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Report: West Ham striker not going to Turkey, or anywhere else

By Harvey Byrne

West Ham forward Enner Valencia is not on his way out of the club, according to a report.

A source for West Ham website Claret and Hugh has revealed that the 26-year-old wide attacker is not on his way out of the Olympic Stadium, despite reports claiming otherwise.

Turkish website HaberTS claims that Galatasary had made an offer to capture the Ecuadorian on loan with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

However, the latest report suggests that the claim is untrue.

A source close to Valencia told Claret and Hugh: “Where does this rubbish come from? We have heard absolutely nothing about this. It would be nice if the media had a hint of interest that the Turkish club were interested, but there is absolutely nothing.”

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According to the report, sources close to the player have also rubbished the claims.

The Daily Mail had also reported that the Hammers had discussed the possibility of signing Andre Ayew in return for Ecuadorian striker Valencia moving to Swansea.

West Ham are keen on signing a striker this summer, after losing out on the likes of Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Lacazette and Gonzalo Higuain.

However, manager Slaven Bilic has added to his squad during the window with international stars Gokhan Tore, Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli brought in to bolster his ranks as the East London side prepare for a European campaign.

In other West Ham transfer news, Roma are desperate to sign a centre-back this summer, and have turned their attention to Hammers defender Angela Ogbonna.