West Ham Join West Brom In The Race To Sign Darren Fletcher

West Ham manager, Sam Allardyce hopes to sign Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher this summer, but claims the ‘Hammers’ are yet to speak with the Old Trafford outfit

Darren Fletcher and Team-Mates Celebrates Penalty Shootout Win Over Inter Milan in a Pre-Season Friendly. Image: Man Utd.
Darren Fletcher and Team-Mates Celebrates Penalty Shootout Win Over Inter Milan in a Pre-Season Friendly. Image: Man Utd.

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Fletcher, 30, has struggled to nail a starting role under Louis van Gaal following surgery on a chronic bowel disease ulcerative colitis. He has made 342 appearances for the ‘Red Devils’ and now has only six months left on his current contract. The Scot has been heavily linked with a move away from United.

“We’ve had no permission to speak to Darren Fletcher,” Allardyce said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Bristol City.

“He’s got quite a few clubs interested in him so when he makes his mind up everyone will know.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has admitted they are in talks to land Fletcher at the Midland but Allardyce hopes Fletcher will make a final decision soon.

“I don’t know what the timeline is. If any of the other packages offered to him are accepted then we would accept that.

“Or if they hadn’t made their mind up or were negotiating somewhere else that would be it. We can’t wait forever.

“I always think at this stage of the window, if you do get something nailed on you have to take it because you might end up with nothing if you don’t.”

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