Filed: Wednesday, 7th December 2011
By: Staff Writer
The Daily Mail have claimed that West Ham are looking to sign Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka.
The first of what promises to be a long series of spurious links to appear over the course of the next few weeks has the Mail's Matt Lawton suggesting that Sam Allardyce wants to sign the 32-year-old striker, who has been at Chelsea since 2008.
The former French international - whose current contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer - previously worked under Allardyce at Bolton between 2006 and 2008 when he was sold to Chelsea.
Allardyce performed one of the transfer coups of the 2006/07 season when landing Anelka in an £8million deal from Turkish club Fenerbahce.
The winter transfer window opens for business on 1st January, just three weeks from now.
Sam Allardyce has gone on record to say that he is actively looking to boost his squad for the second half of the season but even though they have history, the chances of him persuading the former Arsenal, Liverpool and Real Madrid player to drop to the Championship would appear slim, at best.
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by the old man of storr
10:23AM 8th Dec 2011
''I'm not one to blow my own little clarinet but I actually suggested that Anelka was a valid transfer target and was laughed at. I like it when a plan comes together.''
by g portugal
10:34PM 7th Dec 2011
''The story couldn't come from a more gutter publication. Absolute bottom of the barrel.''