WEST Ham target Stephen Appiah is still dreaming of playing in the Premier League, although it remains to be seen if it will be with the Hammers.

The midfielder, who is a free agent after agreeing his release from Fenerbahce, had been heavily linked with a move to Upton Park, before manager Alan Curbishley's departure yesterday.

That could well scupper the 27-year-old's chances of being signed by the Irons, although the former Juventus man maybe thrown a lifeline by Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp.

"There are contacts, there are talks - I can't say anything yet," he told skysports.com. "I am not going to put people off, my agents are talking so I have nothing else to say.

"My dream is to play in the Premier League and with the help of God, I will realise that dream."