West Ham have submitted a €10m bid as they attempt to land Olympiacos midfielder Kostas Fortounis this summer.
According to Radio Sport 24, via The Mirror, West Ham are keen to bring Fortounis to England and have made their first official offer.
The report claims that West Ham sporting director Mario Husillos has picked Fortounis out as a player who can come to the London Stadium and improve Manuel Pellegrini’s midfield options.
Fortounis has caught the eye in Greece this season with his impressive performances in midfield, scoring 12 goals in 28 games for the Greek giants.
West Ham could, however, face competition from fellow Premier League side Norwich. The Canaries were touted with interest in Fortounis earlier this year and could rival West Ham to his signature.
Fortounis joined Olympiacos in 2014 and has made 196 appearances for the club to date, including 42 European outings – in the Champions League and Europa League.
Midfielders West Ham could target
West Ham could look to raid relegated Huddersfield and bring Aaron Mooy back to the Premier League. The central midfielder is good on the ball and works his socks off for the team.
Following Leeds’ failure to secure promotion, West Ham could swoop in for highly-rated midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The young Englishman was named in the Championship Team of the Season earlier this year.
West Ham could look to usurp Everton and strike a deal with Barcelona for Andre Gomes. The Portuguese international has been superb for Everton in the Premier League this season on loan from the Spanish giants.
With Southampton struggling towards the bottom of the table in recent seasons, West Ham could try to persuade Hojbjerg to move to London. The Danish international has grown into a solid central midfielder in the Premier League.