West Ham want more than £85m for Manchester City target Lucas Paquetá

Manchester City’s opening offer for Lucas Paquetá (25) has been rejected by West Ham and according to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, the London club want a fee in excess of £85m for the Brazilian.

While West Ham would prefer to keep Paquetá after already losing Declan Rice – who joined Arsenal – this summer, they would be open to selling the Brazil international but only if an offer meets their valuation.

After a slow start to their transfer activity, West Ham have now agreed deals to sign Harry Maguire and James Ward-Prowse, as reported by Evening Standard, and are also expected to finalise a move for Ajax’s Edson Alvarez, a player who had concrete interest from Borussia Dortmund, but the Bundesliga side pulled out of a deal to sign the Mexican international.

It’s also noted by ES that West Ham are interested in signing Manchester City forward Cole Palmer, a player that may be used as a makeweight in City’s pursuit of Paquetá.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder




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