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​West Ham boss Bilic denies medical for Southampton defender Fonte

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has denied claims that Southampton defender Jose Fonte, who has asked for a transfer, has had a medical with the Hammers.

"Not a medical," the Croat insisted. "Look, I said a few times already I'm not going to talk about names. We are not looking for big numbers as I have strong belief in our qualities now in the dressing room, but we need one or two players.

"Are any deals close? Close is very relative in football. Many times something that looks close doesn't happen. And sometimes something that looks distant suddenly happens. But in 24 hours, hopefully."

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