Earlier this month, we carried a report from Chilean newspaper La Cuarta who explained West Ham United are preparing a ‘mega bid’ for Guillermo Maripan as the Alaves defender is one of the main objectives of Manuel Pellegrini.
On June 11th, Mundo Deportivo reported the Chile international is working to get a European passport, which would make it easier for the London club to secure his services.
The centre-back is currently with the national team and played the full 90 minutes in Chile’s 4-0 victory over Japan in the first match of the 2019 Copa America.
Wednesday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo now claims that West Ham have made an offer after ‘courting’ him for several weeks. There are no more details about the offer made by the English club.
The 25-year-old is currently focused on the South American tournament, and after that he will make a decision on his future.
Marca provides details about the proposal made by the Hammers, while they also claim AC Milan have joined the race for the player.
“If a club wants Maripán, they must pay his termination clause of €25m,” Alaves sporting director Sergio Fernández stressed.
It remains to be seen if West Ham are willing to pay Maripan’s release clause or whether they can get him for less.