West Ham boss Allardyce forced to be coy over Defoe transfer plans

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce won't rule out bidding for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe in January.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce won't rule out bidding for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe in January.

The England striker has become frustrated at a lack of playing time at Tottenham and is ready to move on in January.

Allardyce said: "I can't really comment on that because don't forget if I comment on having an interest in a player that can be deemed as an approach and they could bring me up on an FA charge.

"Many a manager has been brought up on that over the years. I was flabbergasted when that first charge was made, against David O'Leary, if I remember rightly, saying 'if that player's available I would like to sign him'.

"I don't want an FA charge. They have already had some of my money which they shouldn't have had - they are not having any more."

 
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