Date: 15th January 2013 at 1:07pm
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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has poured cold water on press reports that Arsenal have bid for Irons midfielder Mo Diame. The ex Wigan midfielder is suspected to have a £3m release clause in his contract, which Arsenal were reportedly prepared to trigger in the wake of injury to Mikel Arteta.

But the West Ham boss denied that the Gunners had made any enquiry, ‘You are always worried about losing players but we have not had a bid from Arsenal for Mo Diame. I can’t see where he would fit into their side.’