West Ham close in on double signing
Published 22:30 09/01/12 By Alan Nixon
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is ready to make a splash in the transfer market by signing Evian striker Yannick Sagbo.
Big Sam’s top spies saw Sagbo in French Cup action at the weekend and Hammers could make an offer for the former Monaco prospect in the next few days.
Sagbo, 23, is keen to come to England after helping little Evian make a big impact in French football.
The Benin international would cost around £2million and Hammers are trying to move out some of their strike force to make way for his arrival.
* BUSY Hammers are also signing United States international defender George John to bolster their Premier League promotion bid.
FC Dallas defender John left their pre-season training camp to head for London where he went through a medical in an attempt to complete a move to England at the second attempt.
The 24-year-old was due to join Blackburn last summer, but doubts about an ankle problem brought talks to an end.
Now. though, John is ready for the challenge and available for a low fee of around £200,000 as his contract with the Texan team is running out.