Issa Diop asks to leave West Ham as Fulham near £15m deal for defender | West Ham United

Fulham are close to completing the £15m signing of the centre-back Issa Diop from West Ham.

The deal to take Diop to Craven Cottage is a major boost for Marco Silva, who has been looking for additions in central defence following his side’s promotion to the Premier League.

Fulham, who completed the signing of the Republic of Ireland centre-back Shane Duffy on a season‑long loan from Brighton last week, have been locked in negotiations with West Ham for more than a month.

West Ham had been reluctant to let Diop leave after their new signing, Nayef Aguerd, was ruled out for up to three…


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