West Ham to miss out on forward
West Ham United,
West Ham are set to miss out on the signature of Blackburn striker Yakubu, who is set to move to China.
The former Everton and Middlesbrough forward, who scored 17 goals last season, wants to leave Rovers after they were relegated to the Championship.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was hoping to take advantage of a £1million release clause in the Nigeria striker's contract and take him to Upton Park.
However, reports today suggest that the 29-year-old has opened talks with Chinese club Guangzhou.
The forward is expected to fly to the Far East on Wednesday to finalise the deal, meaning West Ham will have to turn their attentions elsewhere for striking options.