Hammers reject former Arsenal duo

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 4th July 2016

West Ham have rejected the opportunity to sign former Arsenal stars Robin Van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner.

According to a KUMB source, van Persie - now 32 - has been offered to West Ham but club chiefs politely declined the opportunity to speak with with the former Arsenal star who is seeking a return to the Premier League having spent the last year in Turkey.

The striker, who scored 132 times for the Gunners during an eight-year spell is being allowed to leave current club Fenerbahce by president Azil Yildirim, who has told the media: "We're waiting for buyers, if he wants to be sold."

* Meanwhile the Hammers have also spurned the opportunity to hold talks with Bendtner, who spent nine years with the Gunners before leaving in 2014.

The Danish striker saw his three-year contract with Wolfsburg ripped up in April despite having another year to run after he was described as "a menace" by Sporting Director Klaus Allofs following a string of off-field problems.

* In other news, West Ham are weighing up a move for the Manchester United and France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

The 26-year-old former Southampton star moved to Old Trafford last year in a 24million deal but is considered unlikely to feature under new Reds boss Jose Mourinho, who is tryiong to shift several players ahead of the new campaign.

* Finally, West Ham are one of several clubs being linked with yet another fomer Arsenal player, Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen. Catalan-based website Mundo Deportivo has claimed that the injury-prone, EUR10m-rated defender is being chased by a string of clubs including West Ham, Besiktas, Inter and Liverpool.

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