Czech news outlet iSport have reported that West Ham are ready to make an £8 million bid for Slavia Prague winger Lukas Masopust.
The same outlet has previously reported that the Hammers had a £4.8m bid rejected, and they now claim that the East London club are ready to increase their offer for the midfielder.
Manager David Moyes is believed to have been monitoring the 27-year-old for a while and is now ready to attempt to bring him to the London Stadium.
Masopust plays mainly as a right-winger but can operate as a wing-back or on the opposite side.
Having spent his entire career in the Czech Republic, should Moyes land his target it would be the international’s first state of club football outside of his homeland.
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Following the departure of Grady Diangana to West Brom and with Felipe Anderson’s future still up in the air, a winger may quickly become a necessity for the West Ham squad.
Masopust, a former Slavia Prague teammate of Tomas Soucek, played 22 times in the Fortuna Liga last season, scoring five times and making two assists.
Although not currently top of the list in terms of priorities, the addition of a winger would be a useful one to the Hammers squad.