Major update on West Ham signing McTominay - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

13th Aug, 2023 | 9:00am

Sources: Major update on West Ham signing McTominay

West Ham are set to push for the signing of Man United midfielder Scott McTominay if Lucas Paqueta completes a move to Man City, sources have told Football Insider.

The Irons have already completed a move for Ajax star Edson Alvarez and are close to sealing the signing of Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse.

Their midfield rebuild has been triggered by the sale of their own skipper, Declan Rice, to Arsenal earlier this summer.

It is believed a further sale of Paqueta would give West Ham the funds to land top target McTominay.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (11 August) that Man City have already seen a bid of £70million rejected for the 25-year-old – but have not been deterred.

It is believed the treble-winners have already seen a bid of £70million rejected for the Brazil international, but are expected to return with an improved offer in the coming days.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Guardiola’s side have been “encouraged” by Paqueta’s interest in completing a move to the Etihad Stadium.

One potential formula could be through a part-exchange deal, with Football Insider revealing on Saturday (12 August) that Man City are considering including Cole Palmer in a new bid for Paqueta.

Meanwhile, McTominay featured 24 times for Erik ten Hag’s side last season in the Premier League – playing a total of 1149 minutes.

The 39-cap Scotland international has racked up 209 appearances for Man United since coming through the youth system, 144 of which have come in the English top flight.

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