West Ham demands proving major obstacle in loan move


West Ham are demanding a loan fee for winger Sofiane Feghouli, according to Il Messaggero. The Italian newspaper say that the Hammers are demanding between €2 and €3million (£1.75m – £2.6m) for the season long loan deal to go ahead.

The size of the fee is putting off Roma, Feghouli’s main suitor, and although the Italian side are prepared to pay the Algerian international’s wages in full for the duration of the six month loan spell, they are baulking at the size of the fee being demanded.

Il Messaggero say that the Serie A side will enter further negotiations today to try and resolve the disagreement. Slaven Bilic is pursuing Hull City’s Robert Snodgrass as a replacement for Feghouli but the club’s first bid of £3million was rejected by the Tigers.

With the Scottish international looking to leave the KCOM stadium after rejecting a new contract to stay at the club, it looks likely he will depart this month with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

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