Friday, September 29, 2023

West Ham reject Gianluca Scamacca offer from Inter Milan and could walk away from James Ward-Prowse deal

West Ham have recently turned down a £17 million offer from Inter Milan for their striker Gianlucca Scamacca, according to talkSPORT. Scamacca is among several players who are seeking a departure from the Europa Conference League champions this summer.

Having joined West Ham last year, Scamacca has made 27 appearances and scored eight goals, contributing to the team’s successful avoidance of Premier League relegation. However, his desired exit may have to be put on hold as the club has rejected Inter’s offer.

In other news, West Ham seems to be abandoning their pursuit of Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse. The Hammers are unwilling to meet Southampton’s £40 million asking price for their captain, who will be playing in the Championship with the Saints this season.

Despite the need for a replacement for Declan Rice, who was sold to Arsenal for £105 million, West Ham is not willing to spend excessively. The club has had an unsuccessful attempt to acquire Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay, with a £20 million bid for Maguire being rejected and a £40 million price tag placed on McTominay by Man United.

It has been 47 days since West Ham made a signing this summer, only bringing in 17-year-old Sean Moore from Cliftonville for an undisclosed fee. This lack of incoming transfers may be a cause for concern among West Ham fans.
West Ham United have turned down an offer from Inter Milan for the out-of-favor Gianluca Scamacca, as the club look to potentially walk away from their negotiations with Southampton for James Ward-Prowse.

Scamacca had been plotting a move away from the San Siro, with West Ham reportedly interested in his services; there have already been discussions between the two clubs over a potential move, but a deal could not be struck out. It is unclear what the reason behind this was with various reports stating contrasting views, but it does look as if the East Londoners will be leaving the market for the Italian forward.

Meanwhile, it is also emerging that West Ham could end their pursuit of Ward-Prowse, after the Saints reported rejected a bid of £22 million. It is believed that the club were looking to bring the Englishman in to add to their midfield; however, it appears that they are not willing to go beyond what the south coast club are wanting.

It remains to be seen what will happen next, with West Ham now potentially having to switch their targets to other incomings this month. Seeing as this window is a unique one, with it being shorter than usual and moves having to be completed quicker, the Londoners have a tough challenge to overcome if they are intent on adding to their squad before the 17th of February deadline.

But, as of now, it appears that the Hammers have ended their chase in both the Scamacca and Ward-Prowse deals, leaving them to opportunity to move their focus elsewhere.

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