Nice striker Loic Remy has reiterated his desire to move to England but is prepared to start the season with the French club.
The 23-year-old has repeatedly spoken of his desire to move to the Premier League and he does not mind where he ends up.
West Ham have been the only English club to have made a concrete offer for the Frenchman, with Remy having already turned down a move to Fenerbache.
Despite meeting Nice’s asking price of £13.5 million, the Hammers bid has not yet been accepted because they have not offered enough money up front.
With Nice trying to drum up some more interest from bigger clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal, Irons owner David Sullivan looked set to pull out of the deal.
And with Fernando Torres having committed to Liverpool, the Gunners having signed Marouane Chamakh and Spurs preferring loan deals Upton Park seems the only option left for Remy.
He told L’Equipe: “I am prepared to resume the season with Nice, even if I had hoped to be at a new club by now. I have made my preference clear and I still favour England.”
West Ham have already added Tal Ben-Haim, Frederic Piquionne and Pablo Barrera to their squad and have reportedly agreed a deal to sign New Zealand international Winston Reid from Danish side FC Midtjylland.
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