Report: West Ham close in on €40m Cagliari midfielder

Will Ford
TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 06: Paulo Dybala of Juventus evades challenge from Nahitan Nandez of Cagliari during the Serie A match between Juventus and Cagliari Calcio at Allianz Stadium on January 6, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Images)

West Ham United are reportedly close to signing Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez on loan with an obligation to buy.

Moyes earlier confirmed midfielder Tomas Soucek was undergoing a medical after agreeing a £13m move to the Hammers.

And according to Italian source Tuttosport (via Football Italia), David Moyes’ side are close to another arrival with Cagliari considering an enquiry for Nandez.

The outlet reports that the deal would amount to €40m including performance-related bonuses and Cagliari are weighing up accepting the offer, with the club set to receive at least double the €18m they paid for Nandez in the summer.



However, the source says that if the move falls through, Cagliari will attempt to tie the player down to a new contract with a €40m release clause- his current deal expires in 2024.

Uruguay international Nandez has made 23 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side since a move from Boca Juniors.

The latest report comes as Moyes confirmed activity within West Ham on the transfer front in his latest press conference.

He said: “I can say we have a proper bid in for another player at the moment, whether we get him or not we will see.”

Asked if the bid was for a striker, he replied: “I’d love to say that was right but it is not, there isn’t many out there. It’s not that.”