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West Ham: Sturridge pursuit setback; Arsenal defender linked; Lampard links

Liverpool have reportedly decided that Daniel Sturridge is not for sale amid speculation that West Ham would make a £25 million offer to take him away from Anfield, where he has spent much of this season on the bench, say the Mirror. Injuries to Danny Ings and Phillipe Coutinho mean that Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to allow him to leave, and the Hammers will now have to look elsewhere.

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A move for the England international could be back on in the summer should the situation remain unchanged, but for now it seems that the Irons will be forced to look elsewhere to resolve their striker crisis.

The Daily Star claim that a move is on the cards to bring former loanee is back on the cards for Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal after the once capped right-back has struggled to convince in the absence of Hector Bellerin in recent weeks at the Emirates. With Mathieu Debuchy also on the books of the Gunners, Slaven Bilic is hoping the deal is a possibility.

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Much could depend upon whether or not Debuchy forces a move in January having fallen to third choice in his preferred position, but Jenkinson is the kind of addition that the Hammers need to make to solve one of their problem positions.

Another former player could be returning amid reports from Essex Live that Frank Lampard could be set for a comeback to the club where he came through the youth ranks. Lampard is set to leave New York City and has been linked with a return to Chelsea in a coaching role.

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It remains unclear if Lampard would sign as a player, a coach or both, but his experience could be a welcome addition to this struggling West Ham side.

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