Sky Sports breaks news of imminent new bid for eighth West Ham summer signing as the Hammers push for Hans Vanaken.

West Ham boss David Moyes has long been an admirer of Belgian midfielder Vanaken.

West Ham are said to have seen a bid of £8.5m rejected by Club Brugge for Vanaken this summer with the Belgian outfit holding out for closer to between £12.5-17m (90 Min).

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The Hammers have agreed a deal with Chelsea for their seventh signing of a busy summer with Fabrizio Romano revealing left-back Emerson is set to join West Ham pending a medical.

And now it seems Vanaken could be the next to arrive.

Monday afternoon saw Sky Sports break news of an imminent new bid for an eighth West Ham summer signing as the Hammers push for Vanaken.

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The player’s manager Carl Hoefkens admitted at the weekend that he could lose Vanaken to West Ham, even though he would love him to stay.

Then the player himself publicly stated yesterday that he wants to join the Hammers as it may be his last chance to play in the Premier League.

Now Sky Sports claims West Ham are about to submit a third bid for the number 10.

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Sky Sports breaks news of imminent new bid for eighth West Ham summer signing as Hammers push for Hans Vanaken

“West Ham United are expected to go back in with an improved offer for Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken this week after having a €10m (£8.5m) bid rejected last week,” Sky Sports states.

“West Ham are encouraged by Vanaken’s desire to make the move.”

Moyes is desperate to add another midfielder to his “stale” West Ham team.

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Some Hammers fans have voiced doubts over Vanaken given he turns 30 this week and has never played outside of Belgium.

Hammers News has spoken exclusively to a man who has been covering the potential transfer from the get go.

Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri gives the lowdown on the West Ham move for Vanaken and whether he is the answer for Moyes.


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