The Hammers had a £2million bid rejected earlier this month as they look to add numbers to their decimated defence, but are refusing to go beyond that price for the Championship wing back.
West Ham’s first choice left back George McCartney is a long term absentee and youngster Dan Potts is looking exposed playing three first team games in a week.
James Collins is also a long term injury problem with Guy Demel and Joey O’Brien only just coming back to full fitness, Allardyce is massively short of cover at the back.
Olsson had always been Big Sam’s number one target this month but his former club are playing hard ball with the negotiations and the with tension already evident between the two parties, Allardyce may be better off walking away.
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