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Magnusson thinking big

Filed: Monday, 14th May 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

Hammers Chairman Eggert Magnusson has told the Icelandic press that he has his eyes on several major signings this summer.

Last weekend it was suggested that should the Hammers avoid relegation, Alan Curbishley would be rewarded with a transfer warchest in excess of 40m.

And earlier today Magnusson confirmed that the club were looking at a number of possible expensive new signings - although he refused to divulge exactly who he and Curbishley were monitoring.

Likely targets will be Charlton's Darren Bent and Newcastle captain Scott Parker, a former player of Curbishley's said to be unhappy in the North East. However the transfer net could be cast much wider this summer, given Magnusson's extensive network of worldwide contacts.

However the player the majority of United fans will be imploring Magnusson to sign is Carlos Tevez, who said goodbye to his colleagues earlier today before jetting off back to Argentina for the summer.

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by Scott
03:22PM 15th May 2007
''I think Bent would be a good signing. Him and Deano up front next season (that is of course if Carlos does go). Happy to sell Harewood, Cole, Reo-Coker, Mullins and Ferdinand. Chances are Pards will make some effort for a few of them. Would love to see Yossi next season aswell but apparently he's off too. We need a spine next season. Green, Upson (or Ginge/Neill), Noble and Ashton. C'mon u irons.''

by Freddie
08:07AM 15th May 2007
''Buying Tevez is the most important decision for Eggers. Attitude - refusing to give up is a rare quality and that is why we survived this season. Carbon copy for next season and new players to replace will be a gamble that we do not need to take unless Tevez wants out. Surely with the financial clout now we do not need to lose people we want to stay. Ok, Bent and Parker under Curbs will do well with Ashton back to scare the hell out of defences. Thing is about Tevez, he is built like Gazza and Maradona, low centre of gravity and could not be knocked off the ball, defences were scared of his pace and aggression - the fear factor!''

by North Essex Man
09:33PM 14th May 2007
''It will be interesting to see how quickly Alan and Egghead get their wallets out for new players. The Tevez saga has not been put to bed completely and I doubt they would want to sign a 10m striker only to find they are down in the Coca Cola due to some nifty footwork in a court of law.''

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