October 21, 2020
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West Ham Bid For Caleta-Car Rejected, Defender Prefers Champions League Run, Report Says

KEY POINTS

  • Duje Caleta-Car has thumbed down West Ham’s offer to sign him, a report said
  • The defender wants to stick with Marseille and play in the Champions League
  • West Ham is running out of time to find a center-back

West Ham United FC may have to look elsewhere to fill in its center-back void with target Duje Caleta-Car opting to stick it out with Olympique de Marseille, a report said. The 24-year-old prefers to stay with Marseille and play in the Champions League, adding another big blow to the Hammers who have not had much luck in the transfer market.

The Guardian reported that Caleta-Car had no desire to leave Marseille, which has been drawn in the Champions League group that includes Manchester City, Olympiakos and Porto.

With the transfer window closing on Oct. 5, David Moyes and company will have to work fast and explore other options. Another

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