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West Ham fear Diame departure

West Ham United know they are at risk of losing Mohamed Diame in the January transfer window as a result of the midfielder's fine form.

Last Updated: 09/12/12 at 19:07 Post Comment

Mohamed Diame: The midfielder has a release clause in his contract at Upton Park

Mohamed Diame: The midfielder has a release clause in his contract at Upton Park

The 25-year-old has impressed at Upton Park since completing a free transfer from Wigan Athletic after running down his contract at the DW Stadium.

Senegal international Diame is reportedly attracting attention from a number of clubs and a release clause exists in his contract.

Hammers co-chairman David Gold confirmed the fact on Twitter, as he said: "Diame does have a release clause in his three-year contract. He joined us from Wigan on a free transfer."

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce would not be drawn on the speculation regarding the finer details of Diame's agreement but did admit a big offer would leave the club "powerless".

"I don't disclose players' contracts publicly. There's always a situation where you're powerless to keep a player because of the size of the price," he said.

"You can't turn it down. The chairman says, 'Look, we can't turn that down, Sam - we've got to move him on'."

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