West Ham handed major boost in pursuit of leading target

By Wayne Veysey

10th Aug, 2020 | 11:51am

Exclusive: West Ham & Sheffield United handed big transfer boosts after £10m bid

Matty Cash has made it clear he is keen to quit Nottingham Forest this summer amid West Ham and Sheffield United interest, Football Insider understands.

The right-back, 23, has already been the subject of a £10million offer from Chris Wilder’s side that was knocked back.

A Forest source has told Football Insider that Cash is keen to join a Premier League club this window after failing to secure promotion from the Championship.

Forest finished seventh and missed out on the final play-off spot due to Swansea City’s superior goal difference.

But Cash is keen to taste the top flight and is ready to quit his boyhood club before the early October cut-off.

This site revealed last Friday that West Ham have an interest in Cash but will not make a move for him until they offload some senior stars.

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The Londoners are in the market for a new right-back this window following the departures of Pablo Zabaleta and Jeremy Ngakia.

Sheffield United are expected to return to the negotiating table with an improved offer for Cash after their initial knock-back.

West Ham made enquiries about Cash in January, when discussions were held and a potential £12m deal was suggested.

But Forest refused to let their academy product go while their promotion bid was still on track.

Cash has played 141 times for the Championship big guns, including 40 league starts in the 2019-20 campaign.

In other news, it can be REVEALED West Ham are in “serious” talks over a big-money transfer.