Hammers seal Boa Morte!

Last updated : 06 January 2007 By Gary Moss

Boa Morte..Now an East Ender.
Alan Curbishley has captured his first signing as West Ham Manager. New Hammers boss has bought in Fulham's Luis Boa Morte for a fee which is believed to be in the region of £5 million. The 29-year-old has joined the Upton Park club despite Fulham Manager Chris Coleman insisting he did not want to let him go.

Manchester United have been told that Owen Hargreaves is free to leave as long as the Premiership club match Bayern's valuation of £20 million.

Alan Pardew says he may listen to offers for his striker Darren Bent, as long as the price is right.

Paul Jewell's search for a defender may be over now after the Lactic's today captured the experienced David Unsworth. The 33-year-old has joined Wigan on a free and is their third signing in the window so far.

As for the rumours…

Martin Jol is hoping to complete the signing of West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand. Having already had a £4 million bid rejected this week, it is believed that the club will let the England under-21 international go for around £6.5 million providing Mathew Upson also signs for the Hammers.

West Ham's spending could continue as they look to seal right-winger Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Alex Ferguson is supposedly eyeing up Blackburn's David Bentley in hope of bolstering his squad for the title run-in.

Meanwhile in League Two…

Basement boys, Torquay have taken Cardiff City's Nicky McKoy and Jamal Easter on loan in an effort to escape relegation. The teenagers have moved to Underhill in a bid to play first team football.

Wycombe have signed defender Leon Crooks for promotion rivals MK Dons. The 21-year-old has signed a two and a half year deal with the club in hope of cementing a regular first team slot.

Struggling Darlington are looking to resurrect their season following the additions of Tom Ryan and Kevin Burgess to their ranks. Ryan, 32, has joined for 18 months from League Two's Boston while Burgess, 18, comes for 6 months after impressing boss Dave Penny for Middlesbrough reserves.

Town have signed midfielder Peter Till form Championship outfit Birmingham City. The winger has been at the club since November but after impressing in his previous seven appearances has today penned a deal to keep him at Blundell Park for two and a half years.

Low..Makes £100,000 Posh move.
Peterborough United have also delved into the second tier of English football in signing Leicester City winger Josh Low. Keith Alexander forked out £100,000 for the player but insists he will be a useful addition to Posh's side.

Rochdale have also had a 'dabble' in the market picking up Manchester City teenager Kelvin Etuhu. The 18-year-old striker has been a regular for City's reserves this term but comes to Spotland for a month's loan to make his senior debut.

Fulham's Michael Timlin is happy to remain at Swindon Town and will do so until February after Manager Paul Sturrock has fought to retain his services.

And finally, The Posh have let go of striker Lloyd Opara. He joins Burton Albion on loan.