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West Ham demand hefty compo from Ashton retirement

West Ham United are seeking a major compo pay-out from the FA over Dean Ashton's retirement.

The Sun says Upton Park's board want the £7.25m they paid Norwich for the striker in January 2006 and will claim some of his £60,000-a-week wages too.

Ashton was insured by the FA when he was originally crocked following a challenge by Shaun Wright-Phillips at an England training camp.

While Ashton did make a return for West Ham, all the medical evidence points to the original ankle injury as the reason he has had to quit.

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