West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce is pondering a surprise move for Paul Robinson.

The Mirror says Allardyce will offer Robinson an escape route from Blackburn Rovers in January.

West Ham boss Allardyce is tipped to bid for the former England keeper as back-up for No.1 keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

He is a big fan of Robinson after working with him at Blackburn and hopes to take advantage of the current turmoil at Ewood Park.

Robinson, 33, has also interested LA Galaxy and Fulham.