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Hammers make new midfielder offer

low raterWest Ham are continuing to chase Lille midfielder Amadou Onana but despite making an increased bid the club is well away from the required price.

ExWHUemployee has shared that the new offer amounts to £32.2 million which Claret and Hugh understands is just about half of the fee Lille are demanding.

Having launched a £30 million bid a week ago the Hammers were told by the French Ligue One club that they wanted closer to £60 million.

A Hammers insider – in revealing the news – made it clear that the club weren’t prepared to go that high saying: “He is a player we like very much but there are other targets.

Ex has responded to the reports, sharing himself that the bid is actually more like £35million and writing on the West Ham Way Patreon page, he declared: “We can confirm that reports of a third offer for the Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana are true.

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“The offer is said to be around £35m and we are awaiting an answer from his club Lille.”

With the player not coming out of contract until 2026, the Irons look likely to have to get much closer to the Lille asking price for this one to happen.

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