Bid in: New development as West Ham swoop to sign striker by 5pm Friday - Sources
West Ham will make another move to sign Josh King from Bournemouth ahead of tomorrow’s £5pm transfer cut-off after his asking price was slashed to £15million.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that West Ham are still keen on adding King to a new-look attack by tomorrow night.
David Moyes’ side had a £13million bid for the Norway international rejected earlier this week.
But Bournemouth have now reduced the price from their original £20m mark to £15m as they look to offload him in the coming hours.
The battle for King is likely to be one of the headline transfers of the second deadline day, in the short domestic window that closes tomorrow.
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Significantly, rival suitors West Brom are no longer in the running after King made it clear he does to want the transfer.
As revealed by Football Insider, the forward has “no interest” in a move to the Hawthorns and is holding out for a transfer to a “bigger club”.
Aston Villa are also interested and fit the bill after two summers of big spending transformed Smith’s squad and their 7-2 demolition of Liverpool grabbed interest around the globe.
King is regarded as very likely to leave Bournemouth by tomorrow evening.
He has scored 48 goals in 161 Premier League appearances although he was not prolific in attack last season with just six goals and four assists to his name in 26 top-flight games.
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