According to the Daily Star, West Ham United are preparing a new bid of around £32million for Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri.
It’s claimed that West Ham failed with a bid of £22.5million rising to £27million for En-Nesyri, and are now coming back with a new offer.
That would be £25million rising to £32million if En-Nesyri hits certain targets at West Ham, but Sevilla are likely to reject this bid too, because too much of the fee is add-ons.
An interesting line in this report is that there is real division at Sevilla over En-Nesyri’s future, with internal disagreements on whether to even entertain West Ham’s approaches.
If they stand firm to the idea of only selling for an up-front fee with no add-ons, then West Ham will surely be priced out of a deal.
En-Nesyri, 23, scored after just three minutes of Tuesday’s game with Alaves, taking his tally for the season to 13 goals in 26 appearances.
The Moroccan is enjoying a great season, and it seems unlikely that West Ham will have the funds to tempt Sevilla into selling this month.
West Ham do need to find a replacement for Sebastien Haller, but just how they will manage to reach the £35million asking price for En-Nesyri remains to be seen.