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Van Nistelrooy set to turn his back on Premier League move

The lure of 100k a week won’t be enough to snag Real Madrid’s Ruud Van Nistelrooy as the former Manchester United striker would prefer not to return to the Premier League.

The Sun claim that West Ham’s new owners David Gold and David Sullivan are willing to offer the Dutch international the massive pay packet in an attempt to stave off relegation but would face competition from both Stoke and Tottenham to secure his signature.

Speaking on the deal Sullivan said,

“We’ve offered £100,000-a-week to a player and we are still not sure we are going to get him. It’s a very special player. He’s got the choice of almost every club in Europe. He has played at the highest level. He’s down to three clubs and West Ham are the only English club still in the hunt for him.”

Yet Sky Sports are talking don the Hammers chances as they claim a source close to the striker has told them he would prefer not to return to the Premier League and instead is seriously considering an offer from German outfit Hamburg.

Van Nistelrooy has been in high demand this January as his contract runs out in July. Real Madrid have told him he will not be playing for them again this season so he is seeking a move away in an attempt to solidify his place in the Dutch World Cup squad.


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