West Ham United are preparing to make a fresh offer for Lukas Masopust, after The Sun on Sunday (9/8; page 60) reported that their first offer for the winger had been rejected.
Czech outlet iSport reported last week that the Hammers had had a £5 million bid turned down. The report went on to note Slavia Prague wanted £8 million for the 27-year-old.
They may have been dealt a blow after their first bid. But it appears that the Irons may not be too far away from sealing a move for Masopust.
That is because that The Sun on Sunday (9/8; page 60) suggested that West Ham were readying a second offer worth £8 million for the Czech Republic international.
That would, of course, meet Slavia’s reported asking price. So perhaps it should not be a surprise if the Hammers soon manage to make their second signing from the same club this year.
David Moyes’s men signed Tomas Soucek on loan during the January window. And his form during his initial spell at the London Stadium prompted the club to make his deal permanent.
West Ham fans may be hoping that Masopust can follow in his footsteps should he join. He scored seven goals and contributed five assists in all competitions last season.
Masopust is also versatile. He has predominantly featured on the right wing during his career. But he has also played at full-back, central midfield, and even up front.
So a £8 million move could certainly prove to be a shrewd piece of business from the Hammers – should a deal get given the green light.