West Ham are reportedly interested in goal machine Bradley Dack from Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers.
According to the Daily Mail, the Hammers and Crystal Palace have both made enquiries about the 25-year-old attacker.
It is understood that both Premier League teams believe that his £18million price tag is too high though and that’s an issue when it comes to a move.
Blackburn are believed to be eyeing for potential replacements, but they may need to lower their valuation if he’s going to secure a switch to the top flight.
Dack has been in outstanding form for Blackburn this season, scoring 18 goals in 45 games across all competitions.
He is a creative playmaker that usually slots into the number 10 role behind the striker and has weighed in with 10 assists too this campaign.
Dack has done enough in the Championship to suggest a Premier League club should take a chance on him, as he enters the peak years of his career and has proven what a goal threat he can be.
But his near-£20million cost is a major gamble given that he’s got no experience of playing in the Premier League before.
West Ham do already have several talented attackers in their ranks at the London Stadium, but adding an English star to Manuel Pellegrini’s squad could be a good move.
They should try to negotiate with Blackburn a cheaper deal and perhaps even consider throwing in a makeweight to the deal to bring it down in cost.