Hammer Nikola Vlasic has been directly quoted by Tuttosport revealing his frustration with West Ham.
The player allegedly said ‘I’m fed up with this dead-end situation. We all know, you first, that I’m not considered an important player here, I’m just one of many in the reserve group. I returned to London respecting the call-up with great fairness and I am training every day with the utmost professionalism, but this cannot be the solution, I’ve been telling you for two months that I want to play for Turin, that I no longer want to stay at West Ham under these conditions, on the sidelines. And also, that my own family never wants to go back to live in England. And also, that I’m not interested in evaluating other market hypotheses, if ever there were. Your behaviour is incomprehensible. I know that Torino has already offered you €9m for a long time, an important figure, respectful of my value and your needs. But you don’t intend to negotiate with Torino, you repeat that it’s not enough, but you still don’t communicate to the Italian club what the right figure is, in your opinion. I’m worried: I will continue training with great seriousness, but it cannot go on like this.’
Torino had a £11m option to buy Vlasic but did not exercise that option which has now expired, reports suggest Torino bid of £7.7m was rejected by the Hammers as being under their valuation.