Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Five-day forecast

West Ham suffer blow in bid to keep Arsenal, Chelsea & QPR target Diame

West Ham's Mohamed Diame in action against Manchester United. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire West Ham's Mohamed Diame in action against Manchester United. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:50 AM

Transfer news: West Ham have failed in their attempts to renegotiate Mohamed Diame’s contract as they battle to keep hold of the in-demand midfielder, manager Sam Allardyce has revealed.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Senegal international Diame has emerged as a January target for Arsenal, Chelsea and QPR and has a release clause of £3.5million included in the contract he signed when he arrived on a free transfer from Wigan in the summer.

West Ham are desperate to keep hold of the combative 25-year-old and were hoping to amend the cut-price release clause in his contract by offering him a new deal.

But Allardyce admits Diame’s future is out of his control and says talks between the club and the player have so far proved fruitless.

“I am not in control of that,” he said. “The owners are.”

He continued: “What they’ve tried to pursue hasn’t been successful at the moment.

“They tried to renegotiate the contract but they haven’t been successful.”

Diame returned to West Ham’s starting line-up in Wednesday’s FA Cup replay defeat to Manchester United after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring tear.

He is expected to feature against QPR on Saturday but it remains to be seen whether he will still be with the Hammers beyond the end of the transfer window.

Share this article

Most Read Football

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (right), Raheem Sterling (left) and Steven Gerrard celebrate victory after the final whistle

West Ham blog: When did Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard become the Goldilocks of football?

Liverpool skipper uses that same old Sam Allardyce narrative against West Ham.

Read full story »

0 comments

   Local advertisers

Related links

More West Ham articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all