West Ham are keen to bring Manchester City left-back Wayne Bridge back to Upton Park.
The Hammers paid Bridge's £80,000-a-week wages when he spent the second-half of last season on loan in East London, but would not be willing to fork out as much this time around.
Sam Allardyce would welcome Bridge, 31, back to the club, but the Championship outfit would want City to subsidise the player's wages if he were to return.
The former England defender does not feature in Roberto Mancini's plans but failed to secure a move away from Eastlands before the transfer window closed. Now City want to off load him back to a Championship side on loan as their only immediate option.
A Hammers source tod ESPNsoccernet: "The player may decide not to go. We shall have to wait and see. But West ham actually paid all his wages last year. If he is not in their 25 man squad they'll take anything they can get for him now."
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