Allardyce dismisses Diame link to Arsenal

The Senegalese midfielder reportedly has a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for just £3.5 million but the Hammers manager rubbishes claims that he could go
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has played down speculation linking midfielder Mohamed Diame with a move to Arsenal.

The Senegalese midfielder only moved to Upton Park in the summer from Wigan but had been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium after a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for £3.5 million was revealed.

However, Allardyce has emphasised that the Hammers have not received a bid for Diame and that it would be unlikely for him to make the move across London.

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He told reporters: "You are always worried about losing players but we have not had a bid from Arsenal for Mo Diame. I can't see where he would fit into their side."

Meanwhile, Allardyce is keen to add more players to his squad, with Blackburn defender Martin Olsson a target, however he revealed that, after an initial bid, they have not made any further offers.