West Ham star not on way to the Emirates Stadium yet.
Arsenal have yet to firm up interest in signing West Ham’s Mohamed Diame after the Hammers revealed they have received no bids for the midfielder.
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Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with a swoop for the Senegalese international, who has a £3.5million release clause in his contract and could be a relatively cheap January transfer window addition.
But Allardyce has denied that tall French-born midfielder is on his way out of Upton Park just six months after joining on a free transfer from Premier League rivals Wigan Athletic.
“You are always worried about losing players but we have not had a bid from Arsenal for Mo Diame,” Allardyce said. “I can’t see where he would fit into their side.”
Diame is on his way back to action after being sidelined since early December with a hamstring injury suffered in a defeat to Liverpool.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of midfielders as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his options following an injury blow to Mikael Arteta. A bid to bring Alex Song back to Emirates has also been mooted six months after he was sold to Barcelona.