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West Ham move for Wright-Phillips


West Ham have made an approach to buy Chelsea's out-of-favour winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, and are thought to be willing to pay £10m.


"There has been interest from West Ham and they have officially approached us," Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon said on Friday.


"We're not looking to sell our players but if we get an offer we'll have to look at it on a serious basis."


Chelsea bought Wright-Phillips, 25, for £21m from Manchester City in July 2005.


But the England international has made only 12 league starts for Jose Mourinho's side since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, although he has come off the bench on 23 occasions.


The stepson of ex-England striker Ian Wright is yet to score a goal for the Premiership champions.


West Ham will have money to spend in the January transfer window following the takeover of the club by Icelanders Eggert Magnusson and Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson.


The Hammers made no official comment when contacted by BBC Sport on Friday.


Wasn't he another we supposedly had our eye on, for a loan deal or something?


Chelsea making some nice losses on players. :thup:

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As good a player he is, i think its time we started spending money on players for actual positions we're desperate in, rather than spending half of our budget on any big name available like we usually do.


Totally agree, but a loan deal would have been good for all parties IMO. We get a good right winger, SWP gets games and Chelsea/other teams get a look at him with a view to the future. Obviously it's not clear whether this was ever a genuine option.

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maybe we should forget about blowing our 10m wad on a player we don't need, as has been mentioned


milner needs more games & faith and he'll come good, he's got the ability


if we need a solano replacement at the end of the season maybe we should go out and find one from another team for a good price instead of limiting our scouting range to chel$ki and man utd reserve teams...it this kind of thinking that's got us in the shit we're in


anyone think of that?

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