Thursday's Daily Telegraph reports that the Hammers have 'baulked' at the £3m asking price that Stoke City have slapped on Peter Crouch.

The Daily Star carries whufc.com's quotes from Carlton Cole, with the striker saying he can fill the void left by Andy Carroll's injury.

talkSPORT report that the Hammers have sounded out FC Basel striker Vince Strella over a move to the Boleyn Ground.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail says that Mohamed Diame could be a transfer target for Barclays Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers.

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