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West Ham to jeopardize Holtby, Berbatov moves?

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You thought that Berba to Spurs and Holtby on loan to Fulham was done, didn't you? Big Sam thinks otherwise.

Jamie McDonald

Oh, Sam Allardyce. You just can't help yourself can you? Just when it looked like Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham had sorted out their business, with Dimitar Berbatov going to White Hart Lane and Lewis Holtby moving in the other direction, West Ham will apparently throw a wrench into things. According to The Mirror, West Ham will attempt to gazump Fulham in their bid for Kostas Mitroglou.

Fulham have already agreed a fee for Mitroglou, but West Ham would presumably have a £12.4m bid accepted as well. It's probably all London to Mitroglou, whose agent would probably be happy to pit the clubs against each other to get his client higher wages.

This is problematic for both Spurs and the Cottagers. A Berbatov departure was contingent on signing a replacement for him, and it wouldn't be surprising if Spurs made Holtby's loan contingent on securing Berbatov. West Ham's move could screw everything up, if it's legitimate. Obviously, this is the Mirror, so take it with a salt mine.