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Report: Hammers £31m bid for striker

Batshuayi wants Champions League football

Reports claim that West Ham have offered €40m (£31m) to Marseille for Michy Batshuayi but face competition from a host of European clubs including Juventus to sign the Belgium striker this summer.

The Guardian claim the Hammers first attempted to buy him in January but were told he was not interesting in leaving until the end of the season.

The broadsheet say the Irons have now returned with a firm offer which would smash their club transfer record but must now wait to hear whether it will be accepted. Despite Batshuayi insisting last week that he wanted to stay in France, Marseille are understood to be keen to sell the striker they bought for just £4.8m from Standard Liège in 2014 after chairwoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus put the club up for sale last month. Any deal is likely to be concluded before the end of the month with the player hoping to be selected in coach Marc Wilmots’ Belgium squad for Euro 2016 next week.

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About Sean Whetstone

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

19 comments on “Report: Hammers £31m bid for striker

  1. If the reports are true then we have moved up a gear,
    It would be great if we took other clubs on and got the top players we want,
    He is a big gamble at that price but I am sure someone has talked to Payet and Slav has said he wants him and nobody else,
    Go get him the 2 Daves don’t take no for an answern

    • Yes, if that’s true, as bubs says, we advance to a much more ambitious level. If that’s true it’s quite clear that Payet is at the heart of West Ham project and Slav wants to build the team around Dimi. If that’s true… if, if, if… Well, there’s only one way to know for sure if that’s true… Y’all know very well who they are… lol 😀

  2. Did you just turn a bit American for a second or two there Matte.What’s all this ‘Y’All’,haha.You must be Mafia,Italian/American.Have you moved to New York recently 🙂

    • Oh & sorry AnyOldIron,not very High Brow commenting is it.An E+ probably.

    • ahahah… I live in the Bronx Rads, I’m a rapper. I’m driving around with my mates, 50 Cent and Eminem right now… loool 😀

  3. Anyway getting back to this story it will be one of hundreds & hundreds doing the rounds over the next few months but at the end of the day none of us can dismiss it or get excited about it because we all know nothing factual or what is going on behind the scenes.
    Yesterdays “I want to stay at OM” sounded like one of these typical player quotes before they f#ck off elsewhere to me though.Give the fans what they want to hear to cover your ass before you do a runner to another team.Having said that I’m just a Rabid Dog,what do I know.

  4. Don’t worry folks the Wetones have already decided he isn’t coming,he isnt good enough,he isn’t worth £31m.Ffs is there anything they don’t think they are experts on!

  5. ahah… Rick, they are so experts that If it were up to them Hipposaurus would still be here… but none of them remember that, they were brainwashed… lol 😉

  6. I havnt seen much of him or Lacazette,never watch French football.I have only seen them a few times in European games.I better leave these possible signings to Slav & Tony Henry 😉

    • and to the Wetties…

      • Obviously Matte but if they are too busy concluding other deals I’m sure Slav will lend a hand on this one 😉

      • And the wetties are off… All glued to their laptops searching for you tube clips, Fifa stats and seeing what he’s like in football manager and consulting their BFS poster on the wall.. They’ll be spouting their wisdom soon! Is he minger? Is he not a minger? Can he wash carrolls hair and put in a bun, does he use head and shoulders is he better than Maiga and has he thanked Nolan for making little Mark Noble a great captain… Everything will soon be revealed by Sir Trevors,Geoff’s and Bobby’s site of choice.

        • ahahhah… you crack me up GW… lol I read that too… Maybe these are just rumors but I just don’t understand why some of the experts don’t want D&G to pay £30 mil. for one player… If Slav gives the ok, if Slav thinks that player is necessary and if the owners can afford it and they share Slav’s view… why not?? They are like my grandma, she never wanted to give me my weekly allowance… lol 😀

          • Matte Slav doesn’t control West Ham neither does G+S it’s run by the the incontinence city firm over at Tena till I die..

  7. Don’t worry matte they are still trying to work out what a spanner is to knick their seats,
    We know what a spanner is Monkey Bellend could be one,
    Money is no problem now it’s have we as a club got the pull to bring in the top players,
    As top dogs in the capital in the best stadium and European football
    It’s a yes from me,
    Meet you in Times Square in 5 blood ( Matte )

  8. ahahha… 😉

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