Just three days ago we covered a claim from Portuguese newspaper A Bola that West Ham are interested in Miguel Layun.
The Mexican played well for his country in their first World Cup game and that’s given Porto hope of a good incoming fee.
That report came days after Spanish newspaper AS had claimed interest from Arsenal, Marseille and AC Milan. Sevilla have had a €6m buying option, having had the player on loan last season, and there’s every chance they’ll move again.
Saturday’s edition of A Bola names Marseille, but leans on the French press for that, and Milan, and does the same with the Italian media, and then presents Arsenal.
West Ham don’t even get a mention this time around, which has to be considered strange given the same newspaper went big with it just a few days ago.
Much of the story seems to go back to the AS article, and it feels like the transfer claims aren’t built on very strong foundations, especially for the Premier League clubs involved.
Layun is a 29 year old right-back who can also play on the left or further forward. He’s been reasonable in spells at Porto, Watford and Sevilla, but hasn’t ever really made himself a key player at the top level.
A Bola say Sevilla have ‘abdicated’ their €6m clause, which makes it sound like the deadline to use it may have passed.