According to the Mirror, West Ham United are prepared to hold out for a fee of £75 million from Manchester United in exchange for centre-back Issa Diop.
The Hammers are extremely reluctant to part with the impressive 22-year-old this summer. The east London outfit have therefore attached the huge price tag to the defender.
Manchester United may have struggled on the pitch in recent years, but they remain a huge club. The Red Devils have enough financial resources to pull off such a deal despite such a big fee being demanded. However, on this occasion, the Irons may well have done enough to put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer off.
West Ham have done the right thing in making Diop as hard to sign as possible. They are showing a great deal of ambition in the market at this time and are also clearly keen to protect the quality they already have. They are certainly behaving like a club who are serious about making genuine strides forward.
They’ve come under fire before, but owners David Gold and David Sullivan currently deserve praise from the London Stadium faithful. The board are clearly backing Manuel Pellegrini to the hilt in his quest to bring genuine success to the club.