“West Ham United are not bidding for Celtic’s Moussa Dembele and he is not a target for the club. No £20m bid this January.” says the reliable Jason Burt in the Telegraph.
Sky sports are reporting the same saying “West Ham have not made a £20m bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, according to Sky sources.A senior source at the club says reports of an offer for the striker are wrong and inaccurate.”
West Ham Joint Chairman David Sullivan denied interest in Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, telling the Telegraph: “We have not bid for this player and he’s not a target of ours.”
Speculation was rift yesterday when the club’s insider wrote on the official website “To that end, a bid of £20m – a figure close to the Club’s all-time transfer record – was submitted for a player from Scotland.”
That was widely believed to French striker Dembele who plays for Scottish champions Celtic but that not seems in doubt.
Attention has now turned to 29 year old Scottish player Robert Snodgrass although the £20m valuation doesn’t quite add up. SkyBet have slashed the odds on West Ham signing Hull City and Scotland international midfielder Robert Snodgrass