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Luis Boa Morte offered fresh West Ham deal

Luis Boa Morte in action against Tottenham in Beijing
Boa Morte moved to the Hammers in January 2007

West Ham winger Luis Boa Morte has been offered a new contract but the club are releasing strikers Ilan and Mido.

Portugal international Boa Morte, 32, returned in April from nine months out with a serious knee injury.

He apologised to Hammers co-owner David Sullivan after criticising his comments about the team in a TV interview.

Brazilian Ilan, 29, and Egyptian Mido, 27, were signed in January and join Mexico striker Guillermo Franco as surplus to requirements at Upton Park.

Avram Grant is expected to take over as West Ham manager on Thursday.

Franco, Mido and Ilan all joined the club when Gianfranco Zola, who was sacked in May, was in charge.

Boa Morte scored for the Hammers in their last Premier League match when they drew 1-1 with Manchester City.

It was his second goal in 80 apperances for West Ham since he was signed by Alan Curbishley for £5m in January 2007.



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see also
Grant confirmed as West Ham boss
03 Jun 10 |  West Ham
Mexican Franco to leave West Ham
26 May 10 |  West Ham
Boa Morte returns after lay-off
14 Apr 10 |  West Ham
Boa Morte faces six-month lay-off
29 Jul 09 |  West Ham
West Ham sign Fulham's Boa Morte
05 Jan 07 |  West Ham


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