West Ham offer £33m for Saint-Etienne defender. West Ham in race with Leicester to sign 19-year-old focus back from Saint-Etienne; the two clubs likewise intrigued by Burnley’s James Tarkowski.

West Ham have caused an offered worth to up to £33m for Saint-Etienne focus back Wesley Fofana.

Different clubs are keen on the 19-year-old, yet West Ham are accepted to have made the most elevated offer up until now – which incorporates an underlying charge of £23m and up to £10m in additional items.

Leicester have likewise been in converses with sign Fofana, who has been vocal via online media of his longing to proceed onward from Ligue 1.

The Hammers are hoping to add a middle back to their positions this mid year and have seen three offers turned somewhere near Burnley for James Tarkowski, who is additionally on the Foxes’ exchange radar.

Regardless of marking another agreement in April, Fofana has told Saint-Etienne lead trainer Claude Puel he needs to leave to play in the Premier League and was kept separate from the club’s matchday crew to play Nantes on Sunday evening.

St Etienne initially needed £25m for their safeguard, altogether past what Leicester are happy to pay to carry him to the King Power Stadium.

Fofana showed up for St Etienne in an advancement crusade a year ago, as the group equipped for the Europa League and made the French Cup last.

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