West Ham Have Defender Bid Rejected

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Montpellier turn down £1.75million Upton Park bid.

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West Ham have had a £1.75million bid for defender Henri Bedimo turned down by French Ligue 1 side Montpellier.

Upton Park manager Sam Allardyce made a move for the 28-year-old Cameroon international left-back as he desperately attempts to bring in a new full-back with George McCartney and Dan Potts both sidelined and centre-back James Collins also missing through injury.

But reigning French Ligue 1 champions Montpellier, who have sold Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Newcastle United this month, have turned down West Ham’s £1.75million offer for Bedimo, according to the Daily Mail.

Bedimo, who has spent his entire career in France, joins Auxerre defender Willy Boly and Blackburn Rovers’ Swedish international defender Martin Olsson on the list of defenders linked with a move to West Ham.

Allardyce has already brought in four new faces this month with the signing of Joe Cole from Liverpool, Marouane Chamakh on loan from Arsenal, Wellington Paulista who has joined on loan from Cruzeiro in Brazil and young Irish striker Sean Maguire.

Midfielder Mohamed Diame is expected to depart before the end of the transfer window with Tottenham and Arsenal likely to activate a £3.5million release clause in his contract, while defender Alou Diarra is wanted by Rennes.

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