West Ham in Bid for Whittingham
The Sun claim that West Ham have offered around £3 million for Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham. The paper says the offer has been turned down but that Allardyce is still chasing Whittingham and Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes.
Interestingly in another article in the very same edition, The Sun quotes Sam Allardyce, almost directly contradicting the paper's claim that West Ham are preparing an increased offer for Rhodes,
"Jordan Rhodes has only been an enquiry, not an offer or a bid by any stretch of the imagination. We've had a straightforward, absolute no, not for sale from Huddersfield Town so that's out of the equation.
I suppose if the bid was big enough they'd have to think about it, but I'm not so sure we've got that sort of money available."
The Mail claim that West Ham have told Newcastle that they will have to up their offer for James Tomkins to 'mega bucks' for West Ham to even consider the deal. The paper say West Ham have already knocked back a £3 million offer from Newcastle for the defender.
The Telegraph claim Fulham are preparing a £4 million offer for Carlton Cole.