Flamengo's Gustavo Cuellar responds to £26m West Ham rumour

Colombia midfielder Gustavo Cuellar (8) during the  first half of the International Friendly Soccer game between Argentina and Colombia on September 11, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East...

West Ham United have been linked with a move for Gustavo Cuellar.

Colombia midfielder Gustavo Cuellar (8) during the  first half of the International Friendly Soccer game between Argentina and Colombia on September 11, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East...

Flamengo midfielder Gustavo Cuellar has told Globo Esporte in Brazil that he is 'waking up every day thinking about Flamengo' rather than a move to West Ham United.

The Hammers are likely to enjoy another busy summer in the transfer market, and at least one new midfielder is imperative for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Carlos Sanchez and Jack Wilshere have endured injury woes this season, whilst Pedro Obiang may well leave the club this summer, and needs to be replaced.

 

A host of names have already been linked, and Radio Globo reported earlier this week that West Ham are keen to sign Flamengo ace Cuellar.

It was claimed that Cuellar was interested in a move to the London Stadium, which would have cost around €30million (£26million) to complete.

Cuellar, 26, starred in his native Colombia with Deportivo Cali before heading onto Flamengo in 2016, and he has impressed as a combative midfielder ever since.

Cortez (R) of Gremio struggles for the ball with a Gustavo Cuellar of Flamengo during a match between Flamengo and Gremio as part of Brasileirao Series A 2018 t Maracana Stadium on...

Now, the Colombian international says he knows nothing about any proposal to leave Flamengo, and is waking up every day thinking about the Brazilian club, rather than leaving for any other club – such as West Ham.

“Nothing to talk about, this is for my representative,” said Cuellar. “I am very happy at Flamengo. I'm not aware of any proposals. For now I'm here, fulfilling my contract and waking up every day thinking about Flamengo,” he added.

Flamengo player Gustavo Cuellar controls the ball during the Campeonato Carioca 2019 final football match against Vasco Da Gama at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 21,...

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