Hammers time for Nene?
Former Paris St Germain forward Nene is undergoing a medical ahead of a potential move to West Ham, Press Association Sport understands. The 33-year-old Brazilian is available on a free transfer after leaving Qatar outfit Al-Gharafa in January and would be a welcome addition to Sam Allardyce’s squad following a knee injury to club-record signing Andy Carroll. The Hammers confirmed on Friday that Carroll will miss the remainder of the season as he is set to have surgery on a knee ligament injury suffered in a goalless draw at Southampton last week. Allardyce has Carlton Cole and summer signings Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho as his options in attack at the moment but co-chairman David Sullivan confirmed that West Ham were scouring the globe in search of free agents who they could sign outside of the transfer window. Nene fits that bill and would bring a proven track record of scoring goals, both in Spain and France, where his 21 goals in 35 Ligue 1 games for PSG saw him finish joint-top goalscorer in 2011-12 along with Olivier Giroud – then of Montpellier. Fitness may be an issue as West Ham would want someone who will be available sooner rather than later but, having only ended his spell in the Middle East last month, Nene should not require too much time to get up to speed. Press Association