West Ham United consider Ciprian Marica offer

West Ham consider Marica offer
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West Ham United mull over a contract offer for Romanian striker Cirprian Marica in their search for cover in attack.

West Ham United are reportedly considering an offer for Romanian international Ciprian Marica as their search for a new striker continues.

Marcia is available on a free transfer after leaving Schalke 04 last season when his contract expired, with reported interest from Lazio and Arsenal coming to nothing during the close-season.

The 27-year-old was watched by West Ham as he scored the opener in Romania's 3-0 win over Hungary last night and could provide cover in attack at Upton Park, according to The Express.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is desperate for new faces in the final third, with Andy Carroll still sidelined through injury.

Carlton Cole was offered the chance to rejoin West Ham for training earlier this week, but want the forward to prove his fitness before considering a full contract.

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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