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Bielsa rumours have Twitter all of a flutter

Filed: Friday, 29th May 2015
By: Staff Writer

Twitter was awash with rumours tonight that Marcelo Bielsa had agreed to join West Ham - only for it later to be revealed as a hoax from across the Channel.

The Marseille manager has been strongly linked with the vacant position at the Boleyn Ground - something that French fans appear to have taken umbrage to.

For late on Thursday night rumours began circulating that respected French broadcaster L'Equipe had reported Bielsa was on his way to the Premier League having rejected the offer of a new contract from Marseille.

That had Hammers fans gossiping wildly at the prospect of the 59-year-old Argentine arriving in east London - only to discover some time later that the whole thing had been a hoax.

Although contact is understood to have been made between West Ham and representatives of Bielsa, reports on Thursday morning suggested that he was close to agreeing a two-year contract extension with his current club.

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