Hammers deny link with Viola's Osvaldo

October 16, 2008

West Ham claim they have no interest in signing striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo from Fiorentina.

The Hammers had been linked with a transfer-window move for the 22-year-old Argentinian, but their technical director Gianluca Nani has explained otherwise.

"We do not want a team that is too 'Italian'," Nani told violanews.com.

"Our plan is to build players at home, taken when they are still young.

"Osvaldo is a great striker but is already an important player and falls outside the type of player we are looking for - because we are covered in that role."