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Sam Allardyce talks up move

West Ham hope to step up their attempts to move to the Olympic Stadium after the Paralympic Games.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes a move to the Olympic Stadium could see the club grow to become as big as Manchester United or Arsenal reports the BBC.

The Hammers have made no secret of their desire to take over the 80,000 seater stadium, and will look to step up their efforts when the Paralympic Games end next month.

And Allardyce believes a successful move would see West Ham rival Manchester United and Arsenal for size and atmosphere.

“We could be that size in a brand new stadium, with that atmosphere,” he claimed.

West Ham are currently one of four bidders for the stadium, and have already had a deal scrapped due to legal issues.

Allardyce added: “It would be awesome to walk a team out on that pitch and say ‘this is West Ham’s new home and the creation of what could possibly be a new modern history hopefully’.”

Upton Park has been West Ham’s home for the past 108 years, and has a 35,000 capacity.

Meanwhile, Allardyce has explained how a deal for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis has stalled while he prepares his team for their Premier League opener against Aston Villa.

“For me, it is on the backburner because Saturday is the most important thing,” said Allardyce.

“Then if it is to be done after Saturday we’ll see where we are.”

One player who almost certainly will not be joining West Ham, is Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

West Ham have made no secret of their admiration for the big striker, and made an ambitious loan move earlier in the month.

But Allardyce explained:

“We never agreed with Liverpool any deal to be able to speak to Andy Carroll to see if he would join us.

“Whatever deal we put forward to Liverpool was not agreed by Liverpool.

“He would have been a massive signing for us and, like everything else, when you see an opportunity you try to go for it.”

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