Thursday, May 17, 2007

Transfer Rumours

Today's Independent seems to have the most informed West Ham rumours today. The paper claim that Benayoun has a meeting with the club today in which he is likely to ask for a transfer.

The Independent claim that Benayoun was close to leaving last summer but in the end no bid was made for the player. Benayoun was then offered another contract which he has refused to sign.

Benayoun is amongst a number of players that Alan Curbishley has had a troubled relationship with. However there is now support within the club for holding on to some of the players that were once going to be cleared out this summer, such as Ferdinand and Reo-Coker.

Curbishley apparently was so angry with Benayoun at one point that he refused to speak to him. However Benayoun was restored to the first team towards the end of the season and the club may now try to persuade him to stay. Although it is unlikely that Benayoun will agree to stay.

A proposed transfer of Ferdinand to Newcastle has apparently now fallen through, and he is another player who the club may now try to persuade to stay.

The paper also claim that the number 1 target to emerge from yesterday's meeting between Curbishley and Eggy is Eidur Gudjohnsen but it is understood he is not keen on a move to West Ham.

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