There is a major West Ham transfer update as David Ornstein confirms developments on moves for duo Mohammed Kudus and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
Yesterday Hammers News brought you an exclusive from the most senior source inside West Ham on the move for Kudus.
Major West Ham transfer update as David Ornstein confirms developments on moves for duo Mohammed Kudus and Konstantinos Mavropanos
The key insider told us the Kudus deal was ‘faltering’ because West Ham were refusing to go above £41m while Ajax would not budge on their £46m valuation of the 23-year-old Ghana star.
Over in Germany, it was reported yesterday that details still needed to be ironed out between West Ham and both Stuttgart and Mavropanos for that deal.
Now there’s a major West Ham transfer update as David Ornstein confirms developments on moves for duo Kudus and Mavropanos.
Mixed news for Hammers over transfer hopes
Writing on The Athletic, Ornstein confirmed our exclusive on Kudus and reports that West Ham have seen a bid below Ajax’s valuation rejected.
But there’s better news from Ornstein on Mavropanos. Because West Ham are close to securing that deal and the player is due to travel to London in the next 24 hours.
The journalist also reaffirmed it is Kudus’ wish to leave Ajax this summer even if the Dutch club are keen to hold onto him.
One alleged target definitely won’t be on his way to West Ham
“It is unclear where the situation will go from here,” Ornstein said.
“Ajax previously reached an agreement in principle with Brighton & Hove Albion to sell the Ghana international for a fee in the region of €40m (£34m), but the deal did not advance.
“After a series of departures this summer, the Dutch side would like to keep Kudus, although it remains his preference to depart.”
One player who definitely won’t be on his way to West Ham is French striker Elye Wahi.
The Hammers appear to have been used as a vehicle to drive up interest in Wahi after what was described to Hammers News as “fleeting” interest in the Montpellier striker.
And now Lens are set to sign him with a medical scheduled this weekend.