Date: 11th July 2018 at 5:30pm
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Sky Sports News reported yesterday that the club had rejected a £25m bid from West Ham for captain Jamaal Lascelles.

Since then, manager Rafa Benitez has come out to deny the story, saying that he is not aware of any bid for the defender.

Yesterday, I decided to gauge opinion among the fanbase over whether you think Jamaal will leave the club this summer. The vast majority of you said he will not:

From the looks of things, it seems much of the talk is coming from the player’s agent. The Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder got involved in a Twitter dispute with Sky Sports‘ Keith Downie over the reporting of the bid from the Hammers.

Officially there has been no formal bid for Lascelles and hopefully, it stays that way. The centre-back owes a lot to Rafa and I can’t see him leaving having become a key first-team player for us under the Spaniard.


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