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Appiah rues Fener stance
12 Jul 2007 - 11:51:49
Fenerbahce's Ghana international midfielder Stephen Appiah claims that his current employers have wrecked his chances of a move to West Ham this summer.
The 26-year-old was reportedly the subject of a £5million bid from the cash-rich Hammers, but Fener insist that Appiah is going nowhere at the present time.
He told The Sun: "I am very angry about stories saying I want to stay at Fenerbahce indefinitely.
"West Ham have expressed strong interest in me and I think Fenerbahce will have to listen to their offer. It is my ambition to play in the Premier League.
"At the start of last season I turned down offers from top clubs in Europe to help them lift the title because of my love for the team and fans.
"Even while injured I continued to play so they should also take my interest into consideration and listen to West Ham."
Appiah moved to Turkey two years ago, having made his name in Italy during spells with Udinese, Parma, Brescia and Juventus.