On August 4th, Mundo Deportivo explained Barcelona have ‘advanced the negotiations’ with West Ham United for Martin Braithwaite.
It was also suggested the La Liga side are looking to cash in around €20m from the striker’s sale.
Later that day, AS reported talks between the two clubs for the Denmark international are yet to ‘come to fruition’, and there are still ‘issues’ to be resolved.
Wednesday’s edition of Sport claims David Moyes’ side already wanted to sign the former Middlesbrough man in January, and the Hammers have ‘appeared again’ to sign the frontman in the summer window.
Barca paid Leganés €18m to acquire Braithwaite’s services in February, and the Catalan club ‘want to recover’ the money invested this summer. Sport state it looks they will be able to do so.
Sport are of the belief the player could ‘leave for the Premier League’ in the ‘next few days’.
For now, no deal has been closed, but ‘everything looks good’. This indicates Braithwaite could end up at West Ham, if they decide to pay around €18m to Barcelona.