Insider: West Ham reignite swoop for top-six international maestro with deadline day bid
West Ham have tabled another bid for Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney as they look to pull off a deadline day swoop, according to a club insider.
Twitter account ExWHUemployee, who have established themselves as a reliable source of insider information surrounding the club, has claimed that the Hammers have reignited their interest in the Scottish international ahead of the window slamming shut on Wednesday.
A possibility yes! Although another bid is in for Cairney too https://t.co/IYHA97zFMn
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 31, 2018
It was claimed by Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson earlier this week that the club had tabled an offer of £18million for the 27-year-old playmaker’s signing but that Fulham, who are sitting sixth in the Championship, had rejected the offer.
The one-cap Scotland international has made 18 appearances for the Cottagers this season, scoring one goal and chipping in with three assists, while he also has 11 Premier League outings to his name during his time with Hull City.
Football Insider verdict
It was widely reported throughout all of January that David Moyes was looking to add a midfielder or two to his ranks before the end of the window but all he has secured at the moment is a loan signing for Joao Mario. West Ham would not have liked to have left it as late as they have but the situation is what it is, and they now face a fight to secure any late signings. Fulham seem seriously reluctant to let Cairney go, and they will no doubt be looking for a hefty figure from clubs seeking his signing – if they let him depart at all. Still, you can expect the Hammers to have fingers in many pies on deadline day, making sure they have options for every scenario.
In other West Ham transfer news, the club have tabled an offer to snap up an international attacker.