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Olsson agent slams City

Filed: Tuesday, 2nd August 2016
By: Staff Writer

The agent of Norwich defender and West Ham transfer target Martin Olsson says his client hopes to join a new club before the start of the new season.

Hasan Cetinkaya, who represents the Swedish international told the Football Channel that he expects Olsson to leave Norwich before the start of the Premier League season.

And he also criticised the Canaries, who appear unwilling to sell, despite having received what Cetinkaya believes are satisfactory offers for Olsson.

"They have received multiple bids, both from clubs in the Premier League and abroad," he said.

"There are clubs who have placed good bids, especially considering that Martin only has a year left on his contract - but Norwich are trying to stop a transfer.

"We had an agreement [with one club] on a sum now Norwich want even more. Martin has been loyal to Norwich and it is not acceptable that they do this.

"Martin is very clear that he does not want to play in the Championship. He would particularly like to play in the Premier League as he is not a Championship player. We are optimistic."

West Ham, who lost regular left back Aaron Cresswell for up to four months last week are seeking a temporary replacement to cover the defender's absence.

West Ham, whose transfer record for a defender stands at 8.5million (paid to Juventus for Angelo Ogbonna last summer) are seeking a cheap option as cover for Cresswell, rather than spend a more substantial fee on outstanding talent such as FC Copenhagen's Ludwig Augustinsson.

* In other transfer news today, West Ham continue to be linked with a move for Mario Gomez. Fiorentina are keen to offload the 31-year-old German international who spent last season on loan at Besiktas.

* Palermo left back Achraf Lazaar - who can also play on the wing - is the latest player to be linked as a possible replacement for Aaron Cresswell. Now 24, the Moroccan international has spent the last 13 years in Italy and the last two years at Palermo in Serie B and, more recently, Serie A.

* Charlie Taylor has handed in a transfer request at Leeds United, only to be told by the club's owner Massimo Cellino that "we are not going to let him go". The highly-rated left back is one of several players being considered by West Ham as a Cresswell replacement.

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