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West Ham eye loan move for Jelavic

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West Ham could make a loan bid in January for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic to increase their attacking options, according to The Epping Forest Guardian.

Hammers' boss Sam Allardyce is in desperate need of another attacking option, with Modibo Maiga and Carlton Cole both having not scored so far this season, and Andy Carroll still out injured.

West Ham's last game was against Chelsea at home, which they lost 3-0 - and the Hammers were unable to really test Petr Cech's goal, having started the match with no striker.

Jelavic, meanwhile, has only played six times for the Merseyside team this season, being on the fringes of the squad, with Romelu Luakaku grabbing most of the headlines.

In Everton's last game Lukaku scored a brace in their 3-3 draw at home to local rivals Liverpool, with Gerard Deulofeu coming on in place of the experienced striker.

Jelavic joined from Rangers back in 2011 for £5m and scored 16 times in 56 games under David Moyes.

But last campaign only scored seven times in 37 games for the Toffees - and under new management hasn't really broken into the first team under Robert Martinez.

The Hammers, meanwhile, haven't scored in seven of their last ten games, with their last win in the league coming against Tottenham in early October, as Big Sam's team will play Fulham next, sitting fourth from bottom in the table, above their next opponents on goal difference.

The 28-year-old striker will be looking to join the Hammers in January, by the time Carroll will hopefully be fit. But Allardyce's men have a busy month in December as the east London side take on Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Tottenham.


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