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Club insider denies Diop report

A senior club insider has rubbished reports Issa Diop wants out of West Ham this summer.

A report by TeamTalk this Sunday claimed the French man had told the club he wants out but this is simply not true.

A club insider speaking exclusively to Claret and Hugh via Email said the player had made no such request and there has been no enquiry or bid for 23-year-old.

The central defender who was bought for £22m from Toulouse in June 2018 has been the subject of many reports suggesting moves to Spurs, Manchester United and Arsenal to name but a few.

Beyond the public remark made by Jose Mourinho praising the player and the scout who found him there has been no solid interest.

The insider added that if players are unhappy in the summer and the club gets a bid that works they would let them go but insisted they had no reason to believe Diop was unhappy.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Club insider denies Diop report

  1. Imho If the right offer comes in we should sell him, he is a very good young defender but if we can develop the team and improve it by selling him and or Rice and reinvesting wisely then that is what we should do. Obviously would prefer to keep them both but we are a long way short of the quality we need in a number of positions, we need a pacey centre forward that can score 20 plus goals a season, left back and right back, central midfield playmakers box to box midfielders one or two centre backs. We want more players with the attitude and focus of Rice, Soucek and Bowen if we can get those at the right age and most importantly with the pace and aggression which is lacking do whatever it takes !!!

  2. £60m is cheap considering he got a lot more to offer in the years a head… but if the spuds come knocking on our door then it’s one of two responses… no go away or yes £100m. Seen as levy won’t sell anyone to us it’s only fair if we take the same stance.

  3. Agree with 32 on all that except we must keep our quality young players like rice diop and now bow. That means quite ßimply selling waste of space players like ajeti Sanchez Wilshire and even masu cresswell lanzini Reid just get them off the wage bill a little cash for them and start putting in the cash needed for the positions 32 stated. If this season and probably will and should end now we like others won’t have a pot of gold to play with in transfers but that also means world wide fees should come down also. If this board can’t supply or wants to supply the right amount needed then they should look at selling our club to someone that can and will and there will be a few choices at the proper selling price. Imo

  4. Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out

  5. Rumour and speculation is an easy sell with many West Ham supporters, what other clubs, other than clubs who have a financial need to sell regularly openly discuss one in one out or sell to buy???
    Personally, I think it’s nonsense because I expect this club to keep it’s Best young players and I expect the Best because I grew up with the Best.

  6. Issa diop cant leave if we want any chance of stayin up let alone bieng a 6 -7 th place contenders for the prem.we need to keep hold of our best not flogg them.

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