West Ham United reject Modibo Maiga bid from Saint-Etienne

West Ham's Modibo Maiga in action against Cardiff on August 17, 2013
© Getty Images
West Ham United reject a season-long loan offer from Saint-Etienne for Modibo Maiga.

Saint-Etienne have reportedly had an official approach for Mali international Modibo Maiga rejected by West Ham United.

Maiga has been consistently linked with a move to Ligue 1 during the summer, with Marseille also rumoured to be monitoring his progress.

Despite persistent exit talk Maiga started for the Hammers in last week's 2-0 win over Cardiff City, with Sam Allardyce's side short in attack while Andy Carroll recovers from injury

ASSE wanted Maiga on a season-long loan move but were knocked back swiftly by West Ham, who want reinforcements before considering selling any first-team regulars, according to the Daily Mail.

Christophe Galtier may now turn his attention to former Hammers forward Carlton Cole in a bid to provide Brandao with competition in attack, following preliminary talks with the free agent that broke down last month.

Related Video
Copa America
Major League Soccer
FT
Columbus Crew
2-1
NY Red Bulls
FT
Montreal
1-2
NY City
LIVE
Colorado
2-1
Vancouver
LIVE
Dallas
1-0
New England
LIVE
Salt Lake
0-1
Orlando City
3.30am
LA Galaxy
vs
Toronto
Women's World Cup
Tables