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West Ham’s summer target forced to apologies after saga

West Ham United’s chase for Moussa Marega appears to have caused a huge problem for Porto, according to a report by Corrieo de Manha.

The Portuguese media outlet are claiming that the interest shown by the Hammers in their Mali international has caused some issues behind the scenes at the Champions.

It is understood that the prolific striker has been forced to train away from the senior side recently and has not been included in the first-team since the saga.

The report goes even further, suggesting that Marega needs to apologise to the staff and the rest of the players before they will consider putting him back into their squad, whilst he will need to show that he has moved on from the fallout with his performances in training.

The 27-year-old has a proven goalscoring record with the Primeira Liga side, helping to guide them to the title with 22 goals in 29 games and it is no surprise that West Ham were interested in him.

Manuel Pellegrini has completed an overhaul of the London Stadium outfit this summer following his arrival, however, he had failed to land a striker that could help to improve their fortunes up front.

Lucas Perez was landed on deadline-day from Arsenal, however, it was evident that they still need someone who can find the net when they played against Liverpool in their opening Premier League game.

The Irons were beaten 4-0 at Anfield last Sunday and Pellegrini will be looking for an improved performance from his new side when they meet Bournemouth at the London Stadium this Saturday.

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