AL­LARDYCE IS CHAS­ING SOME SILVA

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 9 -

WEST HAM have been given the green light to up their bid for Sport­ing Lis­bon mid­fielder Adrien Silva.

Lis­bon have al­ready re­jected a £1mil­lion bid from Sam Al­lardyce.

But Silva has turned down a new con­tract and the Por­tuguese out­fit have de­cided it’s time to cash in.

An of­fer of around £2m could land the 23-yearold, who is also wanted by Black­burn.

The player’s agent Jim Michel Gabriel con­firmed: “The player will not ex­tend his con­tract with Sport­ing.”

The Ham­mers are cur­rently in Por­tu­gal pre­par­ing for a Fri­day friendly with Braga.

Al­lardyce’s side have also been eye­ing teenage striker Paco Al­cacer.

But now the 18-year-old has re­vealed he does not want to leave Va­len­cia.

TAR­GET: Silva

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