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West Ham coach Downes backing bid for Norwich striker Holt

West Ham United coach Wally Downes says Norwich City striker Grant Holt would be a welcome signing.

Holt is a target for Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

"Sam does like a big guy up front but we have got Maynard and Baldock who score goals when they are in the side," Downes told talkSPORT.

"[Cole also] weighed in with his 15 last year but when you go into the Premier League the more firepower you have got the better.

"I'm sure a centre forward will be on the list as will all other positions. Sam is away at the moment and I haven't had any conversation about Grant Holt with him so I couldn't confirm or deny that."

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