He penned a five-year contract at the London Stadium – for what was a club-record fee at the time, before the arrival of Felipe Anderson – but the 21-year-old is now being linked with a big-money move back to France.
According to the Daily Mail, Ligue 1 champions PSG have been impressed by Diop’s performances and are keen to bring him back to his homeland.
PSG are always on the hunt for young French talent and have been tracking Diop for some time, since before West Ham brought him to the Premier League.
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has backed striker Marko Arnautovic, 29, to return to the form which saw him finish top scorer for the Hammers last season, as he battles a knee injury that has left him on a limited training schedule. (London Evening Standard)
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Here’s a round up of the latest news and rumours from Thursday’s newspapers and online…
Barcelona want another Liverpool star to replace 31-year-old striker Luis Suarez – The Reds’ Brazilian forward and fan favourite Roberto Firmino. (OK Diario)
It is also claimed Barca’s French players want Manchester United star Paul Pogba to join the club. (Daily Mail)
United youngster Andreas Pereira has confirmed the heated training pitch discussion between Pogba and boss Jose Mourinho was due to a misunderstanding over an Instagram video. (Manchester Evening News)
Manchester City have joined Barcelona and Juventus in the race to sign 19-year-old Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt, who is rated at €50million. (Goal.com)
Manchester United and Manchester City have received a transfer boost after a reported target, 23-year-old Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, would be interested in a move to the Premier League. (La Gazetta)
Wolves are close to agreeing a deal to pay Sporting Lisbon almost £16million for Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio. (Express and Star)
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