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West Ham United are poised to make an improved offer to Derby Country for Giles Barnes, the England Under-21 international forward. The London club tabled a bid of £2.5m for Barnes two weeks ago which was rejected but they are now resolved to go higher and bid around £3.5m.Their desire to sign Barnes, whose uncle Bobby once played for West Ham, is unrelated to their pursuit of Newcastle United's Kieron Dyer, who remains bitterly upset at the collapse of his move to Upton Park. He passed a medical and agreed personal terms on a £6m transfer only for Newcastle to hike the price to £8m at the last minute. The prospects of West Ham reviving the deal appear slim.Barnes impressed for Derby as they won promotion to the Premier League last season and has a contract at Pride Park to 2010. He declared his intention to stay at Derby for at least another season before they beat West Bromwich Albion in the play-off final last May. One option open to a buying club would be to sign him and then loan him back to Derby in order for him to play regularly in the Premier League.

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HE'LL ONLY END UP THERE IF NONE OF THE BIG CLUBS IN THE LEAGUE ARE INTERESTED.SHOULD STAY AT DERBY UNTIL JAN TO PROVE WHAT HE CAN DO AT THIS LEVEL.

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he comes like a next anelka, bellamy why does curbs wanna buy so many problem players? aint he seen how it f*cks up a teami swear when cassano left roma they won 10 games in a row

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West Ham would ruin his career.
Yep, we never produce top class youngsters or improve others, never.

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West Ham would ruin his career.
Yep, we never produce top class youngsters or improve others, never.
What can you offer him that Derby cant?He cant leave one team destined for relegation and join another.....

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West Ham would ruin his career.
Yep, we never produce top class youngsters or improve others, never.
What can you offer him that Derby cant?He cant leave one team destined for relegation and join another.....
You need to try harder mate biggrin.gif

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West Ham would ruin his career.
Yep, we never produce top class youngsters or improve others, never.
What can you offer him that Derby cant?
300k a week wagesdidnt you know

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cassano flopped his career when he left roma
Can't really compare them both seeing as Giles is a young player coming from a promoted club so obviously the bright lights of the big four or others is more tempting. Cassano had no reason to leave, Roma win titles and European cups plus one of the best midfielders has been playing their his whole life.Barnes should just stick it out at Derby. He should look at Ashley Young as a comparison, because he gained nothing leaving Watford in Jan.

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