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Lyon confirm West Ham offer for Rachid Ghezzal

French club Lyon have revealed an offer from West Ham United for Rachid Ghezzal.

The Hammers have been linked with the French-born Algeria international in recent times and now Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed a bid from the East Londoners.

L'Equipe reported that Slaven Bilic's side had offered £6.9million for 24-year-old winger Ghezzal but Aulas does not want to sell because he rates the player highly.

"He wants me to talk with his advisors and so I'm going to call them this week to try to break the deadlock," Aulas told L'Equipe.

"I like Rachid a lot. It would be really good if we might be able to reach an agreement. We have received offers for him, including the one from West Ham.

"I know that Rachid doesn't want to leave Lyon so we have to find an agreement so as not to remain in a situation that's not good for either of the two parties involved."

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