A couple of days ago, we covered an interesting story from Italy which revealed the interest from Manchester City and West Ham United in Argentine player Juan Sebastián Sforza.

An Italian representative, who would be involved in the player’s move to Europe, has revealed a list of clubs who have made contacts for the player.

Camillo Autieri claimed that the midfielder could leave for only €1.5m, as Newell’s Old Boys would accept that amount if the buying club give them a percentage of a future deal.

Now there are similar claims coming from Argentina. Clarin says Manchester City, West Ham and Bayern would all be willing to spend €2m to sign the midfielder.

The outlet explains that Sforza is represented by two agents. One is Claudio Curti, who has several clients in European football, and the other is Matias Messi.

Matias Messi is called ‘controversial’ for having some problems with the Argentine justice as he’s been caught with illegal guns and cars.

He’s involved with Sforza as the player was discovered by the Messi Foundation. He left them to join Newell’s Old Boys, but Matias continued working with him.

Clarin takes recent quotes from Claudio Curti with Diário Capital where he explains Sforza’s situation, saying although his contract has recently been extended, there’s the chance of an exit.

“There were consultations for the kid Sforza from clubs from Italy, Spain and England. He was seen in the matches he played in the youth team and therefore now, in the next South American competition, will be one of the players that talent seekers will observe. We renewed the contract with Newell’s and the boy is very comfortable at the club, but if it comes to that in the future, there is a concrete offer that serves Newell’s and is good for the future of the player, we will analyse.”

Perhaps this is a long game for West Ham and Manchester City.