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Price for West Ham target rises to £40m

MawsonA report in the Sun today suggest that Swansea City have added another £15m on to the asking price of their England U21 International Alfie Mawson and the Swans now want a total package worth £40m.

The Welsh club is reluctant to sell the 23-year-old during their battle for Premier League survival and are trying to price him out of a move to London.

West Ham reportedly made a bid worth £18m and might be willing to raise that offer to £20m but £40m is way out of their budget and valuation for the defender. One option could be a straight swap for former Swansea player Andre Ayew. The Hammers paid a transfer fee close to £21m for Ayew but they might consider trading him back to get their target.

 With £75m paid by Liverpool for Virgil van Dijk the bar for inflated prices appears to have been set as the silly season opens for business tomorrow.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Price for West Ham target rises to £40m

  1. Alfie Mawson worth 15 million quid, tops!

  2. On reflection, I wouldn’t touch Mawson with a barge pole.
    He is so ,so, slow and quite cumbersome.
    Shelvey would be a much better proposittion

    • He is slow but a solid Left footed CB but lacks pace which Rice & Ox have. Midfield must be a priority need creativity & CDM who can pass.
      Would hope £40m would put an end to it but they will try & swap Ayew & pay £20m still a mistake & they will want £25m.
      Moyes needs to look outside the PL or we are going to be left behind & end up w scraps at the end if Jan after everyone else has bought replacements & don’t need there overpriced fringe players.
      We can sell 4 but have to remember have 21man injury prone sqaud
      Moyes worries me in this window his recruitment w short term in mind hasn’t always worked well.

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