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Defender looks way off the Irons radar

West Ham are unlikely to do a deal for Lucas Digne this month purely because of the finances involved in any deal.

Reports have claimed that the Hammers are interested in a deal to sign the Frenchman this month, along with both Newcastle and Chelsea.

The Magpies are said to have tabled a bid for the full-back worth £22.5m plus Sean Longstaff.

Digne is not playing at all for Everton after a reported row with boss Rafael Benitez.

And the finances in a deal may well be too high to countenance for the Ironsfor such a position.

He is on a contract at Goodison Park until 2025 and Everton paid £18m to sign him from Barcelona; they are likely to want to make some sort of profit on that deal.

The Irons would like to sign a left-back if the right opportunity comes up but Digne doesn’t look to be the one at the likely price.

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Indeed, David Moyes has priorities elsewhere, with the club desperate to snap up both a centre-back and a striker in this window.

There is also hope that a deal can be done for Jesse Lingard too.

A deal to sign Digne is not at the top of the priority list; it may be revisited at the end of the transfer window if neither Newcastle or Chelsea can negotiate a transfer.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “Defender looks way off the Irons radar

  1. Bit worried about this guy apart from big money Everton want for someone they paid £18million. He has fallen out with current manager, why? We don’t want squad disruptor as team spirit is brilliant and key part of our current success!

  2. If we are not interested in signing one of the best left backs the PL has seen in a long time for £30m if that is indeed the price and we know we do not have cover in that position then what kind of ambition does Kretinsky and GSB have ? Luca Digne would walk into any PL first team, he is better than Robertson at Liverpool, Shaw at Utd, Cresswell at our club, Tierney at Arsenal and tbh I can’t think of any other really good left backs in the PL, Cressie is not getting any younger and Digne is a combative, high quality left back, with him on the left and Coufal on the right we would have even better balance and aggression than we have now. Imho he would take us to a new level.

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