Hammers close on Upson
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Ham are reportedly closing in on the capture of Birmingham's Matthew Upson.
West Ham are reportedly closing in on the capture of Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson.
The Hammers have already seen two bids believed to be in the region of £4million and £6million rejected for the Blues stopper.
However, big-spending West Ham have been resolute in their chase for the ex-Arsenal man and are believed to have tabled a fresh £7.5million offer.
Although Steve Bruce and co. are desperate to retain the 27-year-old they have reportedly, and reluctantly, accepted West Ham's terms.
Upson played in Blues' clash with Southend, but was unable to prevent the Championship high-flyers from slipping to a surprise 3-1 loss to Southend.
Meanwhile, West Ham remain entrenched in the Premiership drop zone following a 2-1 loss to Liverpool and, in truth, The Hammers could have conceded more.