West Ham United are confident of a compromise with Lyon for Lucas Paqueta after an exciting claim from top level insider.

With one week left of the three-month transfer window West Ham have suddenly kicked into gear to try and make a star signings it seems.

Moyes has made seven signings this summer with over £120m spent as he reshapes his West Ham squad following a raft of departures.

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The Scot has bemoaned that his West Ham side has started to look stale and wants more goals and assists in his team.

West Ham are still actively looking for midfielders, both attacking and defensive.

And reports abound yesterday that West Ham are in talks to sign Brazilian playmaker Paqueta from Lyon (Sky Sports).

“West Ham have made a bid worth €40m (£33.75m) for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta,” Sky Sports states.

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“The player’s agents are in London and want to conclude a deal with a Premier League club before the end of the window. Talks are continuing between the clubs.”

A report from L’Equipe claims that initial bid – later said to be more like £40m – has been rejected by Lyon with West Ham and the Ligue 1 side they knocked out of last season’s Europa League around £8m apart in terms of the fee.

Moyes took the highly unusual step of confirming West Ham have bid for Paqueta in his pre-Viborg press conference.

And there appears to be some encouraging news on the potential deal overnight.

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West Ham are confident of a compromise with Lyon for Paqueta after an exciting claim from a top level insider.

Speaking in a exclusive with Claret and Hugh, a ‘key London Stadium source’ claims talks are ‘serious’ and a compromise is now ‘more than possible’ for the Brazilian.

“Talks are now serious and it seems more than possible that a compromise may well be arrived at for a player who has three years left on his current deal but for whom Lyon have been ready to entertain offers since the window opened,” a West Ham insider has told Claret and Hugh.

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“Our Hammers source hopes that the two clubs can thrash out an agreement over the days remaining in this window which, if it were to happen, would have seen eight players added to the squad.

“Should – or hopefully ONCE – the clubs have agreed a fee the player’s personal terms can be sorted out quickly – to complete what would appear to be a successful summer spending spree.”


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