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Report: Hammers could miss out on full-back

The Hammers could miss out on a deal to sign Junior Firpo from Barcelona this summer, according to a new report.

A new report claims that AC Milan are interested in a move for the right-back in the transfer window and have opened talks to bring him into the club.

Firpo has been linked with a move to east London in a few transfer windows and the Irons were again seen as a potential landing spot for him this summer.

But it now seems that Milan have taken the lead in the race to snaffle him away from the Camp Nou.

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Gianluca Di Marzio, via Milan Reports, claims that Milan are looking for a back-up to their current full-back Theo Hernandez and have subsequently begun negotiations to that end.

Firpo has made just seven appearances for Barca this season and is valued at £9m by Transfermarkt; he has a contract until 2024 at the Camp Nou.

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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.