Oddo in West Ham transfer claim
Tuesday 25 August 2009
AC Milan right-back Massimo Oddo claims West Ham have expressed an interest in taking him to Upton Park.
Oddo spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich after struggling to hold down a regular place under former coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The inquiry from West Ham, and their Italian manager Gianfranco Zola, has come from a third party rather than the club itself but Oddo is willing to consider any permanent move.
The 33-year-old said: "The latest interest I received is from West Ham which has yet to be formalised as I was contacted by an agent and not by a club executive.
"I have already had an experience on loan, which is not ideal for a player.
"Hence, I don't want to go away and then come back to the same conditions as I was in the previous year.
"I have to look not only at my interests but that of my family.
"To go away for a year with young children and face a new culture doesn't seem the ideal situation."
Reports in Italy have linked Oddo with a move to the Hammers in a swap deal which would see French midfielder Julien Faubert switch to the San Siro.
Former Italy international Oddo is under contract with the Rossoneri until June 2011.
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