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Wantaway West Ham man Issa Diop will likely be fuming with news emerging from Fulham as they close on former David Moyes target

Wantaway West Ham man Issa Diop will likely be fuming with news emerging from Fulham as they close on signing a former David Moyes target.

It has been widely publicised that West Ham had an agreement in place to sell Diop to Fulham and that the player himself wants to leave this summer.

The likes of L’Equipe claim a deal was agreed but Hammers boss Moyes – understandably – hit pause on the deal following the pre-season injury to £30m new signing Nayef Aguerd.

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The Moroccan left-sided centre-back looks set to be out for three months.

And that has left Diop – who has never been able to establish himself in the West Ham side under Moyes – in limbo.

Diop is reportedly unhappy at West Ham as he was keen to kickstart is stuttering career with London rivals Fulham.

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According to L’Equipe Diop is frustrated by the situation and still wants to leave West Ham.

Especially given the French outlet claims an agreement was effectively in place between West Ham and Fulham over a £17m deal for some 10 days before Aguerd’s injury.

There is speculation Moyes is looking to sign another left-sided centre-back before the window closes. That would then allow Diop to get his move.

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So wantaway West Ham man Diop will likely be fuming with news emerging from Fulham as they close on a former Moyes target as an alternative.

According to Football Insider, Fulham decided to switch their attention to Brighton in a bid to sign ex Hammers target Shane Duffy.

Moyes tried to sign Duffy previously but he ended up joining Celtic instead.

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Now the 30-year-old Irishman has signed for the Cottagers as their alternative to Diop, as officially confirmed on the Fulham website this morning.

At the end of the day Moyes has to do what is right for West Ham as much as it might frustrate Diop, who – by all accounts – has always been a good professional during his time with the Hammers.

Lyon have also been linked with Diop in the past so if West Ham can get another centre-back in the door before the window shuts, the out of favour Hammer may still get the move away he reportedly craves.

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