Juventus veteran not interested in moving to Upton Park
Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta has turned down the chance to join West Ham with the veteran not interested in a move to the Premier League.
An injury crisis at Upton Park has prompted West Ham manager Sam Allardyce to scour Europe for reinforcements and he turned his attentions to veteran Iaquinta, who has struggled for first-team opportunities during an injury-hit last two seasons.
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The 33-year-old Iaquinta, who won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, is out of contract in the summer and highly unlikely to get a new deal at Juventus. But he has rejected the chance to try his luck in the Premier League on a short-term contract with West Ham, Football Italia report.
West Ham have already signed midfielder Joe Cole and strikers Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista in the transfer window, but the continued absence of Andy Carroll, on loan for the season from Liverpool, through injury coupled with a host of defensive absentees have stretched the West Ham squad.
Allardyce traditionally uses the January transfer window well, particularly during his days in charge of Bolton when he was able to bring in some leading names.