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Allardyce tight-lipped on Kuzmanovic bid

Filed: Monday, 15th July 2013
By: Staff Writer

Sam Allardyce refused to be drawn over his interest in Milan midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic when asked about the state of play by a TV crew.

Speaking after West Ham's 2-0 win against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, the United boss was questioned as to whether rumours of a 5million bid for the 25-year-old Serbian international were correct.

But Allardyce refused to either confirm or deny whether West Ham had made a firm bid for a player who less than a year ago was valued at the 20million+ mark.

"I can't shed any light on that at all. He's a player I like but I still don't know anything about it," said Allardyce, with a wry smile on his face.

"Position wise, we need an attacking player first and then we'll see where we go after that. At this moment in time, it depends on the player who is available. If it's a quality player who brings a lot to the team then we'll go for him."

Allardyce also reiterated previous comments when asked how many more players he would like to add to his squad before the start of the new season next month. "For the first time in eight years, I have got a good squad together right at the start of pre-season," he said.

"Normally I am six or seven short and I have to skimp around to get them in, but not this year. We would like to add to that of course, although it will only be one or two maximum."

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