West Ham have reinforced their position on Issa Diop this morning making it crystal clear to Manchester Unted and any other interested club home or abroad: “He is not for sale – end of.”
Diop was a major hit in his first Hammers season forging a brilliant partnership with Fabian Balbuena and is only one year into a five year contract following a £22 million transfer from Toulouse last summer.
Agents have been testing our resolve to hold onto him through Director of Football Mario Husillos and this morning via an e mail a top Hammers insider made the club’s position as clear as it gets to ClaretandHugh.
He said: “It’s very simple – he is going nowhere. He is a major part of the team and at his age is set to become an integral part of things at West Ham.”
Manchester United are ready to offer £45 million plus a player but that is in no way tempting the Irons where our source simply added: “Their interest is of no interest to us whatsover.”