West Ham have made a new and improved bid for Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes, according to Claret and Hugh.
The 25-year-old Portugal International spent last season on loan at Everton, but they have no option to buy in their deal..
Last week West Ham offered £18m for Barcelona midfielder but the Spanish Giants rejected..
C & H claimed that the Hammers have made a fresh £20million bid for the defensive midfielder, and that Pellegrini will be willing to increase the fee up to as high as £25million.
Claret and Hugh were told by a highly placed source: “It’s all cat and mouse at this stage of the summer so we can only press on with our own plans. However, a new £20 million bid has been made,
“The manager sees Gomes as his number one target but whatever happens there – and we are hopeful of a deal – a defensive midfielder alongside Declan is a priority.”