Date: 30th December 2016 at 7:44pm
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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has denied rumours that the club will be making any move for Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford in January.

The Hammers have struggled so far this season, despite a recent upturn in form, and haven’t been helped by the fact that summer signings such as strikers Johnathan Calleri and Simone Zaza have had almost no impact this season.

With that in mind, the Croatian manager is in the market for a striker in January, and had been linked with a move for the England international.

However, speaking ahead of his side’s New Year’s Eve clash with Leicester, Bilic made his stance very clear.

“No way,” said the 48-year-old.

“Rashford is very valuable for Manchester United. There’s no way. There’s no way to get him.

“They have many games, four competitions. He’s playing. So no way. No way.”

The 19-year-old, who broke into the United side last season due to injury problems, bagged himself 13 goals in 35 appearances during his debut season, however, has only managed a return of four from 22 under Jose Mourinho so far this term.

The Hammers have also been heavily linked with a move for Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe as Bilic looks for a vast improvement on the first half of the season in 2017.

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