West Ham United optimistic of beating Newcastle United to Max Kilman

West Ham United are optimistic about beating Newcastle United in the chase for Wolves captain Max Kilman this summer.

According to The Times, West Ham United are stepping up their efforts to sign Max Kilman and remain optimistic about beating Newcastle United for the Wolves captain. The Midlands side have already rejected bids from either teams, as they will consider offers close to the player’s £40 million valuation.

West Ham optimistic about Max Kilman

Max Kilman had a good enough season for Wolves under Gary O’Neil, as he continues to attract the interest of West Ham United and Newcastle United. The defender might see the wisdom in moving away from Wolves for the right project, as he could reunite with former manager Julen Lopetegui at the London Stadium.

The Hammers have already failed with a bid for the defender, which was around the £30 million region. Wolves had been demanding around £40-50 million from suitors, and there is the belief that a £40 million proposal would suffice for West Ham in their efforts to sign the Wolves skipper.

Lopetegui wants reinforcements to his backline, as West Ham have already tried their luck with a few defenders, while they remain linked with a few others. Jayden Oosterwolde from Fenerbahce is linked with a move, while they have failed in luring Flamengo’s Fabricio Bruno despite agreeing on a fee to sign the Brazilian defender.

As for the Kilman chase, there is a wider expectation that the Hammers will return with a fresh offer. However, they must come very close to Wolves’ valuation for the £40 million-rated Premier League captain, or else, West Ham might suffer another blow in their bid to sign a new defender.

Can West Ham beat Newcastle for Kilman?

The Hammers are highly optimistic about beating Newcastle United for the signature of Kilman. The Magpies have also seen a bid rejected by Wolves, as they might have offered similar terms to what West Ham did for the Wolves captain.

Eddie Howe considers Kilman an important target, and could urge the club to return with an improved offer. Both clubs are not in Europe next season, although their respective long-term project might be the key to convince Kilman about a move, although West Ham may have the trump card with the presence of Lopetegui.

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