West Ham have reportedly turned down an approach from Serie A club AS Roma for their winger Sofiane Feghouli. According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Roma made an approach to sign the out-of-favour winger on a loan deal, but their approach was turned down by the Hammers.
Roma manager Luciano Spalletti recently admitted his interest in the 27-year-old. In his press conference, before the Sunday’s league clash with Genoa, Spalletti told reporters: “We are keeping a close eye on the market, and the names you have mentioned so far are correct.
“The focus is shifting towards Feghouli, that is true. You’re writing it anyway, so there’s no point disguising the fact. The other options have cooled rather.
“He is someone who will come to replace (Juan Manuel) Iturbe, as Torino have really reinforced their squad with him.”
Feghouli joined the Hammers on a free transfer during the summer following the expiration of his contract with Valencia. The Algeria international arrived in Premier League with a reputation and was awarded a three-year contract by the Hammers.
However, his time in England has been far from a success, and he has managed only one league start so far.
Di Marzio also speculates that Roma haven’t accepted defeat in their pursuit and are expected to continue negotiations with the Hammers.