Hammers to move for Chelsea star

Last Updated: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:19

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce will make another attempt to land Chelsea star Demba Ba in January after failing to do a deal last summer.

After struggling through the first months of the season without a regular goal scorer, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to ensure he has the firepower in his ranks to stay away from the lower reaches of the Premier League in the second half of the campaign.

With that in mind he is desperate to add another striker to his ranks, having been without the injured Andy Carroll so far while Carlton Cole and Mladen Petric have been tried up front but are yet to produce the goods.

Allardyce revealed that he missed out on three players in the summer and Ba is thought to be one of them.

"We tried to get three top loan strikers who play in this country but we failed to get all three," he said. "They went elsewhere and played for another club and one stayed where he was.

"We will have to try again depending how Carlton and Mladen go before the end of January. If they come good and Andy gets back there will be no need for another striker."

Jose Mourinho blocked a move from Arsenal on deadline day because he did not want Ba going to a title rival but he may be open to him rejoining West Ham when the window opens.

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