With Avram Grant expected to remain in the West Ham hot seat, it is understood that he is looking to bring in three players to help his team in their relegation battle and has made Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner one of his targets.
According to The Telegraph, the Hammers wish to bring the Dane on loan to Upton Park but Arsene Wenger would rather sell him and the Frenchman is not expected to make a decision until near the end of the transfer window.
The East Londoners are not interested in meeting Arsenal’s £15million valuation of Bendtner and according to the 23-year-old’s agent and father, Thomas, he is not interested in joining West Ham for any length of time: “That’s not interesting. If Arsenal want to sell and have set a price, then that’s up to them, that’s nothing that we have been involved in. I can only say that this is nothing of interest to us.”
Hammers in for Larsson.
West Ham have joined the race to sign Birmingham City’s Sebastian Larsson, according to Sky Sports.
Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa are understood to have made offers for the Swedish international and now West Ham have made an enquiry to Birmingham about the former Arsenal player.
Larsson has already turned down offers from La Liga sides Atletico Madrid and Valencia and he could not agree personal terms with Newcastle United.
The Blues are already expecting Larsson to leave St. Andrews this season so are hoping to cash in on the 25-year-old this month.
Avram Grant is looking to bolster his thin squad as his side battles to avoid relegation from the Premier League and Sebastian Larsson would give him another experienced midfielder in the ranks.
Behrami hopeful of exit.
West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami has revealed that a move to Fiorentina is now unlikely.
A move to the Serie A looked almost certain for the 25-year-old but it has since emerged that West Ham and Fiorentina cannot agree a fee and the Swiss international could spend the rest of the season at Upton Park if talks do not resume very soon.
Behrami told Il Corriere Fiorentino that he is disappointed that the deal may not go through: “Will I come to Florence? That is a nice question. I am a bit disappointed as I don’t fully understand this situation.
“Everything seemed done, but at the moment joining Fiorentina appears uncertain. I can say I have done everything to come to Florence. We will see what happens.”