Lille are planning on keeping West Ham target Sven Botman this summer, says Adam White of Get French Football News.
According to Sky Sports, a host of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Botman, with West Ham said to be the most keen.
The 21-year-old impressed last season, making 37 league appearances as he went on to help Lille win the Ligue 1 title ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, a title triumph that shocked French football.
Should West Ham go all out for Botman?
Such a contribution makes it no surprise that English top-flight outfits such as West Ham are interested in Botman. However, the noises coming out of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy suggest the Dutch youngster will probably not be leaving in this transfer window.
“I think the plan is for him to stay this season,” White told TT. “I know that Jocelyn Gourvennec the new manager is keen to keep that title-winning team together and there were reports this summer that Botman expects to stay. Maybe next summer is the one for him.”
West Ham do look really desperate to bring in a new centre-back before the transfer window closes, with the east London club having also been linked with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma.
However, it does not look like Botman will be the man coming in to give David Moyes’ side a defensive boost.
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