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Hammers deny Oxford permanent deal is imminent

Reports that Reece Oxford is close to agreeing on a permanent switch to Bundesliga club Augsburg have been denied by club insiders.

The Sky Sports report suggested that the 20-year old could leave permanently on a  deal that could be worth £8m to the Hammers.

However, a senior source speaking to Claret and Hugh via email this evening said the German club already have a 4 million Euros (£3.4m) option on the youngster which they are yet to activate.

The Hammer is reported to earn £20,000 per week and has a contract with West Ham until June 2021.  He knows he has no future under Manuel Pellegrini who earlier this year took the unusual step of telling reporters he had better options in Germany either on loan or permanent. The manager told a press conference “He is a player that has already played in the Bundesliga and he has an option to continue improving, going on loan or sell, I think he must do it because he needs experience.

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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