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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere wants to stay near London and prefers West Ham move

The 25-year-old is up for sale at the Emirates and has attracted serious interest from abroad

Jack Pitt-Brooke
Tuesday 25 July 2017 17:35 BST
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Bournemouth decided against permanently signing Jack Wilshere
Bournemouth decided against permanently signing Jack Wilshere (Getty)

Jack Wilshere wants to stay close to London if he leaves Arsenal this summer.

The England midfielder is up for sale and has just one year left on his contract but so far no deal has been agreed for the 25-year-old.

There is serious interest from abroad in Wilshere with both Sampdoria and Antalyaspor making offers for the midfielder. While Arsenal are currently hoping for a fee of close to £20m, the player himself is understood to be reluctant to move abroad.

Wilshere turned down an offer to move to Roma on loan last season, preferring instead a move to Bournemouth. His preference is for a move to West Ham United although so far they have made no official approach.

West Ham have already signed Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marco Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez in a busy summer of transfer activity for Slaven Bilic’s side.

Wilshere spent last season on loan at Bournemouth where he made 27 Premier League appearances, but Eddie Howe decided against making the move permanent.

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