Ljungberg Deal Will NOT Stop Hammers Signing Dyer!

Last updated : 24 July 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Times report: "West Ham are poised to firm up their interest in Newcastle midfielder Kieron Dyer after injury robbed them of Julien Faubert.

"Faubert, a £6.1million summer recruit, has been sidelined for six months with an Achilles tendon problem and boss Alan Curbishley is said to be eager to replace him with the 28-year-old England man.

"Dyer is believed to be chasing a fresh challenge after eight years on Tyneside and after reported talks with Sam Allardyce the Newcastle boss will not stand in his way as long as his Toon spending is allowed to continue."

Manchester City have also joined the race, which includes Tottenham. But still no offer from any club has arrived at St James' Park. But it is looking likely Dyer has played his last Premiership game for the Magpies.

West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has been a fan of Dyer for years and tried to sign him from Ipswich when he was Charlton boss back in 1997.

And he believes the signing of Freddie Ljungberg shows the England international West Ham are heading places.

Ljungberg, 30, has quit Arsenal for West Ham in a three-year deal worth around £60,000 a week to the captain of Sweden.

West Ham may eventually pay close on £3million for Ljungberg but boss Curbishley reckons the outlay is well worth it to gain a player with the Swede's undoubted experience.