Stoke City have invested £2,000 in a custom set of bunkbeds for their luxury team coach, sparking rumours that lanky striker Peter Crouch will be joined by Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo striker Michael Uchebo, who is 6ft 8in.
Heavyweight Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampad has dismissed a return to his first club West Ham. Lampard, 33, said he thought he was being offered a sandwich by his agent, not the opportunity to finish his career at the Boleyn. “I’d polished off my post-match pies,” he said, explaining, “then I thought my agent said ‘do you want to finish off the best ham’? When I said ‘yes’ his eyes lit up. but I never got the ham…”
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