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Hammers update Zapata talks report

By Hughie Southon

West Ham are claiming they have no long term interest in Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata.

Despite reports in Europe claiming the Irons want the £30  million plus striker after launching  bids in the winter window the club claim there is nothing going on.

The reports say that ‘a dry bid’ for a loan was attempted followed by a £30 million plus on deadline day and that the club are back in talks for the 30 year old for a summer move.

It seemed highly unlikely to be the case with the striker priced at such a figure as he enters his thirties and so it has turned out with the Hammers revealing to Claret and Hugh that they have no intention of making a move or that they have held further talks.

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The club did indeed make a late move on deadline day but that failed as with a key figure needing to sign the deal he went missing.

And this morning a source updating us on the situation made the position clear telling us: “”Yes, we did make that move but that’s the only truth in the current report. There are no talks going on at all.

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About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon