West Ham close in on Liverpool target – report

Date published: Tuesday 7th June 2016 10:23

Sofiane Feghouli: West Ham link

Sofiane Feghouli: West Ham link

West Ham are closing in on the signing Valencia wideman Sofiane Feghouli on a free transfer, according to reports.

The son of Hammers co-owner David Sullivan, Jack Sullivan claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that the Hammers were “close” to a deal for an international winger.

The notoriously open Sullivan also suggested any prospective deal could be done “in a about 12 days” if everything went to plan.

Sullivan did not name the player, but a column in the West Ham Way on Monday claimed the chairman’s son was referring to Algeria star Feghouli.

The Exwhuemployee column claimed: “This player who Jack Sullivan mentioned is Sofiane Feghouli another name that we have brought you previously.

“The player is on holiday at the moment but as Jack has said we hope to tie a deal up after that.

“He is a very skilful winger and he is likely to be available for a free transfer I believe due to his contract expiring.”

 

Feghouli has been long since linked with a move Liverpool, while Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus and Roma also want to secure his services.

The 26-year-old does look set to move on this summer after he was suspended by his club amid reports he refused to take part in a warm-down in April. Valencia later withdrew the suspension but Feghouli is out of contract at the end of the season and he did not feature for Valencia after his substitute appearance against Sevilla on 10 April.

Feghouli has earned 40 international caps and scored 11 times, while he chipped in with four goals for Valencia last season in 31 appearances.

 

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