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Hammers make improved offer

Filed: Thursday, 20th August 2009
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are understood to have made an increased offer for Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh.

Hammers CEO Scott Duxbury is reported to have made an improved offer for the Bordeaux striker of €7million plus a 25% sell-on fee and an additional annual sum of €1million (although it is unclear for how many years this particular clause applies).

It was revealed earlier in the week that Bordeaux were holding out for €8million plus a sell on fee, whilst the Hammers are understood to have initially offered a fee in the region of £4.5million.

Meanwhile, Sir Trevor Brooking - who was in charge of the Hammers last time they were relegated in 2003 - has warned the current owners that the club must enhance their attacking options ahead of the transfer window deadline.

“West Ham need a couple of strikers – and they would be the difference between a top-half finish or looking over their shoulder," he said.

“The new asset management group of creditors need to support the club because, to get their money back, they’ll need West Ham to stay in the Premier League.”

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by Colin
03:30PM 20th Aug 2009
''Hear hear Sir Trev!''

by g portugal
03:27PM 20th Aug 2009
''Well stated Trevor Brooking. We get striking options by August 31st or the relegation battle begins September 1st.
Period. No excuses.

Even more so if Upson goes.

Any part of that you don't understand Icelandics, or do you need a translator?

If the club gets relegated, you lose your whole investment. Get it?

Then get the funk on with bolstering the squad. NOW.''

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