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West Ham boss Pellegrini targets Man City whiz Diaz as Lanzini replacement

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini wants Manchester City whiz Brahim Diaz as a replacement for Manuel Lanzini.

The Hammers have lost Lanzini for up to nine-months – a large part of next season – after he suffered cruciate knee ligament damage.

And Pellegrini wants to take Diaz as the Argentine's replacement for the coming campaign, with City knowing he needs regular playing time.

A source told The Sun: “Manuel is a huge admirer of Brahim and would like to take him following the horrible injury to Lanzini.

“He brought Brahim to the club from Malaga when he was about 14 and has been compared to Lionel Messi.

“He is one of the brightest talents in the City academy. He needs more game time and Manuel is well aware of that."

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