Allardyce keen to strengthen Hammers attack with 5m move for Maiga
21:43 GMT, 28 June 2012
West Ham have made a 5million bid for Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga.
Manager Sam Allardyce is battling to land his targets with a striker and centre-back his priorities. He has bid for Norwich's Grant Holt and is also keen on Evian's Yannick Sagbo.
Bid made: West Ham are keen on Sochaux's Malian forward Modibo Maiga
Reading have also bid for Maiga while Stoke maintain an interest too. Reading expect to have Pavel Pogrebnyak's work permit processed today and are closing on a deal for free agent midfielder Danny Guthrie.