West Ham see ambitious £12million bid for loan star rejected

Date published: Wednesday 21st March 2018 1:37 - Oli Fisher

West Ham have seen an audacious £12million bid for loan man Joao Mario rejected by Inter, according to a report.

FcInterNews claims that the Hammers have submitted a bid to the Serie A side to make Joao Mario’s loan spell permanent, but it was rejected swiftly.

Despite not setting the world alight yet at the London Stadium, it is widely reported that Inter are looking to recoup the £40m they paid for the former Sporting midfielder.

West Ham have been handed a boost however, as the Portugal international hinted on Tuesday that he would be open to making his loan spell permanent.

“I’m in a new league and I’m trying to adapt quickly,” Joao Mario said.

“I’m happy with my new adventure and I hope to finish the season well. Inter are part of my past now. I could have played more, but football is about that too.

“Now I’m happy and that’s what matters most.”

 

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