It is understood Crystal Palace have had an initial £11m bid for Cheikhou Kouyate rejected by the London Stadium outfit, West Ham.
The Irons have seen swathes of new talent enter the London Stadium this summer. This likely means players such as Kouyate will not see much first team football. Nevertheless, it seems West Ham value the player at higher than the £11m the Eagles bid. With the lack of midfielders at Crystal Palace, it is likely they will not give up easily on their target.
Palace are badly in need of players after a slow start to the transfer window. Fans of the South London club will want to avoid a repeat of the beginning of last season, where a lack of additions saw them fall to seven straight Premier League defeats.
Whilst Palace’s squad needs additions, West Ham United’s arguably needs streamlining. Seven senior players have so far arrived in East London, featuring the likes of Jack Wilshere and Felipe Anderson.
Due to the quality of the squad at West Ham, some of their more fringe squad players need to move on from the club for the good of their careers.
With that in mind, here are two West Ham United players who should follow Kouyate to South London if he does leave the London Stadium…