Blackburn considering bid from West Ham for defender Martin Olsson
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @graemebailey. Last Updated: January 10, 2013 2:09pm
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed the club are chasing the signature of Sweden defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn Rovers.
The Hammers have long been linked with a move for Olsson as Allardyce knows him well from his time in charge at Ewood Park.
The 24-year-old has never hidden his desire to move back to the Premier League following Rovers' relegation and the east Londoners believe a deal can be done.
A figure of around £7million has been reported in the media but Allardyce dismissed that number and said: "I don't think that's true, no.
"Negotiations are ongoing."