West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is to hold talks with Alou Diarra after the summer signing said his move to Upton Park has been a waste of time.

The 31-year-old was brought in from Marseille following the Hammers' promotion but has struggled with injury, making just five appearances in all competitions. That lack of football has clearly left Diarra frustrated, leading him to tell L'Equipe he is ready to leave the east Londoners, saying: "I have wasted my time".

The France international claims he was sold false promises when he joined the club and that he has a non-existent relationship with manager Allardyce. "He is obviously clear, without telling me, that he is not happy with the situation, which is understandable," the West Ham boss said.

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