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West Ham miss out on Senegal strike star

West Ham United enjoyed a hectic deadline day, but the Hammers failed to nail the signing of Senegal striker Moussa Sow, who moved to Dubai based side Al Ahli, according to talkSPORT.

The Fenerbahce star spurned the advances of Slaven Bilic and his side, who brought in Michail Antonio, Victor Moses and Nikica Jelavic before the end of the transfer window.

Premier League strugglers Sunderland are also said to have been in the hunt for the 29-year old who moves to the Middle East in an £11.7m deal.

‘I received a few offers from England’, revealed the former Lille frontman, who has previously been linked with North East giants Newcastle.

The fee places the deal as one of the highest in UAE footballing history, and the star is reported to have been impressed by the club’s commitment to sealing his recruitment.

The Upton Park outfit, who also swooped to sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan again, prepare for their Premier League clash with the Magpies on September 14th.

New boss Slaven Bilic has only Diafra Sakho and new signing Jelavic to choose from up front, with Enner Valencia and club record signing Andy Carroll out injured.

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