West Ham-linked midfielder Victor Camarasa has reportedly turned down a permanent move to Cardiff City.
According to Diario de Sevilla, Cardiff tried to sign Camarasa in the January transfer window but he is holding out for ‘better proposals’.
The 24-year-old midfielder is said to be reluctant to commit his future to Cardiff given that they are in danger of relegation.
With five games left to play, the Bluebirds find themselves five points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League. They have a game in hand in midweek against Brighton & Hove Albion, who are the team just ahead of them in the league.
If Cardiff lose that, relegation will be almost inevitable. Neil Warnock’s men would be eight points from safety with four games remaining. Camarasa could still leave Real Betis this summer but Cardiff’s hopes of signing him would vanish if they go down.
Could West Ham sign Victor Camarasa?
Camarasa scored against West Ham earlier this season and Manuel Pellegrini could be readying a summer move for him.
The Spanish midfielder is a target for West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Leicester according to a report by Marca in early April.
West Ham need a new central midfielder in the summer because their current options have struggled with form and injuries.
Camarasa has impressed during his debut season in the Premier League and West Ham could offer him the chance to stay in the top-flight.