Report: West Ham's £25m bid for Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie snubbed, won't increase bid

Dean Court

West Ham have failed in a bid for Bournemouth duo Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie.

According to Sky Sports, West Ham United have failed in a £25m double bid for Bournemouth pair Callum Wilson and Matt Ritchie - and will refuse to bid for them again.

The Hammers are believed to have plenty of money to spend this summer, as the club's big move to the Olympic Stadium coupled with the new Premier League TV deal should give manager Slaven Bilic a healthy transfer budget to improve his squad.

With Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike returning to their parent clubs this summer, another winger and striker are needed at Upton Park - and it seems that the Hammers were hoping to raid a Premier League rival to fill both of those positions.

Sky Sports report that West Ham submitted a £25m bid to sign Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson - but saw that bid rejected immediately.

Winger Ritchie, 26, has hit four goals and six assists in Bournemouth's debut Premier League season, impressing with his ability to cut in from the right hand side onto his left foot, with some stunning goals to his name.

The Scotland international adds craft rather than pace, but he seemingly won't be heading to the Olympic Stadium this summer as West Ham's double bid was snubbed.

The second part of the deal involved striker Wilson, who smashed a hattrick against West Ham at the start of the season, before missing most of the campaign with a horrific knee injury.

Now back to full fitness, 24-year-old Wilson - who hit 23 goals for Bournemouth in their promotion-winning campaign last season - is a top target for the Hammers, but it's added that they won't be making another bid for the pair after failing with such a huge bid this time.

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