West Ham United have made a whopping bid for Uruguay international Nahitan Nandez.
That is according to reports emerging from Italy overnight.
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs reinforcements as he battles to save the club from the drop.
First Soucek, now Nandez?
Currently West Ham are only being kept out of the bottom three by virtue of a slightly healthier goal difference.
According to Sky Sports West Ham are on the verge of signing Czech midfielder Tomas Soucek.
And Tuttomercatoweb reported on Monday night that they also want Nandez.
“The proposal arrived today (Monday) and would be a loan with obligation to buy for a grand total of £35m, including performance-related bonuses,” the Tuttomercatoweb states.
“Cagliari are giving it serious consideration, as it would at least double the £15m they paid Boca Juniors for the midfielder in August.
Italian club ‘seriously considering’ offer
“They have also been involved in some contractual discussions with his agents over image rights, so a sale would presumably resolve that issue.”
For West Ham’s squad to suddenly be boosted by the arrival of two young international midfield stars could be game-changing for Moyes.
Whether West Ham can get the Nandez deal over the line remains to be seen.
Better late than never, or too little too late?
It is better late than never, but some fans will argue it is too little too late.
The harsh truth is West Ham should have been making these kind of signings in the summer.
Everyone connected with the club could see they were needed.
And with more quality and strength in depth who knows what West Ham might have achieved after their excellent start to the campaign.
The focus now, though, is just on staying up. And to do that West Ham must secure five or six wins in their last 16 games.