L’Équipe report this afternoon that West Ham have submitted a second offer to Lyon for Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paquetá, this time worth a total of €57m including add-ons.
After seeing their initial offer of close to €50m turned down (€41m and €8m in add-ons), the Hammers have upped their proposal. The Ligue 1 side have yet to respond to the bid, although it is considerably closer to their asking price of €60m.
The latest offer consists of €41m as a base fee again, but with €15m in easily attainable add-ons this time. Paquetá has been the subject of interest from across the channel all summer, having been linked to Newcastle and Arsenal as well.
The former Milan man himself has yet to enter talks with the Premier League side, although his agents have been in London for the last few days to find him a new club.
The Brazilian midfielder is open to moving on, having been disappointed by Lyon’s campaign last season which saw them miss out on European football altogether, as they finished in 8th place.