Zarate Linked With West Ham
The Daily Mail say West Ham have been ordered to cut the wage bill by Icelandic owner Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson. Gudmundsson's Icelandic bank Landsbanki, like most major financial institutions, has been hit by the credit crunch in recent months.
Alan Curbishley has also said that it would be unfair on the injured players if West Ham brought in more new players in the summer. Mind you who knew that football was about being fair.
Talk of tightening the purse strings however has not stopped The Sun claiming that West Ham are about to splash £18m on Argentine striker Mauro Zarate. The 21-year-old, currently on loan at Birmingham from Al-Sadd in Qatar, has impressed in the last couple of matches leading him to be linked with a number of Premier League clubs. It looks like today is West Ham's turn.