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West Ham return to Everton talks for Yakubu

West Ham United are reviving their interest in Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni.

The Daily Star Sunday says they will have to offer at least £9million to land one of new boss Avram Grant's top targets.

The Hammers were stunned when Everton ­rejected their original offer of £6million - plus a further £1m if Yakubu, 27, helped ensure they kept their Premier League status.

The Nigeria international is known to be ­available, particularly as manager David Moyes has signed another three strikers this summer.

But Everton want to recoup as much as possible of the £12m they paid Middlesbrough for The Yak three years ago.

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