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Allardyce gives update on Benayoun’s fitness and possible transfer

12:01 14 December 2012

Yossi Benayoun of West Ham. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPhoto

Yossi Benayoun of West Ham. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPhoto

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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he will make a decision in January on whether to sign Chelsea loanee Yossi Benayoun permanently.

The Israeli - who spent two successful seasons at Upton Park between 2005 and 2007 - has made just six appearances for the Hammers this season due to niggling injury problems.

The 32-year-old was expected to feature in West Ham’s 3-2 defeat to former club Liverpool on Sunday but suffered another set-back in training.

Allardyce has revealed Benayoun is working on his recovery at parent club Chelsea and says West Ham will make a decision on his future during the upcoming transfer window.

Asked if a permanent deal could be on the cards, Allardyce said: “We would obviously make that decision in January because it’s stipulated in the loan agreement.”

He continued: “Our problem with Yossi at the moment is to try and get him fit. That’s our big problem.

“He broke down in training last week after we thought that he would be ok and at the moment he’s back with Chelsea trying to recover from that injury.”

Benayoun will miss Sunday’s trip to West Brom but West Ham will be hoping to call on him again over the Christmas period.

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