Danish ace linked
West Ham United,
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has joined the chase for prolific FC Copenhagen striker Dame N'Doye after giving up on Grant Holt.
Allardyce has given up on the Norwich City striker as his price is too high but is now hopeful he can grab the 26-year-old Senegal international N'Doye, who has scored 59 goals in 104 appearances over three years in Denmark.
Reading are ready to launch a bid for the player and both Everton and Newcastle are interested in the striker whose contract runs out at the end of next season.
Allardyce has been a long term admirer of the player and a source said: "With the Holt deal dead, Sam has been very much involved in the N'Doye situation for a couple of weeks."
It's understood that co owner David Sullivan pulled the plug on a Holt deal when a £5million offer was rejected, believing that their are younger and equally good players available who represent better value.
Allardyce always wants to play with a big man up front and needs a player who can give Carlton Cole a rest which is why he is so keen to make this his priority signing.
Meanwhile, defender George McCartney returned to the club for the third time over the weekend declaring: "I couldn't be happier at being back."