West Ham Prepare Surprise £5m Bid for Norwich City Winger

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Upton Park side look to add creative talents to provide ammunition for Hammers strike-force.

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is preparing a surprise £5m offer for Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass this summer according to The Sunday Mirror.

The Scotland international, who is likely to feature against England at Wembley next month, has been a success at Carrow Road since making the switch from Leeds United last July.

Snodgrass made 40 appearances for the Canaries last term as he adapted well to life in the Premier League after spending the early part of his career in Scotland and then the Championship.

His impressive displays for Norwich have reportedly raised the attention of Allardyce who is lining up a bid of £5m for the former Livingston man as he looks to add attacking options.

The 25-year-old would be interested in a switch to Upton Park if the Hammers are offering good wages but Norwich boss Chris Hughton wants to keep hold of his star winger which could make any transfer difficult.

West Ham have already spent a club-record £15m on Liverpool’s Andy Carroll but Irons chiefs have indicated that the club are still looking to add further alternatives during the summer transfer window.

The club were understood to be close to finalising a deal to bring former Chelsea winger Saloman Kalou to Upton Park this summer but The Sun today reports that the Lille man will turn down a possible move to remain in France in another blow for Allardyce.

Snodgrass could prove to be a possible contingency plan as Allardyce seeks a attacking winger if the reports about Kalou rebuffing the Premier League club are confirmed.

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