According to Foot Mercato, West Ham United are in direct contact with Montpellier HSC over the signing of Elye Wahi (20). The Ligue 1 club have also rejected an offer from Eintracht Frankfurt in anticipation of a higher offer from the Hammers.
One of the most protracted sagas of the summer may be reaching a conclusion. Wahi had looked to be on his way to Chelsea for much of the window. The Blues had shown the most concrete interest by submitting an offer, even if it didn’t receive a positive response. However, a second bid never came, and all the while, the France U21 international began to doubt the move, according to RMC Sport.
Foot Mercato reported on Tuesday that Wahi has now made up his mind – he wants to join West Ham. The Hammers are yet to submit a bid, but one may be forthcoming. There are already contacts between the two clubs, amidst interest from Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bundesliga side have submitted a verbal offer of €28m, which has been knocked back by Montpellier, who are anticipating a more lucrative offer from West Ham. With interest from multiple clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as the aforementioned clubs, MHSC president Laurent Nicollin is hoping to instigate a bidding war in order to garner a higher fee.
GFFN | Luke Entwistle