It’s still unclear whether West Ham are simply being used as a tool in the Joan Jordan transfer saga, or whether they’re genuinely interested.

After the signing of Pablo Fornals, it may have been thought the Hammers had enough numbers in midfield, and there were claims in Spain the Premier League club had pulled out of the race for Eibar’s Jordan.

Then they were pulled back in, just as Sevilla continued to refuse to pay the player’s €15m buyout clause. Sevilla originally offered €10m and then went a little higher to €12m, and Mundo Deportivo say they’re not prepared to part with the extra €3m.

If they really want the player then it doesn’t seem like it should be too much of a problem, but Sevilla have a reputation of using every trick to try and pay less for pretty much anything in relation to player signings and their contracts.

If West Ham are being used to pressure Seville, then there’s a reasonable chance Monchi’s club already know this.

Nevertheless, Mundo Deportivo say Jordan’s transfer is ‘in danger’, with West Ham ready to pounce.