West Ham target PSG striker Hugo Ekitike and Corinthians star Yuri Alberto to bolster their attacking options…with Hammers also keeping tabs on Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen
West Ham are targeting PSG striker Hugo Ekitike and Corinthians star Yuri Alberto to bolster their attacking capabilities…with Hammers also eyeing Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen
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West Ham have revived talks with Paris St Germain over striker Hugo Ekitike.
They are in parallel negotiations with Corinthians over Yuri Alberto and have made an approach for Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards, 20.
As reported by Mailsport On Tuesday, the Hammers will remain in the market for a striker even after securing the transfer of Mohammed Kudus, with Ekitike, Yuri Alberto and Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri among their targets.
Ekitike moved from Reims to the Parc des Princes in 2022 but scored just four goals in 32 appearances with the club
Meanwhile, Alberto has one cap for Brazil, scoring 52 goals in 158 appearances for Brazilian clubs Internacional and Corinthians.
West Ham have revived talks with Paris St Germain over striker Hugo Ekitike
The Hammers are also negotiating with Corinthians for the signing of Yuri Alberto
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The 22-year-old has spent some time in Europe with Russia’s Zenit Saint Petersburg, but he played just 16 games.
Edwards has been a mainstay of Peterborough’s back four for the past two seasons, making 74 appearances in the Championship and League One.
A towering central defender, the England U-20 international has played every minute of the Posh’s competition so far.
West Ham, Burnley and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, while Everton have added West Ham winger Maxwel Cornet to their list of late targets.
The Ivorian international made just 21 appearances in all competitions last season after joining Burnley for £18 million and has played just one minute of Premier League football this season.
Meanwhile, as revealed by Mail Sports Transfer Confidential column earlier this week, Maatsen’s decision on a new contract could influence Marc Cucurella’s departure from Stamford Bridge.
Cucurella is available for loan and Manchester United made inquiries on Saturday, but Chelsea may not be so sure whether Orange U-21 international Maatsen is not committed to a new contract.
The 21-year-old has been offered a long-term contract but is unsure of the terms and validity of signing it.
Maxwel Cornet has emerged as a target for Everton late in the transfer window
West Ham are also interested in Chelsea left-back and Orange U-21 international Ian Maatsen
Mauricio Pochettino is impressed by Maatsen and the club would prefer to let Cucurella go at this stage.
Cornet’s West Ham teammate Pablo Fornals, meanwhile, has interest from Saudi Arabia.
The 27-year-old played fifty games for the Hammers last season and scored the winner in the second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final against AZ Alkmaar.
Fornals started West Ham’s first game of the season against Bournemouth, but came off the bench in wins against Chelsea and Brighton.