West Ham are not interested in signing Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge despite the player’s agent claiming Hammers interest. The 22-year-old striker from Brazil has spent the last three seasons in Belgium but club insiders have denied is he on their list.
A club insider speaking to Claret and Hugh this afternoon said while the club was actively persuading summer transfer targets in excess of twenty players Moraes was not currently one of them giving him a chance of 1% to join the Hammers.
The list of transfer targets is known to include Aleksandar Mitrovic, Salomón Rondón, Moussa Marega and Maxi Gomez even though they face stiff competition from Arsenal.
The chance of signing any of those four targets is rated between 5% and 10% by the club insider which indicates they are not particularly close at this time despite reports to contrary.
West Ham will need to sell to buy with the likes Pedro Obiang, Javier Hernandez, Reece Oxford, Jordon Hugill, Sam Byram and Lucas Perez all available at the right price.
If valuations are met the club wants to be sure they can land players of better quality in similar positions within the budget of both transfer fees and wages.
It could be a long and tiring summer.