FC Basel captain Marco Streller 1 West Ham have sounded out FC Basel captain Marco Streller over a move to Upton Park, according to Swiss newspaper Blick.The Hammers are frantically searching for a new forward following Andy Carroll’s latest injury setback and they are believed to have turned their attentions to former Switzerland international Streller.Blick claim West Ham are willing to offer the £1.1m-rated 33-year-old a two-year deal with the option for a third year, and the player’s representative Marco Balmelli has confirmed the Hammers’ interest in his client.Balmelli told Blick: “It is true that West Ham have approached us. Maybe Marco needs a new challenge again after seven years at FC Basel. It would be like a World Cup final for him.”It is also believed that West Ham will double the striker’s £1m-a-year salary if he moves to east London.Streller has scored 88 league goals since re-joining FC Basel from Stuttgart in 2007.He has picked up eight Swiss league winner’s medals and represented his national side on 37 occasions, scoring 12 goals.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake His attorney declined to comment on the case. Howard also is facing charges in an unrelated case of possession of cocaine for sale, false impersonation, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of ammunition by a felon, Cromer said. Cromer said Mays and Howard had broken up less than a month before the shooting, which occurred about 3 a.m. Aug. 20. “The defendant had threatened on several earlier occasions to kill the victim after they broke up, and her home and his phone were in the same cell-tower area when the calls were made,” Cromer said. Cromer said Howard was convicted of robbery in 1996 and of drug charges in 1993, 1994 and 2000. LANCASTER – An ex-convict accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend after she made dozens of harassing cell-phone calls to him has been charged with murder. Keion Howard, 31, of Palmdale is accused in the Aug. 20 slaying of Christina Mays, 27, who was found shot to death outside her home in the 1200 block of East Lingard Street. “She was repeatedly calling his cell phone. She was at her home and made all these cell-phone calls to him,” Deputy District Attorney Kelly Cromer said. “In the middle of the night she goes out into the front yard and was shot to death. She opened her door to someone. It was Mr. Howard.” Howard remained jailed without bail after pleading not guilty. He is scheduled to appear next week in court to set a date for his preliminary hearing. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!