Hammers deny midfielder link


80810623_Jean_102387cWest Ham this morning denied they hold any interest in Cameroon international Jean Makoun.

A national newspaper reported that the Hammers and Sunderland are competing to sign the 31 year who would reportedly cost £1 million in January.

But stories we have approached his advisers have ben categorically denied by a well placed Hammers source told ClaretandHugh: “He’s of no interest to us. We are well covered in that area

Makoun,played in the last two World Cups and is is keen to return to England’s top-flight after a move to Aston Villa failed to work out.

But our source said: He won’t be arriving here. Silly season seems to be starting a little early.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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