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Report: Moyes halts player exit

David Moyes has put a halt to Issa Diop’s potential exit from West Ham, according to a new report from French journalist Loic Tanzi.

Fulham are attempting to bring the defender into the club this summer but the Irons have made it clear that they won’t accept less than £20m.

Tanzi reports that a move to Craven Cottage was nearing completion but there is said to be an issue holding up the deal at this point.

Moyes is reported to have told those involved in the transfer to “stop everything” as he aims to make a decision over the transfer.

Diop is said to have been told by the Hammers boss that Diop is the fifth-choice centre-back at this point, but he is still said to be having second thoughts over sanctioning his move away.

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This makes a lot of sense, as we’re well aware of Moyes’ penchant for standing in the way of any deals; ‘dithering Dave’ is a nickname that has some real weight.

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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.

5 comments on “Report: Moyes halts player exit

  1. Ridiculous if true. This is where Moyes holds to much power over transfers. We are shocking at selling players, we do not need 5 senior centre backs. Get what you can for him and move him on. What’s the point in him sitting on the bench all season and losing more value

  2. Well letting a premier League centre back in his mid-20’s go for less than 20mill when other clubs are asking 30mill for untried ‘potential’ makes no sense at all. Everyone else is beating us to signings, don’t get mugged by Fulham please!!!

  3. Moyes is right to keep Diop unless we get a fair price for him. Playing in four competitions next year. Ohbonna may not be the same player he was before injury. Dawson aging. only a matter of time until we get knee injuries and hamstrings. A decision to keep Diop could be a very wise one.

  4. I actually agree with this. Next summer i think we will be looking to replace Dawson and Ogbonna and I don’t think Ogbonna is going to be the player he was after this I jury. Next year, have Zouma, Aguerd, Diop and Aliese as the back 4. If any thing, allow him to go out on loan.

  5. Have always held Moyes in esteem but he seems to fall down in transfers at times despite some cracking signings.
    To turn down the chance of offloading Diop is madness considering the plethora of centre backs we have and the fact that his performances have been dreadful this season when called upon with some including me saying he should not be allowed to wear the shirt again.
    I’d snatch their arm off and also ask if they want Masuaku too as a job lot

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