ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham have told Manchester United that Issa Diop is not for sale.
The 22-year-old joined the Hammers from Toulouse in the summer of 2018 for around £22 million, according to BBC Sport.
And he has gone on to be a real hit at the London Stadium
Diop has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, and he already looks like the real deal.
Unfortunately for West Ham, however, it seems as though his fine performances have not gone unnoticed.
Sky Sports reported last month that Manchester United were willing to offer £45 million plus a player for the Frenchman.
ExWHUemployee has claimed that the Hammers have told United that the centre-back is not for sale, however:
Yep they have we told them he wasn’t for sale https://t.co/6psvAviS5b
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) 15 July 2019
Diop forged a wonderful partnership with Fabian Balbuena last season.
And keeping the Frenchman around for the foreseeable future will be vital to West Ham’s chances of achieving success over the next few years.
The former Toulouse man is a really top player who will only get better, and considering the fact that he is under contract with the Hammers until the summer of 2023, the east London outfit really are under no pressure to sell the centre-back.