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Tuesday January 22 2019
Balotelli to Marseille: Done deal

Mario Balotelli has agreed a six-month contract with Olympique Marseille, it’s reported, despite Sassuolo and West Ham interest.

The negotiations have apparently reached a positive conclusion, as RMC Sport in France and Sky Sport Italia insist a medical with Marseille has been booked for Wednesday morning.

The Italy international is due to sign a six-month contract at a higher salary than the one he currently earns at Nice.

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Sunday January 20 2019
Destro in Premier League talks

Bologna flop Mattia Destro has reportedly sent his agent to England for talks with West Ham and Newcastle United.

Both Premier League clubs are known to be seeking reinforcements in attack and have been linked with several Serie A players.

The Hammers, in particular, failed in bids for Inter-owned Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa, Genoa hitman Krzysztof Piatek and Torino star Andrea Belotti.

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Saturday January 19 2019
Cairo: 'Belotti is staying'

Torino President Urbano Cairo laughed off reports West Ham United could poach Andrea Belotti for over €40m.

The rumour started on Friday with Cuore Toro and spread rapidly through the Italian media, via Sky Sport Italia, Sport Mediaset, Sportitalia and more.

“Of course Belotti is staying,” Cairo told reporters in the mixed zone after today’s 3-2 Serie A defeat to Roma.

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Saturday January 19 2019
West Ham tempt Torino and Belotti

Torino do not wish to sell Andrea Belotti in January, but if West Ham United’s offer reaches €60m, then they could reconsider.

The Hammers are seeking a replacement for Marko Arnautovic, who is trying to push through a transfer to China.

They had targeted Krzysztof Piatek, but the Genoa forward is on his way to Milan for €35m plus bonuses and midfielder Alen Halilovic.

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Friday January 18 2019
West Ham €40m for Belotti

West Ham United have seen a €40m offer for Torino striker Andrea Belotti rejected, it’s reported, having already missed out on Krzysztof Piatek.

The Premier League outfit need a replacement for Marko Arnautovic, who is pushing for a move elsewhere, most likely towards China.

They had originally targeted Genoa hitman Piatek, meeting the €40m plus bonuses asking price, but the Poland international is on the verge of joining Milan instead.

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Wednesday January 16 2019
West Ham must wait for Piatek

West Ham United reportedly met Genoa’s €40m asking price for Krzysztof Piatek, but they already gave their word to wait for Milan.

According to Sportitalia, the Premier League outfit stepped up their offer to match the €40m plus bonuses demand.

However, Genoa still turned it down, because President Enrico Preziosi had already promised first refusal on Piatek to Milan.

The two Serie A clubs are very close and have completed multiple transfers in recent years.

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Tuesday January 15 2019
West Ham rejected for Piatek

Genoa turned down a €35m offer from West Ham United for Krzysztof Piatek, claim Sportitalia, as Milan remain favourites.

The 23-year-old Poland international has been a sensation in his debut Italian campaign, scoring 19 goals in 21 competitive games.

According to Sportitalia, West Ham approached Genoa with a proposal worth €35m, but Genoa rejected it outright.

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Sunday January 13 2019
West Ham change minds on Obiang?

West Ham United have reportedly changed their minds after initially giving the all-clear for Fiorentina to buy Pedro Obiang at €10m.

Multiple Italian sources last night stated it was a done deal worth €10m plus performance-related bonuses.

However, this morning Sportitalia claim West Ham patron David Sullivan changed his mind and decided to resist the offer.

Obiang was all set to sign a four-and-a-half-year contract with the Viola.

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Saturday January 12 2019
Obiang to Fiorentina imminently

Multiple Italian reports claim Fiorentina are very close to a deal for West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang.

He had already been a target over the summer, but negotiations resumed this week and are progressing rapidly.

According to Sportitalia, Tuttomercatoweb and La Gazzetta dello Sport, a deal is imminent for €10m.

Obiang has already agreed personal terms on a contract until June 2023.

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Friday January 11 2019
Fiorentina talks for Obiang

Fiorentina are targeting Pedro Obiang from West Ham United, having already negotiated for him over the summer, it’s reported.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Viola are in extensive talks for the 26-year-old Guinea international.

He is no stranger to Serie A, having come up through the Sampdoria youth academy and leaving for €6m in 2015.

Obiang has made 17 competitive appearances for West Ham this season, providing one assist.

Fiorentina had already been close to Obiang in the summer, but failed to agree terms with the Hammers.

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