West Ham United are back on chasing Hellas Verona midfielder Antonin Barak, according to reports from the Italian media.

L’Arena today writes that the Hammers are facing competition from German side Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the 26-year-old this summer.

The outlet claims both clubs are making offers for Barak, and the difference so far is of a couple of millions.

While Eintracht could go up to €10m, it’s said West Ham could offer two more.

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However, that’s still how things stand so far.

L’Arena says the situation is ‘frozen’, as Hellas Verona director Tony D’Amico is still to receive a call with the official offers.

Especially regarding West Ham, the report claims the track leading to Barak is ‘very hot’.

Perhaps that’s a sign that besides planning to make a better bid, the London side are also in the lead in the race for the 26-year-old.

Hellas Verona spent €6m to sign Barak from Udinese this summer, following a one-year loan spell.