Report: West Ham United target Felipe Caicedo ready to quit Russia

Manager of West Ham Sam Allardyce directs the team during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Cardiff City at the Bolyen Ground on August 17, 2013
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The agent of reported West Ham United target Felipe Caicedo reveals that his client is ready to leave Lokomotiv Moscow in January.

Felipe Caicedo has given the green light to a January bid from West Ham United or any of his other admirers by indicating that he wants to leave Lokomotiv Moscow.

According to Izvestia, the former Manchester City forward has fallen out of favour under new manager Leonid Kuchuk and is ready to quit Russia either permanently or on loan.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has opted to play without a recognised striker this season, with Andy Carroll yet to feature since becoming the club's record signing because of injury.

None of his other frontmen, Mladen Petric, Carlton Cole or Modibo Maiga have yet to find the net in the Premier League, and therefore Allardyce is hoping to recruit further reinforcements when the transfer window reopens.

He is reportedly a fan of Caicedo, and the Colombian's agent, Jose Chamorro, has admitted that his 25-year-old client could be available as he is interested in a fresh challenge.

He told reporters: "Caicedo's game has long earned the attention of many European clubs.

"Naming any specific team does not make sense, but I don't mind saying that there are clubs from Europe's leading championships interested.

"However, I should note that Felipe respects his current contract with Lokomotiv and he will leave only in the event that the club are satisfied with the proposed terms."

Caicedo has scored five goals in 35 league games since making a £6m switch to Lokomotiv in 2011.

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