Tuesday July 1 2014
Fiorentina face Valbuena competition

Fiorentina reportedly face competition from West Ham United for France international Mathieu Valbuena’s signature.

The diminutive winger has been increasingly linked with a move away from Marseille this summer and Fiorentina have been seen as leading interest.

The 29-year-old’s agent encouraged speculation midway through last month by indicating ‘serious talks’ had already taken place, but since then the trail has cooled.

Reports now are that West Ham have come in with interest and in England the media suggests he is looking for such a move to the Premier League.

It is believed that the London side are offering €10m to sign him, which is seen as around the figure that Fiorentina are believed to have also tabled for the player.

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