Nilsson seeks way out
Hammers reportedly keen on want-away forward
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: 24/01/08 12:00pm
Lars Nilsson could be set to leave St Etienne as the forward is growing increasingly frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities.
Nilsson joined the French side from Heerenveen last summer, but has been handed just one first-team appearance since his switch.
Reports in France suggest West Ham United, Lens, Sochaux, Lorient and Auxerre are all monitoring the Swede's situation.
Nilsson, 26, is at a loss as to why Laurent Roussey brought him to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, and is open to offers, with a view to leaving in January.
"I joined St Etienne with a lot of hopes. But I can't really understand why they approached me," he said in L'Equipe.
"I want to play. If it is at St Etienne, that's fine. If it is somewhere else, I will go somewhere else.
"Sometimes I talk to the coach, but my situation does not change."