West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern will be pleased with what Manuel Pellegrini has already been able to do this summer since he arrived at the London Stadium.
The Chilean has already made three signings so far since being appointed as the manager of the Hammers, and is expected to continue his recruitment drive with some intent.
However, it appears that one possible transfer target could be more difficult to bring to the east of London, as Sky Sports are claiming they have had a bid rejected for Tom Cairney.
According to the media outlet, Fulham have turned down an offer of £20 million for the Scotland international, who of course netted the winning goal to help the Cottagers to Championship play-off final success over Aston Villa last month.
The Irons have tried to bring the midfield ace to the London Stadium on two separate occasions, and it is was believed Cairney was interested at one stage – however, their promotion exploits via the play-offs may have changed his mind about a move.
And these frustrating reports are unlikely to delight our resident Hammers fans or indeed Pellegrini, whose rebuild of the club’s squad appears to have hit a snag.
Landlord’s Verdict: West Ham obviously mean business this summer, and the locals in the Tavern will be pleased that the club are trying to bring in more additions to help their cause this summer.
Cairney would be a brilliant acquisition for the Hammers if they were to bring him to the London Stadium, yet following Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League, many of the residents will feel a deal is far too hard to be completed.
West Ham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!