Ba and Hitz leave on Free Contracts
The Guardian report that Demba Ba has turned down a £50,000-a-week salary plus a bonus payment of £500,000 to stay at West Ham. They say he has now left the club and that Everton are favourites to sign him.
The Guardian say that Hitzlsperger has also left the club. The paper says that the midfielder was offered the captain's role at West Ham but he has also decided to exercise a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club on a free transfer.