Sam Allardyce interested but only on the right terms.
West Ham are interested in bringing in out-of-favour Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh, but only if it makes financial sense, according to talkSPORT.
Sam Allardyce is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements with Modibo Maiga set to leave for African Cup of Nations duty with Mali and Andy Carroll currently injured leaving Carlton Cole as his only available centre forward.
Chamakh started his Arsenal career brightly but has since struggled for form and Arsene Wenger seems ready to allow the player to leave the club.
West Ham are currently sitting 11th in the table and will be looking to add to their attacking options to ensure they don’t get dragged into a relegation battle.
Funds are limited at Upton Park however so the Hammers will be hoping to negotiate a loan deal for Chamakh, with Arsenal continuing to pay some of the player’s wages.
The Moroccan international would fit in perfectly into Allardyce’s style of play with his excellent abilities in the air and tall stature allowing him to slot straight into the target man role for West Ham.
The 28 year old striker scored 76 times in 301 appearances for French club Bordeaux but managed to net just once in 19 appearances last season.
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