Report: West Ham reject £10m bid for 26-year-old, just £3m more will seal the deal
By Alex Taylor
West Ham have rejected a £10million bid for Enner Valencia, according to reports.
The Express claim that the 26-year-old forward was the subject of a multi-million approach from Lazio.
The report says that the former Pachuca player will not be allowed to leave the club until the Hammers’ £13million valuation is met.
The West Ham man has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Lazio for the majority of the transfer window with his place in the first-team not assured.
The versatile attacker has had two mixed seasons with West Ham since joining from Pachuca in 2014 for £12 million, scoring just 10 goals in a claret and blue shirt.
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With Valencia set to leave, and Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho handing in a transfer request, manager Slaven Bilic is left with just Andy Carroll up-front.
The player has just two years left on his current deal allowing the east London outfit to dictate transfer proceedings.
The Croatian manager has been linked with bringing in Robin van Persie and Carlos Bacca, after missing out on Michy Batshuayi, Carlos Tevez and Vincent Janssen.
In other West Ham news, this German star could also replace Valencia.