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Roma have rejected an offer from West Ham United for goalkeeper Pau López, according to an article by forzaroma.info.
The Spaniard joined Roma from Real Betis in the 2019 summer transfer window for 23.5 million euros. He made 42 appearances in all competitions last season for Paulo Fonseca’s team.
He hasn’t been that busy this season, having lost his starting place to veteran stopper Antonio Mirante. Nonetheless, Lopez has appeared in six of the last seven games.
The former Tottenham Hotspur transferee has been the subject of interest from West Ham, who reportedly made a loan offer for the goalkeeper with an obligation to buy based on meeting certain criteria.
However, according to forzaroma.info, La Lupa has rejected the offer as López has no intention of leaving the Stadio Olimpico.
While he may not have gotten as much playing time as he hoped this season, Lopez can find himself regularly starting again soon if he bids for the right moment. The Spanish international is 26 years old, 11 years younger than his teammate Antonio Mirante.
This is not the first time West Ham has been linked to the gypsy man. Last summer, the Hammers were believed to be competing with Newcastle United for their signing.
The David Moyes side will look for a long-term option between the suits. Number one Lukasz Fabianski is now 35, while alternates Darren Randolph and David Martin are 33 and 34 respectively.
Elsewhere in the London stadium, West Ham are on the hunt for a new striker after selling record signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
Eddie Nketiah of Arsenal and Josh King of Bournemouth were rumored to be on Moyes’ wish list, but both moves seem unlikely.