Lyon has rejected a second bid from West Ham for Alexandre Lacazette.
ClaretandHgh blogger and friend Darren Lewis says West Ham have had an improved £32million bid rejected today.
The French club are insistent that they will not do business for a fee less than their valuation of £40m before appearance fees and goal bonuses.
The bid from West Ham was their third crack at 24-year-old Lacazette who has netted 23 times from 44 appearances this season. Last month West Ham had a package worth £31m rejected for Lacazette by Lyon after an initial bid of £25m.