West Ham, Wolves battling for €10m Brazilian midfielder

Date published: Friday 29th June 2018 1:07 - Samuel Bannister

West Ham are one of three clubs chasing Fenerbahce midfielder Josef de Souza, according to reports in Turkey.

AMK claim that the London club have already had a bid rejected for the 29-year-old, but are still optimistic about signing him.

Souza is out of contract at the Turkish club next summer, so is likely to be sold this transfer window. Talks over an extension have broken down, and three Premier League clubs are hovering.

West Ham‘s €12m bid was turned down, but the report claims that Fenerbahce are willing to reconsider offers for the midfielder after learning of his wish to leave. Wolves and Watford are the other English clubs interested in taking Souza.

The Brazilian made 41 appearances in all competitions last season, weighing in with four goals.

With Fenerbahce desperate to raise funds due to Financial Fair Play scrutiny, they could accept an offer of €10m for Souza after re-evaluating their position on the player.

Meanwhile, they may have found a replacement for Souza, as ex-Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is said to be in talks with the club over a free transfer.


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