West Ham are “confident” that their latest offer for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana will be enough to secure his signature, according to talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook.
There is no word on whether Lille have accepted or rejected the Hammers’ last bid for the Belgian international, which is reportedly worth around €38m (£32.4m) plus add-ons, but Crook suggests that a deal could be in sight:
“They’ve got a bid in for Onana, the Lille midfielder, they’re confident on that one. So, this is big business for West Ham.”
Reports in the French media claim that Lille are holding out for around €40m (£34m) up front so it remains to be seen whether the Ligue One club would be willing to accept a slightly lower amount.
Other teams, including Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle have also been linked with Onana over the past couple of weeks but, as West Ham are the only club that have made a formal offer for the player, it looks as though they are in pole position to snap up 20-year-old.