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Liverpool Link Flatters Lanzini, But West Ham Chairman Warns Off Reds

Could this be a viable summer target?

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On-loan West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who has scored five goals in 14 matches for the Hammers, is reportedly on Liverpool's transfer radar. While Lanzini is flattered by the link, he said that he's committed to helping out his current club.

"I heard the president say that the club wants me to stay. I am fine here," Lanzini said. "It's an absolute honour that a team like Liverpool has put an eye on me, but at moment I am focused on the match against Tottenham. It's a good team to play against."

"It is a very important match and if we manage to win we will be among the top five [in the table] so It will give us an extra motivation," he added.

Earlier in the week, West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan warned off interested clubs by stating publicly that the club has an "unbreakable option" to keep Lanzini permanently, according to ESPN FC. However, the need to make such a statement in the first place creates some doubt about the security of the agreement for the Hammers.

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