It seems West Ham United’s owners are on a mission to anger fans after it emerged the club have pulled out of the race to sign Said Benrahma.

David Gold’s embarrassing Diangana contradiction after breaking Twitter silence

West Ham have agreed an £18m deal with West Bromwich Albion for academy graduate Diangana.

The move is expected to be confirmed on Friday (ExWHUemployee and The Telegraph’s John Percy).

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Supporters rage as one of their own is sold

Supporters are furious at the sale, which comes as a result of David Sullivan and David Gold telling David Moyes he must sell to buy due to the global health crisis.

West Ham fans have watched on as most of their Premier League rivals – and plenty of Championship clubs – splash the cash in the transfer market.

Most recently Aston Villa have signed Hammers target Matty Cash for £15m and could add another off Moyes’s wishlist in the shape of Brentford’s Ollie Watkins.

Even Brentford have spent money with a deal worth up to £10m for Ivan Toney.

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West Ham seem uniquely affected by pandemic

The fact West Ham seem uniquely affected by the pandemic is not lost on fans. And they have turned toxic on the board as a result.

It has left the fanbase once again questioning why exactly they left their beloved Upton Park for the London Stadium on the promise of big spending.

The likes of ExWHUemployee on The West Ham Way podcast and The Evening Standard claimed West Ham would reinvest the money from Diangana – which will add to the £7.5m raised through the sales of Albian Ajeti and Jordan Hugill – to try and sign Benrahma.

But on the day Diangana’s move is set to go through, ExWHUemployee now claims West Ham have pulled out of the race for the Brentford attacker.

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Insider claims West Ham have pulled out of Benrahma race

“The signing of Benrahma is very unlikely now following the sale of Diangana,” ExWHUemployee said on Twitter.

“A large fee has been requested by Brentford and the money will be used to strengthen the defence which has always been the priority (as said on the podcast).

“Yes (we were preparing a bid), then we heard the asking price and will instead use that to spend on defenders which I said we could do anyway as that as always been the priority position. Should we sell Anderson and or someone else we may go back in.”

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