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West Ham contemplate 15million bid for Alex Song

Filed: Tuesday, 4th November 2014
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United are willing to match their transfer record in order to sign Alex Song on a permanent basis.

The Cameroon international - who cost Barcelona 15million in 2012 - has proved an instant hit at the Boleyn Ground since arriving on a season-long loan on the final day of the summer transfer window.

And according to a KUMB source, West Ham are prepared to match the 15million spent on securing the services of Andy Carroll in 2013 in order to tie the 27-year-old down to a long-term contract.

Although it is understood that West Ham would be willing to make a move for Song as early as the January transfer window, it is possible that at least one first team squad member would need to be sold in order to accommodate the former Arsenal star's financial demands as a result of the current FFP rules governing club finance.

Those on the fringe of the first team squad, out of contract next summer and who could theoretically be moved on several months early include Ricardo Vaz Te, Ravel Morrison, Guy Demel, Carlton Cole and Jussi Jasskelainen.

Song has made just seven appearances for West Ham so far - matches that have produced four wins (Liverpool, QPR, Burnley, Man City), two draws (Hull, Stoke) and just the one defeat (Man Utd).

* Did you know? One of Alex Song's sons is called 'Nolan'.

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