The Hammers are reportedly keen on the 25-year-old as David Moyes goes in search of attacking reinforcements this summer.
Viewed as a potential alternative to the capture of Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard, the Express & Star has claimed the recently relegated Baggies will demand £30million for Pereira.
Now, reliable West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has delivered an update on Twitter.
Twitter: We are interested and have enquired about fee etc but this has not been agreed https://t.co/W906F3iMIg (@ExWHUemployee)
Despite falling foul to relegation, Pereira netted 11 goals and added another six assists in 33 Premier League appearances last season.
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Valued at £13.5million and under contract at the Hawthorns until 2024 (Transfermarkt), despite competition from elsewhere the Irons will surely be confident of doing a deal for less than the mooted fee.
Capable of playing across a number of advanced positions, Pereira would offer important versatility to Moyes’ squad and may endear the Scot to the signing.
As the Hammers are relatively well-stocked in wide areas, the Brazilian ace can also play as a central striker as well as a number 10 – similarly to Lingard.
At the right price, this is a deal that has plenty of merit for West Ham and could sufficiently strengthen the squad.