Hammers react to defender rumours


InsuaWest Ham have today dismissed reports that Boca Juniors left back Emanuel Insua is about to join the club.

Reports have broken over the last 48 hours that the club are close to signing the 23 year old.

But sources inside the Boleyn told ClaretandHugh  that whilst there has been some interest, the player is not a major target.

And he repeated that talks were continuing with four other left backs as the club look to solve their problem position.

ClaretandHugh understands these to be  Lorient’s Raphael Guerreiro, Milan’s Urby Emanuelson and Norwich City’s Martin Olssen along with prime target Nice’s Timothee Kolodziejczak. 

The Insua story first broke with some media reports claiming that we were looking to acquire all economic rights to the player and that Boca had made him a counter offer as a result.

But our source said: “There is some interest but we have a lot of negotiations going on in that position.”

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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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  • philtheiron says:

    Thanks for the update but what has happened to the proposed Alonso deal? I thought the deal was done apart fro personal terms? Did it break down due to wages?
    Sorry to be so blunt but I’m just frustrated I guess!,

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