Oddo claims Hammers interest

West Ham eye Italian full-back

Oddo: Out of favour at Milan

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Massimo Oddo has revealed that West Ham have expressed an interest in taking him to Upton Park.

The Italy international has struggled to hold down a regular role at AC Milan of late, and spent last season on loan at Bayern Munich.

He could soon find himself on the move again, with a switch to the Premier League seemingly on the cards.

The 33-year-old full-back has been approached by a third party, rather than Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola, but he has hinted that he would be keen on a move to England.

"The latest interest I received is from West Ham which has yet to be formalised as I was contacted by an agent and not by a club executive," said Oddo.

Culture

"I have already had an experience on loan, which is not ideal for a player.

"Hence, I don't want to go away and then come back to the same conditions as I was in the previous year.

"I have to look not only at my interests but that of my family.

"To go away for a year with young children and face a new culture doesn't seem the ideal situation."

Reports in Italy suggest Oddo could move to West Ham as part of a swap deal that would see French midfielder Julien Faubert heading in the opposite direction.