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West Ham fail in Onuoha bid

November 11, 2011
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

West Ham have failed in a bid to bring Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha on loan to Upton Park.

Owen Hargreaves, Nedum Onuoha, Pablo Zabaleta
GettyImagesNedum Onuoha's only appearance this season came in the Carling Cup win over Birmingham

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Sam Allardyce urgently needs another central defender after Winston Reid was ruled out for six weeks with a dislocated shoulder. "My main priority is to find a central defender to loan for the next two or three months," Allardyce said.

A bid for Onuoha - who has made just one appearance for City this season - would have offered a good solution, but the player has rejected the move. A West Ham source told ESPNsoccernet: "I suppose he doesn't fancy moving south or doesn't want to go out on loan."

Onuoha had a successful loan spell with Sunderland last season.

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