West Ham have no intention of selling Grady Diangana this summer, according to football.london.
The Hammers must sell in order to buy before the 2020/21 Premier League campaign commences, but will not entertain any permanent offers for Diangana.
David Moyes is a big fan of Grady Diangana and his admiration for the 22-year-old was likely boosted following his promotion-winning loan spell with West Brom last season.
Slaven Bilic is just as much of an admirer of Diangana as Moyes but will now have to look elsewhere and find an alternative to plug the gap left by the winger, as the Hammers are prepared to do all they can to keep hold of their star prospect for next season.
This will undoubtedly come as a blow to Albion fans who were hoping for Diangana to be signed permanently — or at least on another season-long loan.
There were reports a couple of weeks ago that West Ham had set a £20m price tag on Diangana, but this new information that has come to light effectively nullifies that speculation.
Bright Osayi-Samuel and Mislav Orsic are Albion targets that could be brought in instead of Diangana this summer, and are much more affordable: at £5m and £8.5m respectively.
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Truly disappointed to read about Grady not returning to us. However, I do have faith in the savvy of Slavan when it comes to getting the players we need. I believe he has the best interests of The Albion at heart.