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Report: League champions to gazump Hammers

MendyAccording to French newspaper L’Equipe Premier league champions, Leicester City are in pole position to beat West Ham to Nice midfielder, Nampalys Mendy.

The French media claim the Hammers submitted a bid of €15m (£11.8m) to sign Nice star Nampalys Mendy but he instead he looks set to join Premier League rivals Leicester City.

The French paper claims that West Ham submitted a £11.8m bid for Mendy this weekend, but the player wants to reunite with his former Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City – and he is expected in England on Monday to finalise his move to the King Power Stadium.

Rumour raterThe Leicester boss had an £8m bid for the holding midfielder rejected last summer — even before swooping on another French club, Caen, for Kante. Mendy has had an impressive season at Nice, helping them to a fourth place finish in Ligue 1 that means they will play Europa League football in the new campaign. The 23-year-old has just one year left on his contract, however, and is interested in a move to the Premier League.

Rumour Rater 4/10 (Do we really need another midfielder, sounds like agent talk to me)

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Report: League champions to gazump Hammers

  1. We do not need him with Noble ,Kouyate,Norveld and Poyet we have 4 player to cover 2 places,none of ours seem to be leaving and with young lads like Oxford that can play there as well better just to push the price up,
    If we mean business go after Kante who he is covering,

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