West Ham United have joined Leeds United in the chase for FC Basel star Arthur Cabral.
Two days ago, Sport explained Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bring the 23-year-old to Elland Road.
The Whites were mentioned at the end of the report, with the majority of focus being on Barcelona’s interest in the striker, who has 24 goals and eight assists from 25 matches this season.
Earlier today, we covered claims made by Goal Brasil that the Hammers have ‘authorised intermediaries’ to find out about the Brazilian’s situation at Basel. It was also stated David Moyes’ side held a meeting with the attacker’s agents.
With various claims of Barcelona, West Ham and Leeds wanting the striker, Blick brings us Basel’s stance on their prized asset.
It’s claimed ‘nothing is concrete yet’ because the Swiss club have ‘nothing in writing on the table’ from any club right now.
Cabral is probably valued at ‘less than €20m’. His asking price, age and impressive statistics would make him a ‘bargain’ in the market, when compared to other established strikers.
However, the South American doesn’t have the experience of playing for Brazil or in the top five leagues.