By Les Roberts
Updated Wednesday, 11th August 2010
West Ham are reportedly about to increase their bid for Yakubu.
Yesterday sources were claiming that the Hammers had tabled a £5 million bid for the striker - which is bizarre given the fact that they had reportedly offered £6.5 million for him earlier in the summer!
But, the same sources - you know the ones - are suggesting that West Ham are now prepared to up their bid to £7.5 million.
The train of thought appears to be that David Moyes wants to recoup most of the £11.5 million Everton paid Middlesbrough three years ago to bring Yakubu to Goodison.
But the reality is that the Yak hasn't looked like being anywhere near the player he was before his achillies injury - an injury that is notorious for ending careers - and has fallen behind Louis Saha and Jermaine Beckford during pre-season.
Added to the fact that Victor Anichebe and James Vaughan have both done well in pre-season and we've no European football this season, Yakubu's opportunities could be limited.
So and offer of £7.5 million for the 27-year-old seems like a fair one...we're not dealing with Man City here!
In other news, David Moyes has distanced himself from the Aston Villa job...which will have come as a complete surprise to absolutely no-one!