Report: Roma could abandon Sofiane Feghouli chase if West Ham refuse to sanction loan departure

West Ham United's Sofiane Feghouli looks dejected after being sent off

The Serie A side want to end Feghouli's ill-fated time in England but could be priced out.

West Ham's United's efforts to cash in on summer flop Sofiane Feghouli could hit a serious stumbling block, as Football Italia report that the frontrunners for his signature, AS Roma, could be priced out of a move.

Feghouli has made just a single Premier League start since his arrival amidst high hopes from Valencia in the summer.

The Algerian international had starred for Los Che in recent years but has failed abjectly to adjust to English football, and there are growing reports that he could be shipped out after just seven months in claret-and-blue.

West Ham United's Sofiane Feghouli looks dejected after being sent off

Italian side Roma have been one of the clubs widely linked with a move for the 27-year-old, but it appears as though they and West Ham are some way apart in their thinking over a potential transfer.

According to Football Italia, Roma are keen to take Feghouli on loan until the end of the season with an option - but not an obligation - to make the deal permanent in the summer.Accrington Stanley's Janoi Donacien in action with West Ham United's Sofiane Feghouli

However, the Hammers are apparently keen to make a fast buck on the man they signed on a free transfer in the summer, as the report claims that the Irons want a permanent transfer for a fee of around €10 million (£8.7 million).

That would represent a tidy profit for the London Stadium club, but the Italian report suggests that stance could deter Roma and leave the Hammers running the risk of having to keep Feghouli on their books for the remainder of the season, at least.

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