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Reporter reveals Issa Diop will only leave West Ham for sizeable fee

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Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser insists it would take a big bid for West Ham United to sell Issa Diop this summer.

The Hammers signed Diop for a then-club record fee of £22million from Toulouse in 2018.

Diop, 24, has gone on to make 95 appearances for West Ham but opportunities were limited last season as Craig and Angelo Ogbonna formed a fine central defensive partnership which helped David Moyes’ side to record a club record Premier League points tally and book a Europa League spot.

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According to French news outlet Foot Mercato, Premier League trio Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are all showing an interest in Diop ahead of next season.

Southampton are on the hunt for a centre-half as Denmark international is attracting attention from after entering the final 12 months of his contract, while Spurs are also keeping tabs on Wolves’ Willy Boly.

But Rosser insists Diop will not be allowed to leave the on the cheap.

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Speaking exclusively to TIF, he said: “Moyes has always maintained that he’s in his plans and he’s not looking to sell him.

“It would take a sizeable bid for him, I think, because West Ham paid a fair chunk for him.

“But if a decent bid came in, they would be silly not to consider it because he’s not foremost in Moyes’ plans, especially if they do go out and sign another centre-half.”

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