A select round-up of the latest news relating to West Ham United…
According to a report from Own Goal Nigeria, West Ham United’s talks with Manchester City regarding the potential transfer of Kelechi Iheanacho broke down after the Hammers failed to agree on the fee to be inserted into the player’s buy-back clause.
West Ham were believed to be leading the race to sign the prolific 20-year-old before things went quiet, and now Own Goal Nigeria claims Leicester City have failed with a bid of their own, despite the Hammers seemingly taking a step back.
It remains to be seen if West Ham manager Slaven Bilic will return later this summer, with his side in desperate need of additional fire-power.
The problem is, they will not want to sign a contract that allows City to re-sign the Nigerian for pennies if he fulfils his undeniable potential at the London Stadium.
In other news, the Sunday People’s print edition (18/06/17 page 58) claims West Ham forward Enner Valencia will leave the club for Mexican side Tigres this summer.
The Ecuador international spent last season on loan at Everton and is clearly surplus to requirements at West Ham, so it would be no surprise to see him move on.
And finally, the Daily Star claims West Ham are interested in signing Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore.
The wide man was touted as the next big thing at Barcelona but things have quickly gone down hill since he was allowed to leave the Nou Camp.
He rarely justified his inclusion in the starting line-up during stints at Aston Villa and Boro but that has not stopped West Ham discussing an £8million move.
Perhaps Bilic thinks he can do what other managers before have failed and get the winger firing on a regular basis.