Sunderland After Ashton
The People say that Sunderland boss Roy Keane is planning an £8 million bid for West Ham striker Dean Ashton. The People claim Keegan did want Ashton but is now happy with his strike force, leaving Sunderland "in the box seat to snap up the England hopeful."
With West Ham expected to undergo a summer clear out we may be faced with a long summer of just this sort of wild speculation. Indeed if you believe Carlton Cole some of the players have already begun to worry,
"We're all disappointed that we haven't been able to push higher up the table and there could be a few worried people at the club this summer," admitted Cole yesterday.
"We're all fighting for our futures. It's up to the manager who goes and who stays, but I'm contracted to West Ham for another two years and I want to stay here."