Hammers clinch Jacobsen deal

FOOTBALL: West Ham’s deadline-day move for Blackburn’s Denmark defender Lars Jacobsen was rubber-stamped by the Premier League yesterday.

Right-back Jacobsen, 30, arrives on a free transfer from Ewood Park after the relevant paperwork was found to have been completed by Monday’s 6pm cut-off. He spent just one year at Rovers, playing 16 times, after joining on a free from Everton.