Filed: Thursday, 14th June 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham are said to have had a £4million bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis rejected, according to reports.
Sky Sports 'understand' that United saw an offer for the 26-year-old Middlesbrough born player rejected by the relegated club yesterday.
Elsewhere this morning, several sources continue to suggest potential Italian-based targets after Sam Allardyce was apparently spotted meeting with representatives of Juventus and Milan on Tuesday.
Both Dutch and Italian sources have linked West Ham with a possible move for Luc Castaignos in the past 24 hours, a name we first mentioned here on KUMB in our transfer round-up on Tuesday.
19-year-old Castaignos hit 15 goals in 37 starts for Feyenoord before landing a €6.5million switch to the Italian giants last summer, but made just six first team appearances in his first season at the San Siro.
West Ham are said to want to take the Dutch teenager on a permanent basis although Inter are rumoured to prefer a loan move.
Meanwhile the Daily Mail, who told us on Tuesday that West Ham were willing to offer £4million for Norwich's Grant Holt - two weeks after they claimed a £4.5million bid had been rejected - have ressurected the Yakubu link.
However another source, a Twitter-based football agent claimed last night that the Blackburn striker is instead on his way to Qatar.
Momo Diame, who has been at the centre of much gossip in the last 48 hours is said to be jetting into England tomorrow in order to hold talks with West Ham - and possibly one or two other clubs.
The Wigan midfielder, who becomes a free agent at the end of this month has also been linked with Liverpool and the now-managerless Tottenham in the past few days.
The Daily Star, not exactly renowned for their transfer exclusives suggest that West Ham are 'ready to make a £3million bid' for ex-Hammer James Collins, currently earning vast sums at Aston Villa.
The Welsh international, despite being labelled by many as 'the one that got away' managed an average of just 16 appearances per season during his four years in east London from 2006 to 2010 before joining Villa in a £4million switch.
We're really scraping the barrel this morning for outgoings, but gossip that appears to have begun somewhere on Twitter's vast network hints at interest in Freds Sears and Piquionne from Hull City.
Now managed by Steve Bruce, who succeeded the departing Nick Barmby last week the Tigers are looking to boost their squad in preparation for an assault on next season's Championship. So why they're looking at Piquionne, God only knows...
As for KUMB.com, we've heard absolutely nothing new on the transfer front in the past 24 hours so have nothing more than the above speculation to offer you today. Sorry.
by Harry Clements
04:49PM 20th Jun 2012
''We need creativity in midfield, a Teddy Sheringham type, or going back even further Tony Cottee, Frank McAvennie and Mark Ward who read each other thoughts during the game. Are these type of players no longer relevant in the modern 'speed'game? I would like to think not. I always remember good goals emanating from these players. Good team work goals are the best to see.''
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