West Ham have loan transfer bid for Michael Keane REJECTED by Everton with Toffees in middle of defensive injury crisis

    WEST HAM have had a season-long loan approach for Everton’s Michael Keane rejected.

    The Hammers sold Issa Diop to Fulham yesterday and are in the market for a centre-back.

    Everton turned down West Ham's bid to borrow Englishman Michael Keane as fellow defenders Ben Godfrey and Terry Mina are injured

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    Everton turned down West Ham’s bid to borrow Englishman Michael Keane as fellow defenders Ben Godfrey and Terry Mina are injuredCredit: Getty

    Boss David Moyes thought a raid on his former club would be the answer.

    But the Toffees hierarchy snubbed the offer because of the injuries to Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina.

    Defender Godfrey is likely to be sidelined for about three months after having surgery on the right leg that he fractured in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last Saturday.

    Godfrey suffered the injury as he made a last-ditch recovery tackle on Kai Havertz at Goodison Park.

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    Fellow defender Mina suffered an ankle ligament injury in the second half of the game against the Blues and will see a specialist this week to discover the full extent of the problem.

    It is the second approach that Everton have turned down for Keane in this window.

    Newly-promoted Fulham showed an interest in the 12-cap England international.

    It follows the Toffees beating West Ham to the £33.5million signing of Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

    The Belgian star, 20, penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park.

    Onana even gets to wear his favourite colour and number under Frank Lampard this season.

    He said: “Blue is my favourite colour! I chose the number eight shirt because I am a big fan of Kobe Bryant.”

    The Hammers, meanwhile, are thought to be closing on Stuttgart’s Croatia left-back Borna Sosa.

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