According to sources, West Ham United is putting a lot of effort into finalising the contracts with Ajax and Stuttgart for Mohammed Kudus and Konstantinos Mavropanos, respectively.
Tim Steidten, the technical director for the Hammers has been in charge of the proposed transfer for defender Mavropanos. After the move for Harry Maguire fell through, West Ham started their pursuit of the Greek international.
Mavropanos, a former Arsenal player, is keen to return to the Premier League and believes that personal conditions won’t be an issue. Due to financial difficulties, Stuttgart is willing to sell the 25-year-old for €25 million (£21.3 million), and a deal with West Ham is almost complete.
Steidten is now in Amsterdam where he is meeting with representatives from Ajax to discuss a potential transfer for Kudus.
The Ghanaian attacker, who earlier this month turned down a transfer to Brighton, is thought to be open to the idea of heading to the London Stadium, and personal terms have been almost completely worked out in conversations that have been going on for the last week.
Steidten and the Hammers want to complete the deal for Kudus because they are aware that other clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal are still interested in signing him. The Hammers are now very likely to lose crucial midfielder Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City before the end of the month.