West Ham have reportedly submitted an offer for Barcelona star Memphis Depay as they look to recruit a top-class forward, according to sources.
The London club have already signed one centre-forward this summer, with Gianluca Scamacca joining in a £32million deal.
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But manager David Moyes wants further competition for places up front and has set his sights on landing the Dutchman on a free transfer.
The Irons have offered a big-money contract to the Holland international that could see him be their best-paid player.
It could be a masterstroke, given Depay’s calibre and the possibility Barcelona could let him go without a fee being paid.
The 28-year-old has a contract at Camp Nou that runs until the summer of 2023, but the Catalan giants are desperately trying to raise funds and lower their wage bill to register their summer signings.
Barcelona are currently unable to register their five marquee captures – Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen – with La Liga insisting the club must raise around £85million before Saturday’s league opener to register these additions.