West Ham United Transfer Window Round-Up Week 3


Mark Carlton

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1/22/2008 8:30:00 AM.
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A relatively quiet week for transfer rumours around Upton Park, with one player moving out on loan and another player who is probably very confused if he was to read any of the speculation in this weeks paperís.

Letís start with those rumours surrounding Christian Daillyís future with the club.

The 34-year old, whose future looks as if it will be away from Upton Park, has been at the centre of conflicting reports all week in the Scottish press. Originally, a move to Rangers looked to be on the cards as Walter Smith was on the look-out for cover in defence after Ugo Ehiogu moved to Sheffield United in the week. (Daily Record)

However, The Scottish Sun soon claimed that Dailly would not be interested in a move to Scotland for family reasons. The Daily record then reported that Hammers boss, Alan Curbishley no longer needed Dailly at the club, as if Dailly didnít know that already after spending two months on loan at Southampton this season.

To lead the whole saga down a completely different route, The Sun then ran a story that seemed to hint that Dailly would in fact be interested in a move to Rangers after initially rejecting the offer.

Another Glasgow club have signalled their intent to lure Hammers midfielder Mark Noble away from Upton Park according to The Mirror. Gordon Strachan is hoping a £4 million bid, plus the lure of Champions League football will tempt the 20-year old. However, it is difficult to see Noble wanting to move away from his boyhood club.

A young talent that could be on his way to Upton Park in the near future is Ipswich Townís Danny Haynes. The midfielder has shone as a real talent this season for Ipswich, with his quick feet and electric pace; it wonít be long before a big club comes in for him. The Hammers are willing to pay £3million for the winger according to The Sun.

Serbian striker Marko Pantelic looks to be heading for the Premier League, with West Ham and Fulham eager to sign the Hertha Berlin front man. (News of the World) Pantelic has a great scoring record at club level, but has struggled on the international scene, scoring once in 15 appearances for Serbia.

One player to move on this week is Callum Davenport. He has agreed a loan deal with Watford for the next month, with a view to a permanent deal. The defender hasnít played since March 2007 and the move will allow him to get some first-team football under his belt.

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Steve Sage:

You really need to get these articles up quicker. "The defender hasnít played since March 2007 and the move will allow him to get some first-team football under his belt." Not really since he broke his neck on Saturday in his first appearance for Watford and has immediately been returned to West Ham to convalesce with the 100s of other players in our treatment room.


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