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West Ham frustrated after bid for St Etienne defender Wesley Fofana

West Ham United have seen an offer for St Etienne defender Wesley Fofana turned down.

Sky Sports says the Hammers are looking at alternative targets after Saint Etienne rejected the club's £33m bid forFofana.

West Ham offered £23m plus £10m in potential add ons for the 19-year-old centre-back, with the deal structured over six annual instalments.

The Premier League side do not want to engage in a bidding war for Fofana so will now divert their focus to other centre-back targets.

The Hammers are looking to add a centre-back to their ranks this summer and have seen three bids turned down by Burnley for James Tarkowski, who is now in talks with Leicester over a possible deal worth more than £30m.

Leicester had also been in talks to sign Fofana, who has been vocal on social media of his desire to move on from Ligue 1.

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