West Ham are still clinging to the hope that Cheikhou Kayoute will sign for the Irons despite fresh moves from Valencia to clinch the player’s signature.
And a Hammers source claimed as a result the odds of him joining us had fallen from 90 prt cent to around 25 per cent.
But the Hammers remain optimistic despite the pressure being put on the Belgian club to accept the offer from Spain.
Kayoute himself is desperately keen to launch a Premier League career – a desire close to his heart since the tug of war between Valencia and the Hammers started.
And it seems that there’s still a chance that could swing the deal, for the player’s wishes are of equal importance to Anderlecht’s desire to do the deal.
Our source told us exclusively this morning: We still hope and believe the player wants to come.
“But Valencia keep offering more and more to Anderlecht who want him to go there. Time will tell if we are right.”