Curbs not selling Zamora
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley insists striker Bobby Zamora is not for sale.
Last Updated: 08/12/07 10:35pm
West Ham boss Alan Curbishley insists striker Bobby Zamora is not for sale and remains a key part of his plans at Upton Park.
Zamora has been strongly linked with a move away from West Ham when the transfer window reopens next month.
The likes of Fulham, Sunderland and Reading have been credited with an interest in Zamora, who has been out since August with tendonitis.
But Curbishley insists he has no plans to sell the former Tottenham man.
"Bobby Zamora was one of the players that finished last season so strongly and at the start of this season he started in the team with Craig Bellamy," said Curbishley.
In my plans
"He got injured up at Bristol Rovers and we haven't seen him since. He is in my plans but we have to wait for him to get fit.
"He always seems to be linked with Fulham but I had dinner with Lawrie Sanchez the other day and he never mentioned anything to me at all - and he had every opportunity because we were together for about 10 hours.
"I think maybe managers are wondering why Bobby isn't playing and don't realise he is injured and has been out for three months."
Curbishley does not plan on doing any business in the January transfer window and hopes some of his injured players will return to fitness to act like new signings.
"We are obviously looking but unless I have a disaster in one area I am happy with the squad we have got," said Curbishley.
"I'm not sure many Premier League clubs would have been able to cope with what we have been through.
"We have not been in a position to put the new signings in the team all together to see what kind of a side we have got here.
"I am hoping one or two of these players get fit before the window opens up and we will have a stronger squad."