West Ham submit eight-figure bid for pass master, London rivals deliver response - report
West Ham have seen a £20million bid for Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney rejected, according to a report.
Sky Sports claims that the Hammers have been unsuccessful with their offer for the 27-year-old, something they are familiar with having seen two attempts also blocked in January for him.
It is understood that the Scotland international wanted to move to the London Stadium back in January, but it’s unclear on his thoughts now after helping Fulham achieve promotion via the Championship play-off final last season.
Football Insider verdict:
Cairney played a vital role in helping Fulham earn promotion to the Premier League and certainly deserves his opportunity to show his talents in the top flight. The left-footed pass master is brilliant in possession and has a wide range of passing in his armoury. He has proven he can be a threat going forward, scoring 27 goals and supplying 23 assists in 130 appearances in all competitions for Fulham. Cairney could be a brilliant addition for the Hammers if he joined from London rivals Fulham and is exactly what is missing from the current group of players. West Ham could do with a creative midfield general, especially after the long-term injury to Manuel Lanzini, and the Championship sensation ticks a lot of boxes. It appears like Fulham are reluctant to sell one of their star players and there is no reason why they should be forced to after winning promotion.
In other West Ham transfer news, they are lining up a move for a Manchester United defender.