West Ham have been told they will have to pay €40m for Marseilles striker Michy Batsuhayi.
And the club is now reconsidering its position as that’s way above what they were planning to splash out on the striker.
Some hard negotiations are going on with several strikers but the Batsuhayi option is well off the radar until Marseilles adjust their bargaining position.
The club admitted this afternoon the player will be sold this summer and that was already in the accounts but €40m is far too expensive for the Hammers.
A source told us: “The price has gone up and up, probably on account of the influx of money coming from the TV deal but we are not going to play that game.
“We have various options we are following but we certainly aren’t ready to get into the sort of figures we are being quoted on this one. They would need to readjust their position for any deal to be done.