West Ham are engaged on a deal for Southampton skipper James Ward-Prowse.
The Hammers have been chasing the Saints star, with the Championship aspect rejecting quite a few advances on the a part of David Moyes thus far through the summer season switch window.
The Europa Conference League champions had turned down a £25 million bid for the England worldwide, elevating their newest bid for the midfielder to £27 million plus an extra £3 million in add-ons.
Mail Sport understands talks happened on Tuesday afternoon and a deal is feasible so long as the Hammers meet the asking worth of round £32m.
Sources near the deal insist the deal just isn’t finalized, though all events are working to shut a deal earlier than the weekend.
James Ward-Prowse has been the topic of a variety of advances from West Ham this summer season
David Moyes’ aspect may strike a deal for the England star in the event that they hit the £32 million asking worth
West Ham are additionally in scorching pursuit of Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay
As such, Saturday’s Championship conflict with Norwich on the weekend might be Ward-Prowse’s final in pink and white.
The set items specialist was not within the squad for the Saints’ dismal 3-1 defeat to League Two Gillingham on Tuesday night time, with Liverpool goal Romeo Lavia additionally absent.
The Hammers are additionally on the hunt for Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, with Moyes hoping for a double assault on his former membership.
However, Mail Sport understands that the Hammers nonetheless fall in need of United’s valuations for each McTominay and Maguire, though Moyes would nonetheless wish to signal each gamers and Ward-Prowse.
A transfer to Fulham’s Joao Palhinha can also be not out of the query, though the participant’s damage – and €60m price ticket – is believed to be a deterrent for West Ham, additionally admirers of Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana.
There has been unrest at West Ham over a scarcity of switch exercise, though Moyes and Co have now agreed a £34 million payment for Ajax’s Edson Alvarez as they give the impression of being to spend a part of the £105 million on the sale of Declan Rice.
Ward-Prowse has spent his complete skilled profession with Southampton, having graduated from the membership’s academy.
In his 13-year keep at St. Mary’s, the 28-year-old performed 410 video games, scored 55 objectives and offered 54 assists.