AC Milan attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is out of contract at the end of this month, and he has reportedly received offers from Premier League teams, including Chelsea and Arsenal.
However, the Turkish international has yet to make his mind up on his future, with it being claimed that the playmaker is holding out for a sizeable wage rise to leave the San Siro.
Calhanoglu scored nine goals and provided 12 assists in 43 appearances for Milan last season but, when asked whether West Ham should take a look at him, supporters on Twitter were very much against the idea:
— Damien Russell (@DamienR17132206) June 11, 2021
Huge luxury player
— Olib_08 (@fgehhd3) June 11, 2021
Asking a £150K+ a week and currently has Champions League if he stays in Milan…
— #GSBOUT Toby Gould (@samizgould) June 11, 2021
No way he comes to us
— Ⲋⲁⳕ? (@SaidMuv) June 11, 2021
he’s really inconsistent tho
— ruby (@failureuh) June 11, 2021
— George⚒ (@whugeorge_) June 11, 2021
— Dunc9 #GSBOUT (@WHU99) June 12, 2021
It is not a surprising reaction from fans. They have been burned by high-profile players before, who have moved to the Hammers to get a big paycheque.
With manager David Moyes having made it clear that he is looking for young, hungry players, you can bet he will be steering well clear of Calhanoglu.