West Ham’s pursuit of a £45 million Premier League defender isn’t over quite yet. 

Despite knowing what Wolves value their captain at, West Ham tried multiple times to sign him for well below that price. Due to Maidenhead having a 25% sell-on fee, the Midlands club are firm in their £45 million demands.

So far, West Ham have submitted a number of bids, with the highest being around £35 million. There’s also been talks about a player swap but all offers so far have been rejected. As such, Kilman’s move to the London Stadium seems to have come to a halt, but Fabrizio Romano expects things to get moving again.

“They already made two bids; the first one was rejected, and the second one included a player but was again rejected by Wolves,” the journalist told GIVEMESPORT.

“They want around £45million for Kilman, and probably they expect also some other big clubs to enter the race for Kilman later in the window, so this is why they are taking their time. But interest from West Ham is absolutely genuine.”

“They like the player, and obviously Julen Lopetegui knows him very well, and so they are still pushing to go for him, I think they will try again.”

The fact that Wolves are expecting other clubs to make moves for the defender soon should be a sign for the Hammers to get the move done as possible. He’s clearly someone the club are desperate to sign and they will be gutted if they lose out on their number 1 target over the sake of £5-10 million.

This is a window that makes or breaks the club’s future – so far, it’s been uninspiring. Hopefully things start progressing soon as it’s not going to be good for fans’ morale if the season starts and the squad is not in the place it needs to be.

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