West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club are chasing the signature of Sweden defender Martin Olsson from Championship Blackburn Rovers. The Hammers have long been linked with a move for Olsson as Allardyce knows him well from his time in charge at Ewood Park.

A figure of around £7million for the £24 year old 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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