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According to ForzaRoma, West Ham United have made an offer for AS Roma goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

It has been reported that West Ham have offered – via an intermediary – to sign the former Tottenham Hotspur loanee on loan in the January transfer window with an obligation to make the move permanent if certain criteria are met.

However, Roma have rejected the bid from the Hammers, with the player himself not keen on a move away from the Italian club, according to the report.

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Sensible stance

West Ham are a big club, and there is also the appeal of playing in the Premier League.

However, the Hammers have the vastly experienced Lukasz Fabianski as the first-choice goalkeeper, and Lopez will not be guaranteed a place in the starting lineup in the coming weeks and months.

The 26-year-old Spain international – who cost Roma €23.5 million (£20.97 million) in transfer fees when they signed him from Real Betis in the summer of 2019, as announced on the club’s official website – has made six starts and one substitute appearance in Serie A and has played five times in the Europa League so far this season, according to WhoScored.

During the 2019-20 campaign, Lopez played 32 times in the league and eight times in the Europa League for Roma, according to WhoScored.

Meanwhile, CalcioNapoli24 has reported that West Ham have offered Napoli €7 million (£6.25 million) to sign striker Arkadiusz Milik.

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