Renato Sanches

West Ham claim that they turned down Sanches and Krychowiak

Thanks but no thanks

West Ham co-chairman David Sulivan has claimed that they turned down the chance to sign two big-name midfielders in the summer transfer window.

Renato Sanches and Grzegorz Krychowiak went to Swansea and West Brom respectively.

While both players are coming off the back of rough seasons, they’re still considered world-class talents.

Sullivan told Sky Sports News that it was manager Slaven Bilic’s decision to snub the duo: “Grzegorz Krychowiak and Renato Sanches were both offered to the manager before their switches elsewhere.

“But he told us that he is happy with the squad he has. As a Board, we are behind Slaven, and he believes he has the tools to turn around our form and rectify our disappointing start to the season.”

Disastrous start

There has been plenty of speculation about Bilic getting the sack after a disastrous start to the season. The Hammers are at the bottom of the Premier League after three games with no points on the board.

Among the new faces to arrive at the Olympic Stadium this summer were Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.

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