Irons deny Nigerian link


Azubuike-EgwuekweWest Ham have responded to claims they have had a bid rejected for Nigerian club Warri Wolves’ defender Azubuike Egwuekwe by saying: “We know nothing about this.”

Claims the centre back has been a target of the Hammers, and Championship side Watford is news to the club despite national reports they have bid £1 million for the player.

Warri Wolves say they had turned down a bid and claiming a disagreement with the agent handling the issue.

Egwueke said: “Offers are coming from overseas, I have an offer from an EPL club, the Championship and from Russia.

But a well placed Hammers source said: “Sorry, but we know absolutely nothing about how this originated. we are not involved.”

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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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