The shakiest of all shaky sources - The Sun - writes that West Ham will open an Academy in Minna, Nigeria.
If I remember correctly, we set up something called "West Ham United Football Academy USA" during the summer. More like scouting camps as far as I remember, but still. And some kind of joint effort in Australia lurks in the back of my memory.
Now wouldn't that be a cunning move - to grow talent at home but away from home!
EDIT: the distinguished site allAfrica.com backs this and says the source is the State Commissioner for Sports, Alh. Abubakar Garba Mohammed.
"Mohammed revealed that his ministry has commenced discussion with the management of west Ham football club to fine tune the modalities for the successful take-off of the academy."
We may need to fine-tune some bank accounts as well.
Apparently Everton is doing something similar.