The Malian international has been heavily linked with a move to West Ham for over a year now with L’Equipe stating in the summer of 2018 that the Premier League outfit had seen a £26 million bid rejected.
But Manuel Pellegrini’s side are reported to have stepped up their interest 12 months on. A Bola claims that Porto are wiling to sell their 21-goal top scorer with West Ham his most likely destination.
And, just 24 hours later, the same publication has provided a rather intriguing update.
They say that Porto president Pinto da Costa has already finalised the details of Marega’s move to West Ham. A Bola adds that he will leave the Estadio do Dragao for £34 million, a fee that would make the 28-year-old the Londoners second most expensive player ever.
Marega’s impending arrival is likely to add to the speculation surrounding the futures of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez, who have all been tipped to leave alongside the out-of-contract Andy Carroll.
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