Cagliari’s stance over selling Nahitan Nandez, especially last summer, has come back to bite them.

The Sardinia club were insistent with their demands for a permanent transfer, and an offer of more than €30m. Nandez himself was pushing for a move and ended up falling out with his club, but the situation couldn’t be resolved.

L’Unione Sarda, a newspaper local to Cagliari, report West Ham offered a package worth ‘over €40m’ for the player, which was refused by the Italian side.

West Ham wanted an initial loan, which they were prepared to pay for, and for the move to be made permanent depending on certain objectives being met. There’s now some regret over the rejection to David Moyes’ side, and other clubs who were interested, such as Leeds United.

L’Unione Sarda report Nandez is now available for less than €12m, with most of the interest in the 26-year-old slipping away.

Whether West Ham could be tempted to return to the picture for the midfielder isn’t mentioned.