Italian giants Inter Milan appear to have moved the goalposts over West Ham United target Gabriel Barbosa.
West Ham recently initiated interest in the Brazilian striker who is a friend and former teammate of Hammers hero Felipe Anderson.
The reporter said on Twitter: “West Ham asked for Gabigol. He’s back to Inter after Santos-loan. Many Premier League clubs have made inquiry for the Brazilian, but West Ham are going to start talks soon.”
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 19, 2018
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Flamengo want Barbosa. And now Inter are said to want to send him there in order to take two of the Brazilian club’s players in exchange.
The Italian club have been following both Lincoln and Reinier, and Flamengo could use them to lower the price.
There was some good news for West Ham in the report, though.
UOL Esporte stated that so far there have been no negotiations, which leaves the door open for the East Londoners to at least try and make the deal happen when the window opens tomorrow.
The player himself seems keen on a move to the Premier League.