West Ham United are still working on a deal to sign Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt.
Sky Sports News have been told West Ham’s bid – worth £12.6m (€15m) including add-ons – has been rejected, with Frankfurt looking closer to £16.8m pounds sterling (20 million euros) for a player who has entered the final year of his contract.
Kostic is represented by the World Soccer Agency (WSA) – the same agency that deals with Gianluca Scamacca.
Their founders Alessandro Lucci and CEO Alessio Ceccarelli are trying to broker a deal between the clubs and with the player.
Kostic has already turned down two offers from Champions League clubs but would consider West Ham if a deal is agreed.
Kostic wants to weigh all his options as he believes the next deal he signs will be the last big of his career.
He is also aware that he is four months away from being able to sign a pre-contract deal with a club outside Germany.
PSG made a late offer from Scamacca
PSG made a belated attempt to sign Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo.
However, the player and his representatives had already given their word to West Ham that he would sign for them.
AC Milan, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and two unnamed Premier League clubs were also interested in signing Scamacca in this window.
Earlier this month, Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali revealed that PSG had made an offer worth almost €40m for Scamacca.
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