Transfer news: Mohamed Diame reiterates desire to leave West Ham as he seeks Liverpool switch

Diame says he wants to join a top-six club and believes he is on Liverpool's wanted list ahead of the summer transfer window

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West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame has revealed he is hopeful of joining a top-six side at the end of the season and believes he is on Liverpool’s wanted list despite a drop in form this season.

Diame has scored four times this term in his 36 appearances so far – one more than he managed last season – but by his own admission the Senegalese feels that he hasn’t performed as well as he did a year ago.

However, he still feels that a move to Premier League contenders Liverpool could be on the cards after he reiterated his desire to join a side competing at the top of the table.

“Two years ago [before joining West Ham] I wanted to join a team with ambitions,” said Diame.

“Overall, my season has been okay, although I think it is not up to last season. I started badly, but gradually I got my bearings.

“Liverpool? I can't tell you if I will be a Liverpool player next season. But I think my name is still on their wanted list.

“I don't hide it, I'm ambitious and I want to join a top-six side. I am 26 years old and it's time to take that step.”

The admission of his ambition is unlikely to sit well with Hammers’ fans, who have shown a frustration in recent weeks at the negative style of football played by Sam Allardyce’s side.

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