West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan revealed he has launched one bid for a player in Europe, and is ready with an offer for a player in England.
The Hammers have been strongly linked with a move to sign Theo Walcott this summer, with the forward claimed to be ready to quit the Emirates should he fail to secure a spot in the England squad for the upcoming European Championships.
West Ham are moving into a new stadium in the close-season, and are keen to strengthen the side using their new income in order to close the gap on the top clubs.
Sullivan has now confirmed he is ready to move on two targets, and revealed the offers he has in place.
He said: “We’ve put a bid in today for €30 Million for a player, and other bids will be going in.
“We’re going to make a £20 Million or £25 Million bid for a player in England later this week. Whatever happens we intend to bring a top striker in.
“We’re hoping to bring in one or two top players. The Olympic Stadium gives us about £12m a year in extra income. It doesn’t give us £100m a year in extra income.”
The player who is supposedly subject to the other offer is believed to be Arsenal target Michy Batshuayi, who has been impressing in France with Marseille this season.
Wenger has confirmed he will assess whether he is willing to sell Theo after the season is over, and all the reports seem to sway on the side of an exit. I’m not so certain however…
Wenger this season has also said that we will see the best of Walcott in the future, which would sway me the opposite way. We know the French boss holds his cards close to his chest, and there is no telling what decisions he will make this summer.
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