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SportWest Ham made €15m move for Claude-Maurice

23:05  11 july  2019
23:05  11 july  2019 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham target Gary Medel keen on Premier League return

West Ham target Gary Medel keen on Premier League return West Ham target Gary Medel is reportedly keen on a return to the Premier League this summer, according to the Turkish media, cited by Sports Witness. The Chile international has been on West Ham’s radar for the past 12 months, with Manuel Pellegrini keen on bringing his fellow countryman to the London Stadium. The Hammers reportedly tried to sign the player last summer but a move never materialised, however, the latest reports suggest that the midfielder and his family are all now keen on a move back to the Premier League.

Claude - Maurice hopes to seal a move away from Lorient this summer and told L’Equipe: "Now I feel like Claude - Maurice , meanwhile, scored 14 goals last season and was named in the Ligue 2 Team of the West Ham are also admirers and have enjoyed their own success in the French market after

Rennes and West Ham are also interested in Claude - Maurice . AC Milan sign Duarte from Flamengo. Injuries limited the right-back to just 70 appearances in eight season at the Emirates while he spent three seasons out on loan at West Ham and Birmingham.

West Ham made €15m move for Claude-Maurice © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport West Ham United v Everton FC - Premier League

West Ham United were reportedly knocked back by Lorient winger Alexis Claude-Maurice following their approach earlier this summer.

The Hammers had been linked with the Frenchman, and according to Le Telegramme, as translated by Sport Witness, a sizable bid was made.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team are believed to have put an offer worth €15 million on the table for Claude-Maurice, and Lorient were left ‘satisfied’ with the financial terms of this deal.

West Ham made €15m move for Claude-Maurice © Paul Harding/Getty Images Sport Paul Harding/Getty Images Sport

However, the player himself was reportedly reluctant to complete the switch to the London Stadium because of concerns regarding the regularity of game time he would receive.

Claude Maurice is said to be keen to manage his step up from the second tier of French football to an elite league carefully, and is, therefore, exploring other alternatives despite his apparent desire to play in England.

Borussia Monchengladbach are understood to be potential suitors for the wide player, but they may need to up their opening €8 million bid for the youngster, which was rejected.

West Ham interested in Espanyol striker Borja Iglesias.
In the latest twist in West Ham United’s summer hunt for a striker, Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly eyeing a move for Espanyol frontman Borja Iglesias. The 26-year-old has only spent one season at the RCDE Stadium but looks set to be on his way out of the exit door after scoring 17 La Liga goals in 37 games last season. According to Marca, West Ham have replicated Real Betis’ interest in Iglesias and Espanyol vice-president Carlos Garcia Pont has already admitted there is a chance he could join their Spanish counterparts.

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