West Ham are set to agree on a fee with Manchester United for a summer target this January, it has been reported.

Our Hammers were in the hunt for the Red Devils duo Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay over the summer, with David Moyes earmarking both as key targets over a window of significant change for the club.

Despite formal bids going in for both players, both deals were not able to be concluded, with Maguires wage and payoff stopping the move – and the offer for McTominay not being accepted by Manchester United.

However, according to a report in Spain, West Ham are now closing in on a £52m deal for McTominay this January.

“A report via Fichajes claims that West Ham are willing to offer around €60 million for the midfielder when the transfer window reopens in January,” it stated in the article in Caught Offside.

“It is highly likely that Manchester United will sanction his departure if such a lucrative proposal is presented. West Ham have improved their midfield with the signings of Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse during the summer transfer window. It seems that David Moyes wants to add more quality to the side.”

Despite the report, at this stage it seems unlikely West Ham would be willing to invest heavily in January – especially in the midfield.

The club are understood to be scouting targets across Europe, and the feeling is that surely other positions, including a striker, are more important at this stage.

The above referenced news articles do not necessarily reflect what is being reported by ExWHUEmployee on The West Ham Way Patreon.

To get access to exclusive and verified club related content then visit our membership page if you’re not already subscribed.