The Daily Mail is today reporting that West Ham are considering abandoning their pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette.
Just one problem with the story – it’s not true!
Simon Jones writes: “West Ham may consider shelving their expensive pursuit of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette to ensure Dimitri Payet remains their star man.
“Lyon are continuing to demand £40m for striker Lacazette as they wait for Paris St Germain to firm up their interest with a bid”
This appears to be a mostly speculative piece written by Mr Jones without any real evidence or sources to rely on to make such an assumption. Anyone who knows David Sullivan will know he doesn’t easily give up without a fight. He is like a dog with a bone and will only admit defeat when he is ultimately forced to.
And the idea that we would not buy a player because we don’t want to make one player more popular than another is – to put if bluntly – utterly ridiculous.
West Ham have already put in bids of £31m and £32m and, in direct contradiction to Mr Jones’ article, Claret and Hugh were told last night about unconfirmed report that a third bid was being considered for Lacazette and that West Ham were prepared to pay up to £37m for the player.
As for the suggested Dimi would get upset if he was no longer the star man at West Ham, RIDICULOUS.
Lacazette and Payet are good friends and the striker sent our midfield maestro a second congratulation message on twitter to Payet after Dimi scored the second late goal on Wednesday evening.
Rumour rating 0/10
Be fair guys,these reporters have to fill space in newspapers,so if you haven’t got a story to print,THEN MAKE ONE UP!!
Biggest load of nonsense I’ve heard in a long while.
This is about as stupid as the media circus surrounding Dimitri. David S has stated that he is not for sale at any price and I believe in him. I do not believe the crap the media continue to write.
If, after all the talk about CL football, we turn around and sell the man who is key to the owner’s claim, then they would be a laughing stock and no striker with ambition would come near us. Either we want to be a top club or a selling club. Can’t be both
Where Lacazette and Batman are concerned all the time they sit on the bench watching the price will not grow,
At the prices quoted if I were the 2 Daves I would go after Jensen and make him our number 1 target,
Then we can release Sak at no great financial loss,and have a better player,
Same as Tore if we can get the money for Valencia or Ritchie,
We still will have the funds available for our big striker,
It Tomo goes we should be able to buy a great CH to replace him,
There are 3 RB available free at the moment so we could fill that gap free,
It’s what do we do then with AC, I would sit him down and tell him he will almost certainly be on the bench unless injury or form changes the situation if he is cool with that let him stay,
Still think Bony straight swap for Valencis would be great business