West Ham United remain interested in Sevilla striker Youssef En-Nesyri, but the forward isn’t keen on leaving the Spanish club.
That’s according to El Desmarque, who say the Hammers are ‘willing’ to pay beyond the €40m mark to sign the Moroccan striker this summer.
David Moyes’ side have long been in the market for a new striker, having let Sébastian Haller join Ajax in the January transfer market.
It’s believed signing one is among their priorities this summer, and En-Nesyri is likely to be on the list given their attempts to sign him throughout the winter window.
According to El Desmarque, both West Ham and Wolves are ‘willing to pay more than €40m’ for the Sevilla star, backing up reports from England of that nature.
However, the player has told his entourage not to listen to offers, with his agent, Anass Ouzifi, categorical on the subject.
“We don’t want to listen to any offers,” he told El Desmarque.
“There are three teams from England, but he doesn’t want to leave. We don’t want to talk about this because En-Nesyri doesn’t want to leave Sevilla, and he’s staying in Sevilla this year.”
That should put an end to any hopes West Ham have for him, having already been rejected earlier this year as well.
At that point, they offered as much as €40m to Sevilla, who had initially refused, but En Nesyri told his entourage he wasn’t keen.
That was despite the fact West Ham ‘promised’ he would be in the ‘top echelon’ of the best-paid players in their squad with £51,000 a week, around €3m a year.
At that point in time, that was what top earners Sébastian Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko were earning from the club.
Such a figure would have seen En Nesyri double what he is receiving at Nervión and multiply by six what he was receiving at Leganés just a year ago.
It was a proposal that would change his life, but he prioritises ‘sporting success’ and so is refusing the interest from the London Stadium.