Juventus' Roberto Pereyra celebrates scoring
The Hammers are looking to splash the cash this summer ahead of their big move to the Olympic Stadium, and it seems that Juventus playmaker Pereyra is a top target.
Roberto Pereyra - Juventus
Pereyra, 25, was on the books at River Plate and Udinese before joining Juve, and whilst he hasn't been a first-choice player for the Italian champions, Pereyra has notched six goals and five assists for Juve.
Tuttosport reported on Sunday that West Ham had made a €15m (£11.5m) bid for Pereyra, which is around what Juve paid to land the midfielder from Udinese on a permanent basis last summer, after a successful loan spell in Turin.
Juventus' Roberto Pereyra and Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa in action
However, Juventus were believed to be looking for around €17m-€18m (£13m-£13.75m) for the Argentina international - and that disagreement on price could now allow Spurs into the race.
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The report allegedly claims that Pereyra would prefer a move to Tottenham, because they are managed by his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino, and they are playing in the Champions League next season, whereas West Ham will be in the Europa League.
With Pochettino believed to be looking for some cover and competition for playmakers Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, the skilful Pereyra - who can play in central midfield, attacking midfield and even out wide - represents a versatile option with Champions League experience.
At the right price, this could be a superb move from Spurs - but would leave West Ham having to look elsewhere if he does end up at White Hart Lane this summer.
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