Deal off for striker
West Ham United,
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is set to give up his chase to land Norwich striker Grant Holt as the price is too high.
The striker - who has handed in a transfer request at Carrow Road - looks likely to stay where he is for the time being at least. West Ham are understood to have pulled the plug on the big man who they saw as a player to share the striking duties with Carlton Cole. But after City knocked back a final bid of around £4 million up front and £1.5 million in add ons the Londoners have decided to start looking elsewhere.