West Ham set to finalise deal with Villarreal for Pablo Fornals
West Ham United are in preparation to make a £30 million offer for Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals this week according to Football Insider.
West Ham are said to be willing to increase their bid for Fornals as they look to bring the Spanish star to the Premier League in the summer.
The report further claims that the Hammers are in advanced talks with Villareal over a suitable deal for both parties and hope to secure Fornals by Wednesday (June 12).
The London club have already tabled an offer of £20 million for the midfielder in which Villarreal found unacceptable, leading West Ham to up their bid.
West Ham are said to have already offered £20m for the midfielder, which Villarreal deemed unacceptable – with the Hammers now upping their bid.
Manuel Pellegrini worked with Fornals during his time at Malaga and could now be on course for a reunion with the Spaniard this summer if West Ham are able to iron out a deal.
The 23-year-old has scored nine times in 96 appearances for Villarreal since joining the club from Malaga in 2017.
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