Claret and Hugh have claimed that there is quite simply no truth in the recent rumours claiming that Issa Diop could be sold for £45 million this summer.
According to a report from Sky Sports, David Moyes is prepared to sell the Hammers centre-back this summer, but for nothing less than £45 million.
But it seems as though that might not be the case after-all.
High level West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh have claimed that a top Hammers source has told them that the report claiming that Diop could be sold is ‘utter nonsense’.
It is suggested that David Moyes wants to strengthen his defence, not weaken it.
And if true, that is very good news.
Potential star for the Hammers
The towering Frenchman made the odd mistake last season, and his positional play and decision making need to improve. But there is a top player in there somewhere.
Diop has real talent. And if Moyes and his coaching staff can coax it out of him, the former Toulouse man could go on to become a truly top class centre-back – exactly what West Ham are crying out for at the moment.
If West Ham are offered around £45 million for Diop, however, it will surely be incredibly hard for them to turn it down, especially considering the current financial climate in the game.
As things stand though, it seems as though the 6ft 4in centre-back is likely to still be at the London Stadium next season, according to those close to the club.