N PARDEW has challenge

d the West Ham board to match his ambition ... and give him a #15 million kitty. The Hammers boss has worked wo

nders during

the clubs first season back in the Premiership,

establishing them as a top-10 team and leading them to the FA Cup s

emi-finals. But now Pardew wants the cash to bring in fresh young talen

t in the summer. I have already told the board what I want, he said. The figure I have talked about is pushing them again. I have a good relationship with them - they hav

e been very good to me. I have to keep putting success in front of them a

nd, if I do 2020第54期管家婆彩图 that, then I shall get what

I want. They know the next month is a big

month, in terms of our final position which carries money, and the semi-final victory would carry money. Pardew has identified Birmingham centre-half Matthew Upson and Charlton right-back Luke Young as players to boost his

defence, and he also wants to strengthen his midfield. With Sunderland heading into the Championship, he is among the managers weighing up a swoop for

Julio Arca, although he faces competition from the likes of E

verton. West Ham spent the week recharging their batteries in Dubai and will name an unchanged squad for todays clash at Chelsea.