Hammers told to up Olsson bid

Michael Appleton has warned West Ham their initial bid for Martin Olsson was "way below" Blackburn's valuation.

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Martin Olsson: Blackburn defender wanted

Martin Olsson: Blackburn defender wanted

New Blackburn boss Michael Appleton has warned West Ham their initial bid for Martin Olsson was "way below" Rovers' valuation of the left-back.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce lodged a £2million bid for the Swede, which was turned down flat.

Although Allardyce had insisted he was not prepared to increase the bid, it is thought a further offer may be on its way.

However, Olsson remains a Rovers player for now, with Appleton insisting the 24-year-old will not be allowed to leave on the cheap.

"Nothing is happening at the minute," said Appleton.

"I was made aware of a bid that was put in before I took the reins but it is way below the value we see him at.

"Until a bid reaches the valuation we think it should be, there is not a conversation.

"Martin continues to be a Blackburn player.

"He is a fantastic player, an international with bags of talent, and I am looking forward to working with him."

However, with Olsson hoping to leave Ewood Park this month, a transfer does seem likely eventually.

Indeed, Appleton believes a certain amount of movement would actually be healthy for a club that desperately needs to kick-start their season if they are to stand any chance of reclaiming their top-flight status.

"We have a couple of weeks left," he said.

"As with any football club, some players will leave, others will come in. But a few new faces will do the club a world of good.

"It will bring fresh competition, but it has to be players who will affect the starting XI, not the 18."


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