New West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold are planning a move to bring Fulham striker Bobby Zamora back to Upton Park according to The Daily Mirror. The two Davids have reportedly given West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola £15 million to spend on players in the January Transfer Window in a bid to keep the Hammers in the Premier League. However, the 29 year old forward has been in cracking form at Craven Cottage this season and Fulham boss Roy Hodgson will be keen to hang on to one of his most impressive performers.
David Sullivan is looking to make an immediate impact at West Ham and sees Barking-born Zamora as a player who can underline the club’s local roots. Zamora has scored 11 times for Fulham this season and there have even been reports that the striker isn’t far away from Fabio Capello’s squad in the run up to the 2010 World Cup. Zamora previously played for the Hammers between 2004 and 2008 and made over 150 appearances for the East End club and bagged 40 goals in the process. He left Upton Park in a £6.3 million deal that also included John Pantsil, but a return may appeal to Zamora who supported the Hammers when he was young.
The two stumbling blocks in a potential deal appear to be Hodgson’s reluctance to sell his in-form striker and Zamora’s lack of fitness. Zamora is currently out with a shoulder injury he sustained earlier in the month against Stoke, but he is set to the return in the near future. Sullivan has apparently identified Zamora as the striker he is looking to bring to Upton Park alongside a new right back and right midfielder. In other news West Ham’s sporting and technical director Gianluca Nani is set to be relieved of his duties at Upton Park.
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