Esteban Cambiasso to become free agent amid reported West Ham interest

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Esteban Cambiasso has chosen to leave Leicester City, with West Ham reportedly interested.

Leicester City midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has used his Facebook page to reveal that he has chosen to leave the King Power Stadium this summer.

The 34-year-old midfielder, who joined Leicester from Inter Milan last summer, enjoyed a superb season under Nigel Pearson, demonstrating the quality that saw him play on a regular basis with Real Madrid earlier in his career.

Having signed just a one year contract with the Foxes, Cambiasso is now out of contract this summer - but new Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri was keen to keep the Argentine at the club.

Now though, Cambiasso has taken to Facebook to announce that he has rejected a new contract from Leicester, and will be moving on to a new club this summer.

"I would like to announce that I have decided not to renew my contract with Leicester City," said Cambiasso. "I have taken this decision only 24 hours after receiving the proposal from Leicester because I want to give the club as much time as possible to find an alternative. I would like to thanks all the fans who last season made me feel proud to be part of a club with an unforgettable spirit and energy."

"And a very special thanks to all my team mates, staff and every people of the club, with whom I have lived one of the most important years of my career, crowned with the remaining EPL status. Many thanks to everyone, keeping you all for ever in my heart," he added.

West Ham-bound?

Reports from The Sun over the weekend suggested that West Ham were closing in on a deal for the midfielder having held talks with the player's agent.

The Hammers may well want another experienced midfield player having seen Alex Song's loan spell expire, and Cambiasso fits that bill perfectly.

Whether Cambiasso wants to join another Premier League club having enjoyed his time with Leicester remains to be seen, but given the recent speculation, Slaven Bilic's Hammers may well be favourites for his signature.

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