£3m Hammers target announces intention to leave - reports

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West Ham target Max Gradel has reportedly told Leeds that he wants to leave the club this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, the £3 million-rated winger has informed his employers of his desire to be sold, amid interest from the east Londoners, as well as from Fulham and Lille.

West Ham are already alleged to have had an offer for the 23-year-old rebuffed by Leeds, but the Hammers may now come back with an improved offer should Gradel attempt to force an exit from Elland Road.

Gradel was named United's Player of the Year last season after a brilliant campaign that saw him net 18 times in 44 appearances, but it would seem he sees his immediate future away from Leeds.


This could spell good news for West Ham, who are looking to bolster a squad shorn of of 12 first-team players after the Upton Park side were relegated from the Barclays Premier League.

New Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has already strengthened his ranks with experienced duo Abdoulaye Faye and Kevin Nolan, but is in desperate need of some more reinforcements.

It would appear Big Sam is also set to lose Scott Parker and Robert Green during the transfer window, although he will have been boosted by the news that Carlton Cole is committed to the club.

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