West Ham United are keen on adding a striker before the summer transfer window closes. Furthermore, Paris Saint-Germain’s Hugo Ekitike is a name linked to the English club ahead of the Sept. 1 deadline.
The Hammers are exercising all their options before making a final decision, but the 21-year-old Frenchman remains a target. Sky Sports News’ Dharmesh Sheth provided the latest on West Ham’s search for a striker and where Ekitke stands.
According to Sheth, the Premier League side was in talks with Brazilian club Corinthians over Yuri Alberto. However, the two clubs couldn’t solve the price, prompting West Ham to leave the negotiating table.
West Ham United unlikely to pursue deal for Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto. No resolution on price prompting West Ham to walk away. West Ham retain interest in PSG striker Hugo Ekitike & remain in talks with Jesse Lingard’s representatives over a short-term contract. #WHUFC
— Dharmesh Sheth (@skysports_sheth) August 30, 2023
What does this mean for the PSG striker? Sheth adds that West Ham retains an interest in Ekitike and remains in talks with Jesse Lingard’s representatives over a short-term contract.
The Ligue 1 side is reportedly hoping to sell the former Stade de Reims player, likely to a Premier League club, as it would bring in funds to help with their pursuit of Randal Kolo Muani.
These next few hours will be a rollercoaster ride as some of these transfer rumors will have a domino effect on other possible targets.