FC Porto are making desperate efforts to tie West Ham target Yacine Brahimi down to a new contract, according to reports.
The Hammers have long been linked with a move to sign the Algerian international, whose deal with the Portuguese giants comes to an end this summer.
This means that Brahimi will be allowed to move away from Porto on a free transfer, with West Ham among the clubs who have established an interest in signing him.
However, the Liga NOS side are believed to be pushing to secure their key man’s future at the club. According to Correio de Manha, as cited by Calciomercato, Porto have offered him a lucrative new deal.
The report states that Brahimi has been offered a contract worth €2 million per season with additional bonuses should he put pen to paper on an extended stay at Estadio do Dragao.
West Ham are stocked with creative options, but the prospect of signing the 29-year-old on a free transfer could prove lucrative this summer.
Wingers who West Ham should consider signing if they fail to land Brahimi
Bergwijn has been excellent for PSV Eindhoven in the past two seasons, and West Ham should move quickly to beat other Premier League sides to his signature.
Ziyech can play on the right or in the hole and is a pivotal player for Ajax. He wouldn’t come cheaply, but he’d significantly bolster West Ham’s options.
Keita Balde hasn’t quite had the desired impact at Inter but remains an exciting attacking player. He’d fit Manuel Pellegrini’s style of play.
Neres, another Ajax player, would add pace, trickery and quality to the Hammers’ attacking options.
Skov has enjoyed a tremendous season for Copenhagen and is likely to command plenty of interest in the summer. West Ham could make a shrewd signing if they pursue the winger.
Trossard, too, is something of a hidden gem. The Genk winger has earned plaudits for his displays this season, and West Ham could be the perfect next step for him.