Last Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:42
West Ham are set to reignite their interest in Southampton striker Rickie Lambert as boss Sam Allardyce searches for more firepower.
The Hammers tried to sign the Englishman in January and had at least one bid turned down by Saints.
However, reports say Allardyce will go back in for the 31-year-old as he continues his search for a strike partner for £15m summer signing Andy Carroll.
Lambert was the top-scoring English-born player in the Premier League last year, with 15 goals, but an offer in excess of £6million could tempt Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino to sell considering he is now the wrong side of 30.
However, Lambert is under contract until 2016 after agreeing an extension in March and is believed to be settled on the south coast.
Allardyce has been linked with several strikers in recent weeks, with West Brom's Peter Odemwingie thought to be a target along with QPR's Loic Remy.
Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella is another who has been mentioned as a possible alternative summer capture.
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