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West Ham set to sign Miralem Sulejmani from Ajax
Published : 30 Aug 2012 11:53:33
West Ham are the favourites to sign Ajax forward Miralem Sulejmani as the Dutch giants prepare to cash-in on their record signing before the transfer window closes.The Serbia international has struggled to settle in Amsterdam since his ?13.8million arrival from Heerenveen in 2008 and is desperate for a move.
Hammer time: Ajax forward Miralem Sulejmani could be set to join West Ham The Hammers have had him watched for over two years and are keen to end their lengthy pursuit in time for Friday's Deadline Day.The 23-year-old can operate on either flank making him a attractive proposition for Upton Park boss Sam Allardyce who tends to operate one up front with two supporting forwards either side.Ajax director of football, and former Arsenal star, Marc Overmars has revealed one approach has already been received - but stopped short before confirming it wasa bid from the Barclays Premier League club.
'It's a serious offer, but I can't mention the name of the club,' he said.'Miralem knows about the interest.' Market moves: Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen to add more firepower to his squad West Ham are also keen to bring in one more striker before the window slams shut and are expected to make a return bid for Liverpool misfit Andy Carroll.Nicky Maynard and Carlton Cole could be moved on to help finance any potential arrivals.Championship side Cardiff are believed to be interested in ex-Bristol City frontman Maynard while Cole is understood to have interested a host of Premier League clubs and in Turkey.