By West Ham correspondent Tony Hughes
West Ham will table a stunning £32.5million bid for Michy Batshuayi, according to a report.
The Hammers have made clear their ambitions to spend big on attacking talent in the forthcoming transfer window.
French publication L’Equipe claim West Ham are about to submit an offer to Marseille of £28.5million plus £4million of add-ons to win the race for Batshuayi.
It is said that Juventus tabled a bid worth £28.5million for the Belgium international last Thursday, with the offer worth £26.1million up front plus £2.4million of add-ons.
Batshuayi revealed last month that he was keen on a move to the Premier League alerting both West Ham and Spurs but it is said the £30million-plus price tag looks to have put Tottenham off pursuing the forward.
Batshuayi, who is currently at Euro 2016 with the Belgium squad, scored 24 goals and supplied 10 assists in 51 matches in all competitions for Marseille this season, including 17 goals and nine assists from 36 Ligue 1 encounters.
West Ham are ready to smash their club record transfer fee this summer of £15.5million, which was spent to entice Andy Carroll from Liverpool in the summer of 2013.
Carroll is comfortably the Hammers’ record signing, although the club have also spent £10million-plus fees on the likes of Payet, Enner Valencia and Angel Ogbonna.
In other West Ham transfer news, teen sensation Reece Oxford is increasingly likely to leave the club this summer.