A journalist has claimed giant midfield powerhouse Amadou Onana wants to join West Ham as David Moyes waits for an answer.

West Ham endured a torrid week in the transfer market missing out on Jesse Lingard and being told publicly and in no uncertain terms by Thomas Tuchel that Armando Broja will not be leaving Chelsea.

Going into the weekend the Hammers were given new hope, though.

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Moyes’ ridiculously prolonged search for a new striker finally looks set to come to an end with the capture of Gianluca Scamacca – providing he agrees personal terms and all is well with any medical.

And West Ham are also said to be pushing hard to sign assist king Filip Kostic.

One potential move that has excited West Ham fans this summer is the push to sign Belgian Onana.

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The Lille central midfield ace threatens to be one of the most dominant forces in Europe in his position.

Standing at a towering 6ft 5in, the 20-year-old is already a full Belgium international.

West Ham were recently said to be ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Onana (The Evening Standard).

West Ham saw their first two bids for Onana rejected by Lille and submitted a third of over £30m which reportedly remains on the table and crucially has not – as yet – been dismissed.

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Journalist claims giant midfield powerhouse Amadou Onana wants to join West Ham as David Moyes waits for an answer

Now there is a hat-trick of positive transfer claims for West Ham this weekend.

That’s after a journalist claimed giant midfield powerhouse Onana wants to join West Ham as Moyes waits for an answer from Lille.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Daily Star football writer Paul Brown claims Onana wants to leave Lille for West Ham.

And he even went as far as to claim it is ‘only a matter of time’ before the transfer happens.

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“That one seems to have gone a little bit quiet,” Brown told GiveMeSport.

“But he’s a player who seems to want to come to West Ham.

“I think it’s only a matter of time before it gets done, essentially.”

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Signing Onana would be stunning business. And it would certainly take the edge off potentially losing Declan Rice next summer.

The prospect of West Ham getting Onana, Scamacca and Kostic through the door is mouthwatering.

But West Ham fans are too long in the tooth to get carried away until they see those players in the building and holding up the famous claret and blue shirt.

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