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West Ham are facing a battle to keep Mohammed Kudus, with Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad among the clubs interested in signing the forward this summer, a source has told ESPN.

Kudus had an incredible first season at the London Stadium, scoring 14 goals following his move from Ajax a year ago. Liverpool have been linked with the player multiple times as a potential replacement for Mo Salah, who is also expected to move to Saudi Arabia this summer.

West Ham are desperate to keep hold of the 23-year-old Ghana international and have made it clear they will reject all offers. However, Kudus has an £85m buyout clause that can be activated next summer.

There is significant interest from Al Ittihad, who already have Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté in their squad. They are looking to bring in a creative wide midfielder this summer, and Kudus has evidently caught their eye.

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  • kcockayne says:

    If true, one had better hope that Kudus can see further than the pound signs that appear before his eyes !!!

    • Dagenham Dave says:

      Come on Gonzo you’re better than this There is nothing new, if anything at all, newsworthy in this article.

      • S says:

        Exactly. Really disappointed in Gonzo on this one. The article on ESPN was pure rumor mongering and absolutely nothing of substance. “Face a battle” because someone is “interested”. I’m “interested” in a Mercedes, doesn’t mean I can afford one or the wife will let me buy it!

  • kcockayne says:

    Additionally; were we ever really going to be able to keep him other than for a season, or two ?

  • Deathblow says:

    If money means more to him than playing for us, with a potential move to a top European club, or helping us to get in the CL, then we should rinse the Saudis for 150 million or more.
    Perhaps he wants to spend the wages on family back home in Ghana and let’s face it, the riches in SA must be tempting.
    85 million is not enough.

  • Kevin says:

    You lot make me laugh his under contract we just say no

  • Syd Puddefoot says:

    Why do we include these buyout clauses. What is the logic behind it?

    • Bennyboy baker says:

      Given how good kudus is it is not surprising that other big money clubs are interested in him but he has made it clear that he intends to be playing for us next season however if a huge offer comes in say well over the 100million then the club would have to consider it as would kudus as for sa would he really want to play in a league that would be a waste of his talent he has the potential to be a great player one that would go down in history as a icon

    • Bennyboy baker says:

      Given how good kudus is it is not surprising that other big money clubs are interested in him but he has made it clear that he intends to be playing for us next season however if a huge offer comes in say well over the 100million then the club would have to consider it as would kudus as for sa would he really want to play in a league that would be a waste of his talent he has the potential to be a great player one that would go down in history as a icon a West Ham legend COYI

  • Kevin g says:

    Listen guys kudos isn’t going anywhere especially Saudi to far for him and if I was kudos I wouldn’t go for the money. Let’s look at it this way how many footballers went to Saudi and wanted to leave, all it is to the Saudis is ****ING money to them. Let’s put it to bed it’s ****ING rumours that’s all.

  • Tre says:

    Take 200 mil thank you

  • Gary says:

    How are we ever going to have a good team if we keep letting the best players go all the time it is all profit in the end greedy gits

  • Mark Wilson says:

    These guys have to post such items to justify their existence. Just nonsense

  • Dave says:

    Turncoat

  • I'm an idiot kane says:

    Another rumour mill. Until the player states he wants out i dont buy it.

    A player of his quality and our aspersions.. we want to hold on.
    We’re a mid table club. Blinding deal on a weird stadium albeit abusive to tax payers.
    If he goes for 85m tomorrownid be more irritated than if he stayed and went for 30 the season after. I feel he is worth keeping to contract, providing he is happy.

  • Ian says:

    CandH. I am at a complete loss . over the past few days you have reported that top clubs have been circling the. WEST HAM team, targeting up to 8 key players . is this really true , if so can’t you also report what W.H. are doing about it. this must be unsettling for the players involved , how can the manager hope to build a cohesive unit . especially when also hoping to absorb half a team of new new players. l suspect far worse motives could be afoot . and if you have any INSIDE. information can you not share this with the readers , otherwise I don’t think your approach is at all fair !

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