Pards stands firm over strikers

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West Ham United boss Alan Pardew has insisted that he is not looking to sell any of his strikers.

The Hammers chief has brought in Carlton Cole to pep up his Upton Park attack this summer and he now has Teddy Sheringham, Marlon Harewood, Dean Ashton, Bobby Zamora and Cole on as striking options.

Ashton and Harewood have both been linked with Newcastle United over the course of the summer, but Pardew has no plans to cull his squad.

"Marlon is going nowhere," Pardew told The Sun. "He is staying put at West Ham.

"I am not interested in selling him or any of my strikers to anyone.

"West Ham have a very busy season ahead.

"The group stages of the Uefa Cup will put a strain on our squad so we need everyone."