Man United transfers: Darren Fletcher deal not dead, says Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce says West Ham's move for Darren Fletcher isn't dead

Sam Allardyce has revealed that West Ham are still hoping to sign Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

The 30-year-old midfielder is the longest-serving United player in Louis van Gaal’s current squad, but the Scotland international has failed to earn a place in the first-team in recent months.

The move isn’t dead yet but we’ll see

Sam Allardyce

Fletcher, who missed almost two years with ulcerative colitis, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in January amid interest from the Hammers, West Brom and Valencia.

West Ham boss Allardyce is still holding out hope of securing a deal for the five-time Premier League winner before the transfer window closes on 2 February.

“It is still a possibility. The move isn’t dead yet but we’ll see,” Allardyce told his pre-match media conference on Thursday.

Quizzed on the possibility of signing a striker before the window shuts, Allardyce added: “With us having Valencia, Sakho, Cole and Carroll we have more than enough frontmen to cope with demand this season.”

Fletcher hasn’t made an appearance for the Red Devils since a 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup third round in early January.

The Scot has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the FA Cup and two League Cups during a 12-year United career.

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