Report: Sofiane Feghouli snubs Champions League move to join West Ham - because of Bilic

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West Ham are reportedly set to sign Sofiane Feghouli.

Sofiane Feghouli - AlgeriaSofiane Feghouli playing for Algeria

According to The Mirror, Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli has snubbed a move to Champions League side Benfica in order to sign a deal with West Ham United.

The Hammers have already snapped up one player on a free transfer this summer, as Havard Nordtveit has joined from Borussia Monchengladbach after his contract with the German club expired.

Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli scores a goal next to Rapid Wien's Mario Sonnleitner

Now, despite having plenty of money to spend with the new Premier League TV deal, West Ham look set to make another impressive free transfer addition.

The Mirror report that Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli is set to sign for the club, with his deal in Spain coming to an end later this month.

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Feghouli, 26, joined Valencia from French side Grenoble back in 2010, and has racked up 29 goals and 27 assists for the La Liga giants in the last six years.

An Algerian international with 35 caps and nine goals to his name, Feghouli has impressed down the right hand side for Valencia, with his pace, hard work and dribbling ability catching the eye.

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Now though, he's heading to the Olympic Stadium - and it's even believed that he turned down a deal with Champions League regulars Benfica in order to join West Ham.

The reason? Slaven Bilic. The Mirror's report claims that Feghouli is so keen to work with West Ham's enigmatic manager that he's snubbed a move to Portugal in favour of East London, handing West Ham a huge coup in the transfer market.

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