West Ham Rumours
According to Alexei Smertin's agent the player won't be coming to West Ham,
"... the team currently lie at the bottom of the league and are fighting for survival, and we don't want Alexei to join another relegation candidate. Smertin has enough strength and experience to accomplish higher things. Plus we have more attractive offers."
Sky Sports report that Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough have all enquired about Lyon's John Carew.
Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið claim that Eggert Magnusson has told them that Lauren wants to join West Ham,
"I spoke to Lauren on the phone today (yesterday) and so did Alan. Lauren wants to join West Ham and he would be quite a catch who would strengthen our team. We will have to go over some things first and I dont think a final decision will be made until after the weekend."