West Ham Make Southampton Striker Approach

Upton Park side target St Mary’s forward.

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Lamb raid: Striker-starved West Ham make a move for Southampton’s Rickie Lambert

Hammers have scored just 24 league goals this season and will be without injured Andy Carroll until the end of this month at least

West Ham have had an approach for Southampton striker Rickie Lambert dismissed by the south coast club.

West Ham are among the lowest scorers in the Premier League with just 24 goals so far this season, and are desperate not to be dragged down into the relegation mix.

But Southampton, who are already in drop-zone danger, are just as determined not to surrender one of the best players to a Premier League rival.

The Saints have made it clear to the Londoners – and any other top-flight clubs – that they will not entertain offers for Lambert or highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw, who has been linked with Arsenal.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Whilst Sam Allardyce may feel the need to strengthen an attack that has seen loaned in striker Andy Carroll get crocked there seems little chance Southampton would consider offers for their top scorer.

Nigel Adkins would be irresponsible to even consider the sale of any of his top performers as clearly Southampton’s Premier League survival depends greatly on keeping their best players and any such sale could effectively cripple the club and send them spinning back to the Championship.

Lambert has scored goals throughout the divisions and was instrumental in getting the South Coast side back into the top tier and the powerful 30 year old has continued to prove himself in the Premier League.

Similarly teenager Luke Shaw has not only proved himself to have a bright future he is also providing an excellent option on the left hand side of the Saints defence in the present. A number of sides are said to be interested in the 17 year old but Adkins will surely look to fend off moves for the starlet defender as he looks to retain the club’s spot in the Premier League.

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