Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has played down talk of a move back to England. New West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola is reported to be keen on bringing his former Chelsea team-mate to Upton Park.

"I am used to the rumours linking me with a move away from Barcelona but I never lose faith in my ability," said the 32 year old.

"It has been very difficult for me since I came from Chelsea, but all I can do is work hard and hope the manager picks me.

"I have been hurt by people who discussed my quality. At such team as Barca when things are not going well they look for the guilty one and we have all been pointed out in the last few seasons."