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West Ham transfer news: Fulham want whopping £30m for skipper Tom Cairney after turning down Hammers’ £15m bid

The 27-year-old, who arrived at Craven Cottage in 2015 after signing from Blackburn Rovers for £3m, signed a contract extension just last summer until 2021

Fulham want a whopping £30million for skipper Tom Cairney after turning down West Ham’s bid.

The Cottagers are determined to win promotion back to the  Premier League with all the riches that entails and attacking midfielder Cairney, 27, is central to that plan.

 Tom Cairney is being chased by West Ham and West Brom

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Fulham are demanding £30m for the services of Tom Cairney

Hammers chief David Moyes offered £15m for Cairney and thought that would be enough after doing his homework.

However, Fulham are standing strong in a defiant bid to keep the player.

The Craven Cottage club have form for digging in their heels, seeing off Tottenham’s interest in Ryan Sessegnon earlier in the  transfer window.

The west London club are also in a strong position after Cairney signed a contract extension just last summer until 2021.


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 Cairney is regarded as one of the best midfield players in the Championship

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Cairney is regarded as one of the best midfield players in the Championship

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Cairney is widely regarded as one of the best players outside the Premier League, and last year made his international debut for Scotland.

His displays at the heart of Fulham midfield have seen the London side now move to within striking distance of the play-off places in the Championship.

The Scotland international arrived at Craven Cottage in 2015 after signing from Blackburn Rovers for £3m.