Last Wednesday, Denmark’s BT reported West Ham United have made a huge bid to sign FC Nordsjælland’s Ibrahim Osman.

Two days later, Tipsbladet stated West Ham director Tim Steidten is doing everything he can to try and sign the forward.

Sky Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg says the 19-year-old’s move to West Ham ‘has collapsed’ due to the Danish club’s high demands. He doesn’t mention the figures, but states the ‘deal is now off’.

Another report from BT also explains that the deal ‘has collapsed’, but it’s due to the ‘third party’ and not Nordsjælland.

They state the two clubs were ‘expected’ to close the deal for around €18m, as there’s always been a ‘really good negotiation process’ between the Hammers and Nordsjælland.

It’s said agent Mitch Bakkovens has requested an incredibly high commission and this has resulted in the deal being called off.

BT state the Ghanian is managed by Darryl Powel but wants Bakkovens to represent his interests. The English agent has contacted the Danish football association [DBU] to sort out the dispute.

“DBU can confirm that DBU is in contact with the football agent in question and his lawyer in relation to the specific case, and that they are updated on what the case is based on,” DBU told BT.

“Both the football agent [Powell], Mitch Bakkovens and Osman Ibrahim’s lawyer have been informed by DBU that it would be against the football agent rules if Mitch Bakkovens had to represent Osman Ibrahim as his football agent, as Osman Ibrahim has entered into a valid representation agreement with Darryl Powell, which is still valid.”

As the dispute between the representatives is ongoing, a deal to take Osman to West Ham has now collapsed.