Date: 4th January 2013 at 4:01pm
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West Ham United have confirmed to Sky Sports News that they have completed the signing of Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on a six month loan deal.

Irons boss Sam Allardyce had said earlier today in his press conference that ‘We have made an enquiry and that is all we have done at the moment,’

‘The situation with Andy Carroll injured and Modibo Maiga going to the African Nations Cup, at this time as a striker we have Carlton Cole and that is it until Andy gets fit.

‘There is a possibility that deal can be done, we are looking at it yes as well as a number of others.’

David Sullivan’s son Julian then tweeted that Chamakh had been at the club’s training ground, adding, ‘Sad with this news…..not my choice :(‘

But the East London side seem to have confirmed that a deal has now gone through. Hannover 96 have likewise confirmed that they are at an advanced stage in talks with Johan Djourou over a similar loan move.