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West Ham are attempting to hijack Unai Emery's move to Napoli

Emery is in high demand after successive Europa League wins.

Emery is set to make his decision before the end of the week.
Emery is set to make his decision before the end of the week.

WEST HAM WILL hold talks with Sevilla manager Unai Emery this week, as they try to sway the Spaniard away from Napoli.

The Telegraph say that Emery will enter discussions with the club in London this week, before making a decision on his future.

Napoli have been favourites to land the back-to-back Europa League winning manager, but are hoping to sway him with a greater salary and large bonus if he can secure Champions League football.

The 43-year-old joined Sevilla in January 2013 and led the club to fifth place in La Liga and a Europa League title in his first full season, despite being forced to sell Alvaro Negredo, Jesus Navas, Gary Medel and Luis Alberto.

Sevilla lost Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona and Alberto Moreno to Liverpool last summer, but repeated their domestic and European feats under Emery, securing Champions League football after their Europe League win.

However, it now looks like the former Valencia manager will move on from Spain, with Napoli keen to appoint him following Rafa Benitez’s resignation.

Former Hammer Slaven Bilic is also in the frame to replace Sam Allardyce, but may just be a fall-back option should Emery turn down a move.

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