West Ham are preparing to make a £30m offer for Villarreal star Pablo Fornals this week.
According to Football Insider, West Ham are willing to up their bid for Fornals to £30m as they look to bring the Spanish midfielder to the Premier League next season.
The report claims that West Ham have been in advanced talks with Villarreal over a deal to sign Fornals this week and they hope to agree a deal on Wednesday.
West Ham are said to have already offered £20m for the midfielder, which Villarreal deemed unacceptable – with the Hammers now upping their bid.
Manuel Pellegrini worked with Fornals during his time at Malaga and could now be on course for a reunion with the Spaniard this summer if West Ham are able to iron out a deal.
The 23-year-old has scored nine times in 96 appearances for Villarreal since joining the club from Malaga in 2017.
Positions West Ham need to strengthen
With the injury issues West Ham have had at centre-back, they could do with bringing in an extra body in that position.
West Ham need a consistent goalscorer to propel them to the level where they want to be – a top seven club.
With West Ham looking at Fornals, they clearly agree that they need to strengthen in central midfield.
West Ham lack depth in the wide areas and could do with bringing in one or two more players to compete for a place on the wing.
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