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West Ham are expected to lodge a new bid for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana, after having an initial offer rejected by the French club, according to Foot Mercarto.
The Hammers have had a strong transfer window so far and have recently confirmed the signing of Gianluca Scamacca for £30.5m from Sampdoria.
As well as Scamacca, West Ham have already brought in Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and Alphonse Areola on permanent deals, as they look to secure a European spot once again next season.
The 20 year-old Belgian has been subject of interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal.
With their current midfield beginning to hit their twilight years, Liverpool’s engine room is in need of a revamp, and bringing in the youth of Onana could be a master stroke from Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds have already been linked with a number of midfield targets, with Jude Bellingham being the standout name, but Liverpool will not be able to bring the Englishman in until next summer, despite their desperation to sign the 18 year-old.
Whilst Liverpool are unlikely to make a move for Onana this summer, the Belgian has already revealed he would move to Merseyside in a heartbeat
“This connection between Lille and the Belgians has always worked very well,” Onana told RMC Sport last year. “There is no reason for it not to work this time.
“These are players who have had a very good career, who are now at Liverpool and Real Madrid. If it goes like that for me, I sign immediately.”
Liverpool have previously had success signing Belgian’s from Lille, with the last purchase being Divock Origi for £10m in 2014.
Origi spent 8 years at the club, scoring 41 goals, and recently departed for Italian champions AC Milan upon his contract expiry.
He left Anfield as somewhat of a cult hero, scoring some of the most important goals in Liverpool’s history, including the infamous 4th goal in Liverpool’s dramatic comeback win against Barcelona.