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KUYT HEADING BACK?

Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt could be on his way back to England after it has emerged that West Ham United are interested in bringing him to the Premier league once again.

The Dutch striker has been playing in Turkish football with Fenerbahce, who are top of the Turkish league right now. They have a substantial lead over second placed Galatasaray. Despite the chance to win the Turkish league and play in the Champions League almost on a regular basis, Kuyt could be open to the possibility of returning to England – one of the best leagues in the world.

West Ham United are severely short of firepower upfront. The presence of Andy Carroll should solve the striker crisis, but the £ 15 million man has largely been on the sidelines this season. His injury record is unlikely to improve in the coming years. Hence, it has been learnt that Sam Allardyce is looking at Kuyt as a potential option. The striker spent six years at Liverpool before moving to Fenerbahce in a £ 1 million deal a few years ago. The 33-year-old only has months left on his contract with the Turkish outfit and he could be brought for a relatively low transfer fee.

Allardyce has been extremely successful at getting the best out of players who appeared to have gone over their best spells. The likes of Ivan Campo and Nicolas Anelka are great examples of the man managerial abilities of the former Bolton Wanderers manager. After flirting with a relegation during the middle of the campaign, West Ham are now safely closer to mid-table with only nine matches remaining in the season. He will be hoping for European qualification next season if he can add a striker like Kuyt to the squad.

Kuyt is also experienced at international level with the Dutch squad.