West Ham set to agree a new deal with Diame.
Arsenal have reportedly missed out on signing West Ham’s Mohamed Diame according to radio reports on talkSPORT.
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The Senegalese star has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Gunners this month but they now look set to miss out after dragging their heels over an approach.
Diame was reportedly set to report West Ham to FIFA, believing the club were refusing to respect a £3.5 million release fee clause in his contract.
But West Ham have insisted they have received no bids that match that amount and are now set to conclude a new contract with the player.
It is rumoured that the new deal for the former Wigan enforcer will remove the release fee clause from the player’s contract.
That is going to dash the hopes of Arsenal who were hoping to add reinforcements to their squad as they hope to chase down Tottenham and Everton and secure a Champions League spot.
Tthe Gunners currently have the centre-midfield pairing of Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere at their disposal but while the talents of the pair are not under question, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keen to add some more bite to the middle of midfield.
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