West Ham are keen on Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez, but reports that a bid has been accepted for the Uruguayan are said to be wide of the mark, according to the Guardian.
Celta Vigo reportedly accepted a £29m offer, plus add-ons, for the striker, but this is believed to be incorrect.
Instead, the Hammers are said to have offered £25m and are waiting for Celta’s response to the proposal. They apparently fear that Valencia may hijack their move for the 22-year-old after tracking the striker for many months.
Celta are looking for a fee closer to Gomez’s €50m (£44.6m) release clause, and are said to be keen to play off potential suitors against each other to get a higher offer.
The player himself is also yet to be convinced about a move to the London Stadium. The Uruguayan international wants to be guaranteed a place in the starting eleven.
Gomez scored 13 goals for Celta in 36 La Liga appearances last season and has also been tracked by the likes of Barcelona and Arsenal.