As West Ham United continue to lead the race for Corinthians youngster Wesley, it seems we could have some fresh developments in the negotiations soon.

Globo Esporte today writes that Augusto Melo, president of the Brazilian club, is set to travel to Europe next week.

The club chief will initially watch the Champions League final, but is also expected to meet other clubs, with Wesley’s sale expected to be discussed.

According to Globo Esporte, West Ham are the ‘favourites’ to land the 19-year-old, despite having their initial bid rejected.

There’s no clear information on whether Melo will meet the Hammers, though, as the story brings no details on that front.

It’s just said that West Ham previously offered €18m and that was not enough, with Corinthians wanting something around €25m. That request may drop a little in case there’s a percentage of a future transfer included.

Now since it’s claimed that the Hammers met the player’s representatives to present that bid, perhaps they’re now taking another step by speaking to the club president, with bigger chances of a deal.