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West Ham ‘to offer pay-rise to Manchester United target Issa Diop’

October 23, 2019

West Ham are reportedly preparing to offer Issa Diop an improved contract amid interest from Manchester United Diop is wanted at Old Trafford but the Hammers are keen to keep him. A hefty price tag of £60million has been placed on the 22-year-old’s head and it seems that may be enough to ward off interest It is believed that a part-exchange offer worth £45m from United was turned down.  According to Sky Sports, Diop’s representatives will hold talks with West Ham about the defender’s future next week with the club willing to discuss a pay-rise Diop, who signed a five-year contract last summer when he arrived from Toulouse in a £22m move, is said to be happy at West Ham despite interest from the Red Devils West Ham appeared to mock United’s interest in their star defender earlier this week when the club tweeted a video of his highlights from the 2018-19 season The video — which featured footage of Diop tackling Harry Kane and scoring goals against Wimbledon and Fulham — was captained with the message: ‘We’ve got Diop, Issa Diop, I just don’t think you understand ‘Diop started 33 Premier League games during his first Premier League season.West Ham finished 11th in the table but are now looking to push on, having signed Pablo Fornals from Villarreal for £24m Fornals is one of three Hammers signings so far this summer, with goalkeepers David Martin and Roberto joining on free transfers

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