West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Blackburn Rovers full-back Martin Olsson this month.
The 24-year-old was part of Sweden’s Euro 2012 squad last summer and has been linked with a seven-million-pound move to Upton Park during the January transfer window.
Allardyce has confirmed West Ham are negotiating with Blackburn over Olsson but insists the fee reported is not accurate.
On West Ham’s reported bid for the full-back, Allardyce replied: “I don’t think that’s true, no, but we have made an enquiry.
“I think that if I was strengthening anywhere at the moment it would be in the left-back position because of our injury problems in that area at the moment. We are only looking at that position at the minute.
“If there’s a player there that we think can improve the squad we’ll try to move on him.”
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