Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pardew Confirms Interest in Malbranque

Alan Pardew has confirmed that West Ham are interested in Steed Malbranque and are hopeful of signing the winger or another player of 'his stature' before the transfer window closes,

"We have made it clear he is a target for us and has been (during the summer).

Conversations have taken place but there is such a complexity around that particular player - and complexities around other players - that at the moment we can't clarify anything.

We just think that in the next seven days (before the window closes) it will clear up and we will either secure Malbranque or another player of his stature.

Fulham have made it very clear he is not going to play for Fulham. His future lies elsewhere and he is a quality player and I am sure there are a number of clubs interested, not just ourselves."


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