West Ham are still “looking at” making a bid for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare, according to Footmercato journalist Santi Aouna.
The Ivorian international has recently signed a contract extension until 2027 but Aouna claims that won’t deter the Hammers from going ahead with an offer:
🚨Info: Après l’echec du dossier Onana 🇧🇪, West Ham se penche sur Ibrahima Sangaré 🇨🇮, le milieu du PSV.
■ Un profil qui plaisait aussi à Luis Campos 🇵🇹 mais leur priorité est désormais de boucler Fabian Ruiz 🇪🇸.https://t.co/gJEMunOcO3
— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) August 7, 2022
Sangare’s new contract is still believed to have a €37m (£31m) release clause, but that can only be triggered at the end of the season, so West Ham will probably have to pay more than that to sign the 24-year-old now.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle have all scouted Sangare, so he is very highly rated, but there would be question marks about paying a premium for a player who would have been available for a lot less even a week ago.
Losing out to Everton for Amadou Onana has complicated the club’s transfer plans, though, so a move for Sangare cannot be completely ruled out.