West Ham United will up their bid for striker Youssef En-Nesyri as they try to secure a striker this month.
That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who contradict claims that the Hammers are set to turn their attention elsewhere.
West Ham made their move for En-Nesyri earlier this week, with a €30m bid rejected by Sevilla, who are torn on whether to sell the striker in this window.
Reports from Spain yesterday indicated that Sevilla would demand as much as €40m if they were to let the forward go and Estadio back that up.
They say that the La Liga side have already rejected a €33m bid, €28m plus €5m in bonuses based on his performances.
The talks between the two clubs are ongoing, though, and ‘contact remains open’ between the two clubs because of West Ham’s insistence on getting a deal done.
They intend to raise their offer for the striker and plan to get ‘very close’ to €40m with the inclusion of bonuses in the deal, a price that would be almost double what Sevilla paid for him last summer.
A capital gain of around €20m would be welcomed by the Nervion club, who have a policy of selling players on at a premium so they can continue to grow.
There are those at the club, though, who believe it is worth their time resisting the offer from West am and looking to the future when En-Nesyri might be worth even more.