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Lanzini exit: The facts

There is very little chance of Manuel Lanzini leaving West Ham this summer.

The Hammers star has been linked with a potential move to Turkey, with Besiktas said to be interested in doing a deal for the Argentina international.

That report, though, seems to be based on the idea that Lanzini only has a year left on his contract but that’s not true; West Ham have a two-year option on his deal and are likely to trigger it.

Lanzini also remained a key member of the squad last season, making over 40 appearances.

The Hammers actually have some issues at midfield, with there being a real lack of options despite the signing of Flynn Downes from Swansea, particularly after Mark Noble retired and Alex Kral departed.

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There is precious little chance of the Hammers allowing Lanzini to leave, as a result, because he remains an absolutely necessary part of the squad.

It would take a big bid, and the report claims he would cost around £10m; do us a favour!

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.