West Ham United media round-up: Adebayor deal revived, striker to sign

A selection of the latest news concerning West Ham United.

Emmanuel Adebayor deal revived

According to ESPN, West Ham have revived their interest in Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham, as the Premier League transfer window draws to a close.

Slaven Bilic is still in the market for a new striker due to a host of injury problems, but a move for Adebayor looked dead in the water at the end of last week. However, recent performances by the Hammers, and the knowledge that Spurs will sanction part of his wages, mean that Bilic is ready to return for the Togolese international in a loan move.

Zaza move close to completion

As reported by Sky Sports, the Irons are close to completing a deal for Simone Zaza of Juventus. The Italian international only move to Juve over the summer, but they cannot guarantee him playing time ahead of Euro 2016, and a loan move to the Boleyn Ground is set to be completed.

His agent has been in London this week to oversee the deal, and it is stated that he will join for the season for a loan fee of £1.4 million, with the Hammers having the chance to purchase him outright at the end of the campaign for an extra fee of £11.5 million.

Cottee on strikers

Tony Cottee has told the official Hammers website that West Ham still need more reinforcements upfront if they are to realistically improve this season. As reported above, Adebayor and Zaza look be coming in, and Cottee believes these signings will be vital to cope with the injuries to Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll.

The former forward said: “We lost Enner Valencia to a bad injury and Andy is still out. We need reinforcements upfront and I'm sure the Club will be looking to bring another striker to the Club.”

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