After all the talk big West Ham target Adrien Truffert has signed a new contract to extend his stay at current club Rennes.

With Tim Steidten on board as technical director West Ham have been linked with a host of talented young stars across Europe.

Initial frosty relations between the German and Hammers boss David Moyes have thawed as the summer transfer window has progressed.

That has seen the arrival of some excellent signings with West Ham hoping Ajax star Mohammed Kudus will be next.

One problem position for West Ham in the long-term is both full-back areas.

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The Hammers need young, pacy, modern full-backs to compete with and eventually succeed Emerson and Vladimir Coufal.

West Ham appeared to be making advances to solve one of those issues being linked with the likes of Ian Maatsen and Adrien Truffert.

Aaron Cresswell had looked set to leave for Wolves and speculation was rife Rennes left-back Truffert would be his replacement.

It was even reported talks had taken place over a potential £15m deal to bring him to the London Stadium.

Cresswell’s move to Wolves has not – as yet – transpired and neither will any West Ham move for Truffert in this window it seems.

Because after all the talk big West Ham target Truffert has signed a new contract to extend his stay at current club Rennes.

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In an announcement on the club’s official site, Rennes CEO Olivier Cloarec confirmed Truffert has snubbed interest from elsewhere to extend his contract until 2026.

Whether the France international grew tired of waiting for West Ham to make an official move with Cresswell in limbo, it’s not clear.

But he says he is happy to remain with the Ligue 1 club, who sold Nayef Aguerd to West Ham for £30m last summer.

“It’s (the new deal) the reward for all the work done so far,” Truffert said.

“I have a number of matches for my age and I still hope to play many more with Stade Rennais. It’s always a pride to wear this shirt. Above all, I hope that we will have a great season.”

CEO Cloarec added: “Despite the many requests he has been the subject of, he has chosen to continue with the club in order to carry out our ambitions.

“In addition to extending a good player, we can count on a boy with an irreproachable state of mind.”


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