Hammers move for Cisse
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rafa Benitez has confirmed West Ham have made an approach for Djibril Cisse.Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed West Ham have made an approach for Djibril Cisse.
Cisse is surplus to requirements at Anfield and Liverpool are ready to listen to offers for the French international.
Marseille had been leading the chase to sign Cisse after he spent the whole of last season on loan at the Stade Velodrome.
However, West Ham could now be ready to pinch the former Auxerre ace from under the noses of Marseille.
Liverpool are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of £9million for their former club record signing and West Ham could outbid Marseille for Cisse's signature.
West Ham are actively scouring the market for striking reinforcements with Carlos Tevez seemingly on his way to Manchester United.
The Hammers are also though to be keen on Cisse's Liverpool team-mate Craig Bellamy.
Bellamy has been pushed down the pecking order by the recent arrival of Fernando Torres and Benitez confirmed earlier this week he was considering offers for the Welsh international.