Norwegian journalist Arilas Ould-Saada has claimed that West Ham have made an improved bid of £14 million for Bournemouth front-man Josh King.
But the Cherries are allegedly holding out for £17 million for 28-year-old.
The Hammers are closing in on a £30 million deal to sign Said Benrahma from Brentford (Sky Sports).
But it seems as though their business is not quite done yet.
Norwegian journalist Arilas Ould-Saada has claimed that West Ham have lodged a £14 million bid for Josh King:
Joshua King: West Ham har strukket seg til 14 millioner pund (inkl. bonus), men Bournemouth krever nesten 17 millioner pund. Låst situasjon med 7,5 timer igjen av vinduet. Men kun 77 dager igjen til januar – da kan King selges eller forhandle fritt om gratis sommerovergang.
— Arilas Ould-Saada (@arilasos) October 16, 2020
King racked up six goals and four assists in 26 Premier League games last season (Who Scored).
In those outings, the 28-year-old averaged one shot, 1.2 key passes and two dribbles per game. He also won an average of 2.3 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
He is an incredibly hard worker, has plenty of energy and stamina, can play anywhere along the front-line and would be the ideal man to provide competition for West Ham’s current forwards.
It was only three seasons ago when King scored 16 Premier League goals in a single campaign as well.
Let’s hope there is some substance behind this rumour. It really would be a great signing to get over the line for us.