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Huth in and Upson out at Upton Park

Matthew UpsonThe Sun is reporting that West Ham have enquired about the availability of Robert Huth as they prepare for the possible departure of England international, Matthew Upson.

Matthew Upson has 18 months left on his contract and at 30 years of age, West Ham will be looking to cash in on the central defender. West Ham’s financial woes have been well documented and they may be forced to sell some of their prized assets. The likes of Carlton Cole and Robert Green are sought after by a number of Premier League clubs but if West Ham had to choose who to sell; Matthew Upson would be the first choice. He is unlikely to sign a new contract as he wants to join a Champions League club and at 30 he will only decrease in value from this point onwards. Liverpool and Tottenham are reported to be interested in the defender who is likely to fetch up to £8million.

Robert Huth has already been earmarked as a possible replacement for Upson despite the former-Chelsea centre-back only being a recent arrival at Stoke. Huth, who earlier this season actually punched Upson in the face, is 25 and if he could be brought in for less than what Upson would fetch then West Ham would feel it was good business. Huth’s disciplinary record and the form of Shawcross and Faye may convince Pulis that he could do without Huth as long as he does not sell him at a loss (Huth was signed for £5million).

[Is there any substance to this and should this rumour Fly or Die?]

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