West Ham have made an improved offer of £9m for Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru, according to a report from Own Goal Nigeria today.

Premier League and London rivals Arsenal were said to have had a bid accepted for the KAS Eupen forward, but that appears to have gone quiet. Now, The Hammers are getting involved.

It was reported that Slaven Bilic’s side had a £7m offer rejected, but they have now come back with an improved offer of £9m.

Strangely, Onyekuru does have a £6.5m release-clause in his contract, but that only is valid for Belgian sides.

Belgian champions Andelrecht are sniffing around, and they have said they are willing to meet the demands of KAS Eupen and pay £6.5m to trigger the clause, however Eupen want more money, with West Ham offering just that.

If the bid is accepted, The Irons will no doubt find themselves in the driving seat for the youngster’s signature, even if Eupen would rather see their talisman leave for Anderlcht, feeling that West Ham aren’t as prestigious.