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Romano: West Ham Kilman Bid Rejected

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Football ITK Fabrizio Romano has revealed that West Ham have had a £25m bid for Wolves defender Max Kilman rejected.

The Italian journalist has his ear close to the ground with all Hammers transfer dealings and is believed to be in regular contact with West Ham director of football Tim Steidten.

The news that The Irons have made an official bid for Kilman will come as little surprise. The defender previously worked with current West Ham head coach Julen Lopetegui at the midlands club.

It is understood that Lopetegui is very keen to recruit the centre back from Wolverhampton, however they are demanding as much as £45m to even consider a transfer.

Earlier this afternoon, West Ham ITK ExWHUEmployee stated that Lopetegui was not only keen to sign his former player but wanted him to be the new Hammers captain.

With the two clubs valuations being so wide apart, there is clearly much work to be done before J-Lo gets his man.

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  • Phil McDonald says:

    Hi Gonzo, would be good to know the full composition of the offer eh. £25m plus extras? How backloaded the £25m would be. So as to judge what exactly they are turning down and gauge how far apart we might be.

  • Bonzo says:

    Wolves will not be wanting to sell their club captain to Lopetegui of all people.

    • Phil McDonald says:

      They definitely won’t. But they’re in a hole with FFP and have to sell at least one of their valuable assets.

  • Matt kemp says:

    We need to walk away from this deal though Wolves need to sell before they can buy so some poker is being played. £45m is a lot of money for a central defender that didn’t make the England squad. We simply need to spend elsewhere, Nikola Milenkovic would be cheaper and arguably a better player.

  • John Ayris says:

    That’s the way it works. Selling club state more than they expect to get, buying club offers less than they expect will be accepted. Somewhere between £25M and £45M is a price at which a deal will be done. Wolves need to sell somebody to satisfy FFP so may even want to sell.

  • justin says:

    why why why are we trying to sign a middle of the road players.

  • Jonathan Munday says:

    We are a mid table team, why would Kilman join us and for stupid money. It’s a sideways move

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