Leeds defender Sam Byram snubs Everton to join West Ham

• Byram has rejected chance to move to Goodison Park
• Both clubs had an initial offer of £3.7m accepted last week

West Ham United have beaten Everton to the signature of Leeds United’s coveted defender Sam Byram.

Everton last week agreed an initial £3.7m deal with the Championship club for the 22-year-old, who discussed a proposed move with manager Roberto Martínez and the personal terms on offer at Goodison Park. However, the prospect of more regular first team football under Slaven Bilic is understood to be behind Byram’s decision to join West Ham, who have offered Leeds less than the fee agreed with Everton.

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