As expected, West Ham will up their game this week in the pursuit of England international striker Charlie Austin, following the confirmation that Enner Valencia has sustained a serious long term knee and ankle injury.
Austin has been on the clubs radar since the curtain came down on last season, seeing Austins hopeless QPR finish bottom and facing another battle to gain promotion this season from the Championship.
The player has also been linked strongly with a move to Newcastle, however, it’s widely known that he would rather remain in the capital, hopefully giving us cockneys the edge over the Geordies.
A bid of £10m plus Matt Jarvis is expected to be made this week. Let’s wait and see.