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West Ham outcast confirms intention to leave loan club

West Ham United are in talks with Greek side Olympiakos over left-back Arthur Masuaku, according to VOLE journalist Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, writes the WestHamZone.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is currently on loan at Besiktas where he will trigger a buyout clause if he plays 25 matches this season.

But he is still some way from that total in Turkey and the Black and Whites are not keen on keeping him so Olympiakos have swooped in to try and sign him in January.

“Olympiakos begins formal negotiations for Arthur Masuaku,” Sabuncuoglu said via his personal Twitter account. “Olympiakos Technical Director Michel talked to Masuaku on the phone and got the reply ‘I will come’ from the player.”

Before any deal can be agreed, West Ham have to negotiate his exit from Vodafone Park where new manager Senol Gunes has been less than impressed by his performances.

After a poor start to the season, the last thing David Moyes wants to be doing right now is appeasing a player he thought he had cast aside for the season.

Masuaku has an amazing ability cause West Ham several headaches even when he is on the opposite side of Europe on loan and it has to stop as soon as possible.

If that means a few days of talks with Olympiakos to get him gone for good then so be it because the boss has to have his full attention on matters on the pitch, not off it.

The climb up the Premier League table can’t fully lift off if Masuaku is still kicking up a fuss behind-the-scenes which won’t help any potential new players coming to the club either.

The one positive that could come from this is a couple of million pounds to help with the transfer budget for January where a loan deal could be the difference between success and failure.