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Report: West Ham immediately fail with ambitious bid for Amadou Diawara

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

West Ham United have reportedly failed with a move for Napoli's Amadou Diawara.

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and SSC Napoli at the Kuip on December 06, 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

According to Tuttomercatoweb, West Ham United wanted to land Amadou Diawara to replace Pedro Obiang – but were immediately snubbed by Napoli.

The Hammers beat Arsenal 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, in what may have been Obiang's final game for the club amid rumours of a move to Fiorentina.

If Obiang does go, then West Ham will absolutely need to bring in a midfielder to replace him, as they aren't exactly blessed with options in that area of the pitch as it is.

 

Now, Tuttomercatoweb report that, with Obiang set for a move back to Italy, West Ham did want a Serie A replacement in Napoli's Diawara.

However, Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti allegedly said no immediately, reluctant to let the 21-year-old move on during the January transfer window.

The Guinean has been struggling for playing time under Ancelotti this season, starting just six Serie A games whilst making only four substitute appearances.

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and Parma Calcio at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 26 September 2018.

Formerly of Bologna, Diawara is a promising young midfielder with a bright future ahead of him, but he needs playing time – and right now, that isn't coming with Napoli.

West Ham seemingly tried their luck with an ambitious replacement for Obiang, but with Napoli and Ancelotti seemingly unwilling to do business, it's back to the drawing board for the Hammers.

Amadou Diawara of SSC Napoli in action during the serie A match between SSC Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio San Paolo on August 25, 2018 in Naples, Italy.

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