West Ham United remain the ‘main candidate’ for Genk striker Paul Onuachu this summer but are yet to finalise negotiations.
That’s according to Voetbal Primeur, who say the Belgian side want to wipe their transfer record ‘off the tables’ with whatever deal they secure.
Onuachu was the star of the show for Genk last season, bagging 35 goals in 41 games in all competitions in Belgium.
That earned him plenty of attention, and he has been heavily linked with a move this summer, with several Premier League sides thought to be keen.
West Ham have been linked for several months, with them keen to add a new striker to their squad after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in the January transfer window.
Talks have reportedly been taking place for a while, but so far, a deal is yet to happen, and Onuachu has returned to pre-season training with Genk in the meantime.
Voetbal Primeur cover the situation today and say the Belgian side want to secure a new club record transfer fee for the striker this summer.
He is looking at moving to the Premier League, and at the minute West Ham are the ‘main candidate’ for his signature in.
However, for the time being, at least, the negotiations are ‘not yet over’, and the striker is having to stay with his current club and join in pre-season.
Whether the two sides can reach an agreement remains to be seen, but the positive news for the Hammers is that they appear to still be in the driving seat.