Late on Tuesday, TuttoMercatoWeb, out of the blue, reported that West Ham had a ‘concrete plan’ for January offer involving Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez.

The attacking midfielder, who is a favourite and friend of the Hammers’ new assistant manager, Enzo Maresca, was already linked with a move to London Stadium in the summer, but the London side never met his €40m release clause.

Since then, the 29-year-old has performed admirably well, scoring three goals and picking up three assists in 14 appearances in all competitions, and has helped Pablo Machín’s side top La Liga just before the international break.

This is why Estadio Deportivo don’t see a transfer happening in January.

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According to the Spanish outlet, who piggyback on TuttoMercatoWeb’s information, Sevilla do not want to have to ‘part ways’ with one of their key players, especially midway through the season.

Furthermore, Estadio Deportivo reckon Sevilla’s director of football, Joaquin Caparros, is now going to have to offer the Argentina international a new contract.

West Ham better move quickly if they want to trigger that €40m clause.