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Kovac - Hammers stay possible

06 Jun 2009 12:39:59

Kovac - Hammers stay possible

Radoslav Kovac claims there is still a possibility his loan deal at West Ham will be made permanent. The Czech Republic international joined the Hammers on a short-term agreement from Spartak Moscow in January. He played a regular role in Gianfranco Zola's plans towards the end of the 2008/09 campaign and did not look out of place among the Premier League elite. Speculation has suggested that West Ham are unwilling to meet Spartak's asking price, despite his impressive showings, but Kovac insists an agreement could yet be struck. "Let's not make conclusions yet," he told deniksport.cz. OptionsSpartak's valuation is said to be around €4million (£3.5m), a figure the Hammers are reluctant to pay. However, Kovac's agent claims his client has plenty of other options to consider, should his time at Upton Park come to an end. "It is still open (with West Ham)," said Pavel Zika. "Radek's loan spell at West Ham is to expire at the end of June and, should the two sides fail to reach an agreement, he will start pre-season training with Spartak Moscow on 1st July. "We have also received approaches from England, Germany and Turkey."


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