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Zarate and Jelavic may go, admits Bilic


Filed: Thursday, 21st January 2016
By: Staff Writer


Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Mauro Zarate is in talks with Fiorentina - and that fellow striker Nikica Jelavic is also likely to leave the club during the current transfer window.

Bilic, speaking during this morning's pre-match press conference confirmed KUMB.com's exclusive from yesterday linking Zarate with the Serie A club.

And he also revealed that fellow striker Jelavic - who only joined the Hammers on transfer deadline day back in August, just five months ago - is also on the verge of leaving the Boleyn Ground.

"There are a couple of players who may leave the club - maybe Zarate and maybe Jelavic," he said. "Then, if that happens - and it may happen - we're going to try and get one striker.

"In football sometimes it looks close - and then it's not. But it looks like he [Zarate] is going to go to Fiorentina."


Slaven Bilic addresses the media during this morning's presser.


But Bilic denied that one potential replacement was Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge, who had been linked with West Ham during the past 48 hours. "That's only a rumour, there's nothing behind it," he confirmed.

"I'm not talking about who we'd like, I mean Daniel Sturridge is a big player, a big name and a great player. But that's only paper talk. What ifs? I'd take Messi also! But it's only an 'if' and there's nothing in it."





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