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West Ham reportedly preparing move for ‘marquee signing’

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are prepared to offer Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney up to £150,000 a week in order to persuade the to switch to the Stadium, according to the Daily Express.

It was reported by Sky Sports last week that the 31 year old was on the Hammers’ radar with a source telling Sky “never say never” in regards to signing the forward.

That was hardly confirmation of a concrete approach but the Express have backed up that story by stating have registered their interest. Much will depend on Rooney, who is reported to be keen on staying in the Premier League.

Former club Everton are also believed to be in the running for the forward, and it seems the will rival the Blues as they seek what the Express describes as a “marquee signing” to placate fans who have endured a difficult season.

are currently 12th in the league table, and have not won in their last five games. The poor run of form has put pressure on manager Slaven Bilic with rumours that manager Jaap Stam is being lined up to replace him.

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