It’s a busy summer for West Ham United as they look to strengthen their forward line. The Hammers failed with their bid to land Michy Batshuayi, 22, who preferred Chelsea and have been told by former star, Carlos Tevez, 32, that he wants £250,000 per week to return to London.
For Hammers co-owner David Sullivan, it was a disappointing response to their offer of £150,000 per week and led to a caustic rebuke from the chairman: “All this business, “I love West Ham”, well it’s “I love West Ham if they give me £250,000 a week”.
Sullivan has all but given up hope of making the deal come true with Tevez likely to stay at Boca Juniors. Any move was likely to be delayed with the Argentine club preparing for the first leg of their Copa Libertadores semi-final in Quito taking place tonight.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp values the misfiring Belgian at £30m which both clubs are willing to pay. Moving to either would draw to a close a disappointing time at Anfield for Benteke where he failed to live up to expectations following his move last summer from Aston Villa.
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