Irons rubbish Valencia Chelsea link


ValenciaactionAn Italian sports reporter and well respected transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reckons Jose Mourinho could look in the direction of Enner Valencia if he fails to land other attacking targets.

But the story was immediately rubbished by the Hammers where a source told ClaretandHugh: There’s absolutely no chance and there is no excape clause ijn his contract. It won’t happen.”

In a report published today Di Marzio says: “It is no secret that Chelsea are keen on Fiorentina’s Cuadrado, but the asking price for the midfielder is high.

The English club are not willing to pay more than 25 million euros for the winger, so under the current circumstances there will be no deal.

The alternative, Douglas Costa of Shakhtar Donetsk, is more feasible in terms of price. While Chelsea consider these two players, they are also paying attention to a third option: Enner Valencia of West Ham. He is likely to be a cheaper alternative.

The Hammers source added: “The very idea is crazy – laughable. He’s only been here half a zseason and is settling in brilliantly – it’s not even a remote possibility -not a prayer.”

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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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