Dyer move back on
Hammers revive bid for midfielder
By Stephen Bramley. Last Updated: August 15, 2007 3:37pm
Dyer: heading south?
Kieron Dyer's move from Newcastle to West Ham is back on.
Dyer was on the point of joining the Upton Park club two weeks ago when
the Magpies suddenly upped their valuation of the England midfielder by £2million
But fresh talks have taken place between both clubs in the last 24 hours which could pave the way for the 28-year-old to join the Hammers.
West Ham had originally agreed a fee of £5million for Dyer with a
further £1million depending on appearances, but now it appears they are prepared to pay £6million up front.
However, Newcastle are still hoping they can get closer to their 'revaluation' of
£8million for the attacking midfielder and boss Sam Allardyce has stressed Dyer will remain on Tyneside until the Londoners agree to match their valuation.
However, the Magpies boss, who has already confirmed Dyer is surplus to requirements at St James' Park, accepts that the fee could free up spending money for other transfer targets including Bolton central defender Abdoulaye Faye.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth are the latest club linked with a move for Nolberto Solano.
The Peruvian is eager to move to London to be closer to his family and has previously been linked with a move to Upton Park.