Allardyce plans Dyer talks
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sam Allardyce plans talks with Kieron Dyer to discuss if he wants to join West Ham.Sam Allardyce plans talks with Kieron Dyer to discuss whether the Newcastle United midfielder has been affected by rumours of a move to West Ham United.
Reports have suggested The Hammers are looking to take the England midfielder to Upton Park, although no bid has been lodged to date.
Allardyce admits he would be reluctant to lose Dyer, who finally appears to have overcome his long-standing injury troubles.
But the Newcastle manager concedes he needs to discuss the situation with the 28-year-old to determine if Dyer wants to join West Ham.
"If we are going to hear from West Ham, I would assume it's going to be this weekend," said Allardyce.
"If we get a bid we will take it from there, but I'm not keen to lose Kieron.
"Kieron is a player who is an integral part of my plans, but, like everything else, I will need to have a chat with him.
"I think Kieron has had his unhappy days here, which he will never forget and for which he will never forgive some people.
"When you're somewhere for nine years, you have your good times and your bad times, and you remember the bad times as much as you remember the good.
"I don't know if he is unhappy here or whether the speculation about West Ham has had any effect.
"I will have a talk with him next week and see where we stand. It would take a very sizeable offer to even tempt me to let him go."