West Ham make improved bid for winger after signing La Liga star, to shelve striker bid

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West Ham are set to make an improved bid of £8 million for Matt Ritchie after having an initial approach turned down by Bournemouth, according to a report by The Telegraph.

The Hammers originally made a bid of £25 million for both Ritchie and striker Callum Wilson last month, but will make a new offer of £8 million, potentially rising to £10 million, for the 26-year-old winger.

Ritchie is believed to have met with Cherries boss Eddie Howe shortly after the end of the season and expressed an interest to hold talks with West Ham.

The 26-year-old scored the Cherries goal of the season at home to Sunderland and also impressed on the international stage, winning the goal of the year award for Scotland.

Meanwhile, West Ham have signed winger Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia on a three-year contract, according to the club’s website. The 26-year-old Algeria international spent six seasons at the Spanish club, scoring 42 goals in 243 appearances.

Feghouli is the Hammers’ second signing this summer following Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit, who joins on July 1.

Last but not least, according to a report by The Daily Mail West Ham are about to pull out of the race to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

The Ligue 1 club keep demanding £40 million for the 25-year-old, as West Ham have offered a deal worth up to £32 million. However, the Hammers now wondering whether to shelve the bid and focus on other options.

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