Are West Ham fans really to accept that the Irons are attempting to bring in Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis or Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor in case of Carlton Cole’s departure to West Brom?
All three storylines have been earning themselves column inches on transfer deadline day.
However, would David Sullivan really have personally approached Swansea with a bid worth £7m simply to replace a striker who has made just four starts this term?
A big bid for Gomis, a striker known as ‘Baby Drogba’ in his Lyon days, or their reported inclination to take on Adebayor’s hefty pay packet suggest not.
It seems far more likely that West Ham are looking to replace one of their more important forwards.
This certainly chimes with rumours that began to surface last Friday suggesting that Chelsea are keen on Diafra Sakho and particularly Enner Valencia.
It seems the Irons could face a nervous few hours before the window closes, with the Blues’ deal for Juan Cuadrado yet to be concluded and the Ecuadorian one of a small band of mooted alternatives.
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