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Report: West Ham offer for all-action midfielder rejected, deal unlikely

West Ham United have had an offer of more than €15 million (£13.6 million) for Club Brugge midfielder Hans Vanaken rejected, according to HLN

Bringing in new faces in defence appears to be the priority for the Hammers, but there is no doubt that a new all-action midfielder would be a welcome addition also. 

West Ham are overly reliant on Declan Rice and Mark Noble in the heart of their side, while a player that can score and create goals from the centre of the park would be a valuable acquisition.  

The report suggests Brugge have rejected the Hammers’ offer for Vanaken, while the 28-year-old is reluctant to move to the East London club. 

As such, it appears unlikely that the Belgian midfielder will be added to David Moyes’ ranks before the transfer window closes on Monday night. 

West Ham’s limited transfer budget has been widely publicised and coined as the reason for the sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom last month. 

Given the lack of new signings and the need for addition defensive players, it would be a surprise if Vanaken or any new midfielders arrived at the club in the next few days. 

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