Keita Balde-Diao wants to stay in Serie A, despite West Ham United interest

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West Ham United reportedly have had a bid accepted for Lazio winger Keita Balde-Diao.

According to Football-Italia, Lazio winger Keita Balde Diao wants to stay in Serie A this summer, which could leave West Ham United out of the running to sign the winger.

According to a report on in Italy, West Ham had an offer accepted for Balde Diao recently.

Although signing Balde Diao always looked like a tough ask for West Ham, there was hope that Slaven Bilic’s side may have completed an ambitious deal.

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However, the 22-year-old is said to want to remain in Italy, after having so much success last term.

Balde Diao was one of the major threats in Italy last season, when he netted 16 goals.

It is now believed that Inter Milan are among the clubs chasing Balde Diao, and that move reportedly appeals to the player more than one to West Ham.

West Ham will still feel satisfied with their business, even if they are unable to get a deal over the line.

West Ham have managed to bring in Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez this summer.

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