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West Ham qualify for Europa League as Man Utd win FA Cup

Manchester United's dramatic FA Cup win over Crystal Palace means that West Ham have qualified for next season's Europa League – the Hammers will play their home matches at the Olympic Stadium for the first time.

West Ham fail to close £31m deal for Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette. Credit: PA

Lyon have turned down a bid worth £31million from West Ham for Alexandre Lacazette, club owner Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed.

Aulas told French newspaper Le Progres the offer from the Hammers was the biggest so far tabled for the striker.

The 24-year-old France international has been a prolific scorer for Lyon in the French league for three seasons.

Aulas was asked if Lyon had received offers for Lacazette, and said: "Yes. Many, the most important being that of West Ham for 40 million euros (£31million) which we've refused. I want to keep him but I'm not certain because it's he who will decide in the end."

Aulas detailed Lyon's position, telling the newspaper: "To have a sale, you need all three parties to be in agreement. We hope to keep him."


West Ham co-chairman apologises to Man United

David Sullivan is now sorry. Credit: PA

West Ham United co-chairman David Sullivan has offered an apology to Manchester United over his comments made about their team bus arriving late.

Sullivan was critical of United for forcing the kick-off to be delayed after getting to Upton Park late after their bus was attacked on the streets of east London.

Sadly, the actions of very small minority of people outside the ground prior to kick-off risks overshadowing those celebrations. I want to be clear - their behaviour was completely unacceptable and does not represent our Club or our values.

When I was asked about the incident prior to yesterday's game, I was unaware of the damage that had occurred to the Manchester United team bus. I want to apologise to Manchester United for that damage and assure them that we will be doing all we can to track down those responsible and ban them for life.

I truly hope that in due course we will look back on what happened in the stadium rather than what happened outside and remember our farewell to the Boleyn for all the right reasons.

– David Sullivan


West Ham v Man United kick-off put back

The Manchester United coach was attacked. Credit: Reuters

The start of West Ham United's final game at Upton Park against Manchester United has been delayed by 45 minutes until 8.30pm after the visitor's coach came under attack.

Manchester United's coach struggled to get into Upton Park and was struck by an number of items as it slowly made it through the streets of East London.

Wayne Rooney said the United coach was "smashed up" when trying to enter the ground.

West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said: "I’m gravely disappointed. It’s more for our supporters. They have trains and buses. We have a wonderful, wonderful show after the match.

"Many fans will not be able to stay for that. Man Utd should have got here at 4pm. They made the same mistake at Spurs. I’d make them kick off at 7.45pm. The police have been kind to them."

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