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Sport West Ham agree deal in principle to sign Issa Diop

18:21  13 june  2018
18:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

West Ham yet to reach agreement with Diop over summer move

  West Ham yet to reach agreement with Diop over summer move West Ham are reportedly yet to reach an agreement with Issa Diop ahead of his impending move from Toulouse this summer. It’s believed that the Hammers have agreed a deal in principle with Toulouse regarding the transfer of Diop but it seems, according to YS, as cited by GFFN, terms between the club and the player have not been settled. Twitter: Toulouse defender Issa Diop has yet to agree terms with West Ham; his entourage has also met with Sevilla & Dortmund. (YS) (@GFFN) Manuel Pellegrini has looked to complete transfer business in swift fashion following his arrival at the club and negotiations for Diop appear to have been progressing well. However, there is seemingly still work to be done for West Ham, as competition grows in the race for Diop’s signature. A number of top clubs across Europe have eyed a swoop for the young centre-back, including Borussia Dortmund, but the Hammers appear to be advancing in their pursuit of the player. Any deal for Diop is likely to cost in excess of £20 million, with Pellegrini out to significantly bolster his defensive options this summer.

West Ham United reportedly want Issa Diop in the summer transfer window. The report has also claimed that new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is a huge fan of Diop . Good signing for West Ham United?

West Ham want Toulouse’s Diop . By. admin. Issa Diop made his Ligue 1 debut three years ago and has made nearly 100 games for Toulouse since then.

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West Ham have agreed a deal in principle to sign Issa Diop from Toulouse.

As reported by Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, the Hammers are confident of getting the transfer completed after agreeing a deal in principle with the Ligue 1 side.

The French U21 international came through the ranks at Toulouse, coming up via their youth set up to make his way into the first team. He’s played 85 times in the first team, but it looks like he’ll soon be making his way to the London Stadium.

Everton were reportedly interested in the 21-year-old but West Ham have managed to get a deal agreed, beating the Toffees to the signing.

Manuel Pellegrini has been keen to add some youth to an ageing West Ham defence and by signing Diop, he’ll be doing just that. The youngster will join the likes of Winston Reid, Declan Rice and Angelo Ogbonna in the Hammers’ squad.

Santos fee means Lazio want £35m for Anderson .
Lazio are holding out for a full £35 million from West Ham for Felipe Anderson, as his former club Santos will be due 20% of the transfer fee. A report by the Daily Mirror claims that the Hammers have seen two bids for the Brazilian rejected. West Ham reportedly offered an initial £28 million plus add-ons, but Lazio are standing firm in their valuation of the player. Anderson joined Lazio from Santos back in 2013 and the Brazilian side had a 20% sell-on clause inserted into the deal. Anderson is expected to leave Lazio this summer and has agreed terms to join the Hammers. However, the two teams have been locked in negotiations as they aim to meet at an acceptable fee for the player. Should West Ham complete a deal for Anderson, he could follow Issa Diop through the doors at the London stadium, with the Toulouse defender expected to under a medical on Monday.

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