amply clear that they don’t mind letting Krasic go despite investing 15 million euros in the winger.
Eljero Elia has had a similar fate with Juve, barely making any first team appearances since his move from Hamburg last summer. The 9 million euro move has proved a sour one for both player and club and a move away for him is expected to materialize this summer.
Sam Allardyce has a very rugged and old fashioned style of football that could be offset by the arrival of these two flair players in midfield. It’ll be interesting to see how Allardyce gets the two deals in the favour of the Hammers and convinces these two talented men to serve a newly promoted Premier League club.
West Ham wanted Quagliarella
It’s reported West Ham’s offer for Fabio Quagliarella was rebuffed, but they are in talks for Juventus duo Milos Krasic and Eljero Elia
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Diame and Jarvis Enter the Frame!
West Ham transfer rumours are flying about left, right and centre at present. Amid all this speculation, the West Ham Utd FC official website has stated that the club are looking to bring in at least 5 new signings this summer, with two forwards targeted. Interestingly, they state that bids have been submitted for two players and negotiations are at advanced stages with two of the best Bosmen signings in the PL.
This evening a report emerged that one of those Bosmans was Wigan's defensive midfielder Mo Diame. And the club have submittted a £4m bid for pacy left winger, Matt Jarvis. I mention these two reports because they are realistic and suitably ambitious, in that both players are the right age and their addition would significantly improve us in two key positions. Wolves will probably hold out for more than £4m, although equally, they might decide it is time to cash in on Jarvis. West Ham could try to sweeten the deal by offering a player exchange deal or a season long loan for one of our younger players like Sam Baldock. That's if he is not loaned as part of the deal to bring Wilfred Zaha from Crystal Palace. What a propsect, having Zaha and Jarvis on the flanks and Diame in the midfield holding role next season. That would be a massive step forward for us.
Another rumour this evening, originating from Italy, is that Sam Allardyce has been seen in discussions with officials of Juventus and there may be a potential deal or two afoot. We will have to wait and see if anything comes of this, but would Allardyce be dealing directly with officials of Juventus? Surely under the current set up at the club it would be David Sullivan doing the negotiations on Allardyce's identified targets? Whether it is true or not, it is good to see West Ham being linked with quality players at one of the best clubs in Europe.
On the issue of Sam Baldock's future, I am personally against his sale. He has lightening pace and good striking ability and is ideally suited to PL football. It could be a serious mistake to dispose of his potential so early, before he has been given a chance to show what he can do. Nicky Maynard is also a young player of significant potential, but it could be Baldock who eventually emerges as the better striker. Certainly both players need to be given a decent chance to show what they can do in the PL.
Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson will join Liverpool in a £7m deal but not before the 22-year-old has offered Swansea the courtesy of meeting their new manager.
Arsenal are in pole position to sign Montpellier forward Olivier Giroud, 25, according to his club coach Rene Girard.
Gylfi Sigurdsson had looked set to join Swansea before manager Brendan Rodgers left for Liverpool
Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy, 26, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, says he will decide his future after Euro 2012.
New West Brom boss Steve Clarke has identified NEC Nijmegen's £2m-rated defender Bram Nuytinck, 22, as his top target.
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West Ham are leading the chase to sign Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga. The 24-year-old Mali forward almost moved to Newcastle in January but the deal collapsed over concerns about a knee problem.
The Hammers have also tabled a £4m bid for Wolves and England winger Matt Jarvis.
Full story: The Sun
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp could still leave White Hart Lane in the summer despite denying rumours that he had resigned.
The Times (subscription required)
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is considering whether to sack Redknapp after failing to secure Champions League football.
Chelsea will name Roberto Di Matteo as the new manager on a full-time basis after failing to talk former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola out of taking a sabbatical.
Swansea City hope to appoint a successor to Brendan Rodgers by the end of this week from a shortlist headed by Ian Holloway and Michael Laudrup.
Ukraine Football Federation chief Grygoriy Surkis has accused England of bottling the issue of racism, and pointed to Rio Ferdinand's controversial snub from the squad as an example.
The new and supposedly secret Manchester City home kit has gone on sale in Australia - weeks before its official launch in the UK.
Full story: Manchester Evening News
Hours after his Euro 2012 heroics, Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko was involved in a minor car crash in the centre of Kiev.
Many thanks as ever CH.
It's probably just paper talk but if there is any truth in the rumour that Levy is talking about sacking Redknapp (and I wouldn't be all that surprised) then that would be the perfect illustration of why all right-thinking football fans hate Tottenham. HR is the best thing that's happened to that club in Donkeys' (traitorous b*stard!) but he didn't get them into the Champions' League even though he got them fourth place. Of course they have a divine right to a CL place, massive club, deserving of nothing but the best, won the league title once don't you know? Spuds have always been the most arrogant of bastards,
What a miserable ungrateful **** is Levy (consider how Jol was treated even if the current rumour is untrue). Maybe Christian Gross is available and fancies another crack at CL qualification?
Thanks CH. The next couple weeks are going to be interesting.
The fact that HR didn't get Spurs into the CL is not directly his fault, what with Chelski winning the CL against all odds. Yes he could and perhaps should have cemented 3rd place but they had a bad patch, whether it was caused by the court case or the England manager job rumours. As far as I remember it was the only bad patch they had allbeit a couple of bad resutls at the beginning of the season.
However, Tottenham had better beware. Every club HR has managed and then left have ended up in financial diffficuly. Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and West Ham.
As regards Redknapp - This is all about getting more money and a longer contract out of Spurs.Now that rumours about us chasing the Juventus pair are out in the open, there will be plenty of clubs around Europe interested - Let's see how good BFS is in pulling off a coup.
Many thanks CH.
The two guys from Juve..................yes please!
As for the Spuds and Redknob.....................they deserve each other, pair of cants!!
Krasic and Elia are ****ing superb! The first two players that we have been linked with that have got me genuinely excited, I hope it's not just newspaper guff!
Jarvis wouldn't be a bad addition either!
Cheers for all your work CH
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