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No truth in Serie A rumours, insists Masuaku


Filed: Monday, 13th November 2017
By: Staff Writer


West Ham defender Arthur Masuaku has distanced himself from a report by someone claiming to be his Italian representative.

On Sunday a report appeared in the Italian media in which agent Francesco Lingenti claimed he had already undergone talks with Napoli regarding a potential January move for the 24-year-old French defender.

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"I offered Arthur to Cristiano Giuntoli [of Napoli] three years ago, then two years ago," said Lingenti, according to CalcioNapoli24. "Now he has probably got the idea - along with Juventus, Genoa and Milan.

"Of course there have been talks. The player is being watched very carefully by a few clubs, including Napoli. Serie A is our objective and hopefully hell be there in January.

"For now, Juventus, Napoli and Genoa are in the lead. However, hed only go to Juventus if the Bianconeri sold Alex Sandro. Giuntoli has always liked him. West Hams asking price is around 9-10m, as they paid 7m to get him from Olympiakos in 2016."

However Masuaku has since taken to social media in order to rubbish the reports, claiming that he had never met - or heard of - Mr Lingenti, who was claiming to be acting on his behalf.

"In order to avoid any misunderstandings id like to stress out that neither me or my agent (Panos Galariotis) know Mr. from Italy," wrote the West Ham full back. "So everything that is published is completely false.

"Im only focused on helping my team achieve its goals," he added.

Masuaku, who holds dual French and Congolese nationality moved to West Ham in August 2016, having signed from Greek outfit Olympiakos for 7million, after Genoa had a 4million bid rejected.





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