Koln CEO confirms West Ham target Anthony Modeste is going nowhere

Anthony Modeste scores the first goal for FC Cologne

The French striker has been linked with a move to West Ham this summer.

Anthony Modeste scores the first goal for FC CologneAnthony Modeste scores the first goal for FC Cologne

Reports in Germany are suggesting that reported West Ham United target Anthony Modeste will be going nowhere this summer.

Die Welt is just one of many sources that carry quotes from his current club FC Koln’s CEO Alexander Wehrle in which he makes it clear the French striker is set to remain at the club for the upcoming Bundesliga campaign:

"The clause was not validly withdrawn. We assume that Anthony Modeste plays in the upcoming season with us - and we wish him well."

Anthony Modest of CologneAnthony Modest of Cologne

The 28-year-old, who had a famously poor loan spell at Blackburn Rovers earlier in his career, has recently been linked with a move to the Hammers.

Just this week it was reported by Le10 Sport that West Ham had made contact about signing the player this summer.

Blackburn's Anthony Modeste (L) is sent off by referee Lee Probert

It was then reported by Geissblog.Koeln that Modeste wanted the move to West Ham, but it appears he is all set to remain in the Bundesliga next season.

Diafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West HamDiafra Sakho celebrates after scoring the first goal for West Ham

Modeste has come good since moving to German football, originally with Hoffenheim, but now with Koln.

He scored an impressive 18 goals in 36 appearances for Koln last season and West Ham are looking for new strikers – with the futures of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia currently unclear.

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