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Hammers regret missing out on Ba, Bendtner and Lukaku deals


Hammers regret missing out on Ba, Bendtner and Lukaku deals

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has confirmed that the Hammers missed out on possible deals for Demba Ba, Nicklas Bendtner and Romelu Lukaku on transfer deadline day.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been vocal about the club's need to get another striker after having sealed a permanent deal for former Liverpool target man Andy Carroll. However, despite repeated efforts they have failed to land any other striker at Upton Park.


Brady wrote in her column in The Sun: "You win some, you lose some and West Ham lose three tonight - transfers, that is.


"On the final day of the window, we miss out on Chelsea strike duo Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku, plus Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner.


"At 8.55pm I am told Lukaku wants to rejoin West Brom and, no matter what we do, his decision is final.


"Then, with 10 minutes to deadline, it's revealed he is joining Everton.


"Anyway, David Sullivan and Sam Allardyce did their business early - making Andy Carroll our record signing and acquiring several other excellent players."