However, they improved their offer substantially and it was accepted.
But, having given permission for Francis to talk to the interested side, the 24-year-old has been unable to agree personal terms.
According to reports in Spain Welsh superstar Gareth Bale is not happy with life at Real Madriddespite winning two Champions league winners medals.
Pep Guardiola's transformation of Manchester City has been remarkable.
West Ham's 3-0 defeat by Southampton on Sunday condemned the Hammers to their worst start to a season since 2002 - when they were relegated.
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Arsene Wenger will celebrate 20 years as manager at Arsenal on October 1.
Arsene Wenger will celebrate 20 years as Arsenal manager on October 1 and during that time he has introduced some