Report: Newcastle table £17.8million offer for West Ham-linked Thiago Maia

Adrien Silva of Leicester City in action with Thiago Maia of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

Newcastle and West Ham have both been linked with Maia.

James Maddison of Leicester City in action withThiago Maia of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

French outlet Le10Sport have claimed that Newcastle United have tabled an official offer worth £17.8million for Lille midfielder Thiago Maia, but remain some way behind the French club's asking price.

Maia, 21, has been linked with a move to Newcastle for much of the summer transfer window, but it is believed that Premier League competitors West Ham United are just as keen.

 

Indeed, just last week The Sun claimed West Ham were closing in on making Maia their eighth summer signing under Manuel Pellegrini for a fee in the region of £20million.

But it seems as though a deal for any club is far from done this summer, though Newcastle and West Ham's interest in the Brazilian youngster remains undoubted.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester City in action with Thiago Maia of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

Maia has cropped on the shortlist of Rafa Benitez and Pellegrini after starring Ligue 1, making 34 league appearances and helping Lille avoid the drop by the skin of their teeth - finishing just one point above 18th-placed Toulouse.

Newcastle need a central midfielder after selling Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad, while Isaac Hayden has also been linked with an exit from St. James' Park this summer.

LOSC Lille midfielder Thiago Maia from Brazil with FC Porto forward Andre Pereira from Portugal in action during the Algarve Cup match between FC Porto and LOSC Lille at Estadio Algarve on...

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