In January, multiple reports claimed West Ham United were trying to sign New York City FC star Valentin Castellanos.

It was the Italian media who said the Hammers had made two bids, one of €8m and another of €10m, for the striker. Both were ‘returned to sender’, with the MLS side playing hard in talks.

Castellano’s success at New York City continues to draw attention from many clubs, including from South America. So as he was interviewed by Olé this week, he talked about the chances of a move to River Plate.

His quotes were widely covered in the Argentine media, and as the local version of Marca writes about his future, they don’t ignore West Ham’s chase.

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Also pointing out that Brazilian side Palmeiras are keen on the signing, Marca writes that West Ham ‘could be back in charge’ for the striker in the next transfer window.

Castellanos has 10 goals and five assists in 15 appearances for New York City this season.

According to the report, the MLS side demand US$15m (£12m) for his move.