Curbs to keep on spending

16 August 2007 03:57
West Ham United manager Alan Curbishley has suggested his summer spending spree might not be over despite playing down talk of a move for Eidur Gudjohnsen. Curbishley took his summer spending to beyond the £30million mark after completing the reported £6million signing of England midfielder Kieron Dyer from Newcastle United earlier on Thursday. Dyer has put pen to paper on a four-year contract at Upton Park. But the Hammers boss is still looking to add more players to his ranks after seeing fellow new signings Julien Faubert and Scott Parker pick up immediate injuries on their arrivals at Upton Park. Barcelona's Iceland international striker Gudjohnsen has continually been linked with a move to West Ham where he would link-up with compatriot and Hammers chairman Eggert Magnusson. "Eidur Gudjohnsen is not fit and is battling away to get fit, so there is nothing in it at the moment," said Curbishley. Meanwhile, Curbishley has also revealed he made an approach to Derby County for their highly-rated teenage midfielder Giles Barnes. "We did enquire about Giles Barnes," he added. "We made an offer and it was rejected. "We are entitled to make bids for players. He's injured as well at the moment and Derby want to keep him. "But the transfer window is still open and we are still active. We're still short in one or two areas."

Source: ESA