Roma have apparently found some spare change down the back of the couch, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Over the past few days, the fact that West Ham were asking for some money up front for a Sofiane Feghouli loan was portrayed as a stumbling block by the Italian media, but Gazzetta report all that has changed now.
According to them, Roma, through an intermediary, have offered the Hammers a new offer, this time of a paid loan with a view to buy at the end of the season.
Whether the offer matches West Ham’s demands remains to be seen, as no figures have leaked, but Il Messaggero reported a few days ago that Slaven Bilic and co. were asking for around €2-3m as part of the loan deal.
As for the player, Gazzetta explain an agreement has been reached with Roma, something we also covered earlier on Wednesday following Il Messaggero’s release of the information.
If West Ham accept the latest offer from the Serie A club, things could move very fast for the Algerian international, which will then give Bilic some time to find a replacement before the end of the January window.