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West Ham return for Ferdinand interests Allardyce

26 October 2012 11:30

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has suggested he could make a move for Rio Ferdinand next year if the defender becomes a free agent.

The 33-year-old is yet to extend his contract with Manchester United, with his deal set to expire at the end of June 2013.

Allardyce, while pessimistic, has admitted to being interested in the prospect of the centre-back returning to the club he started his professional career with.

"I think it's highly unlikely that we would consider Rio Ferdinand at the moment," Allardyce told reporters.

"But if it's at the end of the season and he hasn't got a new contract and he is going to leave Manchester United then we would be interested if we can sustain our Premier League status.

"It depends entirely on Rio.

"The chairman likes to think big and it's nice to have a chairman who thinks big.

"Everything has to be in place. If Rio wants to come back, (it depends on) the financial package and so on and so forth, and whether they want to release him or not.

"If he wants to live back in London eventually, which is where he comes from, which is what quite a few players like to do before the end of their careers, then that might be an advantage for us."

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +27 45
2 18 +24 42
3 18 +14 35
4 18 +17 32
5 18 +8 31
6 18 +10 30
7 18 +0 30
8 18 +4 28
9 18 -2 25
10 18 -7 23
11 18 -4 22
12 18 -1 21
13 18 -11 20
14 18 -11 19
15 18 -8 17
16 18 -13 17
17 18 -7 16
18 18 -10 15
19 18 -15 15
20 18 -15 10

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