West Ham’s chances of landing Maxi Gomez have been hit by Arsenal who have moved in on the Celta Vigo front man.
The Hammers have been keen on the player since the winter but although both Barcelona and Spurs have been linked with a move for the 22 year old we have learned that it’s the Gooners who are now positioning themselves for serious talks with the front man.
We understand the north Londoners have made their moves through agents over the past few days and are ready to pay the £43 million transfer fee and talk personal terms with the striker.
It is a near repeat of the scenario surrounding Alexandre Lacazette who joined Arsenal in 2017 after the Hammers had conducted lengthy talks with Lyon before opting for Arsenal.
The Irons haven’t entirely given up on the payer but are now looking more keenly at Porto’s Moussa Marega, Salomon Rondon and Aleksander Mitrovic.