West Ham got a very surprising answer from Man City about signing young star Cole Palmer claims an ITK journalist.

Forget out of the blue, a potential double transfer deal between Manchester City and West Ham has come right out of the Claret and Blue Moon this week.

Back in April West Ham were being heavily linked with a move for Man City attacker Cole Palmer in the summer transfer window.

And it seems the sudden approach from Man City for Brazil ace Lucas Paqueta has sparked West Ham to reignite their interest in bringing Palmer – who can play as a winger, attacking midfielder or striker – to east London.

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Pep Guardiola responded to rumours about West Ham’s interest in Palmer.

The Man City boss admitted the player wants more game time and that the club will have to decide whether to loan out the 21-year-old, sell him or keep him.

That came after several reports suggested the best West Ham could hope for is a loan deal without an option to buy.

But West Ham got a very surprising answer when they asked Man City about signing young star Palmer claims an ITK journalist.

The Guardian football writer Jacob Steinberg is well connected at West Ham.

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And he claims that when the Hammers approached Manchester City about a loan deal for Palmer, they were told they would have a better chance of signing him on a permanent deal.

“West Ham have already sold Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105m and are not under financial pressure (to sell Paqueta),” Steinberg states.

“However they are planning for the likelihood of Paquetá leaving.

“They have asked City about taking Palmer on loan as part of the deal, but it is understood that they would have a better chance of signing the winger on a permanent basis.”

Interestingly the report claims David Moyes wants Palmer to play on the right of his forward three.

And that tallies with the manager confirming Jarrod Bowen will be played as a striker this season.

Palmer came on a substitute for Man City as they started their title defence with an easy 3-0 win over Burnley.


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