West Ham reject £2m offer for Michail Antonio 

West Ham United have reportedly rejected an offer from Gremio for Michail Antonio. 

According to The Athletic, the Brazilian outfit lodged a bid in the region of £2 million for the striker but the Hammers turned down their offer. 

West Ham parted ways with David Moyes and installed Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach. 

Antonio remained a key part of the first-team under Moyes but he could be part of a massive clearout under Lopetegui. 

The Irons have been targeting a prolific striker and have been linked with Lille star Jonathan David and Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri. 

Antonio has been impressive in East London since joining the club in 2015, scoring 82 goals in 308 senior appearances. 

However, the forward is now on the wrong side of 30 and tends to get injured. Last term, he missed 17 games after picking up a knee injury in November. 

The Jamaica international has a contract with the Premier League side until 2025, and so they could choose to cash in on him this summer. 

However, it is understandable that the Irons are not interested in Gremio’s offer as £2m is a very low fee. 

West Ham have been very busy in the ongoing Premier League transfer window. They completed a £25.5m deal for Luis Guilherme before signing Wes Foderingham on a free transfer. 

Thilo Kehrer has made a permanent switch to AS Monaco while Said Benrahma is also set to complete his transfer to Lyon over the coming days.