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Report: Hammers set to table bid

West Ham are poised to table a bid for Atalanta wing-back Joakim Maehle, according to reports in Italy.

Hammers boss David Moyes has already got two signings under his belt, with Nayef Aguerd and Alphonse Areola both moving to the London Stadium.

Atalanta’s local newspaper is L’Eco di Bergamo and they report that the Italian club need to offload players this summer.

The Irons are said to be keeping a very close eye on Maehle’s situation and a separate report has claimed that a bid could be tabled soon.

Tutto Atalanta reports that Moyes has identified him as a target, with Atalanta keen to receive a fee of around €18m, which is £15.5m in sterling.

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They claim that the Irons could make a bid in the coming days, although it remains to be seen if that will be the case.

Moyes is keen to sign a new wing-back and Maehle would be an exceptional option; he has played 60 times for Atalanta and has won 29 caps for Denmark, scoring nine goals.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

2 comments on “Report: Hammers set to table bid

  1. denmark defender, great signing prospect, considering they conceded the least goals in world football for so long, at 15 mill, cant go wrong with this one.
    problem is now, by writing this article, its made other teams aware. will we miss another target.

  2. Agreed. Would be a solid signing. I wouldn’t worry about alerting other teams, as the player and his agent won’t take the first offer they receive anyway. They rarely do. In fact, this and the sellers waiting to get a replacement, are the main reasons transfers take so long, and majority happen later in the window. Despite my reservations about DM’s ability to navigate the transfer window and build the squad, I don’t expect early deals. I’ll make my judgment at the end of the window.

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