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West Ham dismiss talk of move for striker Martins

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is puzzled at reports of a possible move for former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins in January. Martins, who currently plies his trade in America with Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders, has been mentioned as a possible target to bolster their attacking options.

"I haven't heard anything about Oba," said Allardyce. "He's playing in America at the moment.

"Everyone knows if we're in the market for a player, we'll be linked with everybody. We'll deal with that - speculation is speculation."

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