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Hammers seeking Serie A star (and other transfer stories)

Filed: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are said to be in talks with Genoa regarding the permanent transfer of central defender Armando Izzo.

According to Sky Sports, the Hammers have opened dialogue with the Serie A side over one of Italy's most controversial characters.

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The 25-year-old defender served a six month ban last season after being successfully charged with match fixing alongside fellow players Luca Pini and Francesco Millesi, after his links with the Camorra crime syndicate were exposed.

Yet prior to his ban - which was reduced from 18 to six months upon appeal - Izzo was considered to be one of Italy's best up-and-coming defenders, with the Naples-born stopper being courted by some of the nation's leading clubs.

Izzo, who can also operate at right back was called up to the national squad for the first time last November but is yet to feature for his country at full international level.

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* In other transfer news, West Ham are one of several clubs being mentioned in relation with West Bromwich Albion striker Jay Rodriguez.

The Baggies are reported to want up to 20million for the striker, who netted seven goals in the Premier League last season; Burnley and Bournemouth are also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the situation.

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* Reports from Turkey are claiming that West Ham have seen a bid in the region of 12million for Fenerbahce midfielder Josef De Souza rejected.

The Brazilian midfielder has been linked with a move to West Brom since last summer but various sources are claiming today (Wednesday) that the Hammers are the latest club to see their interest scuppered.

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