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West Ham boss Allardyce admits he wants Blackburn's Olsson

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce has admitted interest in Blackburn Rovers fullback Martin Olsson.

Olsson would cost around £2million.

Allardyce said: "If they have made Martin available I would definitely be interested because I worked with the lad at Blackburn when I was there for two years.

"I had a really good time developing him into what I consider to be quite a good player.

"But whether Blackburn are wanting to sell anybody in their plight to get back into the Premier League I don't know.

"We'll need to find a left back as quick as we can. Joey O'Brien has a tight hamstring and George McCartney is out for a number of weeks. So our left back area is a little weak at the moment."

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