West Ham confirm Olsson talks

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club are chasing the signature of Sweden defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn Rovers.

Last Updated: 10/01/13 at 14:09 Post Comment

The Hammers have long been linked with a move for Olsson as Allardyce knows him well from his time in charge at Ewood Park.

The 24-year-old has never hidden his desire to move back to the Premier League following Rovers' relegation and the east Londoners believe a deal can be done.

A figure of around £7million has been reported in the media but Allardyce dismissed that number and said: "I don't think that's true, no.

"Negotiations are ongoing."

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