Liverpool target 'in talks' with Hammers

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Liverpool target Victor Obinna is in talks with West Ham about a potential move to East London, according to Sky Sports.

Obinna was linked with the Reds over the weekend, with reports suggesting Inter Milan wanted to use him in a swap deal with Dirk Kuyt.

The Anfield side have, however, denied that Kuyt will leave Merseyside this summer and The Hammers have swooped.

Avram Grant has missed out on a number of alternative striker options, including Manchester City trio Roque Santa Cruz, Felipe Caicedo and Craig Bellamy.

With the European champions willing to loan out their Nigerian, West Ham are eager to seal a deal in time for the 23-year-old to play against Manchester United at the weekend.

Obinna came close to a move to Everton two years ago but problems with a work permit scuppered any possible deal.

Meanwhile, the Irons are also keen to take Kyle Walker on loan from rivals Tottenham.

West Ham are lacking in cover at right-back, with Julien Faubert preferred as a winger by former Pompey boss Grant.

Winston Reid did not impress against Aston Villa in the position and Faubert was reverted back into defence for the 3-1 loss to Bolton at the weekend.

However, the Israeli wants to bring Walker in as a natural right sided defender but, with an ongoing feud between West Ham and Spurs over Scott Parker, a deal may not happen.

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